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Managing Partner: Emir Nurmansyah, Nafis Adwani, Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Number of partners: 22
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Dutch, English

Firm Overview:
With 22 partners and over 100 lawyers (including two foreign counsel), ABNR is the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia and one of the country’s top-three law firms by lawyer numbers. ABNR also has global reach as the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for Indonesia since 1991. The firm offers particular experience and industry-specific knowledge in financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, education, oil & gas, general mining, power & renewables, real estate & construction, shipping, aviation, automotive, telecommunications, plantations & agriculture, and tourism & hospitality.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & International Trade
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate & Commercial
Energy, Infrastructure & Mineral Resources
Environment Forestry & Plantations
Intellectual Property
Litigation & ADR
Oil & Gas
Project Finance
Real Estate
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Shipping & Maritime
Telecommunications & IT

Tourism & Hospitality Industry

Project Finance & Development:
ABNR advises leading finance parties, sponsors, developers and other major parties on all aspects of their financings across the entire infrastructure spectrum. The firm has extensive experience working with Government of Indonesia, including state-sponsored agencies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), such as infrastructure finance agencies Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF) and Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI); upstream oil and gas regulator SKKMigas; state energy company Pertamina; state electricity utility PLN; state rail operator Kereta Api Indonesia (and its subsidiaries/ affiliates PT MRT Jakarta, PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China, PT Railink and PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia); and state-owned port management companies. ABNR’s work covers all types of project (both PPP and PFI), including power plants, rail and light-rail systems, bridges and toll roads, telecommunications projects and satellites, airports and seaports, pipelines, mine and oil & gas projects, and major industrial infrastructure, such as LNG plants, smelters and petrochemical plants.

Banking & Finance:
ABNR advises on offshore and onshore financings, including domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, security arrangements, leveraged and acquisition finance, and registration and enforcement of loans and security in Indonesia and overseas jurisdictions. ABNR also advises on loan restructuring and the sale and purchase of loans, and have a solid reputation in Islamic Finance, where they handle all types of Shariah-complaint investments and financings. ABNR is also a market leader for M&A in the financial services sector, and regularly advises clients on regulatory & compliance issues.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

ABNR is an Indonesian market leader for M&A, advising high-end domestic and multinational corporations, investment and private equity funds, venture capitalists, strategic investors and vulture funds on all aspects of M&A transactions. The firm’s services include assisting with compliance issues, due diligence, structuring, document preparation, and execution processes.

ABNR advises on all aspects of aviation law, including aircraft and aircraft-engine financing, acquisition, and leasing (wet and dry), comprising secured lending (Cape Town Convention), operating and finance leasing, and syndicated financing. The firm also advises on aviation liability, regulatory & competition, dispute resolution, restructuring/insolvency, and aircraft insurance and reinsurance.

As a market leader in Shipping, ABNR’s expertise extends to all aspects of marine-related matters, including ship financing and security enforcement; collisions & marine casualties; charterparties, cargo claims and securitisation; oil, gas and mineral ore transportation, marine insurance and marine-related disputes.

ABNR has one of the largest and most experienced disputes/ADR departments of any commercial law firm in Indonesia, and enjoys an impressive track record of wins at all levels, including 3 Supreme Court, 1 Appellate Court and 2 District Court wins in 2018/2019 alone. In ADR, ABNR regularly represents clients in arbitration proceedings in the Indonesian National Arbitration Center (BANI) and in international arbitration forums such as SIAC, KLIAC and HKIAC. The firm also frequently acts for clients in ad hoc arbitrations in Indonesia.

Real Estate:
ABNR assists domestic and multinational corporations on all aspects of Indonesian real-estate law, including land acquisition and restrictions on foreign ownership of land; title searches and registration of titles; land due diligence; commercial leases, real property-related financing and security; commercial real-estate developments (such as shopping malls, industrial estates, hotels/resorts, and residential complexes); M&A deals; complex fund and REIT transactions; and private-equity deals.

With one of the largest employment & labour practices in Indonesia, ABNR advises multinational and domestic corporations across the entire spectrum of manpower and immigration law, including as regards employment contracts, the complex rules governing the employment of expatriates in Indonesia, the use of agency/contract labour, termination policies, strategies and their execution, employee benefits and entitlements, and regulatory & compliance issues.

As one of Indonesia’s top commercial law firms, we are active across the entire spectrum of competition law, including cartel, dominantposition, and merger-control matters. We serve multinational clients and assist global and regional law firms with strategic advice on their transactions, and on compliance and litigation matters.


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