Port Moresby

Port Moresby

Ashurst's Papua New Guinea office is the largest of any of the international law firms in Port Moresby, with three resident partners, four non-resident partners and more than 15 lawyers practising Papua New Guinean law.

With the largest and most effective presence of any international law firm in Papua New Guinea, we are well-placed to assist your business in the region.

Papua New Guinea is endowed with cultural and biological diversity. It is home to some of the world's largest gold and copper mines, as well as a highly prospective oil and gas region, in production since 1992. Since independence in 1975, Papua New Guinea has established a common law system, combined with developed local jurisprudence and a democratically elected parliament.

Ashurst's Port Moresby office provides quality legal service in the following areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts and arrangements 
  • Corporate establishment, administration and restructuring 
  • Mining, petroleum and resources 
  • Banking and finance 
  • Litigation and dispute resolution 
  • Industrial and employment law 
  • Corporatisation and privatisation 
  • Intellectual property
  • Telecommunications law.


Tim Glenn, Partner




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