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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers (including foreign legal counsel/advisers/consultants practising in Indonesia)

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Bono-Daru-Adji Bono Daru Adji
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate/M&A; telecommunications; banking & finance

Helena-Adnan Helena Adnan
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; general corporate law; IP and M&A

Nafis-Adwani Nafis Adwani
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR)

Key practice areas: Employment; immigration; corporate; litigation; real estate

Lia-Alizia Lia Alizia
Makarim & Taira S
Tel: +62 21 5080 8300; +62 21 252 1272
Email: Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Key practice areas: Corporate and commercial law and litigation; labour and employment; compliance issues, anti-bribery, anti-corruption; restructuring and insolvency; intellectual property rights (IPR)-related issues
Lia is a talented lawyer, litigator, a leading advisor to many top businesses worldwide, and also one of the country’s foremost legal practitioners, having been involved in some of the most high-profile matters over the years.

She is a partner in the corporate, commercial, and litigation and dispute resolutions departments of M&T. She provides expert advice and oversight in large, complex corporate negotiations, and brings 19 years of experience in managing legal aspects of commercial, transactional and corporate governance matters.

Lia adheres to strict ethical principles when representing clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels. Her practice does not only focus on litigation but also aims to provide advice to clients on how to minimize potential risks related to employment, anti- bribery, anti-corruption and litigation issues.

One of her clients said she has provided invaluable support to the business in Indonesia by understanding what they need and responding to those needs in a practical and timely manner. They added that she also proactively identified areas of focus for the company and supported them in addressing those.

Another client said, “Lia is a highly prepared attorney who is capable of understanding any problem which we raise and give us a rapid opinion on what the different possibilities we may have. We, as client, really appreciate this speed in giving us a first response on the matters we need to handle in order to organize ourselves.”

These exemplary feedbacks have earned her recent recognitions from leading international legal surveys and publications:

  • A Band 2 lawyer in employment by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, 2017-2019
  • Recognized as a rising star by IFLR1000 2019
  • Leading lawyer for Intellectual Property, and labour and employment by Asialaw, 2017-18
  • A dispute resolution star in commercial and transactions, intellectual property, and labour and employment by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2018
  • Woman lawyer of the year in the Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards, 2017

She is a sworn translator, author of a number of significant publications, and often speaks at local and overseas seminars and training programs on employment, litigation and corporate matters.

Miriam-Andreta Miriam Andreta
Walalangi & Partners
Tel: +62 21 5080 8600
Email: Mandreta@wplaws.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; M&A; antitrust; capital market; oil & gas
Miriam Andreta is a qualified Indonesian lawyer and legal expert. She has extensive knowledge in M&A, banking & finance, oil & gas and antitrust matters. She graduated from the University of Gadjah Mada and attended a one-year undergraduate exchange program at the University of Tokyo.

She has more than 12 years’ experience acting for both foreign and domestic lenders in high profile syndication financing to Indonesian companies (including issuance of bonds and medium-term notes). She also represents reputable foreign investment companies in upstream and downstream oil and gas projects, multinational companies (including various Japanese companies) in their investment in Indonesia, as well as Indonesian state-owned companies on various legal matters. On antitrust matters, Miriam has been advising both local and foreign companies on various antitrust issues relating to their business, as well as assisting their merger notification process.

Miriam is listed as ALB’s rising star Indonesia 2019 by Asian Legal Business and regarded by Asian Business Law Journal 2019 as one of the A-List Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers. She was one of the top five finalists for the young lawyer of the year category in the ALB Indonesia Law Award 2018 and nominated in the woman lawyer of the year category in 2018 in the ALB Indonesia Law Awards. She is also listed in “40 under 40”, a list of outstanding legal professionals in Asia by ALB in 2018. Miriam was cited by Asialaw as “an enormously helpful lawyer that provides the client with great and effective support.”

Ignatius-Andy Ignatius Andy
Ignatius Andy Law Offices
Tel: +62 21 515 0350, +62 21 527 9033
Email: ignatius.andy@ignatiusandy.com
Key practice areas: Anti-trust issues/business competition; dispute resolutions (civil and commercial proceedings); international arbitration; debt restructuring; corporate/commercial
Ignatius Andy graduated cum laude in 1992 from Parahyangan Catholic University and started his legal career at Makarim & Taira S concentrating in commercial dispute resolutions and corporate commercial matters. He joined Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP), correspondent office of Baker Mckenzie in Jakarta, in 1996 in the banking & finance practice group and later he played a significant role in the establishment and leadership of HHP’s litigation practice group. He became partner of HHP in 2001.

In July 2004, Ignatius established Ignatius Andy Law Offices (IALO), which is recognized as prominent boutique law firm in Indonesia. IALO focuses its practice on anti-trust issues, dispute resolution, as well as corporate and commercial matters. IALO’s dispute resolution and corporate commercial services include domestic/international and complex civil and commercial proceedings, bankruptcy, suspension of payment, business competition judicial proceedings, domestic and international arbitration, debt restructuring and corporate and commercial transactions. Ignatius and IALO have received various reputable awards as leading lawyer and law firm of the year for dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration/alternative dispute resolution, corporate, finance/financial transaction, labour/employment and business competition.

Ibrahim-Assegaf Ibrahim Assegaf
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Key practice areas:Banking; project finance; structured finance; debt restructuring & insolvency; corporate M&A: Corporate

Ahmad-Fikri-Assegaf Ahmad Fikri Assegaf
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate/M&A; debt restructuring; project finance; capital markets

Ivan-Baley Ivan Baely
IABF Law Group
Tel: +62 21 5790 5090 ext 103
Mobile: +62 812 9166 705
Email: baely@iab-net.com
Fax: +62 21 5790 5080
Web: www.iab-net.com

Key practice areas: M&A; banking & finance; foreign investment; corporate and debt restructuring; labour and employment

Wahyuni-Bahar Wahyuni Bahar
Bahar & Partners

Key practice areas: Infrastructure; digital business and technology; investment; trade & industry; capital markets and corporate finance

Theodoor-Bakker Theodoor Bakker
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR)

Key practice areas: Project finance; insolvency; commercial arbitration; regulatory advice; derivatives and risk sharing

Tony-Budidjaja Tony Budidjaja
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Tel: +62 21 520 1600
Email: tony@budidjaja.id
Key practice areas: Commercial dispute resolution; bankruptcy and corporate restructuring; environment and natural resources; construction; real estate and hotels
Tony Budidjaja is an accredited mediator and arbitrator in Indonesia and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Tony has also been admitted as a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition, Tony is currently serving as a Member of Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and is the first Indonesian lawyer to be a fully-registered foreign lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Tony sits on the panel of approved mediators and arbitrators of domestic and international dispute resolution institutions among others the Asian International Arbitration Center (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Indonesian Commodities Arbitration Body, the Indonesia National Board of Arbitration, and the Conflict Resolution Unit of the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development. He has more than 20 years’ standing as a legal counsel with extensive experience and expertise in commercial dispute resolution (both in Indonesia and overseas); bankruptcy and corporate restructuring; environment and natural resources. Tony is also one of the few legal practitioners in Indonesia who is qualified as both capital market legal consultant and tax court attorney.

Tony has written a number of books, articles and columns and has been a presenter and speaker at numerous seminars, workshops, and courses in Indonesia and overseas on a wide range of subjects, including on business contract, business reorganization, judicial reform, bankruptcy, corporate litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

Tjahjadi-Bunjamin Tjahjadi Bunjamin
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Key practice areas: Cross-border financing and banking regulatory; corporate/M&A; restructuring; private wealth; capital markets

Bagus-Nur-Buwono Bagus Nur Buwono
Bagus Enrico & Partners
Tel: +62 21 2988 5959
Email: bagus@bepartners.co.id
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; banking, finance & insurance; energy & natural resources; construction, project & infrastructure; employment
Bagus Nur Buwono’s practice focuses on cross-border transactions and advisory works including M&A, strategic investment and general corporate/commercial matters across various sectors including banking, insurance and finance, energy and natural recourses, infrastructure, manufacturing and construction services.

Since his practice with another major firm in 1997 in his earlier professional career, he has extensively worked on a broad range of cross border transactional, advisory and contentious matters and regularly advises on regulatory issues on various industries. Bagus has also acquired general and practical corporate, banking and finance experience in various business cycles when he served as in-house counsel at Bank Central Asia and Mizuho Bank as senior vice president and Barclays Bank as country head of legal.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firm has noted and recognized him as the recommended lawyer in the practice area of corporate M&A. He is also consistently recognized as “Leading Lawyer” by Asia Law – Euromoney Asia in the areas of banking and finance & vorporate, M&A and as the commercial law and M&A expert in Indonesia by Global Law Experts and the client choice – Commercial Law Award in Indonesia by Legal Finest. In addition, he is a commended external counsel based on research by In-House Community, his clients praise him for his “business knowledge and legal expertise”.

He is a law graduate of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1996. He received the Chevening Scholarship Award to attend a postgraduate program in International Business Law (LLM) from the University of Manchester, the UK, where he graduated in 2005. He also attended a mini–MBA program held by Mizuho Corporate Bank in cooperation with Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan in 2008.

Bagus is a member of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI).

Michael-Carl Michael Carl
SSEK Legal Consultants

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; IT & technology; mining; real estate; restructuring & insolvency

Melli-Darsa Melli Darsa
Melli Darsa & Co

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

David-Dawborn David Dawborn
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; finance; projects; energy

Agus-Ahadi-Deradjat Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR)

Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A; regulatory; TMT; trade and commerce; pharmaceutical

Chandrawati-Dewi Chandrawati Dewi
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & M&A; investment; financial institutions; fintech

Mita-Djajadiredja Mita Djajadiredja
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; International joint ventures; competitive bids and private sales; real estate; financial services

Ira-Eddymurthy Ira Eddymurthy
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tel: +62 21 521 2038 / 2953 2000
Email: iraeddymurthy@ssek.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate/M&A; energy & natural resources; insurance
Ira A Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants and one of Indonesia’s most experienced and most highly regarded lawyers. She has more than three decades of experience advising multinationals and domestic companies on Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment.

Ira is recognised as one of Indonesia’s top banking, capital markets and M&A lawyers by leading legal directories. She was named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards. Chambers & Partners quoted clients praising Ira’s “sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian law” and “comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commercial aims of clients.”

Ira’s recent representations include acting for the Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas corporation, in the formation of an oil and gas holding SOE, a US$4 billion deal that created Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company. She was Indonesian counsel for Procter & Gamble in its US$4.2 billion global acquisition of the consumer health business of Merck, and advised Siam Cement Group, through Thai Containers Group, on its acquisition of two Indonesian manufacturing companies.

Ira acted as Indonesian counsel to Alibaba in its US$1 billion purchase of a controlling stake in online retailer Lazada. She advised GlaxoSmithKline on the Indonesian aspects of its global transaction with Novartis that saw the companies complete a series of asset swaps, and acted for Dai-ichi Life Insurance in its US$337 million acquisition of a stake in Indonesia’s PT Panin Life, the first M&A transaction involving an Indonesian insurance company to go before the OJK, Indonesia’s financial services regulator.

Ira graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law in 1984 and was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law from 1990-91.

Ira is acting chairwoman of the Commercial Law and Practice Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Indonesia. She represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association from 2002-08.

Mira-Fadhya Mira Fadhya
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Key practice areas: Foreign investment; mining and energy; M&A

Peter-Fanning Peter Fanning
Hutabarat Halim & Rekan

Key practice areas: Corporate & investment; shipping; tourism; employment; natural resources

Dede-Fikry Dede Fikry
Fikry Gunawan

Key practice areas: Foreign investments; joint ventures; M&A; divestments

SH-Fransisca Fransisca
Makes & Partners
Tel: +62 21 574 7181
Email: fransisca@makeslaw.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; M&A; real estate & property; fintech; restructuring
Fransisca’s work has been consistently recognized by peers and clients, as well as by legal publications. Fransisca has achieved, among others, recognitions as a leading lawyer in Indonesia for banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency by the Legal 500, 2014 and a rising star for construction & real estate by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, 2015. She is involved in a number of significant deals, which include assisting one of the biggest property companies in Indonesia in their establishment of Dana Investasi Real Estate, acted as a lead partner in advising PT Surya Semesta Internusa in obtaining loans from an international finance corporation to finance one of their industrial development projects in Indonesia. She also assisted several private equities, among others, CVC Capital Partner as the seller of shares of PT Matahari Department Store through a private placement together with PT Multipolar, a deal which granted Makes & Partners a national firm of the year award by IFLR in 2014.

Alan-Frederik Alan Frederik
Widyawan & Partners

Key practice areas: Production sharing contracts; LNG project development agreements; gas/LNG sales and purchase agreements; oil & gas disputes; governance and compliance

Mohamed-Idwan-Ganie Mohamed Idwan Ganie
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Key practice areas: Commercial transactions; commercial litigation; ADR; corporate/company law; mining law

Daniel-Ginting Daniel Ginting
Ginting & Reksodiputro

Key practice areas: Banking and finance; project finance and development; capital markets; corporate/commercial; M&A and joint ventures

Nini-Halim Nini Halim
Hutabarat Halim & Rekan

Key practice areas: Corporate and investment; M&A; labour and employment; IP; media

Chandra-Martha-Hamzah Chandra Martha Hamzah
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Key practice areas: Litigation; anti-corruption

Al-Hakim-Hanafiah Al Hakim Hanafiah
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Natural resources; corporate/M&A; banking & finance; real property; hotel & leisure

Dianyndra-Kusuma-Hardy Dianyndra Kusuma Hardy
SSA Advocates

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; debt restructuring; general corporate; real estate & construction; project development

Andreas-Hartono Andreas Hartono
Andreas, Sheila & Partners
Tel: +62 816 728001
Email: andreas@asplawoffices.com
Key practice areas: M&A; capital market; energy & natural resources; construction; project financing
Andreas Hartono has been in legal practice since 2000 and has assisted multinational corporations, publicly listed companies, as well as privately owned companies in Indonesia and the region with Indonesian operations in fast moving consumer goods, tyre manufacturing and distribution, energy and natural resources, shipping, cables manufacturing, chemical trading, asset management, construction, retail business, music recording and publishing, and multi (including digital) media industry. He has advised these clients in their corporate actions as well as in day-to-day operations. He has also successfully represented clients in various court cases (civil, criminal, bankruptcy and PKPU cases).

In the last five years, Andreas has successfully brought numerous Indonesian companies (from property development, transportation, IT hardware rental and distribution services, hotel, to cosmetic and medical cotton manufacturing sector) to undertake public offering and to list their shares at the Indonesian stock exchanges as well as to undertake reverse takeover couple Indonesian listed companies. Andreas has also been very active in the foreign investment, cross-border M&A, project financing, employment, dispute resolution as well as bankruptcy and temporary suspension of debt payment obligation.

Andreas is a member of the Indonesia Advocates Association (PERADI), the Indonesian Advocate Association (AAI), the Capital Market Lawyers Association (HKHPM), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association (AKPI), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb).

He graduated from the Law Faculty of Tarumanagara University in 1997 and from the Master of Laws Program in the International Banking Law at the Boston University School of Law in 1999. In 2001, he took Integrated Tax (Brevet) A & B Course held by the Artha Bakti Financial Training Institute, Ministry of Finance. In 2012, he attended a Diploma in the International Commercial Arbitration at the St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, held by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). In 2015, he attended a receiver and administrator course and obtained a qualification as a Receiver and Administrator from the Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association (AKPI).

Stefanus-Haryanto Stefanus Haryanto
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Key practice areas: Litigation; arbitration; competition law; consumer protection law; criminal law

Eddy-Hendra Eddy Hendra
Hendra Soenardi & Rekan

Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; banking & finance

Irawati-Hermawan Irawati Hermawan
Hermawan Juniarto
Tel: +62 21 5081 8000
Email: irahermawan@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Key practice areas: Infrastructure; project finance; regulatory; IP
Irawati Hermawan is the senior partner of Hermawan Juniarto & Partners. She has strong expertise in infrastructure, project finance, regulatory, public procurement and regional finance, and recognized as the leading lawyer in infrastructure and project financing.

Irawati has assisted the central government and local governments to tender major infrastructure projects, such as the US$40,000,000 water supply in Tangerang, the US$40,000,000 Central Kalimantan Coal Railway, and the US$225,000,000 Palapa Ring broadband fiber optic project.

Her experience varies from assisting the Government of Indonesia (through the Ministry of Finance, National Planning Agency and Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs) to creating regulatory framework on infrastructure. She also assisted on the formulation of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance Company and establishment of the Indonesia PPP Unit within the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia.

Bintang-Hidyanto Bintang Hidayanto
Guido Hidayanto Partners
Tel: +62 21 2965 1258
Email: bintang.hidayanto@lawghp.com
Key practice areas: Cross border M&A; inbound investment; structured finance; oil and gas; fintech and emerging business
Bintang Hidayanto is a corporate commercial lawyer focusing mainly on cross-border M&A, inbound investment, structured finance, oil and gas as well as fintech and emerging business. Bintang’s practice includes providing legal advice on business operations, legal compliance, corporate matters. He is experienced in advising both foreign and local clients in Indonesia.

Bintang is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) and is a licensed Advocate, and he is also recognised as one of Indonesia’s leading energy lawyer.

Bintang is a graduate of University of Indonesia.

Iril-Hiswara Iril Hiswara
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Key practice areas: Corporate (M&A); real estate; privatisations; infrastructure; capital markets

Rahayu-Ningsih-Hoed Rahayu Ningsih Hoed
Makarim & Taira S
Tel: +62 21 5080 8300; +62 21 252 1272
Email: Rahayu.Hoed@makarim.com
Key practice areas: Project finance; litigation and dispute resolution; employment; property; energy and natural resources
An award winning lawyer, Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has successfully negotiated land acquisitions for a number of foreign embassies, power plant developers, resort owners, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, as well as for the mining industry.

She has handled complex mass retrenchment of 200 to 400 employees each time, related to the closure of the business or its restructuring in which she was often the clients’ spokesperson in dealing with the employees and labour unions. She has also participated in direct negotiations with state-owned enterprises for securing concessions in infrastructure projects especially related to ports and electric power.

A legal publication cited that clients refer to her as “incredible, extremely well-considered advice”, “ensuring that deals always involve “remarkable levels of risk management”, which derive from her experience as a journalist and as a paralegal.

More feedbacks mention that: “She has a wealth of legal experience in dispute resolution. She wins clients’ confidence instantly, and immediately grasps all the relevant issues”; “A renowned lawyer in the real estate practice, especially known for her effective negotiating skills and work in major land purchases”; ” She draws on her vast experience to deliver ‘incredibly knowledgeable, extremely well-considered advice’, ensuring that deals always involve ‘remarkable levels of risk management’.”

She is consistently named as a leading and highly recommended lawyer by notable legal publications and surveys:

  • Chambers and Partners as a key individual for dispute resolutions, and real estate
  • Legal500 as a leading individual for corporate and M&A, employment, projects and energy and real estate
  • Market-leading lawyer in 2018 by Asialaw for her practice in corporate/M&A and dispute resolution and litigation
  • A highly regarded lawyer in financial and corporate, IFLR1000

Yayuk, as her friends and clients call her, is an avid speaker and likes to teach and give legal and translation training to lawyers and students in a number of universities. She is also an excellent cook and has won a few cooking competitions, having gained a university diploma in the advanced study of taste, gastronomy and art of the table (HEG) from the University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne in cooperation with Cordon Bleu Paris.

David-Holme David Holme

Key practice areas: Banking; capital markets; corporate M&A; projects; dispute resolution

Pheo-Hutabarat Pheo Hutabarat
Hutabarat Halim & Rekan

Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A; commercial dispute resolution; capital market, banking and finance; infrastructure development; real estate

Arie-Hutagalung Arie Hutagalung
Arie Hutagalung & Partners

Key practice areas: Agrarian law

Yolanda-Hutapea Yolanda Hutapea
Widyawan & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking; capital markets; corporate M&A; projects; dispute resolution

Kuntum-Apriella-Irdam Kuntum Apriella Irdam
Siahaan Irdamis Andarumi & Rekan

Key practice areas: M&A; general corporate; investment; financial institutions; financing

Prudence-Jahja Prudence Jahja
Januar Jahja & Partners

Key practice areas: IP; litigation; dispute resolution

Darrell-Johnson Darrell Johnson
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tel: +62 21 521 2038 / 2953 2000
Email: darrelljohnson@ssek.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate/M&A; dispute resolution; energy & natural resources; insurance
Darrell R Johnson has resided and practiced in Indonesia for 41 years. He has been the senior legal counsel of SSEK Legal Consultants since its founding in 1992 and is now its senior of counsel. Darrell works with international companies and large Indonesian firms and has a wealth of experience advising on large and complex transactions across numerous sectors.

Darrell’s recent projects include assisting a multinational insurance company in establishing a joint venture in Indonesia and another on its investment in Indonesia’s most notable unicorn, as well as the sensitive closing of two multinational companies, one a multinational automaker and the other the world’s largest restaurant franchisor. Darrell has also advised numerous companies in the energy and mining sectors and has managed complex litigation and arbitration proceedings involving insurance companies, mining and oil and gas companies, and an educational institution.

Darrell is described by Chambers & Partners as a “vastly experienced practitioner valued by blue-chip clients as an excellent gateway between the international and Indonesian legal spheres.” One client, recognizing Darrell’s experience in the Indonesian market, told Asialaw, “Who better to ask than Darrell Johnson on the development of Indonesian law over the past few decades? He is an Indonesian expert.”

Darrell was the founding member of the Board of Advisers for and the principal coordinator of the ELIPS Project, Indonesia’s commercial law reform project from 1992–98, then the largest single-country effort of its kind in the world. Darrell is a long-time member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.

Darrell is recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and Asialaw as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for corporate law/M&A and projects, and energy, and has been named by Who’s Who Legal as a leading energy, project finance, and restructuring and insolvency lawyer.

Darrell is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Stanford Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Stanford Law Review. He is admitted to practice in California and the United States Supreme Court.

Cornel-B-Juniarto Cornel B Juniarto
Hermawan Juniarto
Tel: +62 21 5081 8000
Email: cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Key practice areas: Disputes; corporate law; regulatory
Cornel Juniarto is a senior partner at Hermawan Juniarto and he has 22 years’ experience as a legal professional. Cornel has strong experience in M&A, bankruptcy, corporate commercial and dispute resolution. He was the youngest receiver when he passed the exam in 2000. He has also advised various companies on debt settlement of insolvent companies, either during formal insolvency proceedings or through out of court proceedings. Cornel is a contributor to various publications on foreign investment and corporate/commercial matters. He is the author of Indonesia chapter in the International Labour and Employment Laws (4th edition) and Workplace Data Law and Litigation, both published by Bloomberg BNA. He is also a contributor to the Indonesian Corporate Governance Manual published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK).

Mohamad-Kadri Mohamad Kadri
Akset Law Firm
Tel: +62 21 2992 1515
Email: mkadri@aksetlaw.com
Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; banking & financing plantation; restructuring
Mohamad Kadri is AKSET’s current managing partner. He is a registered capital markets specialist and renowned banking and finance expert. He also regularly handles cross-industrial merger and acquisition transactions. Mohamad is a member of the advisory board of the Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants Association.

Mohamad has rapidly grown his portfolio with AKSET by representing leading local and international banks including major Indonesian group companies in financing transactions both offshore and onshore. During the Asian Financial Crisis in 1998, Mohamad represented the Government of Indonesia through the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency for the restructuring, merger, and divestment certain taken-over banks.

More recently, Mohamad was involved in a US$800 million syndicated offshore financing from 23 international banks across Asia and the Middle East for a south-east Asian prominent plantation group.

Mohamad graduated from the University of Indonesia and attended the School of Business at Cleveland State University, Ohio.

Fadjar-Kandar Fadjar Kandar
Roosdiono & Partners

Key practice areas: Energy; natural resources; infrastructure

Freddy-Karyadi Freddy Karyadi
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR)
Tel: +62 819 1010 3949
Email: fkaryadi@abnrlaw.com
Key practice areas: Power/electricity; fintech/digital; energy and natural resources; M&A; restructuring & insolvency
Freddy Karyadi has over two decades of practising law in Indonesia and has been heavily involved in numerous complex cross border deals including project financing, M&A, tax, capital market, investment, and dispute settlement/bankruptcy.

Freddy was one of the pioneers who focused on the digital industry and has handled many transactions involving technology and fin-tech/TMT companies, from early stage fund raising, integration, exit, public offering preparation to regulatory compliance. Freddy has represented independent power producers, giant ECAs and commercial banks for various electricity sector financing. Freddy’s clients vary from multinational to start-ups which span across a wide range of industries including natural resources, energy, financial institutions, private equity funds, and property. With a strong knowledge of legal, commercial, tax and accounting issues that these industries encounter, Freddy can quickly identify the key issues and offer practical business oriented legal solutions.

On litigation matters, Freddy handled various suspensions of payment and bankruptcy proceeding of various industries including aviation, shipping, and mining sectors and also assisted clients in tax disputes.

Freddy has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by several international publications including Asialaw, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentations. He contributes numerous legal and tax articles of IFLR, International Tax Review, Thomson Reuters, International Comparative Legal Guide and Getting the Deal Through. Freddy was also a speaker at IBA, IPBA, IFA and IFLR events and gave seminars for tech start-up communities.

His professional membership includes Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultant, Indonesian Tax Consultant, International Fiscal Association, International Federation of Accountant. He is fluent in English and Bahasa.

Freddy read law at the University of Indonesia (1998) and earned an LLM International Tax from Leiden University (2002). He also graduated cum laude in 1997 from the Faculty of Economics of Trisakti University in Jakarta, holds an MBA degree from Peking University (2015), and is a licensed tax consultant and a chartered accountant. In 2010, he was seconded to a leading Dutch law and tax firm.

Andy-Kelana Andy Kelana
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Key practice areas: Energy and natural resources; IT, telecommunication and media; general corporate; M&A; plantation and forestry

Mochtar-Kusuma-Atmadja Mochtar Kusuma-Atmadja
Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Key practice areas: Investment-M&A; oil & gas; banking & finance; capital markets

Emir-Kusumaatmadja Emir Kusumaatmadja
Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Key practice areas: Banking and finance; mining and project development; general corporate matters

Justisiari-Kusumah Justisiari Kusumah
K & K Advocates
Tel: +62 21 2902 3331
E-mail: justi.kusumah@kk-advocates.com
Key practice areas: IP; litigation & enforcement; arbitration; commercial IP; TMT
Justi Kusumah has a long and distinguished career in IP law and is recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading figures in the area. He is recognized by WTR 1000 as The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018 and recommended lawyer in IP by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019.

In addition to his role as managing partner, Justi’s leads and oversees the litigation & enforcement, arbitration as well as the commercial IP, and telecommunication, media and technology, practice group.

Justi has been actively involved in promoting IP protection/awareness in Indonesia. He currently serves as chairman of MIAP. Justi is also a regular instructor for various training organized by and for the Indonesian Police Force and National IP Task Force.

Justi holds a Sarjana Hukum (Bachelor of Law) and Master’s degree from Padjadjaran University. He is a licensed advocate and a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI).

Eddy-Marek-Leks Eddy Marek Leks
Leks & Co

Key practice areas: Real estate; M&A; commercial dispute resolution; general corporate/commercial; finance

Vincent-Ariesta-Lie Vincent Ariesta Lie
Makarim & Taira S
Tel: +62 21 5080 8300; +62 21 252 1272
Email: Vincent.Lie@makarim.com
Key practice areas: Project financing; power project; M&A; general mining; corporate/commercial dispute resolution
Vincent Ariesta Lie has extensive experience in representing prominent companies from various industries in legal due diligence, RTO transactions, acquisitions and financing major power plant projects. He also has experience in dealing with the resolution of disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

Vincent combines his broad legal experience with a keen sense for clients’ business context. He is able to counsel clients with a view to their commercial objectives and the regulatory landscape. Besides handling traditional corporate practice areas, he is also familiar with fast-evolving growth sectors in Indonesia such as natural resources and energy (mining, oil and gas, power plants).

A client said, “Vincent has very good legal knowledge both in corporate transactions and projects, and corporate litigation. He is the lawyer to go to anytime we need to consult on mostly anything. Even during times when an issue is not his primary expertise, he can give very good insights and enlightenment on the issues.”

Another client added that “He has advanced knowledge in the Indonesian energy sector and precise advice for corporate documents.”

Vincent has been invited as a speaker in various seminars and conferences on power, mining, energy resources, M&As and bankruptcy arranged by private entities, state-owned companies, universities and associations. He has also authored various international and local publications on investment, mining and energy resources.

Some of his most recent accolades from prominent legal surveys and publications include:

  • Up and coming lawyer, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2019
  • Ranked as highly regarded lawyer, IFLR1000 2019
  • Rising star lawyer (corporate/M&A), Asialaw 2018
  • Indonesia’s A-list lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal’s Top 100 lawyers in Indonesia, 2018
  • Finalist, young lawyer of the year, ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2017


  • SH, University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia, 2001 (Cum laude)
  • LLM, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2004 (Honorable mention)


  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia

Timbul-Lubis Timbul Lubis
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Key practice areas: Commercial transactions; company law; labour law; property and real estate; maritime law

Todung-Mulya-Lubis Todung Mulya Lubis
Lubis Santosa & Maramis

Key practice areas: Corporate and commercial law; dispute resolution

Daru-Lukiantono Daru Lukiantono
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Key practice areas: Brand/trademark management, enforcement and litigation; IP commercial, franchising, licensing and technology transactions; digital media, copyright, data privacy & advertisement; patent and industrial design prosecution; trade secrets advisory and disputes

Yozua-Makes Yozua Makes
Makes & Partners
Tel: + 62 21 574 7181
Email: ymakes@makeslaw.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; banking & finance; restructuring & reorganization; foreign investment
Dr Yozua Makes is a senior and managing partner at Makes & Partners. He has over 30 years of experience and has handled a broad range of complex cross-border commercial transactions. He is an alumnus of the faculty of law of the University of Indonesia, the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), the Asian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School. Yozua was conferred a PhD degree in law by the faculty of law of the University of Indonesia in 2016.

Yozua is actively involved in various professional and social organizations. He was the first appointed member of the National Commission of Good Corporate Governance and is a member of the board of experts of the Indonesian Publicly Listed Company Association. He is a registered legal consultant in the Indonesian Capital Market and Financial Institution Supervisory Board and is a distinguished associate professor at the faculty of law of the prestigious University of Indonesia and Pelita Harapan University.

Insan-Budi-Maulana Insan Budi Maulana
Maulana & Partners
Tel: +62 21 521 1931
Email: info@maulanalawfirm.com
Key practice areas: IP; corporate; dispute resolution; taxation; unfair competition
Prof. Dr. Insan Budi Maulana, S.H., LL.M is an expert in the field of IP, dispute resolution, and corporate matters. He is a lawyer, patent attorney, and also an academic in universities such as the Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Economic and Business of Universitas Indonesia; Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Faculty of Law, Universitas Trisakti; he is a speaker at various meeting, and contributes to articles and books. Insan Budi also gave public lectures at Faculty of Law Doshisha University, Kyoto in 2013 and in 2014; at the Faculty of Law, Hanyang University, Seoul in 2013; at Osaka Shoko Kaigisho in 2014; Summer School of Asian Law & Dispute Management at the Faculty of Law, Kobe University in 2015; at Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia in 2017; at Asia IP Dynamics Corporation, Tokyo in 2018; as Chair for the Panel – Asia and Beyond at the 4th Asian IP Works-In-Progress Conference 2019 on 30-31January, 2019 and as speaker at ASEAN IP Colloquium project on 22 February 2019 at School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Insan Budi has been working as a lawyer since 1986 and has been the managing partner of Maulana & Partners Law Firm assisting international companies from ASEAN, East Asia, EU, Brazil, and South Africa for IP, corporates, and dispute resolutions matters.

He is a member of the AIPPI, APAA, IPBA and IBA.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia in 1986. From September 1988 to March 1992, he received scholarship from Government of Japan as a researcher at Faculty of Law, Kagawa University. Then he completed the Master Program (LLM) from the Faculty of Law, Kobe University in 1992, and completed his doctoral program from the same university in 1999. In addition, Insan Budi also received scholarships from the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany as a guest researcher in the field of IPR and antitrust in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2001.

Giovanni-Muhammad Giovanni Muhammad
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy, infrastructure; natural resources; government contract

Retno-Muljosantoso Retno Muljosantoso
Soemadipradja & Taher

Key practice areas: General corporate and investment, banking & finance, capital markets, insurance, Islamic finance

Ratih-Nawangsari Ratih Nawangsari
Oentoeng Suria & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate M&A; projects & energy; banking & finance; dispute resolution; capital market

Cita-Citrawinda-Noerhadi Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi
Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates

Key practice areas: IP; IP litigation

Pramudya-Oktavinanda Pramudya Oktavinanda
UMBRA Strategic Legal Solutions
Tel: +62 21 5082 0900, +62 811165906
Email: pramoctavy@umbra.law
Key practice areas: M&A; capital market & securities; TMT; corporate and debt restructuring; power, energy & infrastructure
Pramudya Oktavinanda is the managing partner of UMBRA–Strategic Legal Solutions and the go-to lawyer for any challenging and peculiar transactions that require systematic combination of immense legal skills, business acumen, pragmatic attitude, and imaginative thinking.

During his 15-year career, Pramudya has represented major governmental, local and international clients in some of the largest and most sophisticated national and cross border transactions consisting of public offerings of equity and debt securities (covering local and international offerings under Rule 144A/Reg S of the US Securities Act of 1933), private placements, mergers & acquisitions of public and private corporations, joint ventures, corporate, debt & pre-IPO restructuring, financial engineering, Islamic financing, and EPC & O&M contracts drafting and negotiation. His experience includes more than 175 deals with a combined value of at least US$20 billion.

In addition to being academically trained in the art of law & economics and Islamic law as a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Chicago Law School, Pramudya is well versed in various intricate industries such as telecommunication, broadcasting, digital technology, data & analytics service, power, energy, infrastructure, and state-owned enterprises.

Pramudya is one of the youngest lawyers to be recognized in the Asian Business Law Journal 2018’s top 100 Indonesian lawyers, nominated as “Deal Maker of the Year” by Asian Legal Business in its 2018 Indonesian Law Firms Award, and listed as a “Highly Regarded – Leading Lawyer” for M&A and capital market transactions in IFLR 2019.

Hendra-Ong Hendra Ong
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Aviation; power; corporate/M&A; banking & finance; infrastructure

Fabian-Buddy-Pascoal Fabian Buddy Pascoal
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; banking & finance; real property; competition & antitrust; IP

Aurora-Nia-Pratiwi Aurora Nia Pratiwi
ANC Attorneys at Law
Tel:+62 21 3043 5945
Email: info@auroraniaconsulting.com
Key practice areas: Digital and technology; e-commerce; foreign direct investment; corporate/M&A; real estate and property
Aurora Pratiwi is a founder of ANC Attorneys at Law and she has expertise in corporate law in Indonesia and Singapore. She has been handling cross border transaction in South East Asia.

Aurora together with iDea, Indonesian E-commerce Association were involved in creating legal framework and road map for e-commerce regulations in Indonesia together with Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Communication of Republic of Indonesia.

Together with Ministry of Telecommunication of Republic of Indonesia, Aurora also actively involved on reviewing Indonesian data protection legal framework.

In 2013 Aurora advised the Biggest Foreign Direct Investment in Indonesia involving Chinese’s largest state-owned company, China Huadian Corporation and Indonesian’s largest state-owned mining company, PT Bukit Asam.

Aurora has been involved in numerous due diligence projects for mergers and acquisitions, and in dealing with government authorities including the Ministry of Trade and the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – BKPM).

She also prepares legal due diligence reports, provides various legal advice, and assists major clients in a number of high-profile transactions.’

Andre-Rahadian Andre Rahadian
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Aviation; infrastructure; banking & finance; international trade; natural resources

Sri-Rahayu Sri Rahayu
Rahayu & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate; projects, infrastructure & construction; energy & resources

Robert-Reid Robert Reid
Soemadipradja & Taher

Key practice areas: M&A; energy & natural resources; foreign investment; corporate/commercial; employment

Harun-Reksodiputro Harun Reksodiputro
Ginting & Reksodiputro

Key practice areas: M&A; joint ventures; corporate; foreign investment; equity and debt capital markets

Barryl-Rolandi Barryl Rolandi
Roosdiono & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; foreign direct investments; banking and finance; manpower; general corporate and commercial

Johannes-Sahetapy-Engel Johannes Sahetapy-Engel
Akset Law Firm

Key practice areas: Arbitration and dispute resolution; labor and employment; M&A; oil & gas; project finance

S-Sartono S Sartono
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Key practice areas: Litigation & dispute resolutions; employment & labor; arbitration; bankruptcy, restructuring & insolvency; natural resources

Kirana-Sastrawijaya Kirana Sastrawijaya
UMBRA Strategic Legal Solutions
Tel: +62 21 5082 0987
Email: kirana@umbra.law
Key practice areas: Power; renewable energy; infrastructure; construction; project finance
Kirana Sastrawijaya is a senior partner of UMBRA–Strategic Legal Solutions and the head of UMBRA’s project and infrastructure practice group. With 15 years of practical experience in the fields of power, energy, construction , infrastructure and project finance, she has represented major international and local clients in various high-profile power and infrastructure deals (having a combined capacity of more than 5,000 MW of power plants and project value of more than US$18 billion) and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all type of projects documents including power purchase agreements (covering all types of PPAs for different conventional, renewable and intermittence power plants), concession agreements for numerous infrastructure projects (such as for railways, airports and ports), EPC contracts, O&M contracts and fuel supply contracts.

Kirana is also well versed in renewables, oil & gas, project financing, public-private partnership scheme, mergers & acquisition in the energy and natural resources sectors, state-owned enterprises, regional-owned enterprises and has built close relationship with government institutions and international and local NGOs for the preparation of relevant regulations and study related to power, energy and renewables in Indonesia.

As a testament to her expertise in the field of power and renewables, she also serves as the member of the Board of Experts of Masyarakat Ketenagalistrikan Indonesia (Indonesian Electricity Society) and is active in Masyarakat Energi Terbarukan (Indonesian Renewable Energy Society).

Indra-Setiawan Indra Setiawan
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro (ABNR)

Key practice areas: Employment; immigration; corporate M&A; pharmaceutical; litigation

Iwan-Setiawan Iwan Setiawan
Makes & Partners

Tel: + 62 21 574 7181
Email: setiawan@makeslaw.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; general corporate; foreign and domestic investments; M&A; corporate restructuring
Iwan Setiawan is a senior partner at Makes & Partners, one of the leading corporate and financial law firms in Jakarta. He has over 20 years of seasoned legal experience and is a prominent legal figure in Indonesia for capital markets, banking, corporate restructuring, foreign and domestic investments and M&As. He is a registered legal consultant of the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (Indonesian Financial Services Authority/OJK). Under Iwan’s leadership, Makes & Partners has consistently and successfully completed many landmark capital market transactions securing the firm’s position as a formidable legal player in Indonesia.

Iwan is regularly nominated as a leading lawyer in editions of IFLR 1000, Asian-Mena Counsel and the Legal 500 Asia Pacific and he was recently interviewed for an article by the International Financial Law Review regarding the new independent OJK which will take over regulation of capital markets and banks as well as other financial services in Indonesia.

Leoni-Silitonga Leoni Silitonga
Roosdiono & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate finance and securities; Islamic finance; debt capital markets; equity capital markets

Andi-Simangunsong Andi Simangunsong
AFS Partnership
Tel: +62 855 777 0707
Email: andisimangunsong@afs-partnership.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; arbitration; criminal litigation; restructuring & insolvency; administrative law
Andi Simangunsong is well known for his extensive experience in litigation practice. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia. Prior to establishing AFS Partnership, Andi spent more than seven years in one of Indonesia’s most prestigious litigation law firms while he was also dedicated his time serving as the director of a prominent (pro bono) legal aid foundation. With more than 15 years of practice, Andi has handled numerous high profile cases and disputes from all areas of litigation.

In criminal cases, relating to the 1MDB scandal, he acted as a counsel to Equanimity (Cayman) Ltd, the owner of Equanimity yacht that was unlawfully seized by the Indonesia National Police Force on the request of US Federal Bureau of Investigation in Indonesian water territory. He also acted as a counsel to the shareholder of Bank Century in Bank Century bailout scandal, the largest bank fraud case in Indonesia. He is also representing other numerous of high profile criminal cases in Indonesia.

In commercial disputes, he is a counsel to PTT Public Company Ltd, a Thai state owned oil and gas company against US$2 Billion lawsuit filed by the government of the Republic Indonesia in relation to an oil spill in Australian territorial sea (the Montara Oil Case), which spread into the Indonesian territory and accused of resulting in environmental pollution in Indonesia. He is also representing other numerous high profile disputes in Indonesia.

In bankruptcy and restructuring, besides representing banks and debtor in numerous cases, Andi was also appointed as the administrator of PT Trikomsel Oke Tbk, an Indonesian mobile-phone retailer public company in its suspension of obligation for payment of debt case, with the total outstanding debt of more than US$500 Million.

Andi’s practice covers various areas ranging from dispute resolution, arbitration, criminal litigation, restructuring & insolvency, and administrative law.

Andi is a committee of the Indonesia Advocates Association (PERADI) and also a committee at the Indonesian Association of Receiver and Administrator (IKAPI).

Tasdikiah-Siregar Tasdikiah Siregar
TNB & Partners

Key practice areas: Asset finance including aviation finance and shipping finance; general banking and finance including commodities financing, telecommunications finance; airport; banking and finance regulatory advice; debt restructuring

Rahmat-Soemadipradja Rahmat Soemadipradja
Soemadipradja & Taher

Key practice areas: Foreign investment, energy and resources, general corporate, M&T, and project finance

Dyah-Soewito Dyah Soewito
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tel: +62 21 521 2038 / 2953 2000
Email: dyahsoewito@ssek.com
Key practice areas: Construction; corporate/M&A; oil and gas; real estate; shipping
Dyah Soewito is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants. Dyah has deep ties in the Indonesian legal community and government offices, giving her a unique insight into the country’s often complex regulatory framework. One client told Chambers & Partners that Dyah “excels in face-to-face negotiations thanks to her complete knowledge of relevant legislation and accurate analysis of the positions of various parties.”

Dyah heads SSEK’s highly regarded real estate and shipping practices and also has a thriving practice in foreign investment law and corporate and commercial law. Leading legal directories recognize her as one of Indonesia’s top practitioners in the fields of energy and natural resources, real estate, shipping and mergers and acquisitions.

Dyah’s recent projects include acting for a London-headquartered offshore drilling contractor in the preparation of a loan agreement and other documents to finance the purchase of an oil drilling rig. She recently assisted the Indonesian subsidiary of a leading Italian multinational oil and gas industry contractor with the establishment of a joint venture company that would reflag, own and operate a drilling rig for offshore projects in Indonesia.

Dyah advised a global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry in a US$870 million lease deal. She has assisted a European multinational in navigating foreign ownership restrictions under Indonesia’s shipping law and advised an Australian dredging marine company on the importation and reflagging of dredgers. Dyah’s other projects include representing a leading Asia-based multinational property developer in a joint venture arrangement with an Indonesian real estate company to develop residential and commercial towers in Jakarta, with a total investment of more than US$425 million.

Dyah is a graduate of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law and was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. She was a member of the Board of Advisors of the ELIPS Project, Indonesia’s ground breaking commercial law reform project.

Suhardi-Somomoeljono Suhardi Somomoeljono
SSA Advocates

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; civil & criminal litigation; restructuring & insolvency

Jonathan-Streifer Jonathan Streifer
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tel: +62 21 521 2038 / 2953 2000
Email: jonathanstreifer@ssek.com
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy & natural resources; IT & technology; projects & infrastructure development; real estate
Jonathan M Streifer is a senior foreign counsel at SSEK Legal Consultants. Jonathan has more than 20 years of experience living and working in Jakarta as a corporate lawyer, during which time he has assisted numerous multinationals and domestic companies with projects and transactions across nearly every sector of the Indonesian economy.

Jonathan assists clients on strategic investments in the technology sector, infrastructure projects, private equity and venture capital financings, direct foreign investment, corporate finance, and labour and employment matters. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for corporate law and M&A, financial and corporate law, and projects and natural resources by independent legal directories including Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Asialaw.

Clients, in discussing Jonathan’s work, told IFLR1000 that he is “experienced in handling international clients and provided sophisticated answers to our queries,” and that he is “very capable and responsive.”

Jonathan’s experience includes acting as Indonesian counsel to Qualcomm Incorporated in its strategic investment in Mobile-8 Telecom (n/k/a PT Smartfren), Neovia Group (f/k/a InVivo NSA) in reorganizing its Indonesia operations, Shinhan Financial Group in its acquisition of PT Makinta Securities, Lotte Corporation in its online marketplace joint venture with Salim Group, JX Nippon and a number of other Japanese companies. Among others, he represented Showa Denko K.K in its US$500 million chemical grade alumina project in Kalimantan.

Jonathan earned his JD from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law in 1992 and is a member of the State Bar of California. He previously worked with the San Francisco firm of Shartsis Friese on venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. Jonathan has been with SSEK since 2002.

Arief-Tarunakarya-Surowidjojo Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Key practice areas: Corporate law; corporate and project finance; capital markets; M&A; mining, oil, gas & infrastructure

Hafzan-Taher Hafzan Taher
Soemadipradja & Taher

Key practice areas: Litigation and alternative dispute resolution, corporate restructuring & insolvency, general corporate and M&A, intellectual property, capital markets

Christian-Teo Christian Teo
Christian Teo & Partners
Tel: +62 21 5020 2789
Email: cteo@cteolaw.com
Key practice areas: Telecommunication, media and technology; hotel, property and real estate; hospitality and entertainment industry; franchising; trade & retail industry
Christian Teo is the founder and currently managing partner of Christian Teo & Partners, a leading Indonesian corporate and commercial law firm.

His corporate and commercial practice areas cover telecommunication, media and technology start-ups; hotel, property and real estate; hospitality and entertainment industry; corporate/commercial and franchising; trade & retail industry. He continuously advises clients on the Indonesian legal aspects of foreign and domestic investment, information technology, telecommunication projects, real estate and hotel transactions; franchising; structuring and drafting joint venture, corporate and transaction documentation; and corporate re-structuring.

While Christian’s telecommunication, media and technology practice involve regulatory work, projects, restructuring and technology start-ups, his hotel, property and hospitality practice ranges from representing owners and operators in management and operational contracts to negotiating commercial and office property leases on behalf of landlord and lessees. His F&B and lifestyle practice covers franchising, lifestyle outlets and his retail and trade practice deals with both offline trading and e-commerce set-ups, including its payment systems and financial technologies. He is also advising clients on employment law, focusing on white-collar employment issues such as executives hiring and employment disputes.

He speaks Bahasa Indonesia, his mother tongue, is fluent English, conversational Hakka dialect and Mandarin.

Christian Teo graduated from the University of Indonesia, Faculty of Law, SH (1990) and later did his post-graduate at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, LLM (1997)

He started his legal career in 1989 with an internship with the litigation firm Frans Hendra Winarta & Partners, later joined Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners as an Associate in 1990, Senior Associate (from 1994) and then became Partner in 1997. During his time with that firm, he was the head of the information technology/telecommunications practice, the chair of the company law project, a professional development unit in relation to corporation law issues and leader of the franchising and property/hotel, resort and tourism practice. His management responsibilities included the development and maintenance of firm’s website and he oversaw the social activities of the firm’s members.

He then spread his wings by founding Christian Teo & Associates, now Christian Teo & Partners, and from then on continues blazing his trail.

Abadi-Abi-Tisnadisastra Abadi Abi Tisnadisastra
Akset Law Firm

Key practice areas: M&A; financial services; capital markets; fintech; TMT

David-Tobing David Tobing
Adams & Co

Key practice areas: Oil and energy

Michael-Twomey Michael Twomey
SSEK Legal Consultants

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; oil & gas; private power; real estate; shipping

Luky-Walalangi Luky Walalangi
Walalangi & Partners
Tel: +62 21 5080 8600
Email: Lwalalangi@wplaws.com
Key practice areas: M&A; banking & finance; real property; TMT; foreign direct investment
Luky I Walalangi is an Indonesian qualified lawyer and a founder of Walalangi & Partners. He is an expert and a leading lawyer in M&A, banking and finance and real estate transactions with almost two decades of experience.

Chambers Global 2019 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 regard Luky as recognised practitioner in corporate/M&A. He is also recognized by IFLR1000 2019 as leading lawyer and awarded by Asialaw Profiles 2019 as one of five best lawyers in Indonesia. Luky is also listed as one of the A-List Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019.

Luky has an outstanding track record of advising on major strategic acquisitions in Indonesia across a variety of sectors, from traditional M&A deals to complex asset and portfolio loan acquisitions. He has successfully guided and represented both foreign and domestic clients, in their complex investments and acquisitions (including assets and portfolio loans acquisitions), real property projects and corporate restructurings. He has also represented leading global banking and financial groups on major finance transactions in Indonesia.

Legal500, Asialaw and IFLR1000 cite opinions from various multinational clients about Luky in their publications as follows:

  • He is prompt, proper, full of experience and gives well-considered advice.”
  • “He is a very capable lawyer, always considering my way of thinking in a timely manner.”
  • “The quality of work is very satisfying. The speedy response is also amazing.”
  • “W&P is a top law firm. The way its Founding Partner, Mr Luky I Walalangi always directly hands-on in our transactions and manages W&P’s team maintain the quality of W&P’s services and responsiveness at the same level as top International law firms.”
  • “Luky I Walalangi and his entire team are very professional, provided excellent legal advice combine with the current business strategy. W&P has been a counsel to us for entire company restructuring project and provide the fast response. Highly recommended.”

Andi-Walli Andi Walli
Andi & Law
Tel: +62 21 2753 4457
Email: andiw@andiwalli.id
Key practice areas: Aviation law; banking & finance law; corporate law; employment & pension law; insolvency law
Andi Walli is one of the founders and managing partners of Andi & Law, which is an independent law firm in Indonesia and China that draws on the extensive experience and professionalism of its lawyers who are leading professionals in their areas of expertise and have been assisting clients on Indonesian and Chinese law matters for many years.

Andi advises on M&A, commercial & corporate matters, competition law and IP. He has many years of experience advising clients on issues related to private equity and investments.

Andi’s professional membership includes: The Congress of Indonesian Advocate; Indonesian Receiver & Administrator Association; Indonesian Legal Auditor Association; International Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and the International Society for Development and Sustainability.

He has a PhD and Master’s degree from China University of Political Science and Law; a Master’s degree from Trisakti University; and a Bachelor’s degree from Diponegoro University. Andi speaks Bahasa, English and Chinese.

Linda-Widyati Linda Widyati
Linda Widyati & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate M&A, banking & finance; capital markets

Widyawan Widyawan
Widyawan & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking; capital markets; corporate M&A; projects; dispute resolution

Richard-Yapsunto Richard Yapsunto
Armand Yapsunto Muharamsyah & Partners

Key practice areas: General corporate; banking & finance; investment; M&A; oil and gas

Christian-Alvin-Zachary Christian Alvin Zachary
Jemi Alberto Zachary & Partners

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; dispute resolutions; M&A; investment law; tax law

Zacky-Zainal-Husein Zacky Zainal Husein
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Key practice areas: TMT; data protection/privacy; regulatory; general corporate; arbitration

Ary-Zulfikar Ary Zulfikar
AZP Legal Consultants
Tel: +62 21 806 82750
Email: ary@azp.co.id
Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; banking & finance; energy & resources; restructuring & insolvency
Ary Zulfikar was born on 16 February 1971 in Jakarta. He obtained his doctoral degree from Padjajaran University in 2019. Before that, he gained his master of business law from the University of Gadjah Mada and received a bachelor degree in law from Padjadjaran University. He participates in several courses, workshops, seminars and conferences, either as a speaker or participant or, in order to enhance his expertise.

Ary has for more than 25 years’ experience in the field of law. He started his career at Kartini Muljadi & Rekan, and was involved in capital markets and corporation matters. He then joined PT Kustodian Depositori Efek Indonesia and PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia, a self-regulatory organization as the legal and compliance department head to explore the capital market industry. During the Indonesian Financial Crisis in 1997/98, he joined the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Indonesia and was involved in corporate restructuring transactions and settlement of shareholders’ obligation under the bank restructuring program. He also participated as a team member for the establishment of the Deposit Insurance Agency appointed by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia from 2002-04. In 2004, he founded Ary Zulfikar & Partners also known as AZP Legal Consultants specializing in capital markets, shariah transaction, banking and finance, and Infrastructure.

Besides being a legal consultant, he is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Trisakti and Pancasila University.

Ary was registered at the Bank Indonesia in 2018 to support the legal profession for Issuance of Commercial Securities, Receivers and Administrators of Assets in Bankruptcy Law at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights by virtue of Ministry Decree No. AHU.AH.04.03-180 in 2016, the intellectual property rights legal consultants at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Ministry of Justice & Human Rights in 2014 and also, registered as a capital market legal consultant at the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (formerly BAPEPAM) since 2005.

His practice areas include: M&A; capital market; banking & finance; energy & resources; restructuring & insolvency; real estate & property development; cooperative, micro small and medium enterprises; foreign investment; IP; labour & employment; dispute resolution & arbitration.

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