C Chakradaran

Senior Consultant, Dubai Office

Mr Chakradaran is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He was admitted as a member of the Sri Lankan Bar Association in 1966, and began his career practising as an advocate from 1966-79.  He was also a visiting lecturer in commercial law and chairman of the Board of Examiners at the Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  He moved to Dubai in 197

Mr Chakradaran is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He was admitted as a member of the Sri Lankan Bar Association in 1966, and began his career practising as an advocate from 1966-79.  He was also a visiting lecturer in commercial law and chairman of the Board of Examiners at the Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  He moved to Dubai in 1979.

Mr Chakradaran has been associated with numerous high profile maritime casualty and litigation support matters, in which he has achieved immense success.  He regularly handles instructions on behalf of P&I clubs, sole insurers and re-insurers, and is engaged in multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution including representation of international parties in arbitration proceedings.  Such cases have involved concessions, construction contracts, contractual payment claims, banking matters, commercial agencies, partner disputes, trading of foreign currency futures and other investment matters.  He also advises on environmental regulations and issues relating to sovereign immunity and other laws affecting transportation, trade and commerce in the Gulf, Middle East and South Asia regions.

Market veteran C Chakradaran has long impressed clients with his 'sharp legal mind attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of local laws and precise overall strategy.' - Chambers Global 2012

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Maritime, Shipping and Transport
  • Banking and Financial Services 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Insurance and Reinsurance 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Sri Lankan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, DIFC Arbitration Centre LLC (DIFC/LCIA Arbitration Centre)
  • Former Sri Lanka Representative, ICC-International Court of Arbitration

EDUCATION

  • Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1965
  • Obtained first class honours and was awarded a scholarship for being placed first in the order of merit

LANGUAGES

  • English

PUBLICATIONS

  • Arrest of Vessels (UAE chapter), 2014/2015, Martime Law Handbook, Kluwer Law International
  • Attachment of Assets, 2012, Juris Publishing Inc
  • Dispute Resolution, Volume 1, 2008/2009, PLC Cross Border Handbooks
  • Arrest of Ships, Volume 3, 1987, Lloyds of London