Nikhil Naren

Nikhil Naren

Assistant Professor

Chevening Scholar

B.A.LL.B. (Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA; Symbiosis

International University, Pune);

LL.M. (Queen Mary, University of London)

Nikhil Naren is an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana. He holds the qualification to practice law in India and is currently enrolled as an Advocate with the Bihar State Bar Council. His research and work is centred around the intersection of law, technology, and society. He has been quoted, and his articles have been featured in leading national dailies such as LiveMint, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, CNBC TV18, etc.

Nikhil also holds a Diploma in Cyber Laws from Government Law College, Mumbai and the Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune and a Certification in Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi.

He received a record Pre-Placement Offer in December 2018 from Scriboard, a full-service legal consulting firm with cutting-edge specialisation in Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property and related services. As a Trainee and later on as an Advocate, he received an opportunity to advise leading Social Networking, e-Commerce, Public Sector Undertakings, Start-Ups, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies on handling disputes and maintaining compliances pertaining to the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules made thereunder, Intellectual Property, Contractual Disputes, Brand Management, Privacy, and Emerging Technologies.

Just after completing his law school in 2020, and after months of trepidation, Nikhil became one of the youngest awardees of the prestigious and highly coveted British Chevening Scholarship for pursuing his Master’s from the United Kingdom at the age of twenty-four. In furtherance of the same, Nikhil attended the Queen Mary, University of London and pursued his Master of Laws [LL.M.] specialising in Technology, Media and Telecommunications law and graduated with a ‘Merit’. During his time at Queen Mary, he was also associated with the Microsoft funded- ‘Cloud Legal Project’ in the capacity of ‘Teaching Associate’ under the guidance of Prof. Christopher Millard, and offered pro bono legal support to a UK-based agri-tech start-up in the capacity of an extern.

Nikhil was also one amongst the seven Chevening scholars to have been awarded the ‘Gold Award’ by the Chevening Secretariat and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, for putting in 100+ hours of volunteering work in the United Kingdom out of a total of 1600 scholars from close to 140 countries in the 2021-22 Chevening cohort.

  • [With Rodney D. Ryder] “Internet Law: Regulating Cyberspace and Emerging Technologies”, Bloomsbury Professional India (2020); ISBN- 9789389714951. Foreword by Shri Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India.
  • [With Rodney D. Ryder] “Artificial Intelligence and Law: Challenges Demystified”, Law & Justice Publishing Company (2022); ISBN- 9789393850096. Foreword by Shri A K Sikri, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court.


  • “Perplexing touch of novelty”, Millennium Post [28 July 2023].
  • “Curbing Online Fake News: Paving a way forward”, Indian Journal of Law and Technology, NLSIU, Bengaluru [05 June 2023].
  • “In an age of targeted-advertising, do we need stronger regulations to protect the privacy of netizens?”, The New Indian Express [29 March 2023].
  • “What does Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter point towards?”, The New Indian Express [23 November 2022].
  • “Are data localisation requirements necessary and proportionate?”, The Hindu [14 November 2022].
  • “No country can ignore the parts of the internet going dark”, LiveMint [05 July 2022].
  • “Two decades of the Information Technology Act, 2000: Way forward”, The Daily Guardian [30 September 2020].
  • “Legal personhood, liability, and future of artificial intelligence: Thinking it through”, The Daily Guardian [12 August 2020].
  • [With Ms Akanksha Sudhakar] “Cybersquatting: Protecting your Trade Mark in the Digital Age”, Centre for Intellectual Properties Studies Blog, National Law University, Jodhpur [19 December 2021].