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Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 15

Languages: English, Nepali


Firm Overview:

Neupane Law Associates is a pre-eminent law firm in Nepal. The firm specialises in arbitration, banking, dispute resolution, foreign investment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, and cross-border transactions. The firm's lawyers have been advising clients in many notable transactions and complex disputes for over 35 years. The firm is consistently ranked as a top-tier practice by leading international directories and is recognised for technical skill and expertise; timely, detail-oriented and professional service; and business focused, commercial and practical legal advice. The firm offers highest international standards and extensive local expertise. It caters to domestic and international clients and often works as local counsel to international law firms. Main Areas of Practice:

Arbitration

Aviation

Banking & Finance

Construction

Joint Ventures

Public Procurement

Project Development

Insurance

Regulatory

Mergers & Acquisitions

Litigation

Taxation


Banking & Project Finance:

NLA’s banking and finance practice focuses on cross-border loans, project finance, financial technology, foreign exchange and regulatory issues. The team regularly assists several international banks and financial service providers. The firm has developed special expertise in fintech and financial regulation.

The firm has assisted:

■ Bank of China and other lenders in USD 200 million financing of the Hongshi-Shivam Cement Project

■ FMO, DEG, OFID, and other Nepalese lenders in $142.5m financing for 82MW Lower Solu Hydropower Project

■ International Finance Corporation, NIC Asia Bank and HIDCL in $90m financing for 37MW Kabeli-A Hydropower

■ Export-Import Bank of China in due diligence for potential financing of various hydropower projects

■ OPEC Fund for International Development in unsecured loan to NMB Bank Limited

■ Deutsche Bank in undertaking various banking transactions with Nepalese parties

■ Julius Baer Banking Group in undertaking banking and derivative transactions with counterparties involving various Nepalese commercial banks

■ SAARC Development Fund in drafting of its standard loan documentations for use in Nepalese transactions

Key Clients: Japan Bank of International Cooperation, Ant Financial, Tencent, Visa, Mashreq Bank, Sinosure, China Development Bank


Corporate & Commercial:

NLA’s corporate and commercial practice focuses on market entry, foreign investment, franchising, leasing, distribution, public procurement, intellectual property, taxation and cross-border transactions. The firm has extensive experience in assisting multinational companies in market entry issues.

The firm has assisted:

■ ICICI Bank in all aspects of establishment of its representative office in Nepal

■ Marriott International in undertaking management and licensing agreements for Marriott and Fairfield brand hotels

■ Hilton in undertaking management and licensing agreements for DoubleTree hotels

■ Uber in market entry and establishment of subsidiary in Nepal

■ Milvik in market entry and establishment of subsidiary in Nepal

■ The Body Shop in market entry into Nepal

■ Kansai Power in regulatory aspects of electricity business in Nepal

■ ICBC Financial Leasing in leasing of two Airbus-A320s to Himalaya Airlines

■ China Development Bank Leasing in leasing of two Airbus-A320s to Himalaya Airlines

■ Patron Spirits in undertaking distribution agreements with Nepalese distributor

■ IDEMIA in various commercial, tax and foreign exchange matters related to its procurement agreement

Key Clients: Unilever Nepal, Rhoto Pharmaceutical, Iflix, Mahindra & Mahindra, Dusit Thani, Daraz Group, Toshiba, JCB, Nissan Motors


Mergers & Aquisitions:

NLA has a leading merger and acquisitions practices in Nepal. The firm’s lawyers advise on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestures and other corporate transaction. The firm has assisted in several high value, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters.

The firm has assisted:

■ Telenor in Nepalese law aspects of potential merger with Axiata

■ Daraz Group in the sale of Daraz Nepal to Alibaba Group

■ Rank Group in the sale of Closure Systems Nepal to Pact Group

■ International Finance Corporation in its equity investment in Upper Trishuli-1 218MW Hydropower Project

■ CCK Power Group in acquisitions of 138MW Upper Marshyangdi-1 hydropower project

■ Saisan in acquisition of majority stake in NL Gas Udhyog Ltd., a leading gas company in Nepal

■ ABB Asea on Nepalese law aspects of sale of its electricity business to Hitachi

■ Euronet Worldwide in acquisition of global operations of IME, largest remittance company in Nepal

■ Viettel Telecom in potential acquisition of a majority stake in one of the largest telecom companies in Nepal

Key Clients: InfraCo, Dish Home, Digital Classifieds Group, Winner Liquor


Litigation & Dispute Resolution:

NLA has one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Nepal. The firm assists clients in domestic and international arbitration and litigation in various Nepalese courts. The firm has special expertise on shareholder, investment, and crossborder disputes.

The firm has assisted:

■ Proxima Beta in litigation at the Supreme Court against government’s decision to ban PUBG mobile app

■ Nissan Motors in defending various lawsuits filed by previous distributor following non-renewal at District Court, High Court and Supreme Court

■ ICICI Bank in a letter of credit dispute at the Supreme Court

■ Northern and Western Insurance Company in defending reinsurance claim filed by a Nepalese insurance company

■ Tata Projects in various contractual disputes relating to EPC Agreements

■ BIC Cello in recovery of outstanding payments from a distributor in Nepal

■ Mesra Saksama in connection to shareholder dispute claim at the High Court against an internet service provider

■ Marriott International in trademark protection and enforcement issues related to its trademarks

■ Ganpati Tobacco in dispute relating to the ownership of “Raj Niwas” trademark

Key Clients: The European Commission, Saudi Arabian Airlines, BBC Media Action


Firm Contact:

Partner: Anjan Neupane

Tel: +977 1 5901652

Email: [email protected]

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Nepal

Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 2

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Nepal

Corporate/Commercial


Anjan Neupane
Band 2

Dispute Resolution


Balkrishna Neupane
Band 2

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Band 2
Anjan NeupaneCorporate/Commercial
Balkrishna NeupaneDispute Resolution

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2nd Floor, Central Business Park

Thapathali Road

Kathmandu

Bagmati

Nepal

44600

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