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Janya Eighani

Managing Partner

Janya is a seasoned lawyer with over a decade of experience in commercial litigation, focusing on construction and commercial law. Given her extensive legal prowess, her approach combines advice with hands-on project management, guiding her clients and being present, not only when things go wrong, but planning ahead to minimise the chance of missteps. Having founded an innovative legal services model, she manages a team of virtual in-house counsel, offering comprehensive assistance throughout the project lifecycle, encompassing legal guidance and infrastructure advice.

As one of the first firms in Australia to provide legal services specifically to Startups (big and small), Janya has experience with all-things-tech and with the team assisting her, Lehman Walsh offers tailored and reliable advice and representation under its ‘Private Service’ arm, covering non-commercial legal work, including appearing and advising in all matters relating to cyber and white collar crime, AML/BSA, inquiries, national and international tax, fraud and corruption investigations.

Recognised as a thought-leader in her field, Janya frequently shares her knowledge and experiences as a speaker at various events focused on commercial and construction law. Her commitment to bridging the gap between legal expertise and practical project management has made her a respected figure in legal and business communities.

Janya is the Chair of the  Australia China Business Council (NSW) Property Committee. The ACBC provides opportunities for Australian and Chinese enterprises to connect and share insights about trade and investment opportunities in China and Australia. The ACBC is a national membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation representing over 700 members with a broader network of over 20,000 organisations.

Beyond her legal practice, Janya has contributed to the legal profession in various capacities, having served as a judge at numerous startup events and is a regular adjudicator for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Award and the Australasian Lawyers Award.

" Any reference to a "partner" means an employee with sufficient seniority"

Janya Eighani
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