DL&F de Saram

Sri Lanka

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

DL&F de Saram is active across the financial and corporate space.       

The banking team acts on cross border financing for both domestic and multinational clients. The firm often acts alongside international law firms in advising clients on asset and project financing matters in power, infrastructure, telecommunication, real estate and pharmaceuticals. 

The firm’s capital markets work includes advising clients on shares, debentures, international bond issues, securitisations, and assisting Sri Lankan companies in listing shares and debt instruments on overseas exchanges.

In the projects space the firm specialises in domestic PPP infrastructure projects in power, transport, and infrastructure and has experience in advising on concession and implementation agreements.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      GPV International acquisition of Customer Care & Solutions Holding

•                      Kohlberg Kravis & Co $8.1 billion acquisition of Flora Food Group

•                      Light Rail Transit PPP


Client feedback

“Good work product, responsive, and good legal knowledge.” - Banking

“Speedy and in-depth knowledge.” - Financial services regulatory

“Extremely professional, proactive, progressive-minded and solution-oriented law firm.” - Financial services regulatory         

“Very good in structuring the deal. Did a great job in legal due diligence. Partner in charge is very professional, knowledgeable and patient, despite the numerous changes required in the Purchase Agreements.” - M&A

“We have obtained assistance from De Saram mainly in relation to foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure development, construction, real estate, and other sectors. They always deliver on time and are available to fully support us.” – M&A     

“The firm is prompt in responding and providing crisp responses.” - Project development