Neha Mishra


Spoken languages
English, Oriya, Hindi
Areas of expertise
  • International law
  • Trade policies and law - WTO
  • International organisations, UN
  • Law and Technology
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia
  • Australia


PhD, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Neha Mishra was previously Lecturer in law at the Australian National University and Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore. Neha holds a doctorate degree from the University of Melbourne. Her PhD thesis, which investigates how international trade agreements apply to cross-border data flows, was awarded the 2019 Harold Luntz Graduate Research Prize for the best thesis in Melbourne Law School, and the 2020 University of Melbourne Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis. Neha has also held visiting research positions at the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg and the World Trade Organization. She completed her undergraduate degree in law from National Law School Bangalore (India), LL.M. in Public International Law from London School of Economics (UK), and Master’s in Public Policy from National University of Singapore (Singapore). Neha is a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and India) and has previously practiced law with Herbert Smith Freehills LL.P. in London and Economic Laws Practice in Delhi. She also worked with the Government Relations Teams at eBay Singapore and Microsoft Singapore on a wide variety of legal and policy issues related to internet and digital trade regulation. Neha also consults international organisations, the private sector, as well as governments on digital trade and data regulations.

Selected publications

Five selected publications 

Current Research Project 

  • International Trade Law and Data Governance: Aligning Perspectives and Practices (Hart Publishing, Forthcoming – under contract). 
  • Project on Bridging Data Divide through Digital Trade Law