Founder and Managing Partner
Dr. Rama Iyer
Founded by eminent lawyer Dr. Rama Iyer, Ayana Legal has carved a niche for itself in the legal realm for services in Corporate-Advisory and Transactions, Real Estate, IPR, Banking, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. Equipped with over two decades of experience in Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate law, Commercial Transactions and ADR, she has represented leading organizations, individuals, financial institutions, hospitals, business establishments, trusts, associations etc in various fora including the Supreme Court of India, Trial Courts, Tribunals and Commissions to name a few.
Dr. Iyer did her Masters from the National Law School of India University in which she topped her batch. She began her career in Mumbai before embarking in a robust practice in Bengaluru. She also has a PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Iyer enjoys a close association with various professional organizations and is a Member of the Bar Council, Bangalore Advocates Association, Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation, India International ADR Association, LAWASIA etc. She also offers advice on legal issues to many companies, organizations etc. She has a passion for helping women entrepreneurs in start up companies.
Over the years, she has been invited to share her knowledge in various significant fora as a thought leader. Few of the most notable speakership opportunities were in Orlando, Florida on Product Safety Laws, 2007, where she spoke on ‘The Indian laws and where we stand’; Discussion of Path-breaking cases in ‘The National Consultation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 in the year 2010 in Mumbai; Keynote speaker in the World Law Dialogue in 2013 along with other distinguished personalities such as Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Mr. Harish Salve to name a few and International Federation of Women Lawyers in Bangalore. November 2014.
It was a proud moment when Dr. Iyer was invited for a consultation on International Laws in February 2014 by the International Court of Justice
Firmly believing in empowering lives, Dr. Iyer regularly conducts training programmes, inter alia those organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, under the aegis of the Government of India and also devotes time to assist a few NGOs, mostly pro bono, in matters of civic importance.
Mr Sharath Chandra after graduating in Law, began his career in 1996 in Bangalore as an Advocate after being admitted to the Bar and now practices in the firm’s litigation, commercial leasing & intellectual Property rights departments.
With over two decades of experience in Litigation, Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate law, Contracts, Commercial Transactions.
He handles various non-litigation matters, including tailoring and drafting estate plans (wills, gifts, trusts, conveyance, and power of attorney), business formations, and various commercial contract negotiations, review and drafting.
He also handles litigation and non-litigation matters connected with Intellectual Property Rights including infringement & passing off suits, assignments, licensing, registered user agreements, Franchisee Agreements.
He also enjoys a close association with various professional organizations and is a Member of the Bar Council, Bangalore Advocates Association etc.