The Legal 500

Sri Lanka

Editorial

Overview

Sri Lanka’s economy has been recovering rapidly since the end of the civil war in 2009, and is now considered to be relatively buoyant.

The market is attracting an increasing flow of foreign investment, especially in the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors. A strong focus on infrastructure development has also helped to improve the economy of this once war-torn country. Transport and energy projects are emerging thick and fast, giving law firms the opportunity to advise companies from India, China, Korea and Japan on their investments into Sri Lanka.

Nithya Partners welcomed Dr Karunaratna, former Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka, to head its IP practice. Neelakandan & Neelakandan has seen dramatic changes since it changed name in 2012, welcoming four new lawyers and expanding its corporate and property practices.

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