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.”

"The impressive Devendra Pradhan earns praise for his practical advice."

“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.”" 

“Devendra Pradhan is astute and provides practical solutions to matters.”

“Devendra Pradhan [is] recommended [for] his experience in complex cross-border corporate transactions in particular. ”

International Directories

 

Devendra is the founder and managing partner of the firm. Devendra is a dual-qualified lawyer in Nepal and New York and District of Columbia, USA. Devendra has been honored by the Supreme Court of Nepal with the designation and title of "Senior Advocate". Devendra has more than 29 years' seasoned experience in commercial and international field. Devendra has worked with various law firms in New York and Washington, D.C.

Devendra primarily focuses his practice on advising foreign companies in all aspect of commercial law. Devendra has been advising foreign governments, supranational bodies, bilateral agencies, Fortune 500 multinational companies, international organizations, financial institutions, international agencies, etc.

In his 29 years' long career, Devendra has worked in various innovative, high-profile and high-value projects in various areas of commercial law, specifically mergers & acquisitions aviation, banking and finance, hydroelectricity, infrastructure development, project finance, telecommunications, technology, media, intellectual property, commercial litigation and arbitration and international transactions, which are among the biggest transactions in the country.

Major legal directories have recognized Devendra amongst the world's pre-eminent lawyers in various areas of commercial law, especially M&A, aviation, project finance and trademark field for the last several years.

Devendra regularly contributes scholarly articles on various topics of Nepali commercial laws and on key issues of international laws in various international law journals and international publications. His publications are often cited worldwide including by many federal courts of the United States of America in their decisions and orders, United Nations in its publications and by law professors, legal scholars, legal practitioners, etc.

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

Education:

  • 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


Bar Admission:

  • 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
  • Nepal, 1991


 

 

 

 

   
  • The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 - 2018 (Band 1)Chambers Global
   
  • Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 - 2018 (Band 1) Chambers Asia
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

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