Leading firms in Nepal
Sinha Verma Law Concern
One of the oldest firms operating in Nepal, Sinha Verma Law Concern Nepal (formerly Anil Kumar Sinha Law Firm) advises local and international companies on corporate and tax matters, especially in M&A, projects, and IP. In recent years the two Kathmandu offices have been merged to form one single office to continue its work in private equity, infrastructure, and contract and energy law. Practice co-leader Mahesh Kumar Thapa is an expert in M&A on matters such as hydropower and construction, while Rajeshwor Shrestha is known for his work in tax litigation for banks and multinational corporates.
Imperial Law Associates
Based in Kathmandu, Imperial Law Associates has established itself as a strong corporate practice, focusing on compliance aspects for corporations and NGOs investing in Nepal. Notably, it has key expertise in information and communications technology law, advising on M&A, financing, and market entry for both service providers and broadcasters. In light of Covid-19, members of the team have expanded its pro bono practice, which previously included pro bono drafting work for the government of Nepal. Founder and managing partner Nabin Bhandari advises primarily in corporate law, hydropower projects, foreign direct investment, and IP law. Litigation team leader Surendra Tiwari and Deepesh Ojha are key contacts.
Lotte Grp. Co. Ltd.
Centurion Law Group
Lutheran World Relief, Nepal
Dhaulagiri Kalika Hydro Pvt. Ltd.
Broadlink Networking Communication Pvt. Ltd.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance Project, Nepal
Three Monks Pvt. Ltd.
Manaram Group Pvt. Ltd.
- Drafted the franchise agreement and project development agreement for Lotte Group Co. Ltd., Korea.
- Advised Centurium Law Group on employment matters on behalf of clients working in Nepal.
Neupane Law Associates litigation and corporate work primarily in M&A, project finance, banking, and dispute resolution, especially regarding high-value, complex international transactions and disputes. Corporate and finance leader Anjan Neupane is known for his work litigating in the Nepalese High Court and Supreme Court, while commercial litigation leader Balkrishna Neupane provides specialist advice in joint financings, joint ventures, and M&A.
‘Neupane Law Associates was responsive and helpful. The team provided advice not just about Nepalese law but also local practice.’
‘Anjan Neupane was hands-on and ready to hop on calls to answer queries to move the transaction forward.’
OPEC Fund for International Development
Tetrapak India Pte. Ltd.
Bupa Health Insurance
Nepal Princess Plan
The Export-Import Bank of China
China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation
Equicap Asia Pte. Ltd.
Visa International Pte. Ltd.
Ant Financial (Alipay)
Japan Bank of International Cooperation
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Saisan Co. Ltd.
CIB Finance and Leasing
Power China Sino Hydro
Kansai Electric Power Company
- Advised OFID in the legal matters relating to the loan agreement for $15m cross-border loan to NMB Bank Limited, an “A” class bank of Nepal.
- Advised Kansai Electric Power Company on potential investment into a a large power project in Nepal under a split PPP modality.
- Advised ICICI Bank in all matters relating to the establishment of its representative office in Nepal.
Pioneer Law Associates
Based in Kathmandu, Pioneer Law Associates primarily undertakes corporate and commercial work, ranging from foreign investment and business incorporation to dispute resolution and civil aviation law. The team has particular specialties in insolvency law, securities regulations, and law regarding the establishment of special economic zones in Nepal. Managing partner Anup Raj Upretti advises primarily in transactional matters, including foreign investment, project finance, and private equity.
State Bank of India
Global IME Bank Ltd.
CDC (Worldlink Equity Investment)
SITA Information Networking Computing BV
Bottlers Nepal Ltd.
Pradhan & Associates is a full-service commercial law firm primarily engaged in advising international clients on commercial transaction work, primarily in cross-border transactions, as well as matters related to commercial litigation and arbitration. Furthermore, the team frequently acts as local counsel for international law firms and its clients include international companies in the aviation, technology, and telecommunications sectors. Founder and managing partner Devendra P.N. Pradhan assists foreign companies on all commercial law-related matters, including cross-border M&A, banking and finance, and commercial litigation and arbitration. Additionally, associate partner Shirshak Ghimire is highly experienced in dealing with a range of cross-border deals.
- Defending US-Bangla Airlines, and its insurer and reinsurer in a series of litigation and proceedings relating to the crash of Flight 211 at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Advising a multinational technology company on a range of matters including commercial, international trade, consumer protection and data privacy.
- Acting for a renewable energy development company in its acquisition and development of three solar power projects.