We provide corporate services for a substantial number of companies in Vanuatu and offshore. We are licensed under the Company and Trust Services Act (No. 8 of 2010) to provide regulated company services. We assist a wide range of clients and investors with setting up and incorporation of both local and International Companies. We also advise on compliance with Company law and regulations.
As part of our corporate services, we also provide trademark representation and assist clients with securing investment and business licences (such as foreign investment approval (VIPA approval), business licence and business names).
Our property law practice covers an array of genres surrounding property such as sales, acquisitions, letting and development transactions for residential and commercial properties both in rural and urban areas. We deal with leasehold titles and strata titles. Moreover, Geoffrey Gee & Partners has done a large amount of conveyancing for a variety of clients over the past 30 years, covering properties in and around of Vanuatu.
We understand the complexity of the land legislation, process and the issues which are unique to Vanuatu, and this gives us an advantage in helping our clients making informed investment decisions.
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We have a broad-based commercial practice. We have experience with commercial contracts/agreements involving virtually all industries in Vanuatu and, in particular, real estate, hotels, construction, insurance and telecommunications. We regularly act as local counsel in collaboration with international law firms based in other parts of the Asia Pacific region, U.S. and Europe in advising international transactions involving a Vanuatu element.
We further have the advantage of local knowledge and understanding of Vanuatu legislation in relation to commercial law.
We have extensive experience in secured lending, corporate facilities, asset finance, in each case across a broad range of sectors. Our clients include BRED bank and ANZ bank in Vanuatu, the two major banks in the country. We regularly advise corporate borrowers and other public, private and government bodies regarding financial activities permitted by the relevant laws within Vanuatu.
Moreover, Geoffrey Gee & Partners, over the past years of practice have kept it a priority to keep up to date with the appropriate or applicable legislation that govern Finance law and all other genres.
Our litigation practice is led by our senior partner, John Malcolm, who has considerable experience of all litigation matters. In addition, we have senior associate Stephanie Mahuk who is also experienced and knowledgeable with both criminal and civil litigation. Both John and Stephanie are well versed in litigation within Vanuatu and extremely familiar with litigation practices in the Vanuatu jurisdiction.
Our clients are a fairly large variety of private individuals, corporations, banks, public institutions, companies and businesses. We also periodically act for overseas clients litigating or seeking enforcement in Vanuatu.
Geoffrey Gee & Partners also provides services relating to employment, residency and immigration, and private clients (prenuptials, wills, estates and family trusts). And also, the partners here at the firm are Notaries Public, we provide notarial services on local and international transactions.
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To know more about our services, please feel free to contact us.