Law Firm in Nepal
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WELCOME TO NEUPANE LAW ASSOCIATES

"A highly regarded generalist practice" - Chambers Asia 2015
"They have excellent knowledge and practice experience of business law in Nepal" - Chambers Asia 2015
"Highly recommended by international clients and law firms" - Chambers Global 2014
"Sources praise the team for straightforward analysis and proactive approach to service" - Chambers Global 2014

A LEADER IN NEPAL

"Band 1 for General Business Law" - Chambers Asia 2015
"Overall Law firm of the Year" - AI Legal Awards 2014
 "Investment Law Firm of the Year" - ACQ Law Awards 2014

INVESTING IN NEPAL - A LEGAL GUIDE

We have published a revised guide for 2015.
Click here to request the legal guide to investing in Nepal now.

RANGE OF EXPERTISE

We advise and represent clients in a range of legal matters in Nepal.
We are recognised as the "go to" firm for international business and dispute resolution.

HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

Neupane Law Associates advised the lenders in the landmark financing of a hydropower project in Nepal.
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Neupane Law Associates – Nepal Law Firm

Neupane Law Associates is a leading international business, corporate and litigation law firm based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have been advising leading corporates, multinationals, financial institutions, governmental organisations and private individuals for over 30 years. We are recognised as the "go to" law firm for international business and dispute resolution.

 

Awards & Recognition

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 ranks us Band 1 for General Business Law. It discribes us as a "highly regarded generalist practice with foundation in dispute resoution" and notes our "excellient knowledge and experience of business law and Nepali legal practicalities". Chambers Global 2014 states our practice is "highly recommended by international law firms and clients". AI Legal Awards 2014 awarded us "Overall Law Firm of the Year - Nepal". ACQ Law Awards 2014 awarded us "Investment Law Firm of the Year - Nepal". ACQ Law Awards 2013 awarded us "Law Firm of the Year - Nepal". Acquistion International has recognized us as "Leading Adviser Nepal - 2013". Legals Finest recommends us as "world's finest experts" for business and real estate law. Martindale-Hubble Client Review rates us "Preeminent Law Firm".
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Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Litigation

    Arbitration, litigation and disputes practices at Neupane Law Associates in well known for its high standards of client representations. We have represented clients in the highly complex and high-stake disputes. Our practice has been highly recommended by various international publications. 

    Chambers Asia 2015 highly recommends our dispute practice. It states:"this is a generalist practice with a foundation in dispute resolution". Chambers Global 2014 notes: "it is highlighted for its strength in litigation, with notable expertise in constitutional and administrative law, as wel...
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  • Banking & Project Finance

    Banking and project financing practice at Neupane Law Associates is one of the leading practices in the country. Our clients include international banks, development lenders, financial institutions, Nepalese banks and borrowers and project developers. We have particular expertise in project finance transactions in the hydropower sector.

    We have advised in and structured various pioneering transactions in Nepal. We advised the lenders in biggest foreign loan financing of USD 142.5 m project finance loan in Nepal for an 82 MW hydropower plant, first financing involving both Nepalese and foreign lenders, financing by multilateral agency of 37MW hydropower pl...
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  • Corporate & Commercial

    Corporate and commercial practice at Neupane Law Associates is recognized as a top tier practice in Nepal. Chambers Asia 2015 ranks us Band 1 for General Business Law.

    Our corporate and commercial practice focuses on risk mitigation for clients. We understand clients' business and offer tailored solutions. Our lawyers can quickly assess commercial and legal risks involved in a particular transactions and can offer stratigic advise. 

    Our expertise in commercial matters is as follows:

  • Construction & Procurement

    Construction activities are increasing at a very speedy rate in Nepal. As transition of Nepal to a developing country continues, construction activities will grow further. Hotels, hydropower projects, roads, transmission lines, factories and other infrastructures is expected to grow at a very fast pase in the coming years. However, lack of planning and knowledge of the local laws are a must when undertaking construction. Our lawyers regularly advise employers, contractors and consultants in issues relating to construction and procurement in Nepal. We also undertake litigation in relation to disputes arising in public procurement. More »

  • Investment & Regulation

    Advising foreign and local investors on investment laws and regulations constitutes a major portion of our practice. We have advised many foreign and local investors in sectors including aviation, energy, information technology, insurance, services, manufacturing and real estage. 

    We have been awarded "Investment Law Firm of the Year - Nepal - 2014" by the ACQ Law Awards 2014 recognising the top-tier work we have undertaken in this area. 

    Our practice covers:

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  • M&A & Joint Ventures

    Mergers, acquistions and joint ventures practice at Neupane Law Associates is a leading practice in the jurisdiction. We assist both local and foreign corporates and investors in makeing investment in Nepal. Our lawyers have an in-depth expertise in issues arising in major deals, having acted for a large number of international and local investors in headlining transactions in Nepal.  We have acted in leading joint venture projects such as biggest foreign investment joint venture project in Nepal, over 1000MW+ hydropower projects and in acquisitions of a large number of companies in sectors such as information technology, manufactur...
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  • Property & Real Estate

    The growing value of land in Nepal and complex laws relating to angsha and moi have created many complexities in property and land laws in Nepal. Our firm is at the forefront in assisting clients in making the right decision by providing correct advise and litigating the cases at various courts. We regularly litigate land related cases in Supreme Court, Appeal Courts and District Court. Further, we advise businesses and real estate developers in acquistion, leasing, developing and selling land.

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  • Taxation

    Tax is an insaparable part of business. While a certain level of tax is required for development and functioning of the government, we beleive that government revenue should be raised fairly and predictibily. However, tax codes are becoming increasingly complex and clients are finding it hard to cope. Our lawyers are experienced in advising clients in both local and international taxation, including matters relating to tax treties and we help clients deal with tax aspects of commercial transactions by providing clear and practical legal advise. We provide both contentious and transactional tax advise. 

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News & Publications

Nepal Foreign Investment Policy 2015: What's hot and what's not?

27 Mar 2015

The Council of Ministers of Nepal approved the new Foreign Investment Policy 2015 revoking the previous Foreign Investment Policy 1991 in the first week of March 2015. The provisions of the policy not covered by the current Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act (FITTA) 1992 will be implemented by the new foreign investment act. Generally, policies are not legally binding until they have been specifically enacted in the law as ...

Chambers Asia 2015 ranks firm as a leader in Nepal

12 FEB 2015

Neupane Law Associates has been ranked as a leading law firm in Nepal for General Business Law by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 Guide. Business law practice at the firm has been ranked "Band 1" alongside other law firm in the jurisdiciton. 

The law firm has been described as "a highly regarded generalist practice with a foundation in dispute resolution and growing presence in the corporate law sephere." T...