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Proudly PNG

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Being a local isn’t just a source of pride for us, it’s a speciality. We know what makes Papua New Guineans tick and how we like to do business. It’s these traits that our clients have come to trust and why we are uniquely positioned to help you.

Contact us to discover the difference.

Lukim yu.

AIRCRAFT
and air law

We are the authors of the PNG chapter in the Sweet & Maxwell publication “International Aircraft Financing” and the sister publication “Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights.”

BANKING & FINANCE

We offer a full banking law practice with in depth knowledge and understanding of all forms of secured and unsecured lending in PNG

COMPETITION
and marketing regulation

We regularly advise on complex consumer protection and competition matters under the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission Act 2002.

CORPORATE
and commercial advisory

We are first and foremost a commercial law practice. Our main focus is commercial law and commercial litigation.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

Employment law has been an important part of our practice for many years. Much of our work involves preparing and advising on employee contracts, industrial disputes and contested termination of employment issues.

Energy & Resources

Our lawyers regularly advise on oil and gas law matters and have first hand, practical in-house experience with major oil & gas projects. We have an in-depth knowledge of the Oil & Gas Act 1998, the Mining Act 1992 and the proposed new mining legislation.

Environment & Planning

Our lawyers regularly work on complicated commercial property transactions including dealing with complex environment law and planning law issues.

Government Law
including Corporatisation and Privatisation

We have advised on the privatization of several PNG Government businesses.

Insolvency and Reconstruction

We are currently advising a major airline on the restructuring of its operations. We regularly advise clients on the receivership and insolvency provisions of the Companies Act 1997.

International Development
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation including alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and expert determination) is the largest part of our PNG practice.

Property Development including Hotels

We have a strong commercial property team. We have structured and documented a number of hotel developments and large land subdivisions.

Taxation including Stamp Duty and GST

We are 1 of only 2 PNG law firms with specialist in-house PNG tax expertise. This expertise includes providing advice on income tax, salaries and wages tax, GST and stamp duty issues. Structuring transactions in a tax effective manner is a regular part of our work.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our clients include several companies operating in the technology, media and telecommunications space. We are regularly asked to advise on PNG’s National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 including network licences, radio communications licences and type approvals.