Prof. Nigam NuggehalliDean, School of Law
Prof. Nuggehalli was previously a Visiting Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Prof. Nuggehalli has also taught as an Associate Professor in the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University, during which time he also headed the university’s newly founded LL.M programme.
Professor Nuggehalli holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, an LLM in Taxation from New York University and a BA., LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University.
Before moving to India, Professor Nuggehalli was a Principal Lecturer teaching tax law and commercial law at BPP Law School, London. He led a team of academics in delivering undergraduate programmes in jurisprudence and postgraduate programmes in commercial law and international tax law. Before joining academia, he worked as a tax lawyer in New York and is a member of the New York Bar and the India Bar (Karnataka).
As a lawyer and as a law academic, Professor Nuggehalli has practiced and taught a variety of legal subjects (contracts, commercial law, corporate law, taxation) with reference to the legal regimes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. He has extensive research and publication experience in legal issues relating to international taxation, commercial law, and statutory interpretation.
He recently published two articles on India and the BEPS project as a part of collected works edited by Dr. Parthasarathy Shome. He has written previously on the Vodafone case and on India-Mauritius tax issues. He was a 2017 ASLI visiting fellow at the National University of Singapore, where he presented a paper on the Indian General Anti-Avoidance Rules. His essay on Indian contract law has been published as part of an international series on contract law by OUP. He is presently completing a monograph on international taxation from an Indian perspective, to be published by Springer.