Our team has been involved in many of the most important transactions and projects in Papua New Guinea over the past two decades. We are on the ground, with a full service office in Port Moresby including 15 lawyers and support staff, working alongside our Australian offices as an integrated team. We have market-leading experience across all major sectors and practice areas including energy and natural resources, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), infrastructure, property and construction, banking and finance, tax, workplace relations, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution.
We have built strong relationships with the State, the legal profession, the accounting profession and corporate bodies in Papua New Guinea. We understand the legal, political, regulatory and cultural environment, and have an excellent track record of supporting our clients to successfully get their deals done.
Our market-leading experience and local presence, combined with our Australian sector expertise, provides our clients with an invaluable advantage in their dealings in this exciting country.
There is energy and commitment and the passion to achieve success to the satisfaction of the client
Acted for Paradise Company Limited in the acquisition of Laga Industries Limited, a manufacturer of some of Papua New Guinea’s most popular snacks, ice cream, beverages and cooking oil. Paradise, which is majority-owned by Nambawan Super, one of the largest superannuation funds in Papua New Guinea, acquired Laga Industries from Steamships Trading Company Limited after a competitive bidding process.
Advising ASX/POMSoX-listed Kina Securities Limited in the acquisition of ANZ’s retail and commercial / SME banking business in Papua New Guinea. This was one of the largest M&A transactions in PNG in the last 12 months and is a transformative transaction for Kina, acquiring services approximately 85,000 retail and 6,000 Commercial and SME customers.
Advising Newcrest Mining (one of the world’s largest gold miners) and Harmony Gold (South Africa's third-largest gold producer) on the development of the Wafi-Golpu Project, a proposed world class underground copper/gold mine. This is a project of national significance, employing the block cave mining technique, which has not previously been used in Papua New Guinea.