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John Wilson Partners

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Founded in 1920 by the late Senator John Wilson, the Firm is an established legal practice in Sri Lanka, providing service in the areas of civil litigation, commercial law and notarial practice to corporations, financial institutions and individuals.

Our collaborative team has a wealth of experience gained in private practice as well as in-house, both locally and abroad, in dealing with major international assignments and transactions while delivering against tight deadlines. Professional and progressive, the team is approachable and quick to respond and communicates in language our clients understand, providing not just technical legal advice, but also strategic value and business partnering.

At our firm we harness modern technology to provide a very responsive service to clients. The Intellectual Property practice division operates with in-house custom developed docketing and file management software enabling the efficient handling of thousands of trademark registrations and related actions for domestic and international clients from all across the globe.

At John Wilson Partners our mission is to provide relevant responsive and practical legal advice, to offer solutions and to help clients overcome their legal problems and challenges.

Practice Areas

  • Adoptions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
  • Company Law and Practice
  • Competition and Trade
  • Construction Law
  • Conveyancing and Notarial Work
  • Corporate
  • E-Commerce
  • Foreign Investment
  • Intellectual Property (Industrial Property and Copyright) and IT
  • ICT and Broadcasting
  • Legal Opinions and Due Diligence Reports


Please direct all enquiries and requests for information to the Primary International Contact Partner listed below which has been identified for the selected MSI member firm.

Primary Contact

John Wilson

Managing Proprietor

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Additional Contacts

Sameendra Perera


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Elsie Carolin

Marketing Manager

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365 Dam Street
Colombo 12
Sri Lanka

+94 (11) 232 4579