Baker McKenzie

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Offers impressive expertise across the full range of financial products, from bilateral and syndicated loans to acquisition and project financing. Provides specialist knowledge of banking M&A, utilising its financial regulatory nous to advise leading global and domestic financial institutions. Displays additional strength in relation to Islamic finance and debt restructuring as well as e-commerce. Experienced in handling deals in sectors such as oil and gas, cement and transportation, alongside real estate finance. Well placed to act on multi-jurisdictional matters through its association with Baker McKenzie.

Strengths A client summarises: "They are very proactive in giving solutions to challenges we face," going on to add: "They are well connected and easy to contact."

Another interviewee comments that "as a client, you have the feeling that you are well represented and have the whole firm, and the wider Baker McKenzie network, at your disposal."

Work highlights Advised the joint sellers Standard Chartered Bank and Astra International on the USD2.14 billion sale of Bank Permata to Bangkok Bank, which included advice relating to banking regulatory issues.

Notable practitioners

Erwandi Hendarta
is well respected for his expertise in banking M&A deals, with extensive knowledge of Indonesian financial regulations. He regularly represents leading Indonesian and global banks in a range of matters, including acting for both sellers and buyers on M&A transactions in the financial services sector.

Mita Guritno
has an outstanding reputation in Indonesia's banking and finance market, with an interviewee commenting that "she always tries to find a solution." Her expertise includes big-ticket project finance, bilateral and syndicated loan facilities and debt restructuring.