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By Anthony McFarlane
PPSA: Frequently asked questions on Romalpa and Retention of Title clauses.
By Matthew McKee
There are many stories about doing business in China – some exceptionally successful, others diabolical failures.
By Louis Van Aardt
The PPSA impacts on the taking, registration and enforcement of security over almost all kinds of property, except land.
By Sahe Da Silva
The establishment of a Central Bank demonstrates that East Timor is putting in place a financial and economic structure.
By Anthony McFarlane, Laura Houlihan
Pacific Island countries like Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga ("Pacific PPS Countries") already have PPS legislation.
By Anthony McFarlane, Laura Houlihan
Are you ready for the implementation of the PPS Legislation?
By Laura Houlihan, John Ridgway
The Trademarks Act 2003 (Vanuatu) transforms the entire trademark registration system in Vanuatu.
By Nitij Pal, Anthony McFarlane
Fiji has introduced a capital gains tax.
By Lucille Schnierer
The Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (Vanuatu) ("the Act") was assented to on the 29th of December 2000 and came into force on 8 February 2011 (upon publication in the Government Gazette). Notably, prior to the Act Vanuatu did not have local copyright legislation in place.
By Nitij Pal
The Fiji Government engaged external consultants who are undertaking a review of the Companies Act (Cap.247) (Fj) and the Registration of Business Names Act (Cap.249) (Fj), and related laws and regulation recently conducted stakeholder consultations in Fiji.
By John Ridgway
The PPS reforms essentially change the law relating to how security interests are formed and enforced, how priority disputes are to be resolved where more than one security interest is given over the same property and when a security interest can be extinguished (against the wishes of the secured party).
By Michael Sullivan
As the PNG economy grows and the need for capital increases, the borrowing powers and the sovereign immunity of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (State) become more important to understand.
By Michael Sullivan
As the PNG economy grows and the need for capital increases, the borrowing powers and the sovereign immunity of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (State) become more important to understand.
By Nitij Pal, Lucille Schnierer
The Government of Fiji has announced its intention to legalise, and enable the development and operation of Fiji’s first casino. The Government has released a document for potential investors wishing to tender for what will be, at least initially, an exclusive licence for the establishment and operation of a casino(1).
By Lena Nash
Increasingly positive steps have been taken toward reaching a global deal on climate change in the lead up to the UN-brokered climate summit currently underway in Cancun, Mexico. Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to the South Pacific, as well as regional initiatives such as the Kiribati climate summit and the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment meeting, have been encouraging and may signal the starting point to brokering a multi-national positive declaration on climate change in Cancun.