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Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets, Foreign Investment, Employment Law and Due Diligence.

Ms. Nirusha Ratnatunga specialises in corporate and capital markets law and has an extensive knowledge of the legal landscape relating to the same. As such, she has assisted in guiding the Firm to consolidate its position of dominance as one of the most influential Law Firms in the Sri Lankan corporate sector. Her experience extends from advising clients on a diverse range of financial transactions such as Debenture issuances, Initial Public Offerings, Rights Issues and Private Placements to overseeing some of the largest Mergers and Acquisitions in Sri Lanka. She is also extensively involved in advising clients on foreign direct investment and exchange control laws.

Ms. Ratnatunga has been with the Firm since 2009, sourcing a strong portfolio of local and international clientele, thereby transforming the Firm to embrace its identity as a leading Law Firm in Sri Lanka.

In testament to her knowledge on the capital market landscape of the country, she recently co-authored; “Sri Lanka, Guide to Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific”, (Herbert Smith Freehills) with veteran capital markets lawyer Mr. Naomal Goonewardena. In addition to the same, a few other noteworthy publications under her name include; “Quasi-Partnerships: The Quest for Recognition Locally”, Sri Lanka Bar Association Law Journal Vol. XXII and “Motivating Employees whilst Protecting Shareholder Interests”, Sri Lanka Bar Association Law Journal 2017 Vol. XXIII.

Ms. Ratnatunga was admitted as an Attorney-at- Law by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2009. She has an LL.B from the University of London and an LL.M from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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