Chatura Randeniya

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Afridi & Angell

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Local Time: Wednesday 06:08

Practice Expertise

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport

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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 advices 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 AED 250 million, acting for employers in several construction disputes each involving claims in excess of AED 100 million, and successfully representing a client in a claim of approximately US$5 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.

Bar Admissions
Sri Lankan Bar Association

LL.M., Harvard Law School, U.S.A. (2007);
LL.B. (Honours) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, (2004)

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Studied as a William H. Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, U.S.A. (2007)


Additional Articles• Litigation and Enforcement in the United Arab Emirates, 2015 Practical Law Multi-jurisdictional Guide (co-author of UAE chapter)
• Arrest of Vessels, Maritime Law Handbook, 2012 - 2015 editions, Kluwer Law International
• Author of Arrest of Vessels in the UAE, The Oath Magazine, October 2014
• Dispute Resolution: Volume 2, Arbitration, 2011, Practical Law Multi-jurisdictional Guide (co-author of UAE chapter)
• Shipping & International Trade Law, 1st edition, 2011, published by The European Lawyer (co-author of UAE chapter)

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