Following a career in international law, Nikita has returned to academia to pursue doctoral studies in law and artificial intelligence. Her research looks at the regulatory theory of autonomous computing systems, with a particular focus on machine learning approaches. Her other areas of interest include internet policy and regulation more generally, and the legal and ethical implications of Big Data. She has technical expertise in international financial law and regulation, having previously worked as an attorney at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington D.C., and an associate at Clifford Chance LLP, in London and Singapore. In these capacities, she worked extensively with the European Union institutions and national governments to reform regulatory frameworks for financial markets, particularly in the Eurozone.
She earned her law degree (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a solicitor of England and Wales.
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Regulation, International Law
- “Strengthening the contractual framework for sovereign debt restructuring – the IMF’s perspective”(Aggarwal and DeLong, Capital Markets Law Journal (2016) 11 (1): 25-37; )
- “Progress Report on Inclusion of Enhanced Contractual Provisions in International Sovereign Bond Contracts” (IMF 2015, co-authored)
- “The Fund’s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt Restructuring – Further Considerations” (IMF 2016, 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)
- “Reforming the Fund’s policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors” (IMF 2015, co-authored)
- “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)
- “A Banking Union for the Euro Area” IMF Staff Discussion Note (SDN/13/01, co-authored).