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Nigam Nuggehalli


Nigam Nuggehalli teaches in the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University.

Prior to joining Azim Premji University, Nigam was a senior academic teaching on the LL.M. Programme at BPP University, London, United Kingdom, for several years. Nigam's expertise and research interests are in legal and political philosophy, commercial law and tax law. He has led a team of academics in delivering undergraduate programmes in jurisprudence and post graduate programmes in commercial law and international tax law. Nigam also taught tax law (income tax and excise laws) at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in 2003-4. Prior to that, Nigam was an international tax lawyer working in New York, USA. Nigam worked as an associate at the New York office of a Canadian law firm and worked on cross-border tax issues.

Academic Qualifications
  • DPhil - Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • BCL - Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • LLM (Taxation) -New York University, USA
  • LLM (International Economic Law) -Queen's University, Canada
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law)- National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.
Areas of Interest

Political and Legal Philosophy, Institutional Leadership, Tax Law and Policy, Comparative Tax Law and Anti-Money Laundering systems


Legal and political philosophy, Regulation of financial crime

Research Interests

Tax law and Policy, Legal and political philosophy

Publications and Writings
Ongoing Projects

Chapter on Indian contract law in Vol. 2 Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia: Contract

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