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INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Principal Mr. John Wilson is registered for INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+ 2022 from April 30–May 4 | Washington, D.C.

John is excited to reconnect in person with so many friends and to make new connections – after a lengthy hiatus. Please join John at INTA in Washington, D.C. to discuss opportunities, share experiences and perspectives, and gain insights on the issues brands face today.

To schedule a meeting, please contact us at

Experts shed key insights to boosting EU-SL economic partnership

John Wilson lead the discussion on investment in Sri Lanka on behalf of the European Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka during the recent meeting with top diplomats, investors and economists. Read more

SLIF 2021 – Country Session for EU European Union

John Wilson was a speaker at the Sri Lankan Investment Forum 2021 – Country Session for EU. To Read more:

EU Session-2021

John Wilson will be a speaker at the Invest Sri Lanka 2021 Forum, the EU Session on the 8th June 2021 at 15:30. Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion regarding investing in Sri Lanka from a variety of perspectives. See the attached program. Read more


We were advised that the National Intellectual Property Office will be temporarily closed for Intellectual Property Agents and the General Public with immediate effect (from 30.04.2021 onwards) as one of their officers has been identified as a close contact of a Covid -19 positive patient. Further action in this regard will be determined immediately upon receiving the PCR test report of the officer concerned.
As delays will now occur, your patience and understanding will be appreciated.

Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill – BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) recently appointed a Committee to study and make recommendations to the BASL in respect of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill gazetted and now placed on the Order Paper of Parliament. To read more

Regional Guide to Employee Data Privacy

Data privacy is a priority for all employers but especially those with operations in more than one country. It impacts all aspects of the employment relationship and, with the increase in data transfers between businesses and across borders, employers often need to comply with multiple laws to minimize the risk of significant fines and liabilities. To read more

CIArb Women in ADR Student Experience Programme

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is thrilled to announce that its Young Member’s Group (YMG) has recently partnered with Careers in Arbitration (CIA) for the launch of the virtual ADR Student Experience Programme.
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World Bank Certificate For Doing Business

John Wilson and several lawyers employed at John Wilson Partners contributed to the Doing Business Research for the Doing Business Team of the World Bank Group.

Questionnaires for which answers were contributed included questionnaires dealing with registering property, enforcing contracts, labour market regulation, getting credit, protecting minority investors and contracting with the Government.

We intend to continue contributing in 2021 and were pleased to receive this certificate in appreciation of our time and effort in answering the questionnaires that informed the development of doing business indicators.

2020 Employment Law Review for Sri Lanka

2020 Asia Employment Law Quarterly Review as at end 31th December 2020.
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