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F J & G de Saram provides both advisory as well as advocacy services in respect of corporate commercial law and the in-house team of lawyers appears before the entire spectrum of Sri Lankan courts and tribunals, and before various other administrative and statutory bodies.
The firm specialises in the fields of insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, including on exchange controls, conventional debt, trade finance, project finance, structured finance, derivatives and securitisations, corporate insolvency, reductions of capital, mergers and acquisitions, amalgamations, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, aviation, admiralty and shipping, administrative law, product liability and labour law.
The firm has successfully represented clients in both foreign- and Sri Lanka-seated arbitrations, under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, including ICC, LCIA and SIAC, and also regularly represents clients in arbitrations under the auspices of domestic arbitral institutions and in ad hoc arbitrations, including those conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules. It has also advised foreign investors on potential remedies available under bilateral investment treaties and the ICSID Convention. The firm has successfully enforced both domestic and foreign arbitral awards before the Sri Lankan courts, has managed foreign set-aside proceedings and has also successfully acted in applications made to court during the course of arbitral proceedings, such as challenges to arbitrators.
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