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Afridi & Angell

Mevan Bandara

Mevan Bandara

Senior Associate


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport

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Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Mevan practices in the firm's dispute resolution group. He advises and represents clients in litigation and arbitration disputes. His experience includes advising on and assisting with disputes relating to commercial law, banking, construction, shipping and maritime law and labour law. 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.

Bar Admissions

• Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2011


• LL.B. (Hons.) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution | Maritime, Shipping & Transport


A Closer Look at Payment Orders under the UAE Civil Procedure Law
Afridi & Angell, June 2019

Several significant changes to the UAE Civil Procedure Law (Federal Law No. 11 of 1992 as amended) came into effect in February this year. An overview of these changes, brought about by Regulations promulgated pursuant to Decree by Law No 10 of 2017 and Cabinet Resolution No. 57 of 2018 (the Regulations) can be found in our inBrief of 12 February 2019...

The UAE Federal Arbitration Law: A First Look
Afridi & Angell, May 2018

The approval of the long awaited Federal Law on Arbitration by the Federal National Council was announced earlier this year...

Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes No Longer has Jurisdiction When a Bank is Party to Dispute
Afridi & Angell, May 2017

The Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes (the “Centre”) was established by Dubai Law No. 16 of 2009 and is entrusted with the task of attempting to mediate disputes, prior to such disputes being referred to court. The Centre is affiliated with the Dubai Courts and the mediators appointed in the Centre act under the supervision of a judge. If the parties reach a settlement, such a settlement must be recorded in writing, signed by the parties and attested by a judge...

Additional Articles

• Litigation and Enforcement in the United Arab Emirates, 2016/17, Practical Law Global Guide (co-author of UAE chapter)

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