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Senior Associate
Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward
It always seems impossible until it's done.


Bachelor of Laws Griffith University
Bachelor of International Business Griffith University
Admitted to practise as a lawyer in Queensland in 2006
Admitted to practise as a lawyer in Papua New Guinea in 2012
Admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2007

Professional Background
Daniel (Dan) assists Australian and international clients with corporate and commercial law matters including mergers and acquisitions, mining and energy resources, banking and finance and provides regulatory advice.
Dan also assists a variety of multi-national firms in the Asia Pacific region. Dan has experience with cross border transactions involving Australia, United States of America, Singapore and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Dan is admitted to the High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Queensland and the National Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea. He has spent half his life living and working in PNG and is able to speak Tok Pisin fluently. Dan understands the legal and non-legal challenges facing foreign business in PNG.
As a published author with Bloomberg and CCH Australia Limited (a Wolters Kluwer business), Dan has written commentary on Company, Tax and Labour Law for the PNG jurisdiction.

Areas of Experience

  • Providing ongoing regulatory advice to PNG Power Limited.
  • Advising an international aerospace company on PNG licensing regulations.
  • Regularly advising various companies across Asia on PNG energy and resources, corporate, banking and regulatory matters.
  • Acting for one of the world's leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses with interests in PNG.
  • Acting as probity advisor for PNG Ports, a State-Owned-Entity in relation to the selection of an international terminal operator to develop two ports in Motukea and Lae.
  • Regularly acting for and advising gold mining companies on various aspects of their operations in PNG.
  • Prepared a legal report on alternative fuel generation for a PNG gold mining company;
  • Regularly advising and acting for clients on foreign investment laws in PNG.
  • Preparing due diligence reports for projects in the energy and resource and mining sectors;
  • Providing corporate, insurance and employment law advice to various clients; and
  • Advising various PNG landowner groups on landowner rights.


  • Member, Law Society of Papua New Guinea