Four Papua New Guinea Legal Eagles Named in Rankings

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Earlier this year, we wrote about young promising lawyer Wavie Kendino making her mark in the business circles by being appointed a director of micro-finance company MiBank.  The legal eagle has gone a step further by being ranked as a top lawyer in the general business category in the Papua New Guinea category by the reputable Chambers and Partners – a publication that researches and publishes on leading law firms around the world.


The Senior Associate and Dentons isn’t the only Papua New Guinean that made the list.


Wavie Kendino


Allan Mana of Corrs Chambers & Westgarth was also named in the rankings.  Mana, a well respected litigator has made the cut previously much due to his litigation work in the mining sector.


Also from Corrs Chambers & Westgarth, Ryan Warokra made the list being described by clients as a “good operator.  Warokra advises clients on regulatory, land and transactional matters in the energy, natural resources and finance sectors.


Kora Lelai from Norton Rose Fulbright is the fourth Papua New Guinean to have made the list this year.  Also a sport personality, Lelai isn’t new to the rankings and has done significant work for clients across the energy and mining sectors.  She has been described by sources as “extremely detailed and across all matters, ensuring the provision of timely advice,“.


The rankings are in fact limited in scope and does not take account of many other experienced and promising lawyers in the country.  Chambers and Partners tends to focus only the top tier international law firms like Ashurst, Dentons, Allens Arthur and Corrs Chambers Westgarth, however, it’s worth noting that smaller firms like O’Briens Lawyers and Pacific Legal Group are being recognized too.