What is a word meaning something you do with a minimal effort and with no other intention than to satisfy a formal requirement?
For example, if someone named Jurgen had to buy property in Bulgaria in order to meet some kind of business requirement to operate there, but he wanted to operate his business in a rental property, so he bought an unreachable 1000-square-meter parcel of land in the middle of nowhere:
Jurgen's ___ purchase of land was just a way to thumb his nose at the Bulgarian bureaucracy, while still allowing him to open the sporting goods store on schedule.
(Not my real example, but this is the same intent.)
Perfunctory is really really close, but not quite, and it sounds a little pretentious... Somehow the word "token" in its derogatory sense is close, but not quite. The words "spurious" and "fabricated" and "pretense" and "fraudulent" imply illegality, but the example is not illegal, just something to comply with the letter of the law.
Any other suggestions?