Mihir Naniwadekar

Assistant Professor (AY 2023-24)


Affiliated Faculty, ICICI Professorial Chair on Business Laws

Advocate (Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa)




  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), NLSIU
  • M.Sc. in Taxation, University of Oxford


Mihir practiced as counsel before the Bombay High Court in tax and commercial matters. He has appeared as the lead advocate in several reported judgments, and has also been appointed amicus curiae by the Bombay High Court in matters related to tax law. He has also acted as part of the counsel team in investment treaty arbitration proceedings. He also has sat regularly as arbitrator in commercial matters.

Mihir’s academic interests are in the areas of private law (contracts, and commercial law more generally) and in international taxation. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has previously offered elective courses at NLSIU in subjects such as remedies in commercial law, tax treaties and ecotaxes. His previous publications are also in these fields.

Research Interests

Tax law & policy
Private law


Edited books:
Indian Corporate & Commercial Law: The Reform Decade (2020, Eastern Book Co.; co- edited with V. Umakanth and V. Niranjan)

Chapters in books:
“Country Review: India” in Simon Whitehead (ed.), Tax Disputes & Litigation Review (8th edition 2020, The Law Reviews)
“The Stakeholder Approach towards Directors’ Duties under Indian Company Law: A Comparative Approach” in M.P. Singh (ed.), Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law (2017, Oxford University Press; co-authored with V. Umakanth)

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:
“The Law of Agency as applied in Company Transactions”, (2008) 5 (3) European Company and Financial Law Review 280
“Directing Minds and Agents: An Essay on Fraud and Attribution”, (2010) 4 Journal of Business Law 271
“The Application of the Single Meaning Rule to cases other than Defamation”, (2010) 12 International Company and Commercial Law Review 408
“The Scope and Effect of Umbrella Clauses: the need for the Theory of Deference?”, (2010) 2 (1) Trade, Law and Development 169
“Corporate Criminal Liability and Securities Offerings”, (2011) 23 (1) National Law School of India Review 109 (co-authored with V. Umakanth)