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Pradhan, Ghimire & Associates (formerly Pradhan & Associates) is a top-tier full service commercial law firm.  Our practice focuses in all areas of domestic and international commercial laws with expertise in aviation, banking and finance, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, capital markets and securities, private equity, telecommunications, technology, infrastructure development, commercial litigation, arbitration, international transactions, etc.  We offer professional services primarily to foreign companies and international institutions as well as individual clients.  We routinely advise Fortune 500 companies.

Our firm has consistently been recognized as a leader in the area of aviation law by major international legal directories. Our aviation practice has gained distinct recognition in the aviation market and has been highly praised by major international legal directories. Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 stated “[Pradhan, Ghimire & Associates] offers notable strength in aviation.”  Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 stated “This leading commercial team is highlighted by clients for its experience and expertise in the aviation sector.”  Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 stated “In addition to its comprehensive business and commercial law offering, the group also has noted specializations in aviation [……], amongst others.” Similarly, Chambers Global 2012 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 stated Pradhan & Associates offers significant expertise in a wide range of aviation matters.”

We have expertise and seasoned experience in handling complex transactions for small and large commercial aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters. We handle contentious as well as non-contentious work in aviation sector. In non-contentious sector, we advise and represent primarily aircraft and engine manufacturers, foreign aircraft owners and leasing corporations, insurers and reinsurers, airlines and brokers in transactional, commercial and regulatory matters and represent them before various regulatory agencies. In contentious sector, we handle matters relating to aircraft leasing disputes, air carriers’ liability, insurance and reinsurance claims, management of accident liability claims, accident investigation, accident litigation, etc.

Our lawyers are well-versed in and have in-depth knowledge in all aspects of domestic and international aviation law. Our lawyers have widely published scholarly articles in various areas of Nepali aviation law as well as in key issues of international aviation law in various international law journals and international publications.

In this field, we handle following matters:

 

  • Aircraft sale
  • Aircraft purchase
  • Aircraft financing
  • Aircraft leasing
  • Engine leasing
  • Aviation insurance and reinsurance issues
  • Aircraft registration and de-registration
  • Liens and security documentation
  • Repossession of aircraft
  • Licensing and certification of air carriers
  • Aviation regulatory matters
  • Aircraft leasing disputes and litigations
  • Aviation accident claim management
  • Aviation accident investigation and litigation

Awards and Recognitions in Aviation sector:

  • Corporate INTL Magazine – Legal Awards 2015 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • ACQ Magazine – ACQ Global Awards 2015 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • Global Law Experts – Global Law Experts Practice Awards 2014 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • Corporate INTL Magazine – Legal Awards 2014 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • ACQ Magazine – ACQ Global Awards 2013 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • Lawyers World MagazineLeading Lawyer Awards 2012 – Aviation Law Firm in Nepal
  • ACQ Magazine – ACQ Global Awards 2012 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • DealMakers Monthly Magazine – DealMakers Global Awards 2012 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • DealMakers Monthly Magazine – DealMaker Country Awards 2012 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal
  • ACQ Magazine – ACQ Law Awards 2011 – Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepal

 

Publications:

  • Aircraft Leasing and Financing in Nepal, Airline Economics, Aviation Law Yearbook 2016, London (Authored by Devendra Pradhan)
  • Aircraft Finance: Registration, Securities and Enforcement, (Nepal Chapter), Sweet & Maxwell Limited, London (Authored by Devendra Pradhan)
  • Aviation Industry in Nepal: Need to Adhere to Geneva and Cape Town Convention,New Business Age, Kathmandu (October-November 2008) (Authored by Devendra Pradhan)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport 2009, (Nepal Chapter), Law Business Research Ltd, London (September 2008) (Authored by Devendra Pradhan)
  • The Fifth Jurisdiction Under the Montreal Liability Convention: Wandering American or Wandering Everybody? 68 J. AIR L. & COM. 717 (2003) (Authored by Devendra Pradhan)