Sheran De Zoysa, BA, LLB(Graduate), GDLP, LLM(LegPrac), MCMI, FInstAM

Special Counsel & Director Business Development

Welcome, bienvenue , ترحيب, bienvenido, वेलकम, and ආයුබෝවන් to my profile! Let me introduce myself to you and thank you for taking an interest in our wonderful law firm:

I am Special Counsel and Director Business Development at Teddington Legal.  As Special Counsel, my role requires that I constantly develop my understanding of the law to ensure that high impact and diligent advice is provided to our valuable clients in the areas of corporate/commercial, corporate governance, property and international law. As Director of Business Development, my responsibility is to ensure that our firm continues to grow and to formulate a winning strategy to meet –and surpass–the benchmarks ascribed by our CEO and Legal Director.
I am a qualified and legally admitted professional with over 14 years of experience in business management, contracts, negotiations, corporate governance, banking, legal practice, research, and consulting. I leverage my broad background and advance university degrees to provide advice on wide-ranging subject areas to mitigate risk exposure and increase operational efficiency and financial performance. I am a native English speaker with conversational abilities in Arabic, Hindi, Sinhalese and elementary French and Spanish. I am Canadian, married to an American, originally from Sri Lanka, and now permanent in Australia – is that enough of a global outlook?

My academic background:

  • LLM – Master of Laws, specialising in Legal Practice – Australian National University
  • GDLP – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Australian National University
  • LLB(Graduate) – Graduate Entry Bachelor of Laws (Juris Doctor Equivalent) – La Trobe University
  • BA – 4 Year Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science – University of Victoria (Canada)

I am currently in the process of matriculating as a Doctoral candidate for Juridical Science, researching the changing political landscapes with the rise of populist governments, the ensuing regulatory recalibrations that are subsequently required and the impact this has on cross border transactions, trade and corporate governance.

Professional Memberships

  • Lawyer – Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory – Australia
  • Fellow – Institute of Administrative Management – UK
  • Member – Law Society of New South Wales – Australia
  • Member – Chartered Institute of Management – UK
  • Registered Migration Agent – Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority – Australia

Please feel free to contact me! I am always open to networking and having a cup of coffee or tea with friends.

Thank you, Merci, شكرا, Gracias, धन्यवाद, and බොහොමස්තූතියි!

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