Julius & Creasy marked its debut in 1879 and never looked back since its innovative legal and business solutions, rich tradition, and the highest professional principles made them one of the most loved and sought legal firms on the global level.
The firm is setting new benchmarks and building a strong reputation for excellence in legal services and professional staff with a vast national and international client base including multinational companies, financial institutions, public and private sector companies, and traditional private clientele. Mr. Sakeen Abdul Cader, Senior Partner, Julius & Creasy is the man of the hour, leading one of the oldest civil law firms in Sri Lanka.
Specialized in the area of Admiralty and Maritime, Litigation and Arbitration, and Customs Law, Sakeen Abdul Cader holds extensive experience in acting for many local foreign clients, including many P & I Clubs, Charterers, Salvors, and Ship-managers. With over four decades of experience, the visionary advises the top 5 P & I Clubs in respect of their legal matters and handles assignments on the instructions of several leading City of London Solicitors Firms specializing in shipping, and law firms in the USA. Mr Cader acts for clients in the Admiralty Court. Besides, it is also involved in handling alternate dispute resolution proceedings including arbitration proceedings in respect of shipping matters.
An Extensive range of Legal Services
Julius & Creasy is a full-service law firm that provides an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment Law.
Its reputation is one that has been built on rich tradition as well as the caliber of professionals passing through its corridors. With a staff that includes over 250 professionals and non-professionals, Julius & Creasy prides itself in being one of the most highly respected and legal firms in Sri Lanka.
Clientele & Corporate Ethos
The firm provides its advisory services to International as well as local clients. They represent fortune 500 companies across the globe as well as blue-chip companies in Sri Lanka and other clients as well. In respect of the issue relating to the unbreakable faith of the clients, the survival of the firm for more than 145 years demonstrates the acceptance of their clientele.
Major Hiccups & Supporting Factors
Julius & Creasy has a very strong partnership along with 80 top highly qualified lawyers who work with it as a team that is capable of dealing with any challenges. This firm’s main policy is strictly adhering to professional values. With 142 years of history under its belt, Julius & Creasy stands strong as the Island’s oldest and longest full-service law firm. Intransigently cemented on steadfast traditions, professional principles and ethics. Honesty, hard work, dedication, and sincerity are the main driving forces behind Julius & Creasy success.
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A Day in the Visionary’s Life
To elaborate on Mr Sakeen’s routine of the day, it would be divided into many parts. Primarily, to plan his professional and the firm’s professional matters. Secondly, look after the interest of the family. Thirdly, considering the burning national issues of the country and to think about solutions and thereafter share the same with the people who could make a valuable contribution. From his childhood he participated in many sports including playing for A division Club Rugby Football, spending some time with regard to the sports arena here in Sri Lanka and other parts of the Globe. Providing pro-bono advice to charitable institutions. He has several hobbies, in a nutshell watching movies and television, and also he finds time to play with his Persian Cats.
Favourite Book All motivational books and books on placebo effects
Julius & Creasy is already transmitted to meet future challenges. In Sri Lanka, it is the only law firm that has a delegated area (rooftop) for intense professional training for the professional members of the staff. As a routine, there were several resource persons who were invited to share
their experience with the professional members of the staff until the Pandemic.
“As a law firm, when we succeed in assignments we are definitely excited primarily because we get a greater satisfaction that we have fulfilled the trust that was entrusted by our clients. We have won several landmark cases and maintained our integrity which is at a special excitement”, the leading man proudly shared.
Jewels in the Crown
“The best award is the client’s confidence that we can deliver goods”, said Mr Sakeen Abdul. Besides, Julius & Creasy has been honoured with multiple awards;
- Full-Service Law Firm of the Year in Sri Lanka by Leaders in Law – 2021 Global Awards
- Intellectual property by Asialaw Profiles
- Best overall firm by aggregate score Asialaw Profiles
- Asia’s top women in law by Asia Business Law Journal
Anomi I Wanigasekera- Partner
Anomi heads the Intellectual Property Group. She holds a Master of Law in International Trade Law from the University of Wales and Diplomas in Intellectual Property, International Trade Law, and Banking and Insurance Law.
She has extensive experience in the full range of enforcement, management, and transactional matters pertaining to intellectual property law, including representing clients before the National Intellectual Property Office, acting for multinationals as well as Sri Lankan conglomerates in respect of infringement actions, applying for injunctions and search and/or seizure orders. She also overlooks the drafting and reviewing of contracts and advises on regulatory compliance matters.
Janaki Kumaraguru– Partner: She heads the Banking and Finance Division
Amila Fernando – Partner: She overlooks Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial Law, Corporate Administration & Company Secretarial Services (Jacey & Company).
Anandhiy Gunawardena – Partner: She advises on Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial Law, IT, Media & Telecommunications Law, Insurance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Taxation.
Diluka Rodrigo – Partner: She advises on structuring products within the legal and regulatory framework of insurance and banking; advising clients on non-admitted insurance.