Ryan Mendonca

What I do
I'm the founder of Your Virtual Legal Counsel and function as a corporate legal advisor, working with founders based in America, Africa, Dubai, India and MENA.
Outside of YVLC
• Travelling is my passion and am a Digital Nomad Lawyer.
• I enjoy mentoring startups and young lawyers/law students.
• I founded the Dubai Legal Professionals - UAE group, which is a community for lawyers and law students to network.
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Ryan was born and raised in Dubai and is originally from Goa, India. He is a Corporate IP Lawyer and has experience in various sectors such as FMCG & Emerging Technology, Trademarks & Copyrights, Food & Beverage, Tobacco & Alcohol, Health & Fitness. He has worked with startups, law firms as well as corporates that have a global presence. Most recently he was the Sole Legal Counsel with Cult.fit, an Indian-based VC-backed tech Startup that expanded to UAE. 

Core Beliefs

I believe in being physically, mentally and emotionally strong in terms of the balance between my work and my life.

"Live each day as if it’s your last. Make the most of it and don't forget to smile :) "