Banking & Finance


Banks & Financial Institutions

Gandhi & Associates offers legal services to banking and other financial institutions. We have advised and represented both domestic banking institutions and the world’s major international banks and bilateral agencies in sophisticated cross-border financing transactions. We represent banks and other financial institutions in a variety of complex litigation matters and counsel clients on how to avoid litigation. We also represent individuals and companies in disputes against banks and financial institutions.

Moreover advise in the following areas in the banking sector:

  1. Advising on debt recovery, collection, and foreclosures;
  2. Advising on trade financing such letter of credit and bank guarantee;
  3. Drafting and reviewing of various loan documents, credit memoranda and other relevant legal documentation in regard to lending and financing;
  4. Advising on compliance issue pursuant to the Banking and Financial Institution Act and Central Bank directives;
  5. Advising and assisting in relation to banking law on making project finance in mega projects as agent for foreign lending agencies;
  6. Advising and assisting in complying with the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act;
  7. Advising bank and financial institution on compliance with the Bank Crime Prevention Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act;
  8. Assisting banks and financial institutions draft and sign agreements and MOUs with foreign banks and financial institution for maintain business relationships and maintaining financial transaction with foreign banks; and
  9. Advising and assisting on matters of remittance and repatriation issue.

Furthermore, Gandhi & Associates is well equipped with associates to advise our clients regarding compliance with authorities such as the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance. We also draft all kinds of banking related legal documents for our clients and provide legal opinions for loan agreement, deeds, contracts, and litigation.

Our legal work in this field includes assistance and advice in the formation, operation, acquisition, and disposition of banks, bank holding companies, savings and loan associations, finance companies, credit card companies, and other financial institutions. As part of our services, our lawyers provide advice on structuring and documenting individual and form loan transactions for many types of loans, including agricultural, commercial, real estate development, consumer, commercial business, and term loans. Our firm represents financial institutions in collections, foreclosures, litigation, and in resolving financially troubled loans both in Nepal and abroad.

The firm has extensive experience in all aspect of banking laws. We have been advising both Nepalese and foreign banks, regarding the establishment of branches and conducting business in Nepal, compliance with the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act and Rules, Banking Regulations, and Central Bank guidelines.

We have been advising commercial banks and other financial institution on transactions that include public issues and loan and credit related transactions, loan recovery issues, letters of credit issues, counter guarantee matters, and other banking related transactions.

Contact Gandhi & Associates for more information.

The following personnel are our primary experts in this area:

Gandhi Pandit
Founding Partner

Gandhi is a graduate of Masters of Laws from Columbia University, USA. His expertise and experience is central to the success of G&A.

Keshav Prasad Mainali
Senior Partner

Keshav is a Former Chief Judge at the Appellate Court, and a graduate of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Nepal Law Campus.

Raju Man Singh Malla
Senior Partner

Raju is a Former Secretary of the Government of Nepal, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Law from London, UK.

Madan Prasad Rimal
Development Sector Director

Madan is a Former Director of the Social Welfare Council, and is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts from Tribuvan University in Kathmandu.

Contact Details

  •   15 Nagarjun Galli, Sahayog Marg
         Anamnagar-32, KTM, Nepal
  •   +977-1-4102880 / 9851035844
  •   +977-1-4102792