Erik has been a partner for more than 25 years and leads one of the most experienced, highly regarded litigation teams in Papua New Guinea. He is repeatedly recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading practitioner, most recently in the 2016 edition.
Erik practices in all areas of commercial and corporate dispute resolution, including litigation, with a focus on major commercial matters involving large companies and statutory authorities and competition issues. He has extensive experience with advice and litigation in all major relationships in the corporate matrix of PNG. This includes relationships between companies and shareholders, directors, employees, customers, regulatory bodies, contractors, financiers, the state and landowners.
Erik has acted for numerous government bodies in relation to their powers and functions, including the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission, the Independent Public Business Corporation, the Papua New Guinea Forest Authority, the Auditor General of Papua New Guinea, the Coffee Industry Corporation, the Investment Promotion Authority and others.
Erik has substantial experience with landowner disputes in both rural and urban Papua New Guinea and extensive experience with statutory authorities.