Shobana Iyer (FCIArb) is a practicing barrister based in London with over 18 years of experience in dealing with commercial litigation and arbitrations involving complicated disputes usually with a cross-border element. Shobana has experience on commercial and investment arbitrations conducted under various institutional regimes (including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCC, WIPO, ICSID and UNCITRAL) as well as ad-hoc arrangements. She often acts as counsel/party-representative or sits as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations and also has past experience of being an in-house counsel, an arbitral secretary and assisted as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal under the Late Rt Hon Lord Justice Brooke in 2004.

Shobana has a wealth of knowledge and experience in commercial practice, often appearing before courts and tribunals, from challenges to jurisdiction, anti-suit injunctions, urgent interim remedies and enforcement of arbitral awards to trials and appeals. She has particular experience in complex commercial cases in the emerging technology, digital, entertainment, fashion, finance and TMT sectors, involving intellectual property and corporate issues. She is regularly instructed by lawyers in a wide range of jurisdictions apart from the UK particularly from European, Russian and Asia Pacific regions as well as USA.
She is presently an elected member of the Bar Council of England & Wales and sits on the Bar Council’s IT Panel Committee (advising on data protection and IT issues for the Bar) and the Bar Council’s Legal Services Committee. She has also contributed to the Commercial Bar Association’s Brexit subcommittee paper dealing with international investment arbitration, and the Employment Lawyers Association’s arbitration committee.

“She has produced work of a consistently high standard which has been of great assistance to me and other members of Court” ~Late Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Brooke. Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).

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