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Corporate/M&A — Indonesia


Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected team, well placed to advise clients on a wide range of transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals. Acknowledged for assisting in transactions with multinational corporations, as well as for domestic clients. Especially valued for its depth of knowledge in the telecoms and technology sectors, as well as its dispute resolution work.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Andy Kelana is well regarded by interviewees for "cultivating good relationships" with clients and peers. He possesses extensive experience in the corporate and M&A spheres.

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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Maintains an impressive reputation for corporate work, representing a wide range of domestic and international clients. Expertise spans FDI, M&A and private equity. Also highly regarded within the banking and finance sectors.

Strengths Interviewees acknowledge the diverse expertise of the team, affirming that "the firm possesses very capable team members."

Work highlights Counsel to Shinhan Card on its USD8.4 million venture into an existing Indonesian multi-finance company within the Salim Group.

Advised Mitsui and Fujimori Kogyo on their joint indirect acquisition of two Indonesian companies active in the packaging business, Avesta Continental Pack and Indogravure.

Notable practitioners

Theodoor Bakker is renowned for being "very well traversed and involved in M&A work," according to a market source. Peers also attest to his seniority in related matters and is identified for his "intimate knowledge of how Indonesia works."

Emir Nurmansyah is commended for his expertise in corporate work, with a strong insight in banking and finance matters. He is recognised by interviewees for being a "good and focused lawyer" and was part of the team that advised Shinhan Card on its venture into an existing Indonesian multi-finance company within the Salim Group.

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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Frequently cited as a market-leading firm in this area, owing to its activity on some of the largest and most complex M&A transactions in the region. Advises major Indonesian clients and prominent international companies on joint ventures, foreign direct investment and private equity. Valued also for its work in real estate, particularly on hotel development deals and lease agreements.

Strengths The firm is recommended by a client for its extensive network of contacts and turnaround times: "They possess experience in M&A, they have a vast network, which is useful, and its individuals respond quickly."

Another source remarks: "They are very professional in handling queries and very prudent in giving advice."

Work highlights Advised Warburg Pincus on its investment in Go-Jek, which after the last round of fund-raising was valued at USD1.3 billion.

Counselled Tokopedia on its sale of shares to private equity investors as part of its fund-raising round.

Notable practitioners

"Brilliantly talented and very professional," Bono Adji is accredited for his corporate and M&A practice, with a strong focus on representing companies in large investments. His work of late includes advising Saratoga Investama Sedaya and its local subsidiary on their IDR450 billion investment in Famon Awal Bros Sedaya, a holding company that operates hospitals throughout the country. A client also expresses praise for his responsiveness to queries: "He was responsive to our needs and questions."

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is renowned among clients and peers for his seniority in cross-border corporate and M&A matters, one source saying he maintains a "sound reputation and is a problem solver." In one work highlight, he co-led the team that advised Holcim Indonesia on the USD165 million acquisition of the entire share capital of Lafarge Cement Indonesia and the post-acquisition restructuring of Lafarge Group in Indonesia.

Head of department Eko Basyuni is recognised for his work across a variety of practice areas, with a particular focus on banking, finance and M&A. Also noted for his transactional work for clients in the financial services and telecoms sectors.

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Christian Teo & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Robust team offering noteworthy expertise in real estate transactions, particularly hotel matters. Also advises on corporate work, including joint ventures, investments and acquisitions, notably in the telecommunications industry.

Notable practitioners

Christian Teo continues to receive praise from peers for his expertise in real estate matters and is particularly active on hotel developments. He represents a host of domestic and international clients, and one interviewee says: "He is a very intelligent and diligent lawyer."

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Christian Teo & Partners has been actively representing numerous foreign and local clients (both private and public companies) in connection with M&A transactions related to a variety of business sectors including advertising, consumer financing, multi-level marketing, facilities management and mining. The Firms representation includes structuring and re-structuring, conducting legal due diligence, providing advisory on foreign investment law regime, negotiating for clients and merger proceeding.

Key Clients: Clarion Events; Atalian; Macmahon; Publicis Groupe; Yum! Asia Franchise Pte Ltd.; Home Credit Indonesia; FedEx; adidas Group; Omnicom; Applus Velosi; Dassault Systemes.



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Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished corporate offering, routinely assisting blue-chip multinationals with big-ticket M&A. Known for its high-value transactions in the emerging technology sector. Clients further benefit from the firm's association with global giant Allen & Overy.

Strengths The team is commended for its judicious advice, with one client saying: "The firm is well organised, commercially savvy yet prudent, and has a very good set of quality lawyers, especially its senior associates."

Sources additionally make note of the quality of its service. One interviewee states: "The firm always strives for the highest-quality service for their clients. We are very pleased with their work."

Work highlights Advised Government of Singapore Investment on its USD386 million investment in Trans Retail, a company that operates a chain of supermarkets under the Carrefour brand.

Assisted Raja Kamar International on the issuance of minority shares to foreign-based investor Archipelago Tourism.

Notable practitioners

Sugianto Osman is acclaimed for his strong track record in M&A for clients in the private equity, TMT and natural resources sectors. Clients acknowledge his reputation in capital markets, investment and corporate matters, with one stating: "I heard good reviews of his performance among clients and fellow lawyers; when I worked directly with him I confirmed such reviews. His strengths include knowing how to shape the advice from the point of view of the client, and he is commercial and practical."

Harun Reksodiputro is identified as a solid practitioner in corporate law who focuses on joint ventures, restructuring and divestment matters. Peers note him particularly for his knowledge of local law, with one interviewee asserting: "He is very well known, I have worked with him multiple times. He is very good at dealing with Indonesian clients especially." He was Indonesian counsel to Pentair on its USD3.15 billion divestment of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric.

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Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise across the full range of corporate matters, advising clients from a number of industries including infrastructure, energy, real estate, banking and finance. Counsel of choice for large multinationals due to its expertise in cross-border M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Garners recognition for conducting land acquisitions for commercial use and the preparation of relevant documents for a host of national and international clients.

Strengths Clients commend the level of advice they receive. One individual attests: "They keep us up to date and their advice is considered and reasoned. They are good communicators and their writing and recommendations are clear."

The firm is also praised for its regular updates to clients, as one client states: "They are always keeping us up to date with foreign ownership rules and changes. They keep us contextually aware of what is going on."

Work highlights Advised HSBC as local counsel in relation to its USD1 billion capital injection into Bank HSBC Indonesia to integrate both businesses.

Acted as Indonesian counsel to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the selling of its entire shares in BTMU BRI Finance to its joint venture partner Bank Rakyat Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Mark Innis is highly regarded for his activity in real estate and M&A matters, recently taking the lead on the USD133 million restructuring and recapitalisation of Suntory Garuda Beverage, as Indonesian counsel to Suntory Foods and Beverage. One client rates him as "extremely good," further stating: "He is well traversed and merges the best of both worlds: international outlook and local knowledge."

Mita Djajadiredja possesses influence among peers in the corporate and M&A sectors, and is also recognised for her expertise in banking and finance. Clients note her quick response rate, stating: "She is responsive and serious in giving advice." Her work of late includes advising KKR as part of the consortium that made a USD550 million investment in GO-JEK.

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Hanafiah, Ponggawa & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Caters to a sizeable roster of leading domestic clients from a range of sectors, such as e-commerce, financial services and consumer goods. Practice encompasses a broad selection of matters including FDI, restructuring and spin-off transactions. Known to have conducted cases for clients in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the acquisition of shares for global conglomerates.

Strengths One client comments: "The firm is able to help us navigate the grey areas of Indonesian law."

Work highlights Counselled Saratoga Investama Sedaya on its USD17.7 million share acquisition of two Indonesian companies, Mulia Gunung Mas and Bonecom Industri Pangan.

Assisted Alpha JWC Ventures in establishing its Indonesian office through providing advice on business structures and reviewing agreements for its daily operations.

Notable practitioners

Al Hakim Hanafiah is a key contact at the firm.

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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Singled out for its capacity to handle big-ticket M&A and for advising prestigious international corporates on their entry into the Indonesian market. Maintains a solid track record of acting on high-profile private equity transactions. Also works for a variety of clients on real estate matters including manufacturing companies and international hotel groups.

Strengths One client is quick to highlight the team's main strengths: "Its country and industry knowledge is without equal, they have the ability to advise and communicate with clients and other parties in a manner that is easy to understand, and they provide exceptional commercial and legal awareness and understanding of transactions and deals."

Another satisfied client reports: "They offered a commercial and pragmatic approach to the transaction we were dealing with," explaining that this is why "we have been very pleased with the quality of representation we received from them as they have handled our complicated transaction in an aggressive, intelligent and intensive manner, hand in hand with our foreign counsel."

Work highlights Advised Newmont Mining and Sumitomo on their joint USD2.6 billion sale of shares in Newmont Nusa Tenggara, the operator of an Indonesian gold and copper mine.

Provided regulatory advice to BHP Billiton in order to obtain government approval of its USD126 million sale of its 75% stake in the IndoMet Coal project Adaro Energy.

Notable practitioners

David Dawborn is rated "an excellent practitioner with a wealth of experience" by a peer for his work in the corporate sphere. Clients also praise his astute understanding of complex Indonesian regulations, one stating: "David is very good at giving us straight advice from a legal perspective but also from a contextual one." He recently co-led the team that advised Paninvest on the sale of its majority shareholding in Asuransi Multi Artha Guna to Fairfax, a matter valued at USD160 million.

Iril Hiswara amasses a great deal of experience from working with a host of global companies on major cross-border transactions. In one work highlight, he acted for Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Indonesia on the acquisition of shares in Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia by MonotaRO.

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Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Commended practice with extensive expertise in corporate work, including M&A, restructuring and related regulatory issues. Identified for counselling international and Indonesian clients on a range of general corporate matters, such as providing compliance and labour advice.

Notable practitioners

Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum is known by peers for his extensive domestic client base. He is proficient in corporate restructuring and M&A matters, and is described by a peer as "a good lawyer with sound experience."

Arief Surowidjojo continues to be regarded by peers as a "very senior figure" in the M&A sphere. His areas of specialism include corporate and dispute resolution.

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Makarim & Taira S - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Substantial cross-border offering, assisting a number of international real estate corporates with their operations in Indonesia, as well as advising on land acquisitions and property developments. Known to act for a wealth of domestic and international clients for a variety of corporate matters, particularly on local M&A work.

Strengths The firm is commended by clients for its knowledge and ability to work coherently. A client appraises: "The firm practises great teamwork and offers prompt responses and professional advice with credibility."

Additionally, another takes note of the firm's deep knowledge and sensitivity to the business considerations of clients: "I feel they have a deeper knowledge of our corporate work and culture than other firms."

Work highlights Advised NTT Data on its USD3 billion acquisition of Dell's IT services unit, including the transfer of assets, employees' contracts and funding matters.

Represented Marubeni in a land acquisition for the development of a USD2.2 billion power plant in Cirebon Regency.

Notable practitioners

Richard Cornwallis commands a "dominant presence within the M&A sector," according to a market source, and is noted particularly for his work in foreign investment and acquisition matters. One client acknowledges his expertise in both common law as well as in local regulations, stating: "His common law background meant he could explain Indonesian regulations well, and bridge any gaps in our knowledge." His work of late includes acting for Harris Corporation on its sale of Harris Caprock Communications to SpeedCast, a matter valued at USD425 million.

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed is praised by clients for her practical advice and her knowledge of the real estate sector, one client stating: "She is very practical and comes up with very good legal recommendations." She is known for handling matters including land acquisitions and advising on the sale of property, recently counselling the Marubeni Corporation on its land acquisition for the development of a power plant worth USD2.2 billion.

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Makarim & Taira S. has extensive experience and expertise in all types of M&A transactions. The Firm has previously completed transactions involving: stock and business/asset sales, mergers, and spin-offs as well as internal group reorganizations. The Firm also has a depth of experience with setting up joint ventures and strategic partnership transactions in all major sectors, including manufacturing and industrial facilities, hotels, mining, forestry and plantations, power and energy, financial services, telecom, media and advertising, healthcare, and consumables. As an independent law firm, Makarim & Taira S. has regularly collaborated with and is instructed by many international law firms on cross-border transactions.

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Makes & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Frequently mandated by large corporates and financial institutions on substantial acquisitions across the region. Well placed to act on corporate matters requiring capital markets knowledge. Continued prominence in the real estate and healthcare sectors. Specialises in e-commerce acquisitions for its expanding entrepreneurial client base.

Strengths Peers highlight the firm's presence on Indonesia's highest-profile deals, with an interviewee commenting: "They have prestige on high-value deals."

Work highlights Acted as local counsel to KKR on its acquisition of shares in Japfa Comfeed Indonesia, a food and agriculture company.

Advised Cardinal Health on its acquisition of the assets of Covidien Indonesia, an Indonesian subsidiary of Covidien International.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Yozua Makes is recognised by peers for being a "very formidable" corporate lawyer. He is also very well known for advising on capital market transactions.

Iwan Setiawan is identified for his presence in the M&A sector, and is known to deal with domestic and international clients. In one work highlight, he co-led a merger between three publicly listed companies in Ciputra Group.

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Melli Darsa & Co - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Offers sound corporate law capabilities, including advising on joint ventures and tender offers. Clients range from multinational corporates to domestic financial institutions.

Strengths Clients praise the reliability of the advice the firm provides, with one commenting: "They are good for regulatory advice and are accurate in what they say to us, as well as for providing the context regarding each case."

Notable practitioners

Melli Darsa is commended by clients for being a "brilliant lawyer who is especially good at applying the current political landscape to our situation." She is acknowledged for her expertise in banking and finance, as well as general corporate matters.

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Oentoeng Suria & Partners in association with Ashurst - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for An accomplished practice offering expertise in corporate restructuring, M&A and inbound investment, among other issues. Notable for its substantial cross-border capabilities gained through its association with Ashurst. Continues to receive instruction from high-profile clients, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Recently acquired a host of new international and domestic clients and assists in emerging technology and e-commerce related cases.

Strengths The team is recognised for the quality of its work and ability to understand a client's perspective, with one client noting: "They have a very strong team and always provide outstanding-quality service. They are very proactive and diligent as if we were their own business."

Work highlights Advised Capital Group Private Markets as part of the consortium that raised USD550 million of equity capital to invest in GO-JEK.

Advised Reliance Capital Management as purchaser on the acquisition of Wahana Ottomitra Multiartha.

Notable practitioners

Atik Susanto is recognised for advising high-profile local and international clients on banking and finance, M&A and capital markets. He is acknowledged for his expertise in the energy, real estate and telecommunications sectors, and one interviewee attests: "He is a very capable and extremely talented lawyer with a sound legal mind and experience to match."

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Soemadipradja & Taher - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Solid credentials in the M&A space, regularly instructed by an international client base. Areas of strength include inbound investment, disposals and joint ventures. Also active in real estate matters, advising on developments, leasing and land disputes. Utilises experience in these spheres to provide clients with a comprehensive offering extending to FDI guidance in commercial property acquisitions.

Strengths The firm is recognised for its substantial list of contacts: "A strength is that they are well connected. Their bureaucratic arm and its connection with the government is effective in providing clarity in Indonesian regulation practices, which at times can be very complicated."

Another source remarks: "They are very diligent, dedicated and prudent."

Work highlights Counselled Mitsubishi on its purchase of a minority shareholding in Nissin Foods Indonesia and provided legal due diligence in the acquisition.

Advised the owner of Newmont Nusa Tenggara, Newmont Mining, on its sale to a major Indonesian resources conglomerate.

Notable practitioners

Retno Muljosantoso continues to be held in high regard for her work in the corporate, property and employment practice areas. A client notes the "high standard" of her work on cases, while another explains that "she can cut through complicated matters." She recently assisted Mitsubishi Materials on a post-acquisition notification to the Indonesian Competition Regulator.

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Established in 1991 by Rahmat Soemadipradja and Hafzan Taher, Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) is a leading full-service commercial law firm that provides international standard legal services. Consistently ranked top-tier by legal directories, S&T and its lawyers have advised on some of Indonesia’s most significant and complex transactions, providing domestic, foreign and multinational clients with extensive market knowledge, coupled with a solutions-focused approach, and offering unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise. S&T maintains relationships with various leading international and regional law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. In Indonesia’s constantly changing legal environment, S&T is able to assist its clients in navigating the intricacies of Indonesian law, culture and commerce, while meeting the highest ethical and professional standards.


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SSEK Legal Consultants - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Well-established team, widely acknowledged for its work on commercial matters such as joint ventures, divestments and purchase agreements. Also active in real estate transactions, frequently advising on hotel, residential and office developments. Possesses particular experience in negotiating and drafting commercial leases. Sectors of focus include mining, financial services and manufacturing.

Strengths One client notes: "SSEK is professional and prompt in its advice and assistance."

Another market source explains why the firm remains a top choice: "We go to SSEK for their strength in local connections and local relationships."

Work highlights Acted as Indonesian counsel to Alibaba Group on its USD1 billion global acquisition of a controlling stake in online retailer Lazada Group.

Advised Jardine Lloyd Thompson on its establishment in Indonesia and its acquisition of two companies engaged in the insurance claims management business.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Darrell Johnson is lauded by interviewees as "a very well regarded transactional partner who is solid on western and Indonesian law." He is noted particularly for assisting clients to set up joint ventures as well as advising on foreign investments and finance matters.

Ira Eddymurthy continues to hold a "stellar reputation" within the corporate sphere, as stated by one peer. Her focus extends into mergers, acquisitions and finance and tax law. Her work of late includes advising Pertamina on the purchase of shares in Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama, owned by Argo Capital.

Michael Carl is praised by interviewees for his expertise in the M&A and real estate areas and for his knowledge of local laws and customs. He was the lead partner advising Sampoerna Agro on a USD100 million investment made by New Forests Investment Fund in one of its subsidiaries. One market source remarks: "His biggest strength is having been in Indonesia for a long time: he thinks like an Indonesian so he is a Western link which helps bridge the gap between the international and the local."

Michael Twomey is recognised as a "prominent figure" by peers. He is known to advise clients on commercial and luxury resort developments throughout Indonesia, as well as on other varied real estate matters.

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SSEK has an internationally recognized M&A team. We assist clients in asset and share acquisition transactions, mergers and reorganizations, ensuring regulatory compliance and attending to all related due diligence and document preparation.

Our corporate M&A team has helped clients to complete many high-profile acquisitions involving both private and publicly listed companies in a wide variety of industry sectors. We specialize in acquisitions, divestures, Joint Ventures, spin-offs and mergers, and have assisted consortia in their bids for majority-control / minority shareholding interests in prominent Indonesian companies.

SSEK is known for advising clients on complex regulatory issues and is the preferred Indonesian law firm by companies and international law firms who require sophisticated and innovative legal solutions to the unique issues they face in Indonesia. 

Recent work highlights

  • Acted as Indonesian counsel to Alibaba Group Holding in its US$1 billion purchase of a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group.
  • Represented Credo Group, a diversified privately held conglomerate in Indonesia, against Country Garden, China’s largest developer, in a joint venture to develop a multi-use property in Nusa Dua, which is Bali’s premier tourism zone.
  • Assisted Shinhan Investment, one of South Korea’s largest financial services groups, in entering the capital market securities business in Indonesia through the acquisition of an Indonesian securities company.


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Widyawan & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Respected team praised for its handling of joint ventures and divestments, particularly in the energy and natural resources sectors. Leverages expertise from its association with Linklaters to provide a comprehensive service to large multinationals. Possesses additional experience in assisting a breadth of domestic and international clients on matters regarding company acquisitions and the sale of shares.

Strengths A client notes: "Their performance is excellent. The combination they can provide in local and international understanding of the way business is conducted is great."

Work highlights Advised Sun Life Assurance on its USD41.8 million acquisition of its joint venture company CIMB Sun Life and its subsequent combination with another wholly-owned subsidiary, Sun Life Financial Indonesia.

Acted as Indonesian counsel to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on the sale to DBS Bank of its retail and wealth management businesses in Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Foreign legal consultant and head of department David Holme is a key contact for corporate matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Tumbuan & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Fred Tumbuan of Tumbuan & Partners continues to receive widespread recognition for his wealth of experience in corporate law cases. Market sources are unanimous in identifying him as "without doubt, a senior statesman" in the Indonesian market.

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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

"Brilliantly talented and very professional," Bono Adji is accredited for his corporate and M&A practice, with a strong focus on representing companies in large investments. His work of late includes advising Saratoga Investama Sedaya and its local subsidiary on their IDR450 billion investment in Famon Awal Bros Sedaya, a holding company that operates hospitals throughout the country. A client also expresses praise for his responsiveness to queries: "He was responsive to our needs and questions."

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Ahmad Fikri Assegaf

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is renowned among clients and peers for his seniority in cross-border corporate and M&A matters, one source saying he maintains a "sound reputation and is a problem solver." In one work highlight, he co-led the team that advised Holcim Indonesia on the USD165 million acquisition of the entire share capital of Lafarge Cement Indonesia and the post-acquisition restructuring of Lafarge Group in Indonesia.

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Band 1

SSEK Legal Consultants

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ira Eddymurthy continues to hold a "stellar reputation" within the corporate sphere, as stated by one peer. Her focus extends into mergers, acquisitions and finance and tax law. Her work of late includes advising Pertamina on the purchase of shares in Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama, owned by Argo Capital.

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Band 1

Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Sugianto Osman is acclaimed for his strong track record in M&A for clients in the private equity, TMT and natural resources sectors. Clients acknowledge his reputation in capital markets, investment and corporate matters, with one stating: "I heard good reviews of his performance among clients and fellow lawyers; when I worked directly with him I confirmed such reviews. His strengths include knowing how to shape the advice from the point of view of the client, and he is commercial and practical."

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Band 1

Oentoeng Suria & Partners in association with Ashurst

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Atik Susanto is recognised for advising high-profile local and international clients on banking and finance, M&A and capital markets. He is acknowledged for his expertise in the energy, real estate and telecommunications sectors, and one interviewee attests: "He is a very capable and extremely talented lawyer with a sound legal mind and experience to match."

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Band 2

Melli Darsa & Co

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Melli Darsa is commended by clients for being a "brilliant lawyer who is especially good at applying the current political landscape to our situation." She is acknowledged for her expertise in banking and finance, as well as general corporate matters.

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Band 2

Harun A Reksodiputro

Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Harun Reksodiputro is identified as a solid practitioner in corporate law who focuses on joint ventures, restructuring and divestment matters. Peers note him particularly for his knowledge of local law, with one interviewee asserting: "He is very well known, I have worked with him multiple times. He is very good at dealing with Indonesian clients especially." He was Indonesian counsel to Pentair on its USD3.15 billion divestment of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric.

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Band 2

Linda Widyati & Pusponegoro (LWP)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Linda Widyati of Linda Widyati & Pusponegoro is heralded by peers and clients for being a "very bright and very capable" lawyer. She garners special recognition for her work on high-value, cross-border work across the spectrum of corporate and M&A matters.

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Band 3

Mita N Djajadiredja

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Mita Djajadiredja possesses influence among peers in the corporate and M&A sectors, and is also recognised for her expertise in banking and finance. Clients note her quick response rate, stating: "She is responsive and serious in giving advice." Her work of late includes advising KKR as part of the consortium that made a USD550 million investment in GO-JEK.

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Band 3

Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Founding partner Andy Kelana is well regarded by interviewees for "cultivating good relationships" with clients and peers. He possesses extensive experience in the corporate and M&A spheres.

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Band 3

Makes & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Managing partner Yozua Makes is recognised by peers for being a "very formidable" corporate lawyer. He is also very well known for advising on capital market transactions.

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Band 3

Retno Muljosantoso

Soemadipradja & Taher

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Retno Muljosantoso continues to be held in high regard for her work in the corporate, property and employment practice areas. A client notes the "high standard" of her work on cases, while another explains that "she can cut through complicated matters." She recently assisted Mitsubishi Materials on a post-acquisition notification to the Indonesian Competition Regulator.

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Band 4

Bahar

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Wahyuni Bahar of Bahar & Partners is recognised for his skills in dealing with M&A matters for domestic and international clients. Peers note his seniority and his additional specialism in capital markets.

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Band 4

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Head of department Eko Basyuni is recognised for his work across a variety of practice areas, with a particular focus on banking, finance and M&A. Also noted for his transactional work for clients in the financial services and telecoms sectors.

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Band 4

Hendra Soenardi & Rekan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Eddy Hendra of Hendra Soenardi & Rekan is known for his knowledge and handling of cross-border M&A cases. Peers praise him for "possessing a sound legal mind and knowing the needs of his clients."

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Band 4

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Iril Hiswara amasses a great deal of experience from working with a host of global companies on major cross-border transactions. In one work highlight, he acted for Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Indonesia on the acquisition of shares in Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia by MonotaRO.

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Band 4

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Emir Nurmansyah is commended for his expertise in corporate work, with a strong insight in banking and finance matters. He is recognised by interviewees for being a "good and focused lawyer" and was part of the team that advisedShinhan Card on its venture into an existing Indonesian multi-finance company within the Salim Group.

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Band 4

Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum is known by peers for his extensive domestic client base. He is proficient in corporate restructuring and M&A matters, and is described by a peer as "a good lawyer with sound experience."

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Band 4

Makes & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Iwan Setiawan is identified for his presence in the M&A sector, and is known to deal with domestic and international clients. In one work highlight, he co-led a merger between three publicly listed companies in Ciputra Group.

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Band 4

Arief Surowidjojo

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Arief Surowidjojo continues to be regarded by peers as a "very senior figure" in the M&A sphere. His areas of specialism include corporate and dispute resolution.

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