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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills

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Managing Partner: Iril Hiswara
Number of partners: 11 partners
Number of lawyers: 70
Languages: English, Indonesian

Firm Overview:
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT) and Herbert Smith Freehills have one of the closest and longeststanding international associations in the Indonesian legal market, working together to protect the interests of foreign corporations and financial institutions investing and trading in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Operating in seamless collaboration, HBT delivers an unrivalled combination of first-class local knowledge and the highest international standards in client care and sector expertise — a combination which has helped many major global companies navigate the legal, regulatory and business challenges of working in Indonesia. HBT’s track record includes advising on some of Indonesia’s most ground-breaking transactions and projects, as well as representing clients in complex disputes, investigations and regulatory matters.

HBT is consistently recognised as one of Indonesia’s leading full-service law firms. The Jakarta-based team includes long-term international counsel seconded from Herbert Smith Freehills, while Herbert Smith Freehills’ Singapore office includes Indonesian lawyers and recognised Indonesia specialists.

Main Areas Of Practice:
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Banking & Finance
■ Litigation
■ Foreign Investment & Joint Ventures
■ Debt Restructurings
■ Arbitration & Alternative
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Corporate & Business Structuring
■ Capital Markets (Debt & Equity)
■ Employment & Industrial Relations
■ Mining
■ Commercial & Industrial Real Estate
■ Competition & Anti-Trust
■ Oil & Gas
■ Infrastructure & Privatisations
■ Power
■ Telecommunications, Media & Technology

HBT has one of the leading corporate law practices in Indonesia and focuses, in particular, on multinationals and investment firms investing in Indonesia. The team has a strong track record, fielding a bilingual team with a keen understanding of the key drivers for domestic and international investors, managing complex structural aspects and executing M&A transactions in Indonesia to international standards. Major clients include sovereign wealth funds and global private equity funds. The corporate/M&A practice is led by founding partner Iril Hiswara supported by David Dawborn and Vik Tang, two Herbert Smith Freehills partners seconded to the Jakarta office.
Key Contacts: Iril Hiswara ([email protected],
David Dawborn (david. [email protected]),
Sakurayuki ([email protected]),
Santi Darmawan ([email protected]),
Jeanne E. Donauw ([email protected]),
Vik Tang ([email protected])
Teguh Arwiko ([email protected])

Projects & Energy:
HBT has one of the largest dedicated projects and energy teams in Indonesia. With deep relationships with major companies in the mining, oil and gas and power sectors, the team has worked on the most significant M&A and financing matters in Indonesia, acting on complex mining and natural resources projects. The energy practice is led by Dhani M Pattinggi and Matthew Goerke.
Key Contacts: David Dawborn (david. [email protected]),
Dhani M Pattinggi ([email protected]),
Matthew Goerke ([email protected])

Dispute Resolution:
HBT’s dispute resolution practice is one of the most experienced and successful in Jakarta and is recognised for its work with domestic and international clients in the most complex and significant contentious matters. The team has market-leading expertise in civil litigation; arbitration; criminal and corporate investigations; contentious employment matters; restructuring, turnaround and insolvency; business competition and private wealth disputes. The disputes practice in Jakarta is led by Narendra Adiyasa with Debby Sulaiman, working closely with dispute resolution specialist Gitta Satryani, who is based in Singapore.
Key Contacts: Narendra Adiyasa (narendra. [email protected]),
Debby Sulaiman ([email protected])

Banking & Finance:
HBT is widely recognised by clients as an industry leader for its Indonesian banking and finance capability in either local or cross border financing and debt restructurings in Indonesia. Representing many of the world’s major financial institutions and corporations, HBT acts on project and structured financings and security structures for Indonesian financings. The team is led by founding partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin and Adrianus Adritomo (Tommy).
Key Contacts: Tjahjadi Bunjamin (tjahjadi. [email protected]),
Adrianus Adritomo ([email protected])

Capital Markets:
HBT is recognised by, and consistently represents, many of the world’s leading investment banks as an industry leader for its capital markets capability, representing foreign arrangers and underwriters in Indonesia and handling onshore and offshore components of capital markets offerings. The practice is led by David Dawborn, Tjahjadi Bunjamin and Viska Kharisma, and covers the full range of capital markets transactions, including equity and debt capital markets.
Key Contacts: Tjahjadi Bunjamin (tjahjadi. [email protected]),
David Dawborn ([email protected]),
Viska Kharisma ([email protected])


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