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Restructuring & Insolvency
The firm advises clients on winding up laws, insolvency and deregistration filing requirements, restructuring of debt and formal insolvency proceedings. The team institutes and defends insolvency proceedings on behalf of its clients. Also advises lenders and investors on corporate structuring.
Handles applications for the registration of trademarks, copyrights, industrial design, patents and related services, including litigation arising from infringements and trademark enforcements; advises on infringement of Intellectual Property rights and IP dispute resolution, including litigation.
The firm undertakes IT assignments dealing with, drafting and dispute resolution on all aspects of information technology law, including software development and licensing, IT consultancy and agency, outsourcing, trans-border data flow agreements, data privacy, domain registrations, web site and e-commerce, software development and licensing agreements and IT dispute resolution.
Admiralty & Shipping
Advises Shipping and Protection and Indemnity interests on cross border disputes, with special emphasis on cargo claims, vessel mortgage enforcement and crew arrests, salvage and ground handling disputes. Facilitates and advises on many aspects of Admiralty, Shipping and International Trade, including, collisions, groundings, fires and cargo disputes, charter parties, bills of lading, and contracts of freight, marine insurance, ship arrests and crew arrests, maritime litigation and arbitration, purchase, appraisement, sale and registration of vessels. key clients Steamship Mutual | Ship owners Mutual | North of England P & I | Nippon Express South Asia and Oceania | Hanjin | Evergreen Shipping.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
The firm specializes in civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy and represents clients in in all courts and other dispute resolution for a throughout Sri Lanka. The team assists clients in respect of all litigation and dispute resolution matters, with creditors, debtors, clients, shareholders, staff and other third parties.
Advises on many aspects of tax, both individual and corporate, including tax incentives and exemptions for foreign investors, corporate and income tax disputes, Value Added Tax (VAT) and other indirect tax issues; transaction structuring and representing clients in tax disputes.
Family Law & Testamentary
The firm advises on all aspects of family law and testamentary matters including, wills, probate, estate management, intestate succession and matrimonial issues.
Company Secretarial Services
The firm’s secretarial division, through its subsidiary, Corporate Advisory Services (Pvt.) Ltd. provides incorporation, secretarial and ancillary services to corporate clients, currently in excess of 500, in accordance with the provisions of Sri Lanka’s Companies Act. CAS is a virtual one-stop-shop for all services connected with the establishment and operation of a domestic or foreign company in Sri Lanka