Neha Mishra is a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for International Law. She submitted her doctoral thesis at the University of Melbourne (Australia) in September 2019. Neha’s doctoral thesis investigated how international trade agreements apply to government measures restricting cross-border digital data flows, and whether trade law can effectively align trade with internet policy objectives. In course of her doctoral candidature, Neha held visiting research positions at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and the World Trade Organization (Geneva).
Neha previously practised law with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London and Economic Laws Practice in Delhi. She also served as a lecturer at National Law School of India University (Bangalore), where she was teaching competition law and public international law. Neha has completed her undergraduate degree in law from National Law School Bangalore (India), LLM in Public International Law from London School of Economics (UK), and Master’s in Public Policy from National University of Singapore (Singapore). During her studies in Singapore, Neha interned with the Government Relations Teams at eBay Singapore and Microsoft Singapore, working on a wide variety of legal and policy issues related to internet and digital trade regulation. Neha has published extensively in the field of international trade law, especially in relation to digital trade and cross-border data flows, as well as presented her research at various international fora.
International Trade Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Digital Trade, Internet Governance, Cybersecurity Governance
- Regulating Cross-Border Data Flows in a Data-Driven World: How WTO Law Can Contribute (with Andrew Mitchell), Journal of International Economic Law (Vol 22(3), 2019, Forthcoming)
- Privacy, Cybersecurity and GATS Article XIV: A New Frontier for Trade and Internet Regulation?, World Trade Review (2019, Forthcoming)
- Building Bridges: International Trade Law, Internet Governance and the Regulation of Data Flows, 52 (2) Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 463-509 (2019)
- Data at the Docks: Modernising International Trade Law for the Digital Economy (with Andrew Mitchell), 20(4) Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law 1073- 1134(2018).
- The Role of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Internet Ecosystem, 20 (1) Journal of International Economic Law 31-60 (2017)
- Dear Prudence: Allowances under International Trade and Investment Law for Prudential Regulation in the Financial Services Sector (With Andrew Mitchell and Jennifer Hawkins), 19 (4) Journal of International Economic Law 787-820 (2016).
- Data Localization Laws in a Digital World: Data Protection or Data Protectionism? The Public Sphere (January 2016).
- Food Security through WTO Rules: Should the Policy Space be Expanded, The Public Sphere (January 2015).
- Registration of Non-traditional Trademarks, 13(1) Journal of Intellectual Property Rights 35-42 (2008).
- Panelist, International Law and Security Interests Conference, University of Amsterdam, 14-15 November 2019 (Presentation titled “Unravelling the Trade – Cybersecurity Dilemma: Justifying Cybersecurity Measures in International Trade Law”) (Forthcoming)
- Panelist, 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network , Taipei, 26-27 October 2019 (Presentation tilted “Data Ethics and International Trade Law: Possibilities and Challenges”)
- Panelist, WTO Public Forum 2019 on “The Next Generation and Trust in the Internet: Best Practices for Addressing Cross-Border Legal Challenges”, 11 October 2019.
- Panelist, Internet Law Research Colloquium, University of Geneva, 21 June 2019 (Presentation titled “Cross-Border Data Flows and International Trade Law: Aligning Trade and Internet Policy Objectives”)
- Panelist, 8th PEPA SIEL Conference, King’s College London, 30-31 May 2019 (Paper titled “Justifying Cybersecurity Measures Under Security Exceptions in International Trade Law”).
- Panelist, Conference on Big Data and Global Trade Law, University of Lucerne, 14-15 November 2018 (Paper titled “Regulating Cross-Border Data Flows in a Data-Driven World”).
- Panelist, WTO Public Forum 2018 on Data Localization: Balancing Trade Disciplines and National Policy Objectives, 4 October 2018.
- Panelist, 26th Annual ANZSIL Conference, Wellington, 5-7 July 2018 (Presentation titled “From Cyber Sovereignty to Internet Openness: How International Trade Law Regulates Data Flows”).
- Panelist, 7th PEPA/SIEL Conference, European University Cyprus, 13-14 April 2018 (Paper titled “Privacy, Cybersecurity and GATS Article XIV: A New Frontier for Trade and Internet Regulation?”).
- Panelist, Workshop on Building a New Multistakeholder Model for Cross-Border Data Flows Governance: Identifying Best Practices and Achieving Impact, World Economic Forum, 25 September 2017.
- Panelist and Lead Organizer, Conference on Digital Trade in the Asia-Pacific: Identifying Challenges, Seeking Solutions, Singapore Management University, 6 December 2017 (Paper Entitled “Modernising International Trade Law for the Digital Economy”).
Blog Posts and Policy Papers
- El Papel de los Acuerdos Comerciales en el Ecosistema de Internet: Un Estudio del CPTPP, Puentes Vol 9, Number 18 (November 2018).
- Modernising International Trade Law for the Digital Economy : Towards a Multidimensional and Multistakeholder Approach (with Andrew Mitchell), APEC Currents (November 2018).
- International Trade, Internet Governance and the Shaping of the Digital Economy, UNESCAP ARTNeT Working Paper Series, No. 168 (2017).
- International Trade Law Perspectives on Paperless Trade and Inclusive Digital Trade (with Andrew Mitchell), UNESCAP ARTNeT Working Paper Series, No. 170 (2017).
- Trade and Internet Governance: Are We Ready Yet?, LSE Public Sphere Blog (9 February 2016).