Mahesh Kumar Thapa is a leading corporate lawyer in Nepal and is dedicated to the legal profession since 1993, with over 27 years of experience. Earning recognition for his mastery in various legal domains, including energy law, construction law, telecom law, foreign investment law, project financing law, banking law, arbitration, and tax law, he is a highly regarded personality in the legal fraternity. His unwavering commitment to Nepal's legal sector led him being honored with the title of Senior Advocate in 2022. For his outstanding contribution to the law and justice, he was honored with the prize of Outstanding Young Lawyer and was felicitated by the Right Honorable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal.
Mahesh graduated and post graduated from Tribhuvan University in commercial laws and trained in International Development Law Institute (now International Development Law Organization or 'IDLO') in Rome, Italy in the development law.
He has worked as a counsel, arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in many arbitration proceedings, mostly in construction disputes, intellectual property law disputes, franchising disputes, and agency disputes.
He has represented a wide range of clients in advisory services, foreign investment process, merger & acquisition and dispute resolutions.
He pens articles on modern legal topics and concerns, encompassing subjects like taxation, foreign investment regulations, intellectual property laws, hydropower and energy legislation, corporate governance, contract law, and the application of economic justice for businesses and taxpayers.
He is known for his expertise, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. He is also a valuable asset to the legal community in Nepal, where he is actively involved in promoting the development of the law.
He is consistently ranked in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in corporate law and dispute resolution in Nepal.