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Managing Partner: Emir Nurmansyah, Nafis Adwani, Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Number of partners: 19
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Dutch, English

Firm Overview:
With over 100 lawyers, ABNR is the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia and one of the country’s top-three law firms by number of fee-earners, which makes them one of the few local firms with the scale required to simultaneously handle large and complex transnational deals across a range of practice areas. The firm continues to value the personal touch and are proud of its reputation for responsiveness. Lawyers are business savvy and fully understand that — alongside expertise and experience — timeliness and value for money are of the utmost importance to clients. ABNR is the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for Indonesia.

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

Project Finance & Development:
With more than 50 years’ experience in supporting the delivery of key infrastructure across all sectors in Indonesia, ABNR believes it is second to none for projects. Indeed, it has handled project finance deals worth some USD 30 billion in the power and transportation sectors alone in 2017-2018.

Banking & Finance:
Recognised as a market leader for banking and finance across all of the leading international legal directories, ABNR offers expertise on syndicated, secured, and structured financing, including Sharia banking and financial instruments. The firm as the exclusive Indonesia country reporter to the International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) bears testimony to its banking and finance expertise. In the regulatory sphere, ABNR is particularly proud of its role in the development of Indonesia’s 3-tier bank acquisition structure that allows foreign investors to sidestep the 40% foreign ownership cap in the banking sector.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

ABNR is an acknowledged market leader in M&A. Highly regarded for the breadth of their industry insights, ABNR M&A lawyers advise on such aspects as deal structuring, drafting transaction documents, asset transfers, employment (TUPE) issues, and regulatory and competition matters.
In 2017/2018, the firm advised Uber on all Indonesian aspects of its Southeast Asian merger with Grab, the largest deal ever of its kind in the region, and represented Global Infrastructure Partners for the Indonesian aspects of its USD 5 billion acquisition of Equis Energy’s Southeast Asia assets. This was the largest acquisition ever in the renewable energy sector worldwide.

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 and competition, dispute resolution, restructuring/insolvency, and aircraft insurance and reinsurance.

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

With 3 partners and some 15 courtroom advocates, the disputes/ADR department is one of the largest among commercial law firms in Indonesia. The firm handles all aspects of litigation right up to Supreme Court level. In ADR, lawyers regularly represent clients in arbitration proceedings in BANI and in international arbitration forums such as SIAC, KLIAC and HKIAC.

Offshore Debt & Equity Offerings:
The firm specialises in offshore offerings by both Indonesian companies and multinational corporations with operations in Indonesia. It also regularly handles sovereign bond issuances, including euro, yankee and samurai bonds.

Real Estate:
The firm advises on all aspects of Indonesian real estate law, including restrictions on foreign ownership of land, Indonesian land titles and title searches, and conveyancing. In the financial arena, it advises on land-based security documentation and land due diligence, and regularly represents property developers, lenders, REITs and other investors in the property sector.

ABNR advises both multinational and domestic corporations across the entire spectrum of manpower law. The fact that it is the exclusive Indonesia country contributor to the prestigious Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labour Law bears testimony to its reputation in this arena.

As one of Indonesia’s top commercial law firms, ABNR is active across the entire spectrum of competition law, including cartel, dominantposition, and merger-control matters. The firm serves 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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