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Christian Teo & Partners

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Managing Partner: Christian Teo
Number of partners: 2
Foreign Counsels: 2
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin

Firm Overview:
Established in 2004 by Christian Teo, the firm is a dynamic corporate and commercial law firm in Jakartathat has expertise in foreign investment in various sectors of the Indonesian economy. The firm is staffed by sophisticated and ambitious young lawyers, and the quality of its lawyers ensures that the firm is well equipped and prepared to respond to the fast-changing landscape of legal developments in Indonesia, and to provide the best possible legal service to clients.

Christian Teo & Partners is committed in providing the highest quality legal services in conjunction with a sensible billing policy. The practical experience and technical excellence are combined with professional integrity in order to comprehensively address clients’ legal needs in a seamless manner. Recognising there is always a commercial drive behind every transaction, the firm works with the clients to shape the transaction in a way that both achieves its commercial purpose and addresses the associated legal imperatives.

The firm values clients’ trust and its experienced and skilled lawyers work on every assignment handled by the firm with commitment, dedication and enthusiasm.

Main Areas of Practice:

Hotel Tourism / Property & Real Estate:
Christian Teo & Partners have always had a strong property practice, particularly on hotel projects and commercial building development and management. The firm has assisted a number of major foreign multinational, and/or joint venture companies as well as individual clients, on all types of land-related transactions in a variety of business sectors, hotel and residential management transactions and commercial lease transactions. The firm’s real estate practice advises on the transaction and operations of commercial buildings, residential, and hotels.
Key Clients: Dow Jones; Google; WeWork; Wisma Nusantara.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
Christian Teo & Partners has actively represented a number of clients on corporate restructurings and M&A transactions in the technology start-ups, financial technologies, e-commerce, telecommunications, information technology and broadcasting (including media) industries, including regulatory advice, preparation of required documentation and the procurement of required approvals.
Key Clients:Intelsat; Cisco; Dell&EMC; AT&T; Google; Wirecard; Zilingo; MFUN; PT Hactivate Teknologi Indonesia; Believe Digital; Tokopedia; Omnispace; One Championship; Bunge Limited; Intudo Ventures; PT Shonet Digital Indonesia.

Corporate & M/A:
Christian Teo & Partners has been actively representing numerous foreign and local clients (both private & public companies) in connection with M&A transactions related to a variety of business sectors including advertising, consumer financing, multi-level marketing, facilities management and mining. The firm’s representation includes structuring and re-structuring, conducting legal due diligence, providing advisory on foreign investment law regime, negotiating for clients and merger proceeding.
Key Clients: Clarion Events; Atalian; Macmahon; Publicis Groupe; Yum!; Home Credit Indonesia; FedEx; adidas Group; Omnicom; Dassault Systemes; Skystar Capital; Segafredo; Pennwell Corporation; Munchy’s; Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Ltd.; New Hope Group; Lotte Holdings Co.Ltd.; PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk.; Lim Kin Hai Electric Co.(S) Pte. Ltd.; Bace Fund LP.

Energy, Infrastructure & Mining:
Christian Teo & Partners has been actively advising clients on significant and complex projects, including mining, energy and natural resources related transaction. The firm’s full-service, allows it to deal effectively with all types of mining related issues, including assisting in structuring, drafting transactional documents and conducting legal due diligence exercises for various mining projects as well as assisting clients in contract of work and coal contract of work renegotiation with the government of Indonesia.
Key Clients: Newcrest; Gulf Minerals; Agincourt; Kideco; Essar; Apollonius.

Employment:
Christian Teo & Partners employment practice is well regarded for its experience and expertise in advising and assisting clients in all aspects of Indonesia employment law.
Key Clients: Freeport; FedEx; REI Equipment; Astaldi; Macmahon; Dell; Publicis Groupe; adidas.

Fintech:
Christian Teo & Partners is the first port of call for fintech majors. The firm’s clients in this space include the world’s largest and most prominent fintech and payments multinationals. The firm advises clients on a regular basis, on a range of transactional and regulatory matters including in relation to market entry and foreign ownership; data protection and privacy; employment; the undertaking of fintech business activities including in relation to payments, SVF, peer-to-peer lending; licensing and registration (in particular in connection with the various licensing and registration regimes administered by the Indonesian central bank, the Indonesian Financial Institutions & Capital Markets Supervisory Board, and the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics.
Key Clients: Central Capital Ventura; Airwallex; Artvision Technologies; Alami Technologies; Global Digital Treasury.