Pradhan & Associates
Pradhan & Associates is a top-tier full service commercial law firm. We are a law firm predominantly engaged in international practice. The Firm is recognized as a leader in cross-border transactions. The Firm has been involved in some of the most high-profile and ground breaking transactions in Nepal. 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 routinely advise Fortune 500 companies.
Major international legal directories have ranked the Firm as the top ranked law firm in Nepal and members of the Firm amongst the leading lawyers in Nepal as well as amongst the world’s pre-eminent lawyers in various areas of practice. The Firm has earned several international awards and honors in the area of commercial law, such as: The Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year in Nepal, Law Firm of the Year in Nepal, Overall Law Firm of the Year in Nepal,Commercial Law Firm of the Year in Nepal, One of the Top 250 Law Firms in the World,etc.
The 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 Pacific2016stated “[Pradhan & Associates] offers notable strength in aviation.” Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers Asia Pacific2015stated “This leading commercial team is highlighted by clients for its experience and expertise in the aviation sector.” Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Asia Pacific2013 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 Pacific2012 stated “Pradhan & Associates offers significant expertise in a wide range of aviation matters.”. Major international legal directories have awarded the Firm Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Nepaland member of the Firm amongst the world’s pre-eminent aviation lawyer for several years in a row.
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 the following matters:
Aviation insurance and reinsurance issues
Aircraft registration and de-registration
Liens and securitization
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