Nikita Aggarwal is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining CCLS she was an attorney in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund, where she advised on financial sector law reform in the Euro area and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the contractual framework for sovereign debt restructuring. She previously practiced as an associate with Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring. She earned an LLB (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- QLLM369 Financial Distress and Debt Restructuring with Professor Rodrigo Olivares Caminal.
Ms Aggarwal’s research interests lie at the intersection of law, finance and economics. Drawing upon her experience at the International Monetary Fund, she is currently researching avenues for reform of the international financial architecture, particularly as relates to the accountability of international financial institutions and standard setting bodies, as well as the role of soft law in international financial regulation. She is also interested in the challenges that new technologies present for the regulation of financial services.
- “Strengthening the contractual framework for sovereign debt restructuring – the IMF’s perspective” (Aggarwal and DeLong, Capital Markets Law Journal (2016) 11 (1): 25-37; )
- “Eurozone Financial Rescue and Stabilization Mechanisms and their Legal Foundations” in Sovereign Debt Management (Yianni and Aggarwal, OUP 2013 eds. Lastra and Buchheit)
- “Legal Underpinnings of an EU Banking Union” in From Fragmentation to Financial Integration in Europe (Jansen, Gullo and Aggarwal, IMF 2013 eds. Enoch and ors)
- “The Fund’s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt Restructuring – Further Considerations” (IMF 2016, co-authored)
- “Reforming the Fund’s policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors" (IMF 2015, co-authored)
- “Strengthening the contractual framework to overcome collective action problems in sovereign debt restructuring” (IMF 2014, co-authored)
- “The Fund’s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt Restructuring – Preliminary Considerations” (IMF 2014, co-authored)
- “A Banking Union for the Euro Area” IMF Staff Discussion Note (SDN/13/01, co-authored).