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Milbank LLP

Corporate & Finance

7 ranked lawyersBand 1IndonesiaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Milbank is a market-leading law firm with a long history of handling Indonesian transactions from its Singapore office. Benefits from longstanding relationships with a diverse array of Indonesian corporate clients. Handles a variety of M&A, banking and finance, capital markets and projects work, with particularly deep expertise in project finance transactions across the Indonesian archipelago. Additional areas of expertise include the energy, natural resources, TMT, retail and real estate sectors. Clients include Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and Bank Negara Indonesia.

Strengths

Interviewees say Milbank "demonstrates good experience and knowledge of how things are done in Indonesia" and praise the team for "negotiating hard on certain points for the benefit of their client" while also remaining "commercial."

A client comments that the team is "veryexperienced in the Indonesian IPP market," adding: "They have worked on many precedent transactions and their experience comes through in the work product."

Work highlights

Milbank acted for the lenders on the financing of the 2,000 MW Jawa 9 and 10 power projects in Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

David Zemans sits in Singapore and earns recognition for finance and M&A work in Indonesia. He advises major Indonesian and international financial institutions and corporates on cross-border mandates. Clients describe him as a "strong leader" who is "focused and goal-oriented" and appreciate the wealth of experience he brings to transactions involving South-East Asia.

Giles Kennedy is noted for his experience in cross-border capital markets deals involving Indonesia. Located in Singapore, he regularly assists clients with high-yield bond and notes issuances in the Indonesian market.

Jacqueline Chan is based in Singapore and is highly regarded for her proficiency in M&A and joint venture transactions in the Indonesian market, across numerous sectors. A client enthuses: "Jacqueline Chan is exceptional. She is fast in response, commercial, creative when it comes to structuring and very hands-on. She is also a very patient and calm negotiator in complex, high-stress situations."

James Murray operates from Milbank's Singapore office. He possesses extensive experience in project finance, often acting for major international lenders on oil and gas and power projects in Indonesia, including IPPs. Clients say his "massive experience in the IPP sector in Indonesia is a key factor in negotiating and designing innovative structures."

James Orme is based in Singapore. He is recognised for his skills in cross-border project finance and development, regularly acting for international and Indonesian lenders and sponsors. His experience includes projects in the oil and gas and mining sectors. Clients find him to be "task-driven, dependable and a good negotiator."

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Corporate & Finance

Milbank LLP

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Location

12 Marina Boulevard

Marina Bay Financial Centre #36-03 Tower 3

Indonesia

018982

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Ranked Lawyers

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Indonesia

Banking & Finance (International Firms)


David H Zemans
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
James Orme
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

Capital Markets (International Firms)


Giles Kennedy
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)


David H Zemans
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
Jacqueline Chan
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

Projects & Energy (International Firms)


James J Murray
Expertise based abroad in Singapore

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