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  • Client Update: Personal Property Security regime commences in PNG

    10 May 2016

    The commencement of the Personal Property Security regime means important changes to the way companies transact business in Papua New Guinea. Partner Karla Fraser and Senior Associate Sarah Kuman report.

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  • Client Update: Proposed amendments to the PNG Land Act

    3 May 2016

    Amendments to the Papua New Guinea Land Act have been proposed which, among other things, will restrict ownership of land by non-citizens, including PNG incorporated companies that are wholly or partly owned by non-citizen individuals or companies. Senior Associate Sarah Kuman looks at what is proposed.

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  • Client Update: New PNG securities legislation on the horizon

    15 June 2015

    The PNG Government has announced it will introduce new legislation to repeal and replace the Securities Act 1997 and set up the Securities Commission as an independent government agency. Senior Associate Ryan Warokra reports.

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  • Client Update: PNG's personal property security reform a step closer to becoming law

    11 June 2015

    Personal property security reform in Papua New Guinea is one step closer to becoming law following the government's release of draft regulations for public comment. Partner Karla Fraser and Senior Associate Sarah Kuman report.

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  • Client Update: Important new changes to PNG company law

    13 March 2015

    Major changes to PNG company law have important ramifications for company directors, company secretaries, and anyone with an interest in the winding up of a company. Partner Richard Kriedemann and Senior Associate Sarah Kuman report on the impact of the new laws.

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  • Client Update: PNG's new environmental regime begins

    17 February 2015

    The first phase of PNG's new environmental regime commenced on 1 December 2014. Senior Associate Ryan Warokra reports on the impact the new legislation will have.

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  • Client Update: First phase of new PNG environmental regime may commence as early as next week

    28 November 2014

    The Papua New Guinea Government has indicated that the first phase of PNG's new environmental regime may commence as early as 1 December 2014. Senior Associate Ryan Warokra reports on the impact the new legislation will have.

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  • Client Update: PNG Budget looks to improve compliance and strengthen revenue base

    19 November 2014

    The Papua New Guinea Government has delivered its 2015 National Budget, which contains a number of amendments to taxation legislation that are part of the Government's efforts to improve compliance and strengthen its revenue base. Senior Associate Ryan Warokra reports.

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  • Client Update: PNG personal property securities reform becomes law

    12 November 2014

    Papua New Guinea's personal property securities reform has passed into law but will not come into force until a security interest register is established. Senior Associate Sarah Kuman reports.

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  • Focus: Japan and Australia - a new era of opportunity

    11 July 2014

    This week's historic visit to Australia by the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been widely lauded as the beginning of a new era in the relationship between the two countries. Japan Sector Leader and Partner Tim Lester and Senior Associate Penny Alexander report on the opportunities this new 'special relationship' will bring for both Australia and Japan.

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  • Client Update: PNG's ownership of minerals and hydrocarbons

    29 April 2014

    The Papua New Guinea Constitution will be amended to reflect the state's ownership of hydrocarbons and minerals, under proposals to be put before the PNG Parliament. Partner Vaughan Mills and Senior Associate Sarah Kuman report on the implications of these amendments.

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  • Focus: Recent anti-corruption developments in Papua New Guinea

    8 April 2014

    The Papua New Guinean Government has continued to take significant steps in progressing its anti-corruption agenda in the first quarter of 2014. Partner Allan Mana, Senior Associates Sarah Kuman and Michael Gomm and Lawyer Anthony Graham report on recent developments in Papua New Guinea and their implications.

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  • Focus: PNG personal property security reform - what transactions are covered?

    1 May 2012

    The new PNG personal property security law has been enacted and, before it comes into force, businesses need to start considering how it will apply to them. In the first of a series of articles on the new law, Partners Steve Pemberton and Vaughan Mills look at the kinds of transactions that will be caught by the new legislation

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  • Client Update: PNG personal property security reform enacted

    7 February 2012

    Personal property securities reform has passed into law in PNG but will not come into force until a security interest registry is established. Partners Steve Pemberton and Vaughan Mills look at the implications of the new law for doing business in PNG

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  • Focus: PNG personal property security reforms

    22 September 2011

    The PNG Government has announced its intention to reform the laws dealing with security over all property other than land, and has tabled a draft Personal Property Security Bill that will follow the pattern of similar laws introduced in New Zealand and Australia. It will cover a wide range of transactions, including retention of title and equipment leases, not just traditional security interests. It will cover both consumer and commercial transactions. In many cases parties will need to register their interests to ensure they achieve their desired effect. Partners Vaughan Mills and Steve Pemberton look at the draft legislation

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  • Focus: New competition and utility regulation laws for PNG

    10 October 2002

    The recent enactment of new competition and utility regulation laws in Papua New Guinea will significantly affect the rules on doing business, whether through locally based firms or merely selling products into PNG. Special Counsel Merv Keehn and Partner Ted Hill review the main aspects of the legislation

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