Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Nithya Partners has an active Dispute Resolution Practice, handling a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. The work covers the full course of a dispute, such as assistance in pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgment applications, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings.

Nithya Partners forte is handling specialized litigation relating to corporate, commercial banking, financial, infrastructure and project related dispute resolution. The litigation related work that the Firm handles is generally regarded as complex and out of the ordinary. The Firm is renowned for using litigation as a tool in achieving commercial resolutions to disputes.

Arbitration is another important aspect of the Firm's Litigation Practice. The litigation partners of the Firm have appeared in a number of arbitrations held both in Sri Lanka and abroad and has acted for a number of international clients as well. It is also known for its expertise in handling infrastructure, project and construction arbitration matters.

Unlike other law firms in Sri Lanka, Nithya Partners is not restricted to handling instructing work. It is a firm of Counsels and its Partners appear before all Courts and arbitral tribunals as Counsels on behalf of their clients.

Nithya Partners also handles complex matters relating to Customs and Consumer Protection issues. It has acted for high profile clients such as LPG suppliers and food and beverage manufacturers in respect of consumer protection matters. It also handles complex Customs Law related issues and has acted for diverse clients such as, insurance companies, courier companies, banks, condominium property developers, paint manufacturers, port operators and vehicle importers in respect of issues, such as the importation of software, quay cranes, vehicles and architectural drawings.

The Firm also advises ship-owners, operators and charterers, marine insurers, freight forwarders and financial institutions in various litigious matters relating to shipping and maritime trade.

The head of this division, Mr. Chanaka de Silva's profile can be viewed here.

Contact details

Mr. Chanaka de Silva 
Head of Practice Area
Tel: +94 (0) 114712625
Email :

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