Baker McKenzie is uniquely positioned to assist clients with obtaining advice on all manner of legal and tax matters in the Pacific Islands. Our lawyers are located in Australia and Hong Kong and undertake regular trips to the Pacific Islands. We have team members qualified to practise in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna, able to provide legal advice to clients in French or English, depending on the client’s requirements. We also have an extensive database of correspondent law firms on the ground across the Pacific, with whom we engage on matters requiring local input.

Our unique Pacific Islands practice offers a full range of services including advising clients on their investments and operations across the Pacific. Our expertise includes M&A, infrastructure, and energy and natural resources transactions in New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna and American Samoa.

We are widely regarded as thought leaders on legal matters in the South Pacific. We leverage the knowledge and resources of our global firm for clients located or interested in doing business in the Pacific Islands.