Prof. Nripendra Lal Mitra


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Prof. N. L. Mitra is a Partner at Fox Mandal, Bengaluru. Author of more than 11 books and over 200 research papers, he is a highly regarded legal luminary. He has functioned as the Chairman of various important financial committees of the country and played an advisory role in important judicial reformation. He is a visiting professor at various National Law Schools and Advisor to IIT Kharagpur. He is acknowledged as an expert in conveyancing, market operations and investment law and practice.


Prof. Mitra was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Market Studies/ Research Projects, Competition Commission of India. He headed several chairs in various universities and was the vice-chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (1997-2000) and Chancellor of KIIT University. He was also the Founder Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious law institute in India- National Law University, Jodhpur. In addition, Prof. Mitra has been associated with many leading institutions, including the RBI, SEBI, GIC etc., in various capacities.

Prof. Mitra is a life member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and India Law Institute (ILI), a former member of the Executive Committee of Common Wealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and a  former invitee to the American Law Deans Association and American Bar Association.

He is also a member of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. Moreover, he has been involved with several research projects on financial sectors and infrastructural legal reforms with the Harvard University, Asia Development Bank, UNDP and the World Bank. He is actively involved in drafting several legislations pertaining to the infrastructural sector, markets, including reforms in banking regulations, bankruptcy laws, financial frauds, investor protection and fiscal responsibility. To his credit, he has published over eleven books and more than 200 research papers in national and international journals and law reports.

He has conducted research on various contemporary issues like Gujarat Earthquake, the suicide of farmers, pesticide manufacture and distribution system etc. Prof. Mitra very actively supported the legal reform in International Harmonization Law, International Criminal Law, and armed conflict. He has advised the International Red Cross Society and VNHCR. Prof. Mitra gave the thematic address on the International Criminal Justice System in the Afro-Asian Consultative Committee Meeting in 1999 in Tehran.

He was the initiator of the Environmental Law Reform and Comprehensive protective system in 1999-2000 formed by the World Bank and was the National Committee Member certified by the Ministry of Environment. Prof. Mitra introduced the Distant Learning in Law in India with the Master Degree in Business Laws through Global Education.


  • Strausburg France – Post Doc. Fellowship on Human Right movements
  • University of Calcutta – PH.D. (1982)
  • Utkal University – LL.M. (1978)
  • University of Calcutta –LL.B. (1961)
  • University of Calcutta – M. Com (1960)


  • Bar Council of India
  • Bar Association of West Bengal


  • Chairman Research and Advocacy Committee Competition Commission of India
  • Advisor to Governor of Reserve Bank of India on Financial Sector Reform (2000-2002)
  • Chairman of National Committee on Bankruptcy by RBI (1999-2000)
  • Member of Committee on Fiscal Discipline and Management (2000-1) under Ministry of Finance and presented the Report to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpai
  • Member of the Banking Law Reform Committee (1998-99)
  • Chairman of Reform of Security Exchange Board of India Act on which comprehensive reform of the Security Exchange Board of India Act has been passed by Parliament in 2002
  • Chairman of National Committee on Financial Fraud (1999-2000) based on the report Serious Fraud Investigation Agency has been created in CBI
  • Member Of Standard Setting Committee Of Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) ( 2002-2004)
  • Member Of Legal Advisory Committee And Law Enforcement Committee Of Security Exchange Board Of India (SEBI) (2002-2005)
  • Advisor to RBI Committee on Electric Fund Transfer




  • The New Jurisprudence – The Grammar of Modern Law (Tagore Law Lectures)
  • Juvenile delinquency and Indian justice system
  • Report of The Advisory Group on Bankruptcy Laws – May 2001 –RBI
  • The Report of the Expert Committee on Legal Aspects of BankFrauds – Sep 2001 – RBI


Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Intellectual Property


Infrastructure & Transportation
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance