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Ravi de Fonseka


Ravi is a leading telecoms and technology lawyer advising clients across Australia and the APAC region on their most strategic and complex transactions, including telecoms network, co-location, MVNO, regulatory, digital transformation, systems integration, outsourcing, IP and data driven projects.

Ravi’s clients include large customers and suppliers of technology throughout the value chain and across all industry verticals. In addition to standalone telecoms and technology matters, Ravi has extensive experience advising on the technology, IP, data, transition and separation aspects of M&A projects.

Ravi has worked at Magic Circle and top tier firms across the UK and Australia.


Representative matters

Commodity trading company on its whole of business systems transformation project with Accenture to consolidate multiple corporate systems into a single SAP based system.

Commodity trading company on its supply chain traceability solution and flow downs to supplier and procurement contracts.

Energy company on its whole of business ERP systems transformation project based in the SAP ecosystem.

Telecoms carrier on its systems integration project with Accenture for the implementation and integration of a new data governance platform across multiple corporate use cases.

Published Work

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • United Kingdom Law Society
Ranked as a leading lawyer in TMT: Information Technology
Chambers and Partners 2023
Ravi De Fonseka is very commercial and technically very strong – an excellent lawyer
Chambers and Partners, 2023





Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.