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.”
We offer a full banking law practice with in depth knowledge and understanding of all forms of secured and unsecured lending in PNG
We regularly advise on complex consumer protection and competition matters under the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission Act 2002.
We are first and foremost a commercial law practice. Our main focus is commercial law and commercial litigation.
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.
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.
Our lawyers regularly work on complicated commercial property transactions including dealing with complex environment law and planning law issues.
We have advised on the privatization of several PNG Government businesses.
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.
Commercial litigation including alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and expert determination) is the largest part of our PNG practice.
We have a strong commercial property team. We have structured and documented a number of hotel developments and large land subdivisions.
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.
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.