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Anup Raj Upreti

Anup Raj Upreti

Managing Partner

Anup has a practicing experience of more than 12 years in commercial law. Anup regularly advises clients on diverse transactional matters ranging from foreign investment, project finance to private equity.

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Anju Upreti Dhakal

Anju Upreti Dhakal

Partner

Anju has been practicing law since 1991 when she first joined Pioneer Law. She primarily advises clients on issues related to intellectual property and copyright, foreign investment, project finance and implementation,

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Shiva Prasad Rijal

Shiva Prasad Rijal

Advocate / Partner

Shiva is one of the partners of Pioneer Law Associates and has been with Pioneer since 1992. His main areas of professional activities are banking, contract and corporate matters of national and multi national companies, public & private interest litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

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Tilak Bikram Pandey

Tilak Bikram Pandey

Partner

Tilak has a practicing experience of more than 13 years in the field of commercial laws. As a team member, Tilak had advised clients on transactional matters, labor, insurance and tax and legal due

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Narayan Chaulagain

Narayan Chaulagain

Partner

Narayan has a practicing experience of more than one decade in the field of commercial laws. As a team member, Narayan had advised the clients on project finance deals,energy and infrastructure

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Ratna Kumar Kharel

Ratna Kumar Kharel

Advocate

Ratna has been practicing law since 1999. At PLA, Ratna is active in both litigation and corporate matters. Ratna also conducts real estate due diligence and title search and assists the clients in applying and obtaining

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Nirab Gyawali

Nirab Gyawali

Associates

Nirab has a practicing experience of more than 4 years in the field of commercial laws. As a team member, Nirab has advised and helped partners advice the clients on various projects from project finance deals to due diligence exercise. He has been working on various legal and regulatory reform projects from the very beginning while he was an intern at this law firm.

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Sabana Poudel

Sabana Poudel

Associate

Sabana Poudel has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. She is involved in the Research and Development Team of the Firm. She regularly assists senior associates in diverse corporate matters including research, drafting of documents, preparation of briefs, conducting legal due diligence and translation of legal documents; among others.

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Amrit Sapkota

Amrit Sapkota

Associate

Amrit is working towards specializing in Corporate Law especially on contract, banking and financial laws, international trade, Company related dispute and Intellectual Property. His area of interest includes Corporate Litigation, contract and dispute management.

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Pratikshya Dahal

Pratikshya Dahal

Associate

Pratikshya has been involved in the Corporate Team of the firm since 2015. She has been responsible for conducting legal due diligence for investment in hydropower, hotel, hospital, cement, manufacturing and ecommerce sectors.

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Bhawana Baniya

Bhawana Baniya

Associate

Bhawana has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. She is involved in the corporate team and assisting associates with various corporate matters of clients. She has been drafting corporate documents

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Nabin Bhandari

Nabin Bhandari

Associate

Nabin has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. He has been working in Corporate and Transaction department. As an Associate Member of the firm he has been advising on various issues but not limited to foreign investment, energy law, infrastructure law, intellectual property law.

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Sabrina Basnet

Sabrina Basnet

Associate

Sabrina has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. She has been working in corporate team. She has been involved in array of matters such as conducting legal due diligence, giving legal opinions, drafting corporate documents, transaction documents, corporate counseling of private and public companies and various corporate governance matters.

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Prerana Basnet

Prerana Basnet

Junior Associate

Prerana has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. She is involved in the Intellectual Property team within the firm. She focuses her practice on all aspects related to intellectual property and has been assisting senior associates on various intellectual property issues ranging from drafting cases and briefs; preparing legal advice on protection of trademarks and copyrights, infringement actions; drafting cease and desist notices; to name a few. She is also involved in drafting commercial agreements including intellectual property licensing and assignment agreements.

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Anushka Bhattarai

Anushka Bhattarai

Junior Associate

Anushka has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. She is a part of the Corporate Team and her practice focuses mainly on banking and finance, equity investments, tax and corporate law. She has been involved in drafting of legal opinions and transaction documents, reviewing of finance agreements and conducting of due diligence.

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Pratistha Bhandari

Pratistha Bhandari

Junior Associate

Pratistha has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2016. She has been involved in Litigation team of the firm. She holds extensive knowledge in handling tax and labor related issues. She has been involved with drafting of the legal documents including administrative review in relation to the corporate dispute, legal opinion, preparing due diligence report etc. of MNC's, corporate body and various NGO's and INGO's, labor reformation projects in area of her expertise.

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Kripa Shrestha

Kripa Shrestha

Junior Associate

Kripa has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. She is a part of Intellectual Property team of the firm. Her practice mainly entails Intellectual Property related functions including but not limited to preparation of Advisory Opinions, Legal Drafting, Drafting Contracts, Cease and Desist Notices, Take-Down Notices, Reviewing Franchise Agreements, Translation etc. In addition to that, she also assists in some corporate and (I)NGOs related matters in the firm. Besides this, she is also involved in research and content development in intellectual property related issues.

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Diksha Kandel

Diksha Kandel

Junior Associate

Diksha has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. She has been working in corporate team. She regularly assists clients in a wide range of legal due diligence, acquisitions, share transfers, technology transfers, preparing legal opinions, drafting corporate documents and conducting research on issues relating to foreign investment, corporate compliances and other diverse commercial matters.

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Resham Kandel

Resham Kandel

Junior Associate

Resham has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. He is a part of Litigation Team of the Firm. He regularly assists senior associates in diverse corporate matters including research, drafting of legal documents and legal opinions, preparation of briefs, framing and reviewing Employment Agreements and translation of legal documents; among others.

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Dharmadhir Acharya

Dharmadhir Acharya

Junior Associate

Dharmadhir has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. He has been working in Litigation Team. He is involved in drafting pleading notes, preparing case briefs and legal opinion in various corporate, intellectual and employment laws issue. He is also involved in diverse corporate matters including research, conducting legal due diligence and translation of legal documents.

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Achyut Basnet

Achyut Basnet

Junior Associate

Achyut has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. He is a part of the Litigation Team and is responsible for drafting legal documents and legal opinions for various employment related issue, intellectual property and corporate related issues. He has been involved in preparing briefs and pleading notes of cases. He is also involved in various legal researches.

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Nischal Kharel

Nischal Kharel

Junior Associate

Nischal Kharel has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2017. He is a part of Litigation Team of the Firm and his practices are moreover focused on the corporate matters that includes drafting of legal documents and opinions, preparing briefs, translation of documents and performing empirical research in various corporate matters.

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