Promoting Lanka as legal outsourcing hub
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka, (BASL) in collaboration with the
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) will hold an
international conference on Legal Process Outsourcing in partnership
with the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).
"The Conference on the theme 'Outsourcing versus Restructuring' is
scheduled to take place on February 9 and 10, 2012 at the Cinnamon Grand
Hotel and is intended to create awareness about Sri Lanka as a preferred
destination of choice for Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), which is one
of the objectives of the Forum called the legal Solutions Forum (LSF),
established in 2011" BASL President Shibly Aziz, PC said. He was
speaking at a recent media briefing held in Colombo BASL and the young
lawyers' largest international association AIJA (Association
Internationale des Jeunes Avocats).
"The AIJA with the support of ICTA approached us wanting to have an
international conference to popularise Sri Lanka as an outsourcing hub
for legal services and we grabbed the opportunity", the BASL President
"Thanks to this initiative, not only lawyers but also business people
and the Government will benefit from the inflow of foreign exchange",
the BASL President explained. Thanking the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
for its guidance and support for the up-coming seminar the BASL
President introduced ICTA Director /Legal Advisor Jayantha Fernando "as
one of the leading world authorities on the subject of ICT Law". BASL
Secretary Mahinda Lokuge, Representative of AIJA Attorney John Wilson
and Javed Mansoor were present at the Press conference.
Speaking briefly at the press briefing Jayantha Fernando said, "As
the apex ICT entity of the country, ICTA's main objective here is to
come and provide strategic partnership support not only for this
specific event - SL's first international LPO seminar in February - but
also to provide continued support to promote the country as a
destination for legal outsourcing, in the same way we have done in the
past. We are pleased that the Legal Solutions Forum (LSF) has recently
been established with the support of BASL.