Heinz is a Cook Islander and Principal of the Cook Islands law firm Little & Matysik P.C. Before returning to the Cook Islands to live in 2009, Heinz worked as a lawyer in New Zealand and for a leading international US law firm, in London, Frankfurt and Munich. He has extensive experience in banking and finance, commercial and corporate law, and conveyancing.

 

Heinz is a Chambers and Partners Global ranked lawyer for the Pacific Islands. He is also the Chairman of the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund board, a member of the Cook Islands Public Expenditure Review Committee (PERC), and an independent director of Southpac Trust Limited. Heinz has previously sat on the board of the Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). He is currently the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany to the Cook Islands.

 

Heinz has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland and is a full member of The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand - 2000

 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of the Cook Islands - 2009

31 August 1967 - 22 June 2017

 

Ben is an Australian born lawyer and has been working at Little & Matysik P.C. since early 2014. Before coming to the Cook Islands, Ben worked at a commercial litigation firm in Brisbane, Australia after working at a free community legal centre. He has experience in commercial litigation and property law.

Ben is a former Secretary and current Council Member of the Cook Islands Law Society. He has a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice as well as a Bachelor of Arts.

Sean is a young Cook Islander who completed his secondary and tertiary education in New Zealand. After leaving Rarotonga to board at King’s College in Auckland for 5 years, he went on to attend the University of Otago, completing a Bachelor of Arts (politics major) in 2013 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2016.

 

Sean moved back to Rarotonga in November 2016 where he began his legal career with Little & Matysik P.C. Sean was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of the Cook Islands in March 2017.

A former Cook Islands representative rugby player, Sean currently serves as the President of the Cook Islands Rugby Union.

Staff Solicitor

Tepuretu is a young Cook Islander who completed his Bachelor of Arts (Major: History, Minor: Maori Studies) and  Bachelor of Laws at the University of Otago in 2016.

Tepuretu moved back to Rarotonga in December 2016 where he spent a year working for a local practitioner before joining Little & Matysik P.C. in February 2018. Tepuretu was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of the Cook Islands in March 2018.

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