Associates and Counsel

Chatura Randeniya

Counsel, Dubai Office

Mr Randeniya practices in the firm's dispute resolution group. 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 Randeni

Mr Randeniya practices in the firm's dispute resolution group. 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. Mr Randeniya is a recommended practitioner in dispute resolution in Legal 500 EMEA.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

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

EDUCATION

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

LANGUAGES

  • English

PUBLICATIONS

 

Abdus Samad

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Samad joined Afridi & Angell in 2012.  His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters. Some of his recent transactions include: advising the vendor on the sale of its interest in a UAE-based manufacturer of aerosols and sealants; advising a group of investors on their investment in a Dubai-based food and beverage business; advising a client on the structuring and se

Mr Samad joined Afridi & Angell in 2012.  His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters. Some of his recent transactions include:

  • advising the vendor on the sale of its interest in a UAE-based manufacturer of aerosols and sealants;
  • advising a group of investors on their investment in a Dubai-based food and beverage business;
  • advising a client on the structuring and set-up of its joint venture operations in the DIFC;
  • advising an international real estate brokerage on the set-up of its UAE franchise; and
  • advising multiple banking clients on the implementation of the UAE Direct Debit System.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Punjab Bar Council

EDUCATION

  • Kings College London, 2011

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu

PUBLICATIONS

 

Sulakshana Senanayake

Associate, Dubai Office

  Mr Senanayake practices in the firm's dispute resolution group and advises and represents clients in litigation disputes. His experience and specialties include advising on and assisting with disputes relating to international law, commercial law, banking, labour law, fundamental rights and intellectual property.  Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2017, Mr Senanayake was a

 

Mr Senanayake practices in the firm's dispute resolution group and advises and represents clients in litigation disputes. His experience and specialties include advising on and assisting with disputes relating to international law, commercial law, banking, labour law, fundamental rights and intellectual property. 
Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2017, Mr Senanayake was a practicing counsel in the private bar of Sri Lanka and worked with eminent President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka. He has contributed to a number of leading judgments by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on areas including intellectual property, labour and fundamental rights. He has also been involved in policy making with international organisations and acted as a legal consultant to a leading bank in Sri Lanka. 

Mr Senanayake practices in the firm's dispute resolution group and advises and represents clients in litigation disputes. His experience and specialties include advising on and assisting with disputes relating to international law, commercial law, banking, labour law, fundamental rights and intellectual property. 

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2017, Mr Senanayake was a practicing counsel in the private bar of Sri Lanka and worked with eminent President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka. He has contributed to a number of leading judgments by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on areas including intellectual property, labour and fundamental rights. He has also been involved in policy making with international organisations and acted as a legal consultant to a leading bank in Sri Lanka. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Litigation  
  • DIFC Courts' Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Registered Practitioner of the DIFC Courts with full rights of audience
  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2013

EDUCATION

  • Masters in International Relations, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017
  • LL.B. (Hons.) University of London, United Kingdom, 2012

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Sinhalese

PUBLICATIONS

 

Anna White

Associate, Dubai Office

Ms White practises real estate law and has considerable experience in all areas of real estate and land development law. She advises property developers, real estate companies, and government entities in all stages of the real estate transaction (i.e. due diligence, drafting the sale and development documentation and negotiating complex settlements).   Ms White has wealth of knowledge in com

Ms White practises real estate law and has considerable experience in all areas of real estate and land development law. She advises property developers, real estate companies, and government entities in all stages of the real estate transaction (i.e. due diligence, drafting the sale and development documentation and negotiating complex settlements).  

Ms White has wealth of knowledge in commercial and retail leasing, including drafting ground leases, long term sub-leases, car parking licenses, disclosure statements, and default notices. She has represented both landlords and tenants.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Ms White was an associate at a top tier law firm in Perth, Australia.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Real Estate

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the Federal Court of Australia

EDUCATION

  • LL.B., (Hons.), University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago, New Zealand 

LANGUAGES

  • English

PUBLICATIONS