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Well-respected team with strong expertise in IP, notably in relation to trade mark registration, as well as environmental and climate change issues in Fiji. Also has commercial property expertise and is active in the energy infrastructure, tourism and telecommunications sectors. Well placed to advise inbound clients seeking to establish or develop their businesses in Fiji, it also offers substantial experience in the representation of charities and NGOs, alongside litigation.
One impressed source states that "right now, Siwatibau & Sloan is the leading law firm for environment and climate change issues."
Another interviewee notes that the team's "friendly and personal service attracts client loyalty and satisfaction."
The "absolutely brilliant" Atu Siwatibau is "a most sensible and forward-thinking lawyer," according to a source, who adds: "If you are working with someone like Atu, you know you will have a smooth and positive deal." His areas of expertise include public infrastructure projects, M&A and IP issues.
James Sloan is highly regarded for his knowledge of climate change regulations and environmental law in Fiji, with a source noting that "he is very strong on oceans law." His wider practice includes general corporate and disputes matters.