Partner, Afridi & Angell
Chatura is a partner in the dispute resolution practice of Afridi & Angell. He is experienced in both institutional (i.e. DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ADCCAC, ICC) and ad hoc arbitrations seated in civil and common law jurisdictions. In addition to representing clients in arbitration, he also sits as an arbitrator.
In litigation, Chatura works with local advocates on matters before the UAE Federal Courts, including the Federal Supreme Court in matters of national security.
Chatura regularly acts for clients in high value disputes in construction, maritime and shipping, banking, and employment, as well as in complex disputes relating to commercial transactions. Most of his work has a strong cross-border element. He is a regular speaker at workshops and conferences on dispute resolution in the UAE and is a regular contributor to publications on arbitration and dispute resolution in the UAE.
He has been practising in the UAE since 2008, shortly after completing his postgraduate studies at Harvard Law School under a Fulbright Scholarship. Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2008, Chatura was in the private bar of Sri Lanka practicing in the Law Chambers of Dr Harsha Cabral, President’s Counsel. He was also a visiting lecturer in law at the Faculties of Law and Management at the University of Colombo.
Chatura is recommended and ranked as a practitioner in dispute resolution in Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA, and recognized as a leading practitioner in the MENA region by Asian Legal Business (a Thompson Reuters company).