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Shipping in Sri Lanka

D. L. & F. De Saram

D. L. & F. De Saram‘s shipping team, based in Colombo, is well known for advising on a broad range of maritime matters, including vessel collisions, marine environmental issues, fires disputes and cargo claims. The team is also adept at advising vessel owners on insolvency issues. The practice is co-led by specialists Jivan Goonetileke and Savantha De Saram, with notable support from senior associates Nadine Puvimanasinghe and Sachitra Abeywardane.

Practice head(s):

Jivan Goonetilleke; Savantha De Saram

Other key lawyers:

Sachitra Abeywardane; Nadine Puvimanasinghe

Key clients

The London Club P&I Limited

West of England (Hellas) Limited

UBS Switzerland AG

Mercmarine Group of Companies (Mercmarine Emerald Shipping Company, Sri Lanka and Germany)

Fleet Management India Private Limited

The North of England P & I Association Limited

The Shipowner’s Protection Limited

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited

Orient Overseas Container Line (China) Co. Limited. (“OOCL”)


Vitol Asia Pte Ltd

Assuranceforeningen SKULD (Gjensidig)

The Standard Club Europe Ltd

Darby Maritime Limited

GAC Shipping

Julius & Creasy

Julius & Creasy‘s maritime practice in Colombo, led by senior partner Sakeen Cader, acts for domestic and international clients in a range of shipping cases. The group’s workload includes towage claims, alleged wrongful salvage of vessels and alleged wrongful arrests. Upeksha Weerasinghe is a key practitioner, with a specialist focus in maritime and admiralty law, and has a solid track record in representing charterers, salvors and ship managers. Associate Sumudu Dissanayake is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Sakeen Cader

Other key lawyers:

Upeksha Weerasinghe; Sumudu Dissanayake