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Soemadipradja & Taher

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Managing Partners: Mochamad Kasmali, Ardian Deny Sidharta
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 41 (including 4 foreign counsel)
Languages: English, Indonesian, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Established in 1991 by Rahmat Soemadipradja and Hafzan Taher, Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) is a leading full-service commercial law firm that provides international standard legal services. Consistently ranked top-tier by legal directories, S&T has advised on some of Indonesia’s most significant and complex transactions, providing domestic, foreign and multinational clients. S&T has extensive market knowledge, which coupled with a solutions-focused approach, offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise. S&T maintains relationships with various leading international and regional law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, and has formed a strategic alliance with Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill. In Indonesia’s constantly changing legal environment, S&T assists clients in navigating the intricacies of Indonesian law, culture and commerce, while meeting the highest ethical and professional standards.

Main Areas of Practice:

Anti Competition:

S&T advises a variety of national and multinational companies on matters relating to the Indonesian Competition Law, with key areas being abuse of dominant position, tender and procurement, collusion, cartel, price fixing, and prohibited share ownership.

Anti-Corruption:
S&T provides legal advice and training to Indonesian and foreign companies engaged in a variety of business sectors on matters relating to Indonesian anti-corruption laws and regulations.

Aviation and Maritime:
S&T has assisted various foreign and multinational companies engaged in the aviation and maritime sectors, on matters ranging from lease agreements to disputes relating to accidents in Indonesia.

Banking & Finance:
S&T advises banks, multilateral agencies, insurance houses and fund managers, on corporate, retail, project, Islamic finance, structured and Sharia financing, securitisation, debt restructuring and workouts, regulatory compliance, and financial technology matters.

Capital Markets:
S&T advises issuers, underwriters and investors on IPOs and rights issues, tender offers, employee stock options, exchangeable and convertible bonds, warrants and other commercial paper transactions, and regulatory and compliance issues.

Dispute Resolution:
S&T has market-leading experience advising on dispute resolution, including through litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Employment:
S&T has particular strength in assisting foreign clients in a wide range of employment issues, including immigration, termination of employment relationships, resolving industrial relationship disputes and compliance with the Indonesian employment regime.

Energy & Natural Resources:
S&T is recognised as having one of Indonesia’s leading energy, resources and infrastructure practices, regularly advising clients on significant and complex projects including in the mining, oil and gas, power, renewable energy and forestry sectors.

Environment:
S&T advises investors in all business sectors, including energy and natural resources companies, on environmental issues, relating to the companies’ operations in various regions of Indonesia.

Foreign Investment:
S&T assists corporations to comply with foreign investment law, structuring their initial joint venture arrangements and capitalisation and in ongoing corporate financing transactions, including public offerings through Indonesian and international capital markets.

General Corporate:
S&T offers market-leading capability to major multinational and national corporations operating in Indonesia. In many cases, we assist corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life from the original establishment through all aspects of the evolution and operation.

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals:
S&T has extensive experience in successfully advising domestic and international clients in the health and pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia, including on compliance and licence issues.

Intellectual Property:
S&T has advised Indonesian and international clients on various aspects in relation to the Indonesian intellectual property law, from providing general advice on IP matters and submitting applications for trademark registration to seeking legal remedies to copyright infringements and unauthorised use of trademarks.

Mergers and Acquisitions:
S&T advises on all aspects of M&As, consolidations and spin-offs involving public and private companies, including the process, structuring and regulatory issues, mandatory tender offers (if required), relevant transaction documentation, filings and notifications, comprehensive due diligence exercises.

Projects and Infrastructure:
S&T has worked on a range of infrastructure and construction projects, including the financing, corporate and land acquisition aspects of such projects, as well as public-private partnerships (PPP).

Real Estate and Real Property:
S&T real estate team forms part of the firm’s Energy and Project practice. We have extensive experience advising on commercial leases, joint ventures, and the acquisition, construction and development of large sites.

Start-ups and Financial Technology:
S&T has been broadening its client base in the start-up and fintech industries, assisting clients in developing and expanding their operations in matters such as financing, e-payments and other services using an e-commerce base.

Telecommunications and Information Technology:
S&T advises companies on various aspects of telecommunications and information technology projects as well as on registration and licensing.