“Carl was initially brought in as Special Counsel, to negotiate and settle a long-standing dispute that had dragged on for more than two years. Within a month Carl had successfully resolved the dispute, which freed the way for development of more than 650 acres of land in Nadi. We were so impressed with Carl that we continue to engage his services as Special Counsel for the company.
Recently, Carl negotiated the sale of ‘Vulani Island’ to Singaporean Chinese investors, and has been retained to hold funds in trust as well as handling the sale of the island. Carl’s knowledge and expertise has been immensely helpful in navigating the network of Government departments and approvals necessary to sell our assets in Fiji.”
Rachel Nawaqavou (Muite)
“My husband & I were referred to Carl Ngamoki-Cameron in early 2017 by a dear friend of mine in Savusavu who had given Carl a glowing recommendation. We had great phone & email interactions with Carl before meeting in Suva. We were really impressed with the speed, efficiency & generous thoroughness of his responses to our many & varied questions. Amongst providing us a host of advice & information, Carl helped facilitate a property transaction for us that ended up taking a year to conclude due to delays on our part. His expertise, patience & his commitment to protecting our best interests as his clients during the transaction gave us such peace of mind. For most of that year, we were abroad. We have the utmost respect & gratitude for Carl. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come. Carl is a great asset & choosing to invest in his counsel is well worthwhile.”
“I have owned Qamea Beach Spa & Resort for the past 20 years, and owned and managed real estate businesses in New Zealand for more than 30 years. When I finally came to sell my beloved Fiji resort, I knew I could trust Carl’s professionalism and expertise. Carl assisted in structuring and drafting a suitable agreement in quick-time, assisted in closing the deal with the new buyer, navigated the Fiji bureaucracy, promptly transferring title to the buyer, and holding the settlement funds in trust before obtaining approval for disbursing these funds to New Zealand and the USA. Carl can be relied upon to handle business needs promptly and professionally, however complex they have been.”
“My husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and I was left alone. Having 20 years’ experience in Fiji, I didn’t trust any lawyers and I felt vulnerable during this time. A close and trusted friend recommend I engage Carl to apply for probate or letters of administration. Carl was excellent from the get-go and calmed my nerves and answered my many and varied questions. He has continued to assist me with all manner of issues including dealing with the Fiji National Provident Fund. He has removed a great deal of the stress from dealing with various Government departments. I am in the process of selling off my assets in Fiji and Carl has been there for me every step of the way. I can’t thank him enough for his support and legal services over the years.”
“I had been trying for more than 10 years to renew my company lease over 5 acres of beach-front land in Nadi. Even though a Government moratorium over the renewal of state lease land had been lifted, my son and I were getting no-where. Carl had been acting for me in several capacities, the purchase of several properties, the establishment of a new business and advising on some personal issues, so I asked whether he could help procure the renewal of my company lease. Although it didn’t happen overnight, as anticipated Carl was able to obtain the grant of a new lease through persistence and going out of his way to facilitate the process where and when needed.”
“As a fellow director of the Fiji Public Trustee Corporation Limited, I found Carl to be very professional, courteous and trustworthy. After retiring from the Board, Carl continued to advise the corporation and board on certain matters to do with investment and diversifying its business services, including the corporation acting as a bare trustee for a unit trust. Carl has also acted for my own family company, Caines Jannif Pte Limited, including advising on certain debt collection and compensation claims.”
“My cousin has been waiting more than 12 years for title to his property in Fiji because of his lawyer, so when I brought a waterfront property in Fiji for my family home and retirement, I didn’t want to have any problems. Carl handled the property acquisition and other sensitive family matters professionally and expeditiously, I was very happy with the work he did.”
“Carl handled some personal sensitive matters for me. He was trustworthy and discrete. He proved to be a great sounding board to help strategise a solution on a managerial and administrative level.”
“I am well experienced in business and initially I had only asked Carl to review some strategic documents for me that involved commercial agreements, generally, before signing. However, his legal and business knowledge was instrumental in identifying issues with the paperwork and tightening up the agreements before I signed them. This protected me and ensured the contract was handled efficiently and effectively. Carl is now handling another significant contract and is advising me on certain commercial matters – I know I can trust him to identify issues and resolve them accordingly. Experience has taught me that are many advantages in using someone who has the training of the larger firms, who is now running their own practice.”
Noel and Alison Dowling
“My wife and I returned to my birthplace, Fiji, in 2004. We loved it so much we invested in 2 properties, which was easy. Selling was another story. Carl was instrumental in negotiating a very tricky and protracted sale, followed by the remittance of our Fiji asset funds back to Australia. We are so grateful for his professionalism and have no hesitation in recommending his services”
Jenny & Duncan Miller
“We needed a local company director to manage our interests in our holiday property and home on Vomo Island, as well as a good legal and business advisor. The owner and developer of Vomo Island Resort recommended Carl highly and we engaged his services. Over the years, Carl has been very helpful in dealing with our various tax obligations and been trusted with looking after large sums of money for us. We are grateful for his support and services that has significantly improved our family enjoyment and experiences in Fiji. We would highly recommend him and his services.”
“I work with high and ultra-high net wealth families to assist them to control, grow and transfer their wealth between generations. Carl has directly assisted me to manage my client’s assets in Fiji, as a local director as well as their legal and business advisor. He has been trusted to manage large sums of money and give quality advice where required. Carl’s service and expertise come highly recommended and I will continue to work with him on my clients’ affairs.”
“I have known Carl for many years as he has helped me buying and selling properties in Denarau, Fiji. He also helped me negotiate and settle an Insurance claim for Cyclone damage to a Denarau property. We were always impressed with Carl’s service and professionalism in all transactions. We have no hesitation recommending Carl to anyone.”
Cameron and Anna Nichol
“In 2007, my wife and I purchased a holiday home in Fiji with the long term plan to retire there at some point in the future. At the time of purchase we received poor advice from the lawyer handling the sale and consequently paid the purchase price to the vendor into a New Zealand bank account.
When we made the decision in 2015 to retire and move to Fiji in 2016 we knew we would require both legal advice and help to get the process started. Having reached out to friends in Fiji (both locals and expat retirees) for advice on engaging a lawyer Carl came highly recommended.
The journey to retirement and setting up a business in Fiji has certainly been more difficult than we first imagined. Having to deal with many separate government departments has been quite frustrating at times, and without Carl’s guidance and direct dealings with these departments on our behalf I believe we would have failed and returned to Australia defeated.
Carl was instrumental in beginning the process before we had even left Australia and has been there every step of the way to assist my wife and I with all manner of obstacles that have been placed in our way. From setting up a local company, to obtaining advance Investment Fiji approval, Reserve Bank clearance, permanent residency and work permits (and extensions) and helping to deal with some sensitive personal matters, Carl has been fantastic to work with an I can’t thank him enough.”