? POSMAN KUA AISI LAWYERS :: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Posman Kua Aisi Lawyers

Practice Areas

PKA provides legal services over a wide range of practice areas. We help our clients by addressing their legal needs and finding innovative solutions to their matters.

The areas of practice in the Corporate and Commercial Department are:

  1. General advice
  2. Advice to Government
  3. Mining
  4. Oil and gas
  5. Project financing
  6. Banking and finance
  7. Building and construction
  8. Corporate/commercial
  9. Property
  10. Superannuation
  11. Capital markets

The areas of practice in the Litigation Department are;

  1. Commercial litigation
  2. Common law litigation
  3. Debt recovery
  4. Insurance
  5. Industrial and employer/employee relations

Transaction History

In relation to commercial transactions, our lawyers were involved in the following large transactions:

(a) With KWM

  1. Puma Energy's US$525million acquisition of InterOil Limited's midstream (petroleum refinery) and downstream (retail of petroleum products and related distribution network in PNG) operations.
  2. Oil Search Limited's US$1billion acquisition of a 22.84% interest in PRL15 (Elk/Antelope).
  3. BP's disposal of all of its upstream petroleum assets in PNG to Oil Search Limited;
  4. A US$125 million credit facility for Orogen Minerals Limited;
  5. The Gobe Petroleum Project;
  6. A multi million USD bridging facility for Niugini Mining Limited
    with regard to the Lihir Gold Project;
  7. Advising BP on the aborted LNG project;
  8. Refinancing of the Lihir Gold Project;
  9. Corporatisation of Post & Telecommunication Corporation to become Telikom PNG Limited, Post PNG Limited and PANGTEL; and
  10. MRDC's acquisition into the Lihir Gold Project and financing of that acquisition.
  11. MCC's acquisition into the Ramu Nickel Project
  12. Arbitrated dispute between the State and Barclays
  13. International Arbitration in New York, acting as PNG lawyers for the State, the Prime Minister and the Attorney General of Papua New Guinea in international arbitration in New York ICDR and subsequent litigation in the US appellate courts from 2007 to 2011, with Baker & McKenzie (as New York lawyers) and King & Wood Mallesons (as the international lawyers);
  14. Litigation concerning the Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Project at Madang (acting for Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Limited (“MCC”), a company owned by the Chinese Government)
  15. Disposal of Inmet's interest/shareholding in the Ok Tedi Mining Project

(b) Without KWM

  1. A USD100 miliion bridging facility from a syndicate of offshore lenders to Kulim Malaysia Berhad to enable it to acquire New Britain Palm Oil Limited;
  2. A USD125 million credit facility provided by EFIC to Highlands Gold Limited to enable Highlands Gold Limited to satisfy its funding obligations in the Porgera Gold Project;
  3. Sale by MRDC of the State's interest in the Porgera Gold Project to Orogen Minerals Limited; and,
  4. Negotiations with Ok Tedi Mining Limited on the Community Benefits Package for the Middle Fly River Communities
  5. Nasfund's shareholding in the Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji
  6. Negotiating and finalising the Project Agreement (midstream) between the State and InterOil
  7. Structuring of National Petroleum Company of PNG Limited
  8. Renegotiation of Supply of Mining Equipment and related maintenance by UMW for the Hidden Valley Gold Project
  9. Consolidation of State Petroleum and Mining Assets
  10. Multi-tiered and multi-dimensional court preceedings relating to the constitutionality of Sir Michael Somare's recent removal and replacement as Prime Minister