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Overview

Government instability has led to a general sense of uncertainty in many markets, yet there remains significant interest in Sri Lanka from overseas, and the country's growing debt has been sustained by cross-border interest from the Middle East and particularly China, leading to a boom in infrastructure. However, a possible negative effect of the growing debt is the downturn in the banking sector, which has been been further impacted by the Basel III reforms.

The legal market is opening up somewhat, particularly in light of the increased reliance on foreign investment, but remains relatively closed to international law firms. The major local firms are frequently employed by international firms to represent them in the country, meaning that the leading local practices count large international law firms among their clientele. Julius & Creasy, Nithya Partners and D. L. & F. De Saram are the leading firms in many sectors, but Sudath Perera Associates and LegalBase are important names for intellectual property. F. J. & G. De Saram and Neelakandan & Neelakandan (formerly Murugesu & Neelakandan) are also mainstays, and Tiruchelvam Associates continues to improve its place in the market.

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