FJ & G de Saram

Sri Lanka



FJ & G De Saram, the oldest law firm in Sri Lanka, is a law firm with extensive experience in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution. The firm has consistently updated its policies and systems to best serve its clients and sees the greatest success in its corporate law department, which is its largest division. Key partners include Himali MudadeniyaManjula Ellepola and Tilani Ford. 

Client feedback 

Understands the client’s requirements and sticks to the promised deadlines.” – Banking and finance 

Communicates well, is attentive to detail, and always follows up on matters at hand.” – Corporate and M&A 

Experienced in international arbitration and has excellent lawyers in litigation.”  Dispute resolution 

Manjula Ellepola 

Efficient, hardworking, knowledgeable, responsive, readily available. 

Tania Fernando 

Supportive and guiding, knowledgeable in her field. 

General business law

Work highlights 

Advised Interna Contract SPA in an international arbitration under the SIAC rules, which was enforced by the high court of Sri Lanka. 

Advised China Merchants Port Holdings on all aspects of a transaction concerned with Sri Lankan law, including corporate and regulatory approvals. 

Represented Dialog Broadband Networks in its defense of a fundamental rights application commenced by a state-owned competitor. 

Key clients 

Dialog Axiata, International Finance Corporation, Nyras, Siemens, South City Projects