Andrew Kidu

Managing Principal

a.kidu@pln.com.au

Phone: +675 7422 4184 (PNG)

            +61 468 488 711 (AUS)

Andrew is the founder and Managing Principal of Kidu Lawyers based out of Brisbane and Port Moresby.  He was previously a Senior Associate with the Pacific Legal Network in Sydney before moving in-house as Head of Legal & Regulatory for the largest telecommunications company in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific. He founded Kidu Lawyers in 2019.

 

Having grown up in PNG and worked across the Pacific, Andrew has a unique insight into doing business in PNG in the Pacific.

 

His work facilitates investment into the Pacific by entities from around the world and between countries in the Pacific.  This includes assisting established multinationals or new entities in domestic and cross-border commercial and financial transactions in the Pacific.  Such transactions involve detailed planning, legal and strategic advice on the legal and regulatory requirements for acquiring, establishing, operating and/or financing businesses in the Pacific.  It also includes liaising and coordinating with local counsel, Government officials, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders.

 

Andrew’s 8 years as in-house counsel gives him extensive experience as a trusted adviser to senior management, boards and shareholders on key legal, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance and business development issues.  This experience also gives Andrew a unique insight into the management and operation of businesses, which he utilises to provide clients with practical and commercially sound legal advice.

 

Andrew is from Pari Village in Port Moresby, PNG, and is fluent in Tok Pisin and Motu. He is admitted to practise in New South Wales and Queensland as well as PNG.