De Saram and MTI set up JV for legal outsourcing

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Shehara Varia - Partner F.J. & G. de Saram and Director of Legal Source (second from right), Hilmy Cader - CEO MTI Consulting (third from right) with Anjali Fernando - Partner F.J. & G. de Saram and Christine Fernando - Business Analyst MTI Consulting and Project Manager of Legal Source


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F.J. & G. de Saram, Sri Lanka’s leading corporate and commercial law firm founded over 175 years ago, and MTI Consulting have set up a joint venture called Legal Source which offers legal process outsourcing services to international and local clients. 

The services offered include Contract Management, Legal Research, Legal Support Services and Intellectual Property Documentation. “Understanding the timely need for customised legal outsourcing solutions, we are excited to launch Legal Source in partnership with MTI Consulting. Our years of expertise in handling legal matters combined with MTI’s experience in strategy and market research will ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of service while ensuring value for money,” said Shehara Varia, Partner at F.J. & G. de Saram and Director of Legal Source.

Commenting on the venture, MTI CEO Hilmy Cader said: “Today any business, be it a start-up or a multinational, has to deal with cumbersome legal aspects in their respective line of business. This makes it difficult to focus on the value adding activities of the business as considerable time, effort and money is spent for legal matters. We believe that the high standard of customised solutions offered will help our clients focus on what matters, while we take care of the rest.”

Efjay E-Legal Ltd, which will be the JV partner with MTI for this venture, is a fully-owned company of F.J. & G. de Saram set up in 2002 to provide knowledge process solutions drawing from the expertise of the firm. 

Their clients include most of the leading business houses, banks and financial institutions in Sri Lanka and the majority of the transnational corporations engaged in business in Sri Lanka, including Fortune 500 companies and multilateral agencies.

MTI Consulting is an internationally networked boutique management consultancy offering advisory services in Strategy, Strategic Planning, Corporate Restructuring, Process Reengineering, Performance Management, International Market Entry, Feasibility Studies, Due Diligence, Corporate Finance, M&A, HR, Executive Search/Head Hunting, Marketing Strategy, Branding and Market Research. Since its inception in 1997, MTI has worked on over 630 assignments in more than 43 countries, covering a diverse range of industries, clients and business challenges.