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Founding Team

dkompany's founding team combines substantial analytical, practical and managerial experience across the economic cycle, enabling us to develop and deliver value-for-money solutions that have a lasting impact.


Mr David Tanenbaum, Chief Mentor and Senior Consultant

David is an American lawyer and trade consultant with more than 20 years experience in international trade, commerce and policy gained through work in private law firms, government, multilateral organizations, as well as through many years as an independent consultant.

He is a respected authority on international trade policy, in particular anti-dumping and countervailing duties and has worked extensively in many parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, North and Central America, Europe, the former Soviet Union and China. He has represented and advised clients on all aspects of trade, law and policy, specializing in customs, regional integration, food security and trade remedies.

Mr Tanenbaum has recently advised the governments of Ukraine and Maldives on legal and regulatory reforms, and Seychelles, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan on legislation required to ensure harmonization upon accession to the WTO. Other recent assignments have included work in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Syria, Tunisia, Fiji, Rwanda and Nepal. David has also developed and delivered training on trade policy and customs matters to participants from more than 30 countries.

International Trade, Law, Development, Private Sector, Trade Remedies, Commerce, Contract, Tariff, Customs, Trade Facilitation, Technical Assistance, Agriculture, Food Security, French, Asia, Africa

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M International Comparative Law; Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor; East China Institute of Politics and Law, Chinese Comparative and Commercial Law; Northeastern University, MA History


Mr Dhiraj Karki, Founder and Senior Consultant

Dhiraj Karki is an economic consultant with a very unique blend of expertise in business, legal and development sectors. He specialises in international economics and law, public private partnership and investment, cross-border trade and compliance, market linkage and value chains, and designing, monitoring and evaluation of economic development programmes.

For last 10 years, Karki has been providing technical and advisory services, all related to private sector development, inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction to diverse stakeholders, those including the government, non-government and international organizations. Earlier, he worked over 5 years in management positions at multinational firms.

Karki has also served as a visiting faculty to teach global business management course at the Kathmandu University MBA programme, one of South Asia’s finest.

Project Management, Monitoring and Results Measurement, Needs Analysis and Capacity Building; Economic and Public Policy, Business Enabling Environment and M4P, Legal and Regulatory Reforms

University of Nottingham, LL.M International Law; The Hague Academy of International Law, Certificate Public International Law; Kathmandu University School of Management, MBA Marketing and Strategy


Ms Deepa Devkota Karki, Co-founder and Lawyer

Deepa is an Advocate at Supreme Court of Nepal. She has over 4 years experience in business and trade law, and worked with diverse clients from both private and public sectors. She has also been a trade journalist and has been contributing significantly in the economic media sector for last 8 years.

She was awarded Top 10 rank in the national law certification exam 2013 conducted by Nepal Bar Council. Likewise, she has participated in numerous law and media related trainings in India and China.

Deepa is also a founder at dkompany LEGAL, a business services law firm.

Business and Corporate Law, Information Technology and Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing, Foreign Operations and Joint Ventures, Economic Journalism, Litigation and Arbitration

Tribhuvan University, MA Sociology and Anthropology; Nepal Law Campus, LL.B; Tribhuvan University, BA Journalism and Mass Communication

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