Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2022

Arunothayan Selvarajah is a Founder and Managing Director of the A.Q.S Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd., a reputed Sri Lankan based Cost Claim and Dispute Management establishment. As an internationally recognized construction professional and expert in the field, he handled complex and high-end claims. Arunothayan commercially astute and out-of-the-box thinker and excellent in delivering Specialised Quantity Surveying and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. Arunothayan earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2006 and an LL.M. in Construction Law and Arbitration from the Robert Gordon University, UK in 2018. He served in the construction industry over the last 15 years, predominantly worked in the Middle East (Oman and UAE) and also provided his professional advices to his colleagues and clients in Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia, UK and Canada. He is affiliated with many internationally recognised professional institutions holding memberships in Cost, Claim and ADR disciplines, including Institute of Quantity Surveyors-Sri Lanka, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb - Sri Lankan branch) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors-UK. As a built environment and legal professional, Arunothayan’s recent work and writing emphasis accurate estimates through digital BIM adoption and instrumental in greater awareness, collaboration and partnering strategy, proactive claim avoidance strategy and promoting flexible legal mechanism through effective ADR framework which balancing socio-economic aspects, ensure continuity and adding values to the community, businesses, investment and trades. Firm Profile A.Q.S Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd. (A.Q.S) established in Sri Lanka in December 2020, to provide astute and trusted services to the Construction industry and beyond and ensuring the client’s interests and benefits are well managed professionally, independently and neutrally with commitment and a dynamic team appointed with the relevant expertise and experience. Cost Claim and Dispute Management are the main services provided by A.Q.S in delivering constructive and embedded solutions to resolve the real problems in hand at the challenging time, meeting the set budget and time in line with the accurate estimates, adopting proactive cost control procedures and crucial dispute avoidance strategies are A.Q.S’s core values which all would ultimately exceed the client’s expectation and gives best value for the money and time they invest. A.Q.S’s deliverables meets highest professional standards and internationally recognized best practices through its global connections and networking with various local and foreign companies and stakeholders, professional and academic Institutions and Associations of QS, Claim and ADR disciplines. About Arunothayan Selvarajah Arunothayan Selvarajah Founder A.Q.S Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd. MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR • Contract Law • Commercial & Construction Law • Negotiate Contract Agreements • Project Mediation • Institutional Med-Adj/Med-Arb • Expert Witness/Expert-Determination • Cost & Commercial Management • Contract Administration & Management • Value & Risk Management Areas of Expertise Mr. Arunothayan Selvarajah Founder & Managing Director A.Q.S Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd. No.8, 5/1, Hampden Lane, Colombo-06, Sri Lanka. M: +94766277833/+94766071143 E: E: Contact 154 SRI LANKA Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022

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