Corporate & Commercial Law

  • Restructurings
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Foreign Investment
  • Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Securities
  • Company Secretarial Services (Jacey & Company)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Julius & Creasy has an excellent reputation for its corporate and commercial work and has carved an impressive niche in this field. Our corporate and commercial practice is broad-based and comprehensive. It is reflective of the diversity of our clientele, as well as the industries that they operate in. We are actively involved in local and cross-border transactions, representing individuals, private firms, listed companies, multinational corporations and government linked corporations.

We have considerable experience in all aspects of commercial contract negotiations and drafting. We provide our clients with an array of agreements and contracts, such as Joint Venture Agreements, Marketing Agreements, Supply of Services Agreement, Licensing Agreements, Design and Construction Agreements, Lease Finance and Capital Finance Agreements, Factoring Agreements, Agency and Distributorship Agreements, Share Purchase and Sale Agreements, Escrow Agreements to name a few.

Our team of lawyers are well versed in regulatory issues relating to the setting up of corporate entities in Sri Lanka, including the establishment of Branch offices, Liaison Offices and Offshore Companies. Our Firm also advises clients in respect of Agreements to be entered into with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka. We regularly act for foreign investors and review relevant documents and advise on all aspects relating to foreign direct investment.

We provide a wide variety of services to corporate clients ranging from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate to the preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, employee relations, and dissolutions. The form of business chosen by an entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. The Firm assists clients by providing them with the necessary information and business planning in order that they may make an informed decision whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership or corporation. We advise clients on diverse matters which include directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, capital reductions, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, business succession and shareholders' rights, corporate governance and compliance.

Our former senior partner is a member of the Company Law Advisory Board and has been a lecturer in Commercial Law in the University of Colombo and has served as an examiner in Commercial and Company law for various professional bodies for several years. Another senior partner serves on a committee appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Sri Lanka to review the Takeovers and Mergers Code of Sri Lanka.

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