Managing Partner: Bono Daru Adji
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers: 118
Languages: Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Thai
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is a multi-award-winning full-service law firm based in Indonesia. The firm is one of the largest and most prominent players in the Indonesian legal market, with over 100 fee earners and 23 partners, and having consistently gained top-tier recognition in various international legal publications.
The firm is a member of Rajah & Tann Asia, a full-service network of established firms based in ten countries across Asia. The network allows the firm and other members to work effectively and seamlessly within Asia and beyond, capitalising on the network’s home ground advantage of local law expertise, regulatory familiarity and cultural awareness. Additionally, the firm also has dedicated Japan and China desks in its Jakarta office to facilitate coordination with clients from these countries.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s capital markets team is consistently and continuously ranked ‘tier 1’ across all international legal publications and guides. The practice covers the full range of capital markets products and transactions. It has extensive experience in handling global equity and debt offerings in reliance on Reg. S/Rule 144A, private placements, rights issues, initial public offerings and other stock-related offerings, such as convertible and exchangeable bonds. The team routinely assists in debt and equity investments involving public companies and has a strong record advising on sophisticated Shariah-compliant investments and financing transactions in the capital markets.
Partners: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, Bono Daru Adji, Putu Suryastuti, Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain
The firm’s corporate, M&A team is consistently and continuously ranked ‘tier 1’ across all international legal publications and guides. The team regularly handles high-profile and high-value corporate transactions for a broad spectrum of clients which include international private equity firms, multinational corporations and state-owned enterprises. The practice has specialist expertise in sectoral industries such as technology media and telecom (TMT), mining and natural resources including the oil and gas sector. In recent years, the team has been involved in various investments in ‘unicorn’ status technology companies. It has recently assisted in the series E funding of Tokopedia (a giant e-commerce player in Indonesia) with a deal value of approximately USD$1 billion.
Partners: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, Eko Basyuni, Tunggul Utomo, Eri Raffaera Budiarti, Zacky Zainal Husein, Valerie Ngooi (foreign counsel), Carol Lim (foreign counsel)
The firm has one of the top competition/anti-trust practices in Indonesia, having recently reaffirmed its prestigious ‘elite’ ranking by Global Competition Review 2018. As the team comprises both senior economists and senior legal practitioners, clients benefit from the complete advisory services offered. Some team members have served at senior levels of the Commission prior to joining the firm, leading to an excellent working relationship between the two.
Partner: Farid Nasution
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s banking and finance team is a leading force in the Indonesian banking and finance sector, advising on all manner of finance transactions, syndicated, club and bilateral loans, property finance, acquisition finance, securitisation and structured finance. The team also offers a full range of services in debt and corporate restructuring, financial technology products and sharia-based financing products (having assisted in the largest sovereign sukuk issuance and the world’s first sovereign green sukuk).
Partners: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, Ibrahim Assegaf, Indira Yustikania, Yanu Wiriasmoko
The firm’s project team has extensive experience working on project finance, public-private-partnerships and foreign direct investment projects, with in-depth expertise in the electricity, oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. Members have assisted various international banks, ECA and financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and Export-Import Bank of China (amongst others) in infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
Partners: Ibrahim Assegaf, Kanya Satwika
Tax & Customs:
The firm’s tax and customs team provides a full range of services in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team comprises lawyers and international tax consultants who routinely work closely with other practices on corporate transactions to provide tax optimised structures. Some team members have served at senior levels of the Indonesian Tax Office prior to joining the firm, leading to an excellent working relationship between the two.
Partners: Wibowo Mukti, Muslimin Damanhuri
The firm’s dispute resolution team is consistently and continuously ranked ‘tier 1’ across all international legal publications and guides. The team is the largest corporate litigation team in Indonesia and has acted on some of the most significant and landmark disputes in the country. The practice encompasses corporate and commercial, industrial relations, employment, intellectual property rights matters and international arbitration.
Partners: Chandra Hamzah, Eri Hertiawan, Ahmad Maulana, Yogi Sudrajat Marsono, Asep Ridwan