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Devendra is the managing partner of Pradhan, Ghimire & Associates (formerly Pradhan & Associates). Devendra primarily focuses his practice in advising and representing foreign corporations and has represented many multinational companies from Fortune 500 list. He primarily focuses his practice in the area of aviation, banking and finance, telecommunications, technology, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, projects, intellectual property, international franchising, international transaction, etc.
In aviation sector, Devendra handles contentious as well as non-contentious work. In non-contentious sector, he advises primarily aircraft and engine manufacturers, foreign aircraft owners and leasing corporations, insurers and reinsurers, airlines, brokers in transactional, commercial and regulatory matters and represents them before government agencies. In contentious sector, he handles matters relating to aircraft leasing disputes, air carriers’ liability, insurance and reinsurance claims, accident investigation, accident litigation, etc.
Devendra has been recognized as a leading lawyer in various areas of commercial law by Who’s Who Legal, Legal Media Group, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, InterContinental Finance Magazine, Lawyers World Magazine, ACQ Magazine, etc. Chambers Global and Chambers Asia have recognized him as a leading lawyer (Band 1) for the last several years. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him amongst the world’s leading lawyers in the area of aviation, M&A, project finance, franchising and trademark for the last several years. Legal Media Group (Expert Guides 2015) has recognized him amongst the world’s leading lawyers in the area of aviation. InterContinental Finance Magazine has awarded him with “One of the top 500 Lawyers in the World – IFCM 500 Leading Lawyer Awards” in 2013 and 2015. Lawyers World Magazine has awarded him with “Lawyers World – Leading Lawyer Awards 2012” and ACQ Magazine has also awarded him with “ACQ Law Awards 2011 – Lawyer of the Year in Nepal”.
Devendra received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1990. He also obtained an LLM in International Business Law from American University, Washington College of Law where he studied international aspects of aviation law.
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. He also worked with various law firms in New York and Washington, D.C.
Devendra has widely published scholarly articles on various areas of Nepali aviation law as well as on key issues of international aviation law in various international law journals and prestigious international publications which include, Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Sweet & Maxwell’s Aircraft Finance: Registration, Securities and Enforcement, Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport, etc.