With the advent of globalization, Nepal has seen a robust growth in e-commerce and information technology (IT) services in the last decade. In the last couple of years alone there has been a boom in online businesses and a rise in digital entrepreneurs. An important factor fueling this growth is the internet penetration which was at 40.37% as of March 2015, as per the latest Management Information System (MIS) report of Nepal Telecommunications Authority. Further, the same report provides that the telephone penetration in Nepal is at 99.4% as on March 2015.
Pioneer Law has developed a niche in this area and have been actively involved in providing specialist advice on a whole gamut of issues. Pioneer Law regularly advises the foreign and local clients in the negotiation and documentation of technology licensing / assignment agreements, software licensing / assignment agreements, merchandising and promotion agreements, and franchise arrangements. Pioneer Law has also developed expertise in the telecommunications sector and have been advising some of the dominant players in the telecommunication sector.
Our services in this practice area also include advising on: (a) data protection, privacy and internet security, (b) regulatory issues related to foreign investment, royalty payments and repatriations, (c) creating efficient business models for e-commerce businesses, and (d) advice on the provisions of the Electronic Transaction Act, 2063 (2006).
Our services in the telecommunication sector include- (a) advising on regulatory issues including telecommunication licenses, (b) drafting and review of agreements such as service and supply agreement, software licensing agreement, mobile app hosting agreement, and roaming agreements, (c) assisting with day-to-day legal and regulatory compliances and communication with the regulatory authorities, (d) advising on the policy papers and consultation documents disseminated by the regulators, and (e) representing clients in the telecommunication sector before various courts, quasi-judicial authorities, and tribunals.
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