Shobana Iyer


Barrister, Swan Chambers


Shobana is a practicing barrister and a Fellow of the CIArb. She qualified in 2002 with a wealth of experience in commercial dispute resolution (mainly litigation & arbitrations) including challenges to jurisdiction matters, and specialises in complex commercial, corporate, IP & TMT cases, often with an international element.

Her main practice areas are commercial, chancery, media, IP and TMT law. Shobana is known for dealing effectively with complex cases and is a specialist in the entertainment, advertising/marketing and technology-based sectors. She also has a wealth of experience in dealing with corporate disputes (involving UK corporate compliance, company law, directors duties, JVs and outsourcing etc) as well as insurance and finance related matters. 

Shobana sits on the Bar Council’s Legal Services and IT Panel Committees, playing an active role in deciding on key issues affecting the profession and the wider community, particularly in relation to the implementation of IT developments on emerging technologies, data protection and cyber security as well as the administration of justice and online civil court reform.

Shobana also sits on the COMBAR’s Brexit (Arbitration) Sub-Committee, working in particular on Investment Arbitrations and reporting on the practicalities and potential legal implications of Brexit on investment treaty arbitration in the UK.

Contact details

Tel: +44 203 004 9466 / Mobile: +44 7890 919 886 / Email:

Areas of Practice

Information Law

Year Qualified



LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) Queen Mary’s University of London
PGDip (Copyright, Designs and Related Rights) King’s College London University of London
Bar Vocational Course: BPP Law School London
LLB, Brunel University of West London
BSc (BioMedical Science) King’s College London University of London


Inns of Court: Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Called to the Bar 1998
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (London Branch)
International Bar Association (IBA
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (London UK Branch)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA)
Society for Computers and Law (SCL)
Bar European Group & European Circuit
South Eastern Bar Circuit Mess
Employment Lawyers Association