• Apia's commercial centre

    • Samoa Police Band

      at the opening of the Law Courts

Clarke Ey Lawyers is a leading Samoa-based law firm. We offer a full business law service to clients across the range of industries.

We are an experienced and professional team who provide sound and practical legal advice grounded in international best practice and the realities of doing business in Samoa.

Recent News



Samoa’s consumption tax has been modernised and simplified through new VAGST Act 2015
Date: 17 Oct 2016
The VAGST Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in December 2015 and became effective as of [1 January 2016]. As with the new income tax legislation, the new VAGST Act is designed to reproduce the previous legislation using simplified,......

Read The Rest →

Samoa gearing up for Automatic Exchange of Tax Information
Date: 17 Oct 2016
Samoa has been a member of the OECD’s Global Forum on Tax Transparency since 2009. As such, Samoa has maintained its commitment to the global standards that are designed to combat international tax evasion. One of the main......

Read The Rest →

Personal property securities changes
Date: 28 May 2013
Samoa’s new Personal Property Securities Act 2013 (PPSA) was enacted by Parliament in April 2013. This is significant new legislation which affects people and businesses who deal with personal property, including banks......

Read The Rest →
 

Our Services


Responsive & Trusted

At Clarke Ey Lawyers, we work collaboratively with our clients to provide pragmatic and astute advice that is responsive to your needs.

read more >
International Partners

Clarke Ey Lawyers has professional relationships with major law firms and specialized advisers throughout the world with whom we work on a regular basis.
read more >

Industries Supported


Tourism and hospitality

Tourism contributes almost 30% of Samoa’s GDP and employs 10% of Samoa’s workforce. We have a proven track record advising businesses in the tourism sector including both start ups and established players. We can assist with navigating government requirements and approvals across issues such as land development, construction, government incentives, employment and insurance.

Financial services

We advise businesses and assist professional advisers in the financial services sector to manage legal and regulatory risk. This includes regulatory compliance advice and due diligence work. We assist clients across the business and advisory cycle from strategic risk management, document development and review, transactional work and dispute resolution.

Foreign investment and business start ups

Entrepreneurial activity is key to Samoa’s development. We assist clients with all aspects of foreign investment including government approvals, incentives, licensing and regulatory compliance. We work with local and overseas entrepreneurs to start up new businesses and help clients realize their dreams.

Knowledge economy

Knowledge-based products and services are increasingly important to business and individuals. We have significant expertise in areas such as telecommunications, intellectual property, media and information technology law. We help clients with regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, contractual processes and issues across the technology life cycle.