FAL provides legal advice to a number of clients engaged in activities in the Pacific Rim region including Canada, USA, Japan and China in addition to the Pacific Islands.
With the Pacific Islands divided into the three regions determined by ethnic, linguistic and cultural differences - Melanesia (West), Polynesia (South-East) and Micronesia (North) - it is critical to understand that the political and governance structures vary across the region and have been largely influenced by or derived from former colonial masters. Despite this inherent diversity - in the cultures, languages and its environments - the Pacific Islands work and collaborate very closely through key regional organisations such as the South Pacific Forum and the University of the South Pacific (SUP).
FAL Lawyers provides legal support and advice on a diverse range of issues to USP, one of only two regional universities in the world. We support USP on matters such as providing a critical review of the University's founding legal status and governance structures, operations, policies and procedures across the following countries:
- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands