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

  • Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution

Qualifications

  • Professional
  • Bar Association of Sri Lanka
  • Languages
  • English
  • Sinhala
  • Academic
  • LL.M. University of Cambridge, 2020
  • LL.B. (Hons) University of London, 2016

About

Ramesh has considerable experience in litigation and dispute resolution, with extensive abilities in contract negotiations and large-scale disputes. Ramesh has also advised and drafted legal opinions and agreements for large multi-national corporations and other non-governmental entities and investors when retained to advise on potential legal issues, regulatory steps, and changes to applicable legislation.

 

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2022, Ramesh practiced law in Sri Lanka as an Attorney-at-Law / Legal Counsel in the Chambers of Mr. Geoffrey Alagaratnam, President’s Counsel, a leading civil and commercial law practitioner, where among other things he actively contributed towards several landmark pro bono public interest litigation cases before the Supreme Court.

 

He was also the Research Assistant to the Commercial Law Reforms Sub-Committee of the Ministry of Justice which was tasked with drafting several pieces of legislation including a new Arbitration Act and a Mediation Act.
Ramesh also taught at the Royal Institute of Colombo, where he used to serve as a company law tutor for five years conducting lectures and tutorials for final year undergraduate law students.