Devendra P.N. Pradhan

Managing Partner/Senior Advocate

Devendra P.N. Pradhan


“[T]he best Nepalese lawyer I've encountered.”

“[Devendra Pradhan] is head and shoulders above others, working mainly for international companies.”

“Devendra Pradhan is a widely recognized cross-border lawyer.”

“Devendra Pradhan also has wealth of expertise in M&A, as part of his wider corporate practice, and is praised by clients for his efficiency.”

"[Devendra] focuses very much on quality, and frankly he's a quality practitioner."

“Clients pay tribute to his approachability, responseiveness and 'complete competence'.”

"[Devendra offers a] realistic perspective that encompasses a more global outlook."

"Pradhan was quick to grasp deal specifics, understood French law and was able to reconcile it to Nepal law."

"[Devendra Pradhan's] recommendations are pragmatic, and his firm has helped us achieve our objectives in Nepal at a reasonable cost." 

Chambers & Partners


Devendra 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 honored 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:

  • Center 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





  • The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 - 2016 (Band 1)Chambers Global
  • Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 - 2017 (Band 1) Chambers Asia


  • Lawyer of the Year in Nepal - ACQ Law Awards 2011 - ACQ Magazine