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Makarim & Taira S

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Managing Partner: Lia Alizia
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 59
Languages: English, French, Indonesian and Chinese

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1980 by two Harvard graduates, Makarim & Taira S. has maintained its reputation for excellence as one of Indonesia’s leading full service law firms. With a proven track record of successfully navigating Indonesia’s complex and fast-changing environment, the firm continues to be a leader in both the traditional practice areas of corporate services, banking, finance, foreign investment, litigation, infrastructure and employment, as well as emerging growth areas such as power, intellectual property telecommunications and IT/digital.

Practice Areas
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Foreign Investment
Hotels & Tourism
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
IT & Telecommunications
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining & Energy
Power & Infrastructure Projects
Real Estate

Main Areas of Practice:

Infrastructure & Major Projects:

4 partners, 29 fee earners based in Indonesia M&T has participated in several major power projects, including Banten, Cirebon and Tanjung Jati B coal-fired plants, and the Wayang Windu geothermal project. It advised foreign investors in connection with the development of an oil storage and blending facility in Batam, and the construction of PT Krakatau Steel’s blast furnace complex in Cilegon. As consultants to the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative, M&T worked on the implementing regulations for railways, performed a study for developing a toll road toolkit, and assisted with pre-feasibility studies for major water supply projects.
Key Clients: PT Cikarang Listrindo, Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd., Sinohydro, Asia Ecoenergy Development Limited
Contact: Rahayu Ningsih Hoed
Email: [email protected]

Mining & Energy:
6 partners, 40 fee earners based in Indonesia The firm’s full-service, pragmatic approach allows it to deal effectively with all types of mining-related issues, including regulatory advice, review of coal supply agreements, acquisition of land, settlement of boundary disputes, compliance with forestry and environmental laws and regulations.
Key Clients: Halliburton, Reliance Power Netherlands B.V., Sinohydro, Siam Cement Group, PT Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu
Contact: Rahayu Ningsih Hoed
Email: [email protected]

The firm provides advice to multinationals on all employment matters including fixed term and permanent contracts, mass terminations, labour unions, strikes and outsourcing. The firm has extensive experience in negotiations with employees and labour unions, having successfully advised a multinational bank respond to a national strike. The firm has further represented multinational clients in bipartite and tripartite meetings and at Industrial Relations Courts for redundancies and employment disputes.
Key Clients: Kerry Group, Lazada, Amazon, Oil Spill Response Ltd., Asian Paints
Contact: Lia Alizia
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
7 partners, 44 fee earners based in Indonesia The firm is noted for its extensive experience in all types of M&A transactions (stock and asset sales, mergers, spin-offs, as well as joint venture and strategic partnership transactions) in all major sectors, including financial technology related companies.
Key Clients: Dimension Data Asia Pacific Ltd., PT GE Technology Indonesia, PT Pertamina (Persero), SCG Indonesia, Lotte Chemical, BASF
Contact: Maria Sagrado
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
2 partners, 32 fee earners based in Indonesia In addition to traditional real estate matters, M&T has acted for many property owners and operators concerning all types of hotel and resort management and other arrangements. With extensive experience in land acquisition and title due diligence, corporate and M&A, credit and financing, as well as manpower, M&T provides a full range of legal services. In addition to reviewing hotel management and ancillary arrangements, M&T has advised on Indonesia’s hotel regulatory regimes, health and safety laws, timeshare arrangements, fractional ownership and condotel/branded residences, as well as spa and fitness club licenses, golf course management and hotel supply and construction matters.
Key Clients: Mandarin Oriental, IHG, Hilton Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Club Med, Fairmont Raffles Hotels, Premier Inn, Choice Hotels
Contact: Rahayu Ningsih Hoed
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
4 partners, 20 fee earners based in Indonesia The firm is consistently rated ‘Highly Recommended’ among the top firms in Indonesia for banking and finance, and is regularly instructed by major international banks as well as local banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. In addition to syndicated lending, the firm also advises clients on refinancings and debt restructurings.
Key Clients: Bank of America, Bangkok Bank, Bank BNI, Bank Mandiri, DZ Bank, UniCredit, CDB, ICBC, CEXIM, PT Chubb Life Insurance Indonesia, Bank of China, HSBC
Contact: Kurniawan Tanzil
Email: [email protected]


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