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Sri Lanka : Banking and finance
Within Banking and finance, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Janaki Kumaraguru leads the team at Julius & Creasy, which advised a number of international clients on derivatives and market access matters. It also assisted on a number of facility agreements, and advised on the securitisation of receivables of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to the International Finance Corporation. Clients include Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. Sadly, R Senathi Rajah has passed away.
Sri Lanka : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Julius & Creasy’s M&A team is part of the firm’s restructures department, and is headed by Amila Fernando and Anandhiy Gunawardhana. The firm advised the shareholders of the Unawatuna Beach Resort on the sale of the resort to an entity affiliated to a Singapore-based private equity firm.
Sri Lanka : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Heads of department J M Swaminathan and Anandhiy Gunawardhana lead the team at Julius & Creasy. The firm is active in a number of disputes over financial derivatives, and is currently advising Standard Chartered Bank in an ongoing dispute concerning a fine of over $240m imposed by the Controller of Exchange. Shanaka Amarasinghe is ‘very approachable and responsive’. In-house counsel Prashanthi Mahindaratne and Mevan Kiriella Bandara joined the firm in 2011.
Sri Lanka : Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Julius & Creasy is currently handling 10,000 contentious and non-contentious IP matters, and is advising Unilever in relation to unfair competition matters. The firm acts for a number of foreign clients on the instructions of international law firms and trademark and patent attorneys, and is active in the registration of overseas trade marks for Sri Lankan export companies. Anomi Wanigasekera is recommended.
Sri Lanka : Private client, wills and probate
Within Private client, wills and probate, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Julius & Creasy advises a number of private clients in relation to fund management, income collection, investments in shares, lease agreements, and citizenship matters, and provides the full range of testamentary services.
Sri Lanka : Projects and energy
Within Projects and energy, Julius & Creasy is a second tier firm,
The four-partner projects team at Julius & Creasy is led by Anandhiy Gunawardhana and J M Swaminathan. It remains active in renewable energy projects.
Sri Lanka : Real estate and construction
Within Real estate and construction, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
J M Swaminathan heads the team at Julius & Creasy, which has recently advised various multinational companies on hotel projects. The firm advises on purchase, sale, lease and mortgage transactions, and clients include banks and foreign investors.
Sri Lanka : Shipping
Within Shipping, Julius & Creasy is a first tier firm,
Julius & Creasy acts for the P&I Association, international and local clients. The firm advises on dry and wet claims, salvage, towage and collision litigation, bills of lading and contracts of carriage. S A Cader is a leading individual.
Sri Lanka : Tax
Within Tax, Julius & Creasy is a second tier firm,
Julius & Creasy’s tax team is headed by Anandhiy Gunawardhana. The team recently advised on structuring employee share option plans for foreign clients with local subsidiaries.
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Offices in Colombo
- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Private client, wills and probate : Private client, wills and probate
- Projects and energy : Projects and energy
- Real estate and construction : Real estate and construction
- Shipping : Shipping
- Tax : Tax