Biography

Shobana is a practicing barrister, having 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, 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 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, data protection, cyber security, IoT and AI advancements.

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 on UK

COMMERCIAL BAR ASSOCIATION BREXIT REPORT ARBITRATION SUB-GROUP

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Contact details

Tel: +44 203 004 9466 / Mobile: +44 7890 919 886 / Email: shobana.iyer@swanchambers.com

Areas of Practice

  • Year Qualified

    2002

    Education

    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

    Memberships

    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