I am a lawyer and academician specialising in intellectual property law, trade, and international investment law and policy. Currently, I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, UK. Before moving to academia, I practiced law and appeared before the Supreme Court of Nepal and sub-ordinate courts; have taught in Nepal and continue to advise and write on legal and policy issues related to Nepal.
My research focuses on the Transatlantic and the Global South. I have experience working in the Philippines, India, Thailand, and Nepal on different intellectual property, trade, and investment-related issues. In the past, I was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) of Bournemouth University in the UK. I have represented and worked as a consultant for international organizations, companies, EU funded projects.
I have taught intellectual property, trade and investment law at the Europe-North America and the Europe-Asia Programme of Sciences Po. In 2021, I was a adjunct Professor at Sciences Po (Middle East and Mediterranean Campus), and currently a Research Affiliate at Sciences Po Law School and Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki and also a Transatlantic Technology Law (TTLF) Fellow at Stanford Law School (USA).
I hold Ph.D. in Law from Sciences Po Law School Paris, LLM from Maastricht University, Netherlands as a UM High Potential Scholar and BSc.LLB (Hons) degree from KIIT University, India, and also a fellow of the Global Policy Forum for Nepal (UK) and has advised the Government of Nepal on intellectual property and investment issues.
I serve as a member of the Editorial Board for the Global Trade & Customs Journal, Kluwer Law International.