Managing Partner: Denny Rahmansyah Partners: Dyah Soewito, Ira A Eddymurthy, Rusmaini Lenggogeni, Fitriana Mahiddin, Fahrul S Yusuf, Syahdan Z Aziz, Dewi Savitri Reni, Fransiscus Rodyanto
Foreign Legal Advisers: Michael D Twomey, Jonathan M Streifer, Michael S Carl
Of Counsel: Darrell R Johnson
Number of partners/advisers: 13
Number of other lawyers: 50
Languages: English, Indonesian
SSEK Legal Consultants was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in Indonesia today. SSEK combines the local knowledge of its more than 25 years of practice with the global outlook of its award-winning lawyers to offer multinational and domestic clients innovative and timely solutions to their real-world problems. SSEK is regularly honoured by top independent legal directories as a leader in virtually every practice area, including banking and finance, capital markets, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and project finance, insurance, IT and telecoms, labour and employment, M&A, mining, oil and gas, real estate and shipping.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Finance & Insurance:
SSEK advises on all aspects of establishing and operating financial institutions in Indonesia. As well as providing regulatory advice, the firm prepares loan agreements and security documents for financial institutions and advises clients on mutual funds and pension plans, project finance and syndicated commercial loan transactions.
Capital Markets & Securities:
SSEK advises issuers, underwriters and investors in stock, bond, convertible bond and commercial paper transactions, and assists clients with IPOs and strategic financing alternatives.
Corporate & Commercial:
SSEK handles all aspects of the investment approval process under Indonesia’s foreign and domestic investment laws, and assists clients with the establishment of representative offices and technical assistance, management, licensing, franchising and distribution arrangements. The firm also helps clients achieve regulatory compliance and good corporate governance.
The firm helps clients develop appropriate strategies and claims in the event of a dispute while identifying any reasonable grounds for settlement and compromise. SSEK also advises clients on the merits of arbitration and related contractual requirements, acts as counsel in arbitral proceedings and as special liaison counsel in litigation proceedings.
Energy, Mining & Natural Resources:
SSEK enjoys a strong international reputation in the coal and hard rock mining sector. The firm also assists investors in the forestry and palm oil plantation business.
Infrastructure & Project Finance:
SSEK has extensive experience in project finance for the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors. The firm acts as counsel to developers and lenders in all types of infrastructure development projects, including multimillion dollar private power, toll road, telecommunications and water supply projects, as well as natural gas pipeline and mining projects.
Labour & Employment:
The firm advises corporate clients on Indonesia’s complex labour laws, personnel policies and work rules, employment contracts, collective bargaining arrangements, pension funds and secondment arrangements. SSEK also assists corporate clients with the termination process.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
SSEK has worked on numerous high-profile acquisitions involving both private and publicly listed companies in a variety of sectors. The firm advises on regulatory compliance and attends to related due diligence and document preparation.
SSEK advises on all types of real estate transactions, including rendering assistance and advice on the acquisition, sale and relinquishment of land. It negotiates and drafts commercial leases of all sizes and complexity, and assists clients in the coordination of large real estate acquisitions for hotel developments, industrial use and infrastructure projects.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
SSEK advises banks and borrowers on restructuring agreements and related documents, and advises on insolvency matters. SSEK has represented creditors in some of the largest debt restructurings in Asia.
SSEK advises clients on compliance with cabotage rules and the implications for foreign investments in the domestic sea transportation industry, and assists with the sale and lease of vessels.
SSEK is regularly involved in large cross-border transactions. As an independent law firm, SSEK is able to work with major law firms in all jurisdictions.
SSEK has a diverse range of clients including domestic and multinational companies, private and publicly listed companies, offshore and local banks, financial institutions and insurance companies, manufacturers, mining, oil and gas companies, real estate developers, engineering and construction companies, international hotels and service companies. A representative list of clients can be found on the firm’s website.