ITechLaw 2011 European Conference
Oslo, Norway • Grand Hotel Oslo • 20-21 October 2011
Partner, Jayaram & Jayaram; Bangalore, India
Malavika Jayaram has over 15 years experience as a lawyer with a focus on technology and intellectual property. A dual qualified lawyer, she spent eight years in London working with Allen & Overy and Citigroup. As an IP/IT lawyer in the Communications, Media and Technology Group at A&O, she handled a range of work including technology and e-commerce contracts, outsourcing, M&A, corporate transactions, and contracts in the television, advertising, publishing, sports, pharma, trading and banking sectors.
She is currently a partner at Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore, managing a portfolio of work that has a strong focus on IT/IP and commercial work, especially with an international angle. Her work has spanned cross border M&A and joint venture activity; technology focused work (bespoke manufacturing and technology transfer contracts with industry leaders in the aerospace and automotive sector); the protection and transfer of IP in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, hi-tech industries and telecoms; advise in relation to the art, photography and publishing industries, sports, new media and design start-ups), IT contracts and trademark, design and copyright issues.
Ms. Jayaram designed and taught the first course on Information Technology and Law at the National Law School of India in 1997. She has an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, and is now working on a Ph.D. on data protection and privacy laws. Ms. Jayaram is also a fellow of the Centre for Internet and Society, which is engaged with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices in the field of Internet and Society. Ms. Jayaram works with CIS in its efforts to explore, understand, and affect the shape and form of the internet, and its relationship with the political, cultural, and social milieu.