Academic Programmes




  • DPhil in Law, University of Oxford
  • LLM in Taxation, New York University
  • BA LLB (Hons), National Law School of India University


Prior to joining NLSIU as the University’s Registrar, Prof. Nigam Nuggehalli held the position of Dean, School of Law at the BML Munjal University, Gurugram. He has also taught as Associate Professor in the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University (2014-18), during which time he headed the APU’s newly founded LL.M programme. Previously, he was a Principal Lecturer at BPP Law School, London where he taught tax law and commercial law. He also 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, Prof. Nigam 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 is the author of a leading text on Indian international taxation.  He is also a member of two government committees – the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), and the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI).


  • Articles on India and the BEPS project as a part of collected works edited by Dr. Parthasarathy Shome.
  • The Vodafone case and on India-Mauritius tax issues.
  • Completing a monograph on international taxation from an Indian perspective, to be published by Springer.