Chatura Randeniya

Partner, Dubai Office

Mr Randeniya's practice focuses primarily on dispute resolution. He advises and represents clients in arbitration, and has represented clients in DIAC, ADCCAC, ICC, and ad hoc arbitrations. He also works with local advocates on matters before the UAE Federal Courts, including the Federal Supreme Court in matters of national security, as well as the Courts of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

Mr Randeniya regularly acts for clients in high value construction disputes. He also advises on maritime and shipping disputes, banking disputes, employment disputes, as well as disputes relating to commercial transactions. Some of his recent matters include acting for a major UAE bank in a commercial claim in excess of AED250 million, acting for employers in several construction disputes each involving claims in excess of AED100 million, and successfully representing a client in a claim of approximately USD5 million involving international air cargo freight.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2008, Mr Randeniya was in the private bar of Sri Lanka practicing in the Law Chambers of Dr Harsha Cabral, President’s Counsel.  He was also a visiting lecturer in law at the Faculties of Law and Management at the University of Colombo.

Chatura is ranked as “Up and Coming” in Chambers Global and as “Next Generation Partner” in Legal 500 EMEA, for dispute resolution. Clients’ comments include: "good attention to detail" and “practical in his advice and attentive to new laws and legal angles."


  • Litigation and ADR
  • Construction
  • Shipping, Maritime and Transport
  • Dispute Resolution


  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2006


  • LLM, Harvard Law School, William H. Fulbright Scholar, 2007
  • LLB (Honours) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2004


  • English