Business Times

BASL to build law experts in focussed business areas

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is gearing to build capacity in young corporate lawyers covering certain thrust areas in a bid to meet the challenges in this post conflict era, according to top officials.

“There’re many business opportunities as well as many foreign and local investments that are taking place. We’re trying to prepare and build capacity in young corporate lawyers to meet the demands in certain business areas,” Shibly Aziz, President BASL told the Business Times. He said the BASL will hold interactive workshops in about two weeks’ time in selective areas such as shipping and aviation, insurance, telecommunications, power generation, banking, etc.

“We plan to create up to 200 mini experts in about six months in these target sectors,” he noted. He said there will be about 15 subjects and six modules for each subject at the wrokshops.

Mr. Aziz noted that with the end of war, there has been an increase in business activities, which has also translated into more work for the corporate lawyers. Rohan Sahabandu, Deputy President BASL said LAWASIA, the law association for the Asia Pacific region has decided to hold its Business Law Conference in Colombo in February next year. “This is a first time event for Sri Lanka. The capacity building that we will embark on now will help more lawyers to add value to this conference as well," he said.

He also noted that the governing body of LAWASIA, the LAWASIA Council, is comprised of representatives of the peak legal bodies in 25 countries. “As such, its policies and agenda directly address issues confronting the profession throughout the region.

LAWASIA also has over 1,500 individual members from over 50 countries, who have the opportunity to contribute directly to LAWASIA activities through participation in Sections and Standing Committees. Such exposure to the law profession regionally makes this conference an important event for Sri Lanka,” he added.

Mr. Aziz also noted that BASL is on a mission to encourage lawyer-based meditation. “We’re also carrying out major reforms to the arbitration law and a panel of experts is working on this at present,” he added.

He also said that BASL is putting up a new complex for lawyers in Hulftsdorp where the top floor will be an arbitration and mediation centre.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other Business Times Articles
Cargills looks at new business opportunities
Govt. announces Rs 1.7 trillion budget estimate
Cargills Fort: Harrods of Sri Lanka
Five new firms join stockbroking community
Rains: No respector of property, people and tourists!
Kotelawala pulls out of Ceylinco Insurance re-election bid
ADB President visiting Sri Lanka this week
Global Business Forum in Sri Lanka during IIFA
Sri Lanka Post ventures into financial services to reduce operating deficit
New beginnings, just like in 1977
What do you think?
Corporate results are better than forecasted: analysts
First-ever Agricultural Trade Exhibition in Trincomalee
Capital gains help Hayleys records highest ever profits
AVIVA NDB revenue rises in first quarter but reports loss
Sunlight still leads the market after 125 years
No respite from the rains in Seeduwa
Ulagalla Resort organises medical camp for villagers
Cabraal at Sunday Times Business Club meeting
Asha Central Hospital closes
Cargills, the‘Gedera Yana Gaman’ chain, makes way for new blood
Piramal Glass reports loss for 2010 financial year, signs of improvement
Brandix Mercury earns ISO process certificate
Be innovative and aware of your purpose : Laugfs Chairman
SL attends Intel Asia Pacific channel summit
Strategic partnerships between Lankan firms and Care Int.
Rise in net interest margins enhance bank bottomlines in 1Q2010
SL nanotechnology must add value to commodities : top scientist
StanChart in “Music for a Cause” project
Bank of Ceylon profit and revenue down
CB’s Financial Intelligence Unit in MoU with Customs
BASL to build law experts in focussed business areas
Climate change: how business can thrive with the right moves
Luxe Asia hosts FAM tour for top Indian Agents
Emirates adds 4.7 million passengers
MAS Intimates Thurulie wins Globe Award for Sustainability Innovation for 2010
Depositors of Ceylinco Shriram to receive repayments soon
The thrust, need and ingredients for export growth
Protecting the Ceylon Tea brand
72% increase in 2010 profits for Overseas Realty
Don’t bank on GDP growth for your investment returns
Former F&G Company takes angry depositors for a ride


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2010 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution