In an effort of knowledge sharing, Pioneer Law Associates has compiled the Arbitration Handbook: Nepal. This Handbook provides a snapshot into the legal regime governing arbitration law in Nepal by simply explaining this model of alternative dispute resolution in the Nepalese context for readers across sectors. The Handbook starts with a conceptual introduction to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitrations in the Nepalese context. Thereafter, the Handbook delivers a quick understanding of the applicable laws. The Handbook gives a brief on arbitration agreements and clauses, and ends with a step by step guide in relation to the process of arbitrations and the role of courts with respect to the same. The Arbitration Group at Pioneer comprises of professionals with international and domestic expertise in the field of arbitration and is proud to present to you this Handbook keeping in line with the firm’s vision of easy access to knowledge for all stakeholders.

In the several decades of Pioneer Law Associates’ practice, we have come across a multitude of questions regarding the legal aspects on a Non-Resident Nepali’s life. Many Nepalis have gone abroad for new opportunities, while remaining rooted to their heritage. We at Pioneer understand the challenges that are involved in this endeavor, keeping in mind that NRN law is a very diverse area of law, covering family law to investment law.

In the spirit of knowledge sharing, the team at Pioneer decided to create a one-stop handy guide for NRNs, and as such we present to you the Legal Handbook for Non-Resident Nepalis. The purpose of this handbook is to serve as an informational guide for the vast and diverse NRN community and our esteemed colleagues. Most legal issues relating to NRNs are very multi-faceted in nature and there is no solution that fits all, so it is important to remember that this handbook serves only as an informational guide. We urge our readers to feel free to use this resource as a starting point for knowledge acquisition and to feel free to share this resource with those whom it may help.

The Handbook has been updated till December 2022, incorporating change in relevant laws.


Intellectual capital and its preservation have become increasingly important as economies become more information and technology focused. In accordance with worldwide trends, Nepal has recognized the importance of intellectual property (IP), and there is a growing trend among legislators and the judiciary to provide IP protection and enforce IP rights (IPR). 

For many businesses, IP is the most valuable asset. Businesses may fail to safeguard their IP rights without skilled legal guidance and a defined IP strategy, leaving themselves vulnerable to IP infringement. Without proper IP guidance, business may also lose out on the possible income which can be earned through optimum utilization of IP.  

We at Pioneer understand the need for strategic assistance on all elements of IP law by identifying, protecting, and exploiting intellectual property rights at each stage of the innovation lifecycle. We have thus drafted a comprehensive helpful guide for IP owners in the spirit of information sharing, and as a result, we present to you the Intellectual Property Handbook. 

It is however crucial to note that this handbook is only intended to provide general information. We encourage our readers to utilize this material as a reference point for acquiring knowledge on the present legal regime on IP in Nepal and to share it with those who might benefit from it. 

Considering the growing number of foreign investment businesses in Nepal, Pioneer Law Associates’ has come up with a guide to acquaint foreign investors with the legal and regulatory framework of investing in Nepal.

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