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Based on the collective views of in-house counsel and Indonesia-focused partners at international law firms, the following are Indonesia’s 50 future legal leaders. Click here to read the full report.

Tengku Almira Adlinisa
Tengku Almira Adlinisa

Widyawan & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; insurance; oil & gas; capital markets

Adrianus Adritomo
Adrianus Adritomo

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; project financing; debt restructuring; energy

Dion Alfadya
Dion Alfadya

Oentoeng Suria & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; joint venture; M&A; technology, media & telecommunications

Greita Anggraeni
Greita Anggraeni

SSEK

Tel: +62 21 521 2038
Email: greitaanggraeni@ssek.com
Key practice areas:
Corporate & commercial; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & crypto; joint ventures; M&A; real estate

SSEK senior associate Greita Anggraeni has significant experience working with large domestic firms and multinationals, including Fortune 500 and Forbes Global companies, on high-profile and complex projects and transactions in Indonesia.

Greita was the lead associate for a global cryptocurrency exchange operator acquiring an Indonesian crypto assets trading company. She was the lead associate for a luxury boutique hotel group in its acquisition of a resort hotel in Bali, the client’s first foray into Southeast Asia.

She is a frequent speaker at events on the Indonesian legal sector and investing and doing business in the country. Her recent engagements include as a featured speaker at an American Chamber of Commerce event on investing in Indonesia.

Greita was named a 2021 NeXGen Lawyer by leading Indonesian legal information provider Hukumonline.

She earned her bachelor of laws in 2016 from the University of Indonesia and will pursue her LLM from Harvard Law School beginning this fall.

Wiku Anindito
Wiku Anindito

HHP
Key practice areas: Data protection; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; IP; licensing & franchising; technology, media & telecommunications

Bilal Anwari
Bilal Anwari

ABNR
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; bankruptcy & insolvency; competition & antitrust; litigation; restructuring & insolvency

Paula Aprijanto
Paula Aprijanto

UMBRA
Key practice areas: Capital markets; compliance; corporate & commercial; corporate governance; M&A

Teguh Arwiko
Teguh Arwiko

Widyawan & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; joint ventures; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds

Towy Aryanosa
Towy Aryanosa

Batavia Advocatorum
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; infrastructure; labour & employment; litigation; land acquisition

Aryo Baskoro
Aryo Baskoro

ARMA
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; commercial contract; corporate; dry shipping; employment

Bernardus Billy
Bernardus Billy

Makes & Partners

Tel: +62 21 574 7181
Email: billy@makeslaw.com
Key practice areas:
Capital markets; corporate & commercial; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; M&A; technology, media & telecommunications

Bernardus Billy started as a senior associate at Makes and Partners in 2012 and was appointed as a partner in 2017, making him the youngest partner at the firm.

Billy is recognised for his expertise in capital market transactions, M&A, foreign investments, and project financing transactions. He leads the firm’s startup, venture capital, and fintech practice and has advised various venture capital firms, private equity firms, investors, and startups during their different stages of financing, including Temasek, KKR, Expedia, the Djarum Group, Korea Investment Partners and Ajaib. Billy spearheaded the creation of Aksara Nusantara, a kit of editable standard startup agreements to help startups during the initial stages of their fundraising.

In 2021, Billy has been appointed as a member of the ethical board of the Indonesian Fintech Association of Indonesia (AFTECH) for 2021-2025.

Andika Setia Budi
Andika Setia Budi

UMBRA
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; data protection; M&A; restructuring & insolvency; technology, media & telecommunications

Mahareksha Singh Dillon
Mahareksha Singh Dillon

SSEK
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; bankruptcy & insolvency; labour & employment; litigation; restructuring & insolvency

Elsie Hakim
Elsie Hakim

ABNR
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; inbound investment; M&A

Syafrullah Hamdi
Syafrullah Hamdi

Batavia Advocatorum
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; infrastructure; M&A; real estate

Turangga Harlin
Turangga Harlin

MacalloHarlin Mendrofa Advocates

Tel: +62 21 250 5959
Email:
turangga.harlin@mhmadvocates.com
Key practice areas:
Arbitration & ADR; litigation; white-collar crime

Turangga Harlin is the managing partner of MacalloHarlin Mendrofa Advocates. He has extensive experience in commercial disputes and advised clients on a variety of disputes, encompassing distributorship, shareholder, joint venture, banking and finance, and construction disputes. He has represented clients in cross-border disputes involving a number of jurisdictions, as well as complex civil cases, such as multi-party litigation and citizen lawsuit cases. Turangga is also well experienced in corporate crimes and various state administrative disputes, including those concerning revocation of mining and distribution licences.

As a dispute lawyer, Turangga has assisted and represented clients in arbitration proceedings before domestic and international arbitration institutions, including the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has also defended clients in setting aside proceedings of foreign arbitral awards before the Central Jakarta District Court. Turangga’s articles on arbitration have appeared in publications including the YSIAC Newsletter, the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, as well as the IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association) Journal.

Turangga is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He has been recognised as Indonesian Rising Stars 2021 and Future Star by Asian Legal Business and Benchmark Litigation respectively.

Norman Ibnuaji
Norman Ibnuaji

Oentoeng Suria & Partners
Key practice areas: Joint ventures; labour & employment; M&A; power & energy; project development

Hans Adiputra Kurniawan
Hans Adiputra Kurniawan

Walalangi & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; M&A

Kartika Budianti Lestari
Kartika Budianti Lestari

ABNR
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; real estate

Nike Astria Malik
Nike Astria Malik

Dentons HPRP
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A

Nathaniel Mangunsong
Nathaniel Mangunsong

Adrem
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; technology, media & telecommunications

Sony El Mars
Sony El Mars

Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership
Key practice areas: Corporate; litigation; IP; employment

Andrew Mohammad
Andrew Mohammad

Ginting & Reksodiputro
Key practice areas: Capital markets; compliance; corporate governance; Islamic finance; M&A

Serafina Muryanti
Serafina Muryanti

ABNR
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; infrastructure; M&A; power & energy; project finance

Muhammad Muslim
Muhammad Muslim

ABNR
Key practice areas: Maritime & shipping; foreign direct investment; projects & energy

Martin Patrick Nagel
Martin Patrick Nagel

FKNK

Tel: +62 817 150 384
Email:
nagel@fknk.co.id

Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; litigation; restructuring & insolvency; construction

Martin Patrick Nagel is the managing partner and one of the founding partners of FKNK Law Firm. He received his law degree from Parahyangan University and master of law degree from Padjajaran University. Nagel is well known as a legal practitioner who always combines strategic and tactical knowledge in achieving structured and favourable solutions. He also implements a hands-on approach, regularly meeting and obtaining feedback from clients to ensure that the firm can consistently exceed client’s expectations. His standard of professionalism in providing legal services is recognised by his clients and colleagues, which is proven by his achievement in receiving the 2021 Rising Star Lawyer in Indonesia by Asian Legal Business and the 2019 Future Star for Commercial and Transaction by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific.

Nagel is an Indonesian qualified lawyer and administrator or receiver with extensive expertise and a profound understanding of the complex commercial dispute, construction, debt restructuring, and arbitration. Nagel plays a significant and outstanding record in restructuring through court or out-of-court during the past few years amid the covid-19 situation.

Nagel has been involved in debt restructuring cases reaching approximately a total amount of IDR270 trillion (USD18.6 billion) and acted as legal counsel and administrator in various projects. His involvement as administrator and legal counsel has evolved within the past few years, where he has worked in various cross-border restructurings. Some of his high-profile cases include the IDR26 trillion debt restructuring of well-known integrated textile companies in Southeast Asia, Sri Rejeki Isman, Sinar Pantja Djaja, Bitratex Industries and Primayudha Mandirijaya; the IDR11.1 trillion debt restructuring of Sentul City, a prominent developer company in Indonesia; the IDR197 trillion creditor’s claim in the debt restructuring of Garuda Indonesia, a state-owned flight carrier. In addition, Nagel also acted as legal counsel in advising bondholders on ad hoc committees for the restructuring of Waskita Beton Precast. He has vast experience in advising and representing companies in arbitration for corporate transaction disputes related to construction and insurance.

Siti Kemala Nuraida
Siti Kemala Nuraida

Walalangi & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; M&A; real estate

Wildan Lukman Nurmajid
Wildan Lukman Nurmajid

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; M&A; project finance; securitisation & structured finance; shipping

Dyah Paramita
Dyah Paramita

Hogan Lovells
Key practice areas: Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR; competition & antitrust; international trade & bilateral investment treaties

Intan Paramita
Intan Paramita

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Key practice areas: Capital markets; compliance; corporate governance; M&A

Ken Prasadtyo
Ken Prasadtyo

Tjajo & Partners

Tel: +62 21 2251 3653
Email: ken.prasadtyo@tjajolaw.id
Key practice areas:
Banking & finance; capital markets; infrastructure; M&A; technology, media & telecommunications

Ken Prasadtyo is a partner at Tjajo & Partners with an area of focus on capital markets, M&A, financial services, infrastructure and technology, media & telecommunications.

He regularly represents major international and domestic business groups, international banks, and financial institutions in various high-profile transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities (domestic and international offerings under Regulation S or Rule 144A of the US Securities Act); M&As of private companies and listed companies (including advising on the subsequent mandatory tender offer processes); and corporate and debt restructuring transactions. He also regularly advises international banks, capital market intermediaries, fund managers and other financial institutions, and publicly listed companies on compliance, governance and regulatory matters.

For several years, he has been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as IFLR1000, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Asian Legal Business. His most recent awards include ALB Indonesia Rising Star (Asian Legal Business, 2021), rising star lawyer for capital markets (IFLR1000, 2020-2022), up-and-coming lawyer for capital markets (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020-2022), next generation partner for capital markets (Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2020-2022) and next generation lawyer for capital markets (Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018 and 2019).

Chambers & Partners (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020), a leading independent legal directory, quotes clients praising him, saying “Ken’s advice is very thorough and delivered concisely with confidence and efficiency” and “he puts our needs at the top of his priority when negotiating with counterparties”. Legal 500 (Asia Pacific, 2020) also quotes that Ken is a pleasure to work with.

Ken is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), the Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants, and the International Bar Association.

Abimata Putra
Abimata Putra

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; insurance & reinsurance; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; financial services regulatory

Ammalia Putri
Ammalia Putri

ABNR
Key practice areas: Project finance & development; M&A; foreign direct investment; financial sector regulatory & compliance; capital markets

Andhitta Audria Putri
Andhitta Audria Putri

Nusantara Legal Partnership
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; data protection; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; technology, media & telecommunications

Winotia Ratna
Winotia Ratna

Soemadipradja & Taher
Key practice areas: Litigation; general corporate & investment; environment; energy & natural resources

Angela Epiphani Reformanda
Angela Epiphani Reformanda

Makes & Partners

Tel: +62 21 574 7181
Email: angela@makeslaw.com
Key practice areas:
Banking & finance; M&A

Angela is a senior associate and rising star at Makes & Partners. Throughout her years at Makes, Angela has always been one of the power players with prominent industry-leading clients. She is able to ensure quick and efficient closing of complex transactions, showing a deep understanding of her specialisation and a knack for communicating with the clients and their counterparts.

Angela has handled transactions both from the lenders’ and the borrowers’ side and has assisted clients on a number of high-profile financing transactions, such as Agung Podomoro Land, Lippo Karawaci, Surya Semesta Internusa. She also assisted several other big companies and private equity firm, including SC Capital Partners Group, Menara Permata Propertindo, Gajah Tunggal, and Plaza Indonesia Realty.

Rizki Dwianda Rildo
Rizki Dwianda Rildo

Karna Partnership

Tel: +62 212 396 058
Email: rizki@karnapartnership.com
Key practice areas:
Capital markets; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; joint ventures; M&A

Rizki Dwianda Rildo began his legal career in 2011 and co-founded Karna Partnership in 2020. His areas of focus include capital markets transactions and compliance, startup and fintech-related licensing and transactions, general corporate matters and acquisitions.

In his decade-long career, Rizki has acted for clients on various issues. This year, he has been advising foreign and local investors in acquiring financial services and securities companies in Indonesia. He advised a state-owned company, engaged in general international and domestic trading, for its merger and post-merger process between the trading company (the surviving company) and a state-owned logistics company (the merging company). Last year, he represented the shareholders of a public manufacturing company, on the sale of shares and cooperation with an investor. And, he also gave share ownership restructuring advice for a controlling shareholder of a public company engaged in logistics business.

One of his clients, Hary Herdiyanto, a former CEO of financial advisory company Surya Fajar Capital, mentioned that “Rizki is reachable and responsive. He can translate and revamp complex legal wordings to easy-to-digest expressions when needed.”

Apart from giving legal advice to clients, Rizki also enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience in training and seminars. Bernardus Boyke Rachmanda -Head of Operations and Special Projects at Plug and Play Indonesia said “Rizki is keen in sharing legal knowledge in our programs. Our Southeast Asia workshop participants enjoyed Rizki’s sessions where he addressed the legal aspects of establishing business in Indonesia. He helps spreading the information on how to invest in Indonesia for start-ups outside Indonesia in the region”

Budiyanto Darmastono, founder and president director at logistics company Satria Antaran Prima (SAP Express), said “If there is a provision under a regulation that may seem questionable for a businessperson, Rizki can help his client to understand such provision by explaining the rationale behind the regulation. Such skill helps business owners to realise the importance of compliance.”

Raisa Rinaldi
Raisa Rinaldi

Hendra Soenardi

Tel: +62 21 2598 1896
Email: raisa.rinaldi@hs.co.id
Key practice areas:
Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; M&A; power & energy; project finance

Raisa Rinaldi or Ray graduated from the University of Indonesia in 2013 and soon after joined Hendra Soenardi. He is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and speaks fluent English and Bahasa Indonesia. He was made a partner of Hendra Soenardi in November 2021.

Ray’s legal practice focuses on M&A, banking and finance, and project development and finance. He has particular expertise in the power and energy, financial services, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. This has enabled him to advise on multiple M&A transactions, startup investments, major power projects, financing transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

Throughout his career, clients have entrusted Ray to successfully lead complex transactions, opposite some of the Indonesian legal profession’s best practitioners. Ray is an astute lawyer with a broad commercial and practical outlook, and a deep understanding of Indonesian law and how it applies to a client’s given needs and challenges.

Some examples of the matters that Ray has led and/or worked on include:

  • Counsel to Adaro Indonesia as the borrower and Adaro Energy Indonesia as the guarantor in a USD400 million loan facility from a group of international lenders;
  • Counsel to Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) in a share subscription transaction in Grab Teknologi Indonesia (Grab’s Indonesian subsidiary) with a transaction value of USD375 million;
  • Counsel to Tanjung Power Indonesia, as an independent power producer, and its sponsors in the development of a 2x100MW power plant in South Kalimantan and its USD545 million project financing;
  • Counsel to PrivyID in its series A and B fundraising, with a total investment of more than USD20 million; and
  • Counsel to a leading real estate company in the sale of a shopping mall, and hundreds of retail kiosks, in a superblock located in Jakarta, with a transaction value of IDR400 billion.

Ray is an enthusiastic speaker and has addressed various webinars and seminars held by Hukumonline, ET-Asia, and several universities in Indonesia to share his knowledge and experience.

Muhammad Riza
Muhammad Riza

Brava & Riza

Tel: +62 21 2949 1984
Email:
m.riza@bravarizalaw.com

Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; insurance & reinsurance; litigation; white-collar crime

Muhammad Riza is the co-founder and managing partner of Brava & Riza Advocates, a boutique law firm that specialises in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration. During his professional career, he has represented major international, multinational, and local clients in various complex dispute matters. He is one of the most talented commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyers praised for his high success rate and forward-thinking approach.

In 2021, he was awarded by Asian Legal Business as the Indonesia Rising Star 2021 and was shortlisted as a specialist in commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in a broad industry. Recently, he was mentioned as the recommended lawyer in dispute resolution by Legal 500 Asia Pacific Directory. The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 research reported feedback from a client complimenting Riza for being very easy to work with and understanding the client’s needs.

Bernard Sihombing
Bernard Sihombing

HHP
Key practice areas: Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR; bankruptcy & insolvency; compliance; litigation

Manuel Simbolon
Manuel Simbolon

Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership
Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; insolvency; white-collar crime; international trade; debt restructuring

Muhammad Iqsan Sirie
Muhammad Iqsan Sirie

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Key practice areas: M&A; telecommunications & media

Rudy Andreas Sitorus
Rudy Andreas Sitorus

Makarim & Taira S
Key practice areas: Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR; litigation; restructuring & insolvency; white-collar crime

Danar Respati Sunartoputra
Danar Respati Sunartoputra

Melli Darsa &Co

Tel: +62 21 5099 2901
Email:
danar.sunartoputra@pwc.com

Key practice areas: Securities & capital markets; M&A; regulatory

Danar Respati Sunartoputra is a partner at Melli Darsa & Co, a member law firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network. He specialises in the area of securities and capital markets, M&A and regulatory.

Danar has extensive experience in securities and capital markets transactions representing public and private companies, as well as investment banks in domestic and international offerings of various types of securities, including IPOs, rights issues, and high yield debt US dollar bonds.

He also has a solid track record of advising both private companies and state-owned enterprises in various legal issues, as well as major corporate transactions and restructurings including M&As, joint ventures, and inward investments covering a broad range of industries with a special focus on financial institutions, fintech and private business.

Danar holds a practising licence as an advocate in Indonesia from the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI).

Education & qualification:

  • First degree of law (SH), Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia (2008)
  • Master of law (LLM), Columbia Law School, New York, USA (2015)

Licence:

  • PERADI
  • Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultant Association (HKHPM)

Aldilla Stephanie Suwana
Aldilla Stephanie Suwana

SSEK

Tel: +62 21 521 2038
Email:
aldillasuwana@ssek.com

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; environment; infrastructure; joint ventures; climate policy, forestry & carbon trading

Aldilla Stephanie Suwana is a senior associate at SSEK. With more than eight years of experience as a lawyer and government expert, she has a multifaceted skill set and advises on global transactions and complex projects in Indonesia.

Aldilla specialises in environmental law and climate change policy, including carbon trading, environmental remediation, and energy. She also has a growing practice in strategic public-private partnership infrastructure projects, restructuring of state-owned enterprises, tech startups, and real estate projects.

With her experience at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the National REDD+ (Reducing Emissions in Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Agency, Aldilla understands the concerns and workings of both the government and private sector and is able to help clients navigate Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment.

A cum laude graduate of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law and a Harvard Law School Fulbright scholar, Aldilla is qualified to practice law in Indonesia and New York.

Rizaldy Tauhid
Rizaldy Tauhid

Oentoeng Suria & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; infrastructure; power & energy; project finance; restructuring & insolvency

Harris Syahni Toengkagie
Harris Syahni Toengkagie

Makarim & Taira S
Key practice areas: Civil & commercial; corporate litigation; ADR; employment; competition

Stephen Igor Warokka
Stephen Igor Warokka

SSEK

Tel: +62 21 521 2038
Email:
stephenwarokka@ssek.com

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; labour & employment; M&A; shipping

SSEK partner Stephen Igor Warokka specialises in corporate law and M&A, labour law, expatriate work permits, immigration, and shipping law.

Stephen was named to the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia in 2022. He heads the international relations division of the Indonesia Labour Law Consultants Association, an independent organisation that provides input to the government on employment-related laws and regulations.

In 2019, Stephen was heavily involved in helping to shape the contents of an Indonesian Minister of Manpower decree on positions that can be held by expatriate employees in various business sectors.

Stephen was named to the 2020 Asian Legal Business 40 Under 40, a list of Asia’s best young lawyers. He is named next generation lawyer for shipping law by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Stephen earned his master of laws from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law.

Risnan Yosal
Risnan Yosal

Ginting & Reksodiputro
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; real estate; securitisation & structured finance; technology, media & telecommunications

Indira Yustikania
Indira Yustikania

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance

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