Peregrine law is pleased to announce that we are expanding our legal team by welcoming another two very experienced international lawyers, Chamali Fernando and Sumal Fernando. Chamali and Sumal will strengthen our commercial and disputes teams at Peregrine and enrich our international offering.
Chamali Fernando, is a UK barrister with 16 years commercial experience. Chamali is a specialist in insolvency and asset recovery, commercial contracting and policy writing, real estate advice, commercial litigation and white collar crime. She was also admitted as an attorney to the New York Bar in 2012.
Chamali is known for her efficient, creative and holistic approach to complex legal problems. She has represented clients in multimillion £ civil litigation, multijurisdictional white collar crime cases and asset restraint and confiscation proceedings.
Previously, Chamali managed 4 departments at a regional law firm.
Outside of law, Chamali is an active volunteer and has gained volunteering experience at the UN, Friends of Sri Lanka Association and an International Court for the Environment. In her spare time, Chamali also enjoys playing netball, experimenting in the kitchen and watching action films.
Sumal has extensive experience in commercial law and has advised a variety of clients in international trade, cross border investment and M&A, commercial contracting, commercial litigation and risk management. Throughout his career, Sumal has also gained considerable experience assisting commercial SMEs in business advisory and real estate advice.
Sumal founded his own law firm, Sumal Creasey Solicitors LLP, in 1980 and was the Chairman of that successful firm for over 30 years. Highlights of his legal career include assisting clients with investment opportunities outbound across Asia and inbound throughout the UK.
He has worked as a trade delegate on several international trips for the Department of Trade and Industry and is also an active lobbyist through his work at British Chambers, Business link, Federation of Small Business, the IOD and the CBI.