Vinothini Amarasekara is a Partner at Varners. Vino draws on her experience to provide all-inclusive legal advice and assistance to clients with a particular focus on banking & finance, foreign investment, mergers & acquisitions, and international commercial transactions. She was called to the Bar as an Attorney-at-Law in 1969, and has been in practice as a lawyer for over 50 years.
Vino is sought after for her experience and knowledge pertaining to debt finance and securitisation, foreign investment and joint ventures, project finance, and multi-level financing in the Sri Lankan commercial sector.
At present, she also regularly advises on commercial real estate transactions, corporate restructuring, winding up of companies, and general legal advice including employment and taxation.
She provides counsel to numerous corporate entities based in Europe, USA, and Asia, and has also been retained by numerous foreign law firms to advise and assist as local counsel. In this respect, she also provides opinions on Sri Lanka law relating to various matters.
Other Relevant Experience
Vino has been previously associated with one of the oldest law Firms in Sri Lanka as a Partner, and has also practised as a legal professional in the United Kingdom.
Having advised a vast clientele both in Sri Lanka and overseas, Vino has a wealth of experience in legal services relating to banking & finance, project finance, corporate & commercial law, joint ventures, due diligence exercises, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate finance, real estate, international trade and contract negotiation and employment law.
Vino has also served as Project Legal consultant for a Project for establishing an independent Public Debt Management Office by the Government of Sri Lanka which was abandoned due to a change in Government. This project was funded and assisted by the Commonwealth Secretariat, US Treasury and SIDA.
Legal Consultant: Ministry of Finance of Sri Lanka for a period of three years;
Legal Specialist: ADB funded Capacity Building Project for Management of Road Projects in Sri Lanka as Public Private Partnerships;
Local Legal Specialist: ADB funded SAARC Sub regional Tourism Co-operation project; and
Legal specialist: German Government funded Project for the design and implementation by the Government of Sri Lanka of a Technology Transfer and Development [TTDF] Fund to support Sri Lankan SMEs to acquire and use technology and to innovate.