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Trusted Advisers



Steven O’Brien


Qualifications: LLM (Melbourne), B. Bus (QUT)

Admissions: Papua New Guinea, High Court of Australia, Queensland

Steven founded the firm in 2002.  With over thirty years practise experience, his practice is mainly in the corporate finance, resources and petroleum fields.  Recognised in Chambers guide to the World’s leading lawyers, Steven leads the practice in big ticket transactions and in leading edge developments where his considerable expertise is called on from first principles.




Anthony Roden-Paru

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (UPNG)

Admissions: Papua New Guinea 

Anthony is carving out a niche as a strong advocate. He primarily practises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and regularly appears as Counsel in the National & Supreme Courts.

He has a background in banking law and has experience providing advice and representation to parties in litigation concerning corporations, financial institutions and private individuals. He is also an avid contributor to and continues to provide updates for the Women, Business and the Law reports published annually by the World Bank Group.


Alu Konena


Qualification: LLB (UPNG)

Admission: Papua New Guinea

Alu practices in the commercial litigation section of the firm. He received a broad training and now practices in the insurance and banking fields.  He also is an expert in the arcane art of recovery of legal costs following litigation.



Maika Polana

Maika has spent over 15 years dealing with property and banking transactions. Previously he worked in the securities preparation department of Papua New Guinea’s largest bank, Bank of South Pacific.


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