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Malavika Jayaram

Malavika Jayaram
Jayaram & Jayaram
45/1 Palace Road
Lalehzar No 309
+91 98 45 13 70 29

Biography • Information Technology

A dual-qualified lawyer, Malavika spent eight years in London - with Allen & Overy as an IP/IT lawyer in the communications, media and technology group; and with Citigroup, as vice president and counsel in the technology legal team, and later as senior business analyst.

A lawyer for almost 20 years, she relocated to India in 2006. A partner at Jayaram & Jayaram, she focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate and technology transactions. She represents clients in the aerospace, automotive and hydraulics sectors, as well as in the IT, e-commerce and communication spaces. She has a special interest in new media and the arts, advising start-ups, innovators, educational institutions and artists on digital rights and cultural heritage.

A graduate of the National Law School of India, Malavika has an LLM from Northwestern University, Chicago. She is completing a PhD on data protection and privacy, analysing India's e-governance schemes and the new biometric ID project. She is on the advisory board of the Indian Journal of Law & Technology, and is the author of the India chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Data Protection & Privacy for 2013 and 2014. She is a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society, reviewing legislative and policy developments. She was a visiting scholar during 2012-13 at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania. She has been awarded a Berkman fellowship at Harvard University. She was recently voted one of India's leading lawyers - one of only eight women to be featured in the '40 under 45' survey conducted by Indian Lawyer.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Information Technology which can be purchased from our Shop.

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