Member Profile

Savantha De Saram
Honorary Advisor
Firm/Company Name
D. L. & F. De Saram
Sri Lanka
Biographical Info
Savantha De Saram has been a partner of the firm since 2004. He has extensive experience in M&A matters in the fields of energy, infrastructure, construction and pharmaceuticals. He recently assisted in two of the largest M&A transactions in Sri Lanka, the acquisition of Aviva Insurance NDB Insurance PLC by AIA Company and the merger of the Lafarge and Holcim entities in Sri Lanka pursuant to the global merger of these entities, and the sale by Lafarge Holcim of its shares in Holcim Lanka Limited. Savantha is currently acting as the local counsel acting for and on behalf of China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. for the US $ 1.5 billion Port City Project. He also advised COSCO Shipyard Group on the Sri Lanka Dockyard Project, a joint venture COSCO Shipyard Group and China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. He also acts as the local counsel for the establishment of the Trincomalee Power Company Limited, a joint venture between the Ceylon Electricity Board and the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. an enterprise owned by the government of India to operate and maintain a coal-fired electricity generating station in Sri Lanka.