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.
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