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Amira Ward
Amira Ward
Give light and people will find the way.


Bachelor of Laws (Hons 2A) Griffith University, QLD
Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) (Philosophy and Sociology) Monash University, Melbourne VIC
Admitted to practise as a lawyer in Queensland in November, 2009
Admitted to practise as a lawyer in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in October, 2019

Professional Background
Amira is an Associate in our commercial team in Port Moresby. She has over 7 years of Post Admission Experience, having gained 3 years of experience in Queensland, Australia and over 4 years in Port Moresby, PNG.
Amira regularly engages with PNG’s regulatory bodies, Government departments and commercial banks when acting on behalf of international and local companies.
Amira acts as the Honorary Lawyer for the Royal Papua Yacht Club, on behalf of the firm.

Areas of Experience
Amira practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, aviation, restructuring, commercial property and construction, energy and resources and banking and finance.

Notable highlights include:

  • Acting for PNG Air Limited in a landmark airline restructure, being PNG's first creditors' scheme of arrangement under Part XVI of the Companies Act 1997;
  • Conducting the due diligence for an investment into a Special Economic Zone cement, lime and clinker project in PNG;
  • Conducting a due diligence for a national solar electricity mini grid project;
  • Conducting a due diligence in connection with the Ramu II 180 MW hydroelectricity project;
  • Acting for the lender in connection with a USD 100 million financing arrangement for the Woodlark Gold Project; and
  • Drafting a legal report for the International Finance Corporation and World Bank Group concerning the Papua New Guinea banking sector.


  • Member, Law Society of Papua New Guinea
  • Member, PNG Women Lawyer's Association