Roopashi Khatri

Consultant – Legal & Regulation | rkhatri at iihs dot ac dot in


2016    LLM, International Taxation King’s College London London, United Kingdom
2015    BA LLB (Honours) National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi

Roopashi Khatri is a commercial lawyer with several years of experience advising individual clients and companies including for-profit and non-profit entities across various fields on commercial laws, domestic and international tax laws, cross-border transactions and regulatory compliances. She is also a professor of law, having taught previously in National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, and CMR School of Legal Studies, Bengaluru. She holds a LLB degree from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, and a LLM from King’s College London. Her research and practice areas include tax law, property rights and public policy, as well as constitutional law.


At IIHS, Roopashi supports the Legal & Regulation team. She works on contract drafting, undertakes legal and regulatory due diligence and assists with legal and regulatory matters, memos and opinion writing, research work related to urban law-regulation and policy.


  • Law, National Law School of India University (NLSIU),Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Law, CMR School of Legal Studies,Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Urban Regulation: Understanding the Design of Urban Laws and Policies, Law, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS

Journal Articles

  • Khatri, R. (2019). An urgent need for a comprehensive environmental tax policy in India-evaluating the tax deduction proposal for electric vehicles. Journal of Centre of Environmental Law, 4.
  • Khatri, R. (2019). Role of the judiciary in Indian tax policy-an evaluation of the efficiency of judicial outcomes. NUJS Law Review, 12(2), 145.
  • Khatri, R. (2013). Administrative agency and statutory interpretation: A comparative perspective. Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly.



  • Khatri, R. (2019). Customs Special Valuation and Transfer Pricing: International Practice and Building Synergies between Customs and Direct Taxes – relevance and effectiveness of the arm’s length principle in curbing profit shifting through transfer pricing (R. Khatri (ed.)). National Law School of India University Publications.
  • Khatri, R. (2019). Report on the Adequacy of Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007, Suggestions on Measures required for Effective Implementation and Comparative Studies of Global Customs Models (R. Khatri (ed.)). National Law School of India University Publications.
  • Khatri, R. (2019). Goods and Services Tax: Probable Areas of Disputes (R. Khatri (ed.)). National Law School of India University Publications.
  • Khatri, R. (2018). International practices of VAT/GST treatment of e-commerce in services and its relevance to India (R. Khatri (ed.)).
  • Khatri, R. (2018). Training Module on Goods and Services Tax Law for IRS Officers (R. Khatri (ed.)). National Law School of India University Publications.



  • Khatri, R. (2021, February 2). Firm commitments? Millennium Post.
  • Khatri, R. (2020, August 24). The case against big-tech: Justice or theatrics. Centre for Competition Law and Economics.
  • Khatri, R. (2019, December 16). The rule of injustice. Millennium Post.
  • Khatri, R. (2019, December 16). Why does ice cream have an 18% GST rate?.  India Legal.
  • Khatri, R. (2019, August 2). India’s hidden tax crisis. Millennium Post.
  • Khatri, R. (2018, June 19). Keeping pet licences in perspective. Deccan Herald.
  • Khatri, R. (2018, September 12). Waste: managing a new inequality. Deccan Herald.
  • Khatri, R. (2017, August 8). More greenery or better infra? Deccan Herald.



  • Khatri, R. (2020). A Crisis in Legitimacy: Evaluating India’s Departure from the Multilateral Legal Order in International Tax and Investment Law. Academic Council of The United Nations Annual Meeting.
  • Khatri, R. (2019). Role of the Judiciary in Indian Tax Policy: An Evaluation of the Efficiency of Judicial Outcomes. 16th Asian Law Institute Conference.
  • Khatri, R. (2018). Teaching Tax Law to Future Lawyers: An Evaluation of Methodology, Goals and Methods in Tax Law Curriculums imparted in Indian law schools. Higher Education Conclave 2040.
  • Khatri, R. (2017). An Introduction to the Law of Transfer Pricing: How to Avoid Tax Disputes in India. Annual General Meeting of Mackrell International.
  • Khatri, R. (2017). Defending the “Sensitive” and “Slatternly” Woman in the Workplace: A Critique of Sexual Harassment Law. Seminar of Marking the Position of Women in The Criminal Justice System.
  • Khatri, R. (2024, February). Forced migration and affordable housing policy. Paper presented at the 2nd National Seminar on Affordable Housing: Building Inclusive Society for the 21st Century India. Centre for Law & Urban Development, Centre for Tax Laws and National Law University.
  • Khatri, R. (2024, January 6-7). Harmonizing public health with health-care waste: A systems-approach to biomedical waste governance in India. Paper presented at the National Conference on Medical Law, Policy and Ethics (MedLawCon 2024). Gujarat National Law University and Indian Medical Association.
  • Khatri, R. (2023). Embracing “Play” in education: factors in the design of digital and “Digitally Facilitated” games. In G. S. Bajpai, R. Paul, P. Rai, & A. Singh (Eds.), Artificial intelligence in academia: Data protection and IPR issues in AI regime (pp. 89-100). ICDT, National Law University.