Leader in the International Tax practice
Nishith Desai Associates
Meyyappan Nagappan is a Leader in the International Tax and Digital Economy practice groups at Nishith Desai Associates. He is a Pemanda Monappa Scholar and has graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters of Law with specialization in International Taxation. He was awarded the International Bar Association Taxes Committee Scholarship-2018 to present his paper on taxing the digital economy at the IBA conference in Rome. He is also a member of the technical committee of the International Fiscal Association(IFA)-India Branch and Bloomberg's Tax Management International Forum. He completed his Bachelors in Law from NALSAR and has done extensive work advising some of the biggest non-profit foundations, charities and impact investment funds, including structuring advise in relation to India’s first USD 1 Billion education outcomes fund. He has also advised several top technology companies on tax and structuring issues apart from publishing academic articles and book chapters on taxation of digital economy. Prior to joining Nishith Desai Associates, he worked in the Chambers of Mr. Mohan Parasan, Solicitor General of India between 2010 – 2014; and was involved in some of the landmark international taxation disputes, direct and indirect taxation disputes in India during the time. He has also been a regular speaker in multiple conferences in India and abroad on issues relating to taxation of digital economy, GAAR, MLI, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He also leads the tax policy, impact investment, social finance and GST practice at NDA.