People

“Afridi delivers international quality advice on local law matters. The team meets deadlines and bring a commercial understanding to their work product. They are also responsive and personable in their dealings.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Construction
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Shipping and Maritime
  • Transport

Qualifications

  • Professional
  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2011
  • DIFC Courts – Part I
  • Languages
  • English
  • Sinhalese
  • Academic
  • LL.B. (Hons.) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, The New Arbitration Law, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (UAE Chapter), 13 February 2019, Dubai
  • Speaker, Federal law No. 6 of 2018 – The New Arbitration Law, seminar organised by Afridi & Angell, 27 June 2018, Dubai
Awards and Testimonials

“Mevan Bandara is charming, massively hard-working and very clever.”

Chambers Global 2020 

 

About

Mevan is a litigator and practices in the firm’s dispute resolution practice. He advises and represents clients in arbitration, DIFC Court litigation, and on-shore litigation.  Mevan has represented clients in DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ICC, and ad hoc arbitrations seated in London, Dubai, Singapore and Sri Lanka. He specialises in cross-border disputes, construction, banking, real estate, maritime, and employment disputes. Mevan was a member of the legal team that represented one of the international banks at the ICSID Arbitration in an Oil Hedging dispute.

 

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2016, Mevan was in the private bar of Sri Lanka and was employed as a Counsel at one of the leading law firms in Sri Lanka, whilst simultaneously practicing in the Law Chambers of Mr. Prasanna Jayawardena, President’s Counsel. He was also a visiting lecturer in Business Law at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an examiner at the Sri Lanka Law College. Clients’ comments include: “Mevan Bandara is charming, massively hard-working, and very clever.”