Name: Devendra P.N. Pradhan
Firm Name: Pradhan & Associates
Country: Nepal
Expertise: Commercial Law

Telephone: +977 1 425 2272/4852
Fax: +977 1 426 6422
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Devendra P.N. Pradhan is the founder and managing partner of the firm. Devendra has more than 27 years’ seasoned experience in commercial and international matter. Devendra has been honoured by the Supreme Court of Nepal with the designation and title of “Senior Advocate”. Devendra also worked with various law firms in New York and Washington, D.C. In addition to Nepal, Devendra is also admitted as an attorney-at-law in New York, District of Columbia and various Federal Courts in the United States of America.

Devendra focuses his practice on advising and representing foreign companies primarily in the area of aviation, banking and finance, commercial, energy, hydroelectricity, infrastructure project development, telecommunications, technology, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, intellectual property, international franchising, commercial arbitration, cross-border and international transactions, etc.

Devendra has worked in various innovative, high-profile and high-value projects in various areas of commercial law, such as, aviation, banking and finance, hydroelectricity and infrastructure project development, telecommunications, mergers & acquisitions which are among the largest and high-profile projects in the country. Devendra has been advising foreign governments, supranational bodies, bilateral agencies, Fortune 500 multinational companies, international organizations, financial institutions, international agencies, etc.

Devendra has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, Lawyers World Magazine, ACQ Magazine, InterContinental Finance Magazine, etc. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him amongst the world’s leading lawyers in aviation, M&A, project finance and trademark field for the last several years. Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides has recognized him amongst the world’s pre-eminent lawyers in aviation, M&A and trademark field. InterContinental Finance Magazine has recognized him as- One of the top 500 Lawyers in the World.

Devendra regularly contributes scholarly articles on various topics of Nepalese commercial laws and on key issues of international laws in various national publications as well as in international law journals and international publications.

Devendra is a member of various national and international professional associations.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., USA, LL.M. in International Business Law, 2001
  • Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 1990

Professional Training:

  • Centre for American and International Law, Plano, Texas, U.S.A, “Academy of American and International Law”, 1999
  • The University of Queensland, TC Beirne School of Law, Brisbane, Australia, “Training Courses on Project Finance, Construction Law, and International Trade and Finance Law”, 1998

Bar Admission:

  • Nepal, 1991
  • New York, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2008
  • United States Court of International Trade, 2003
  • United States Tax Court, 2003

Firm Overview:

Pradhan & Associates (formerly Pradhan, Ghimire & Associates) is a top-tier full service commercial law firm in Nepal. Founded in 1997 by Senior Advocate, Devendra P.N. Pradhan as a sole proprietorship firm and later converted into a limited liability company, in its 20-year journey, the firm stands out from the crowd and is widely recognized as Nepal’s premier commercial law firm. The firm is well known for its expertise in commercial transactional work as well as in complex commercial litigation and arbitration.

We do not strive to be the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers. Rather, we are a Firm predominantly engaged in international practice. The Firm has set the standard for excellence in legal services in Nepal. The Firm is committed to excellence in every aspect of commercial law that we practice. The Firm has been involved in some of the most high-profile and ground breaking transactions in Nepal and continues to be a part of major headline transactions in the field of commercial law. We have a large array of collective expertise in handling sophisticated transactions.

We offer professional services primarily to foreign companies and international institutions as well as individual clients. Our objective is to provide comprehensive legal services to foreign companies and business entities in the area of commercial and business laws in Nepal. We advise on the matters arising under Nepalese laws and regulations as well as on international matters that touch and interact with Nepalese laws and regulations.

We pride in our capability in advising the world’s leading companies. The firm has been advising foreign governments, supranational bodies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, Fortune 500 companies, etc. The firm has strong ties and working relationship with many foreign law firms and frequently acts as a local counsel for major large international law firms.

The firm has earned several international awards and honours in the area of commercial law, such as: Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year in Nepal, Law Firm of the Year in Nepal, Commercial Law Firm of the Year in Nepal for several years in a row and numerous practice area awards for its outstanding works. Major international legal directories have ranked the firm as the top ranked law firm in Nepal and members of the firm amongst the leading lawyers in Nepal as well as amongst the world’s pre-eminent lawyers in various areas of practice.