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Witara Cakra Advocates in association with White & Case LLP

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Firm Overview: Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA) is an active Indonesian law firm specializing in capital markets, banking and finance, corporate and M&A. WCA has established an exclusive association with leading global law firm White & Case. WCA’s association with White & Case builds on its well-established and successful Indonesia practice. WCA, together with White & Case, is able to provide support to both global and domestic corporates, financial institutions and investment companies with business interests in Indonesia, and offer them a “one-stop shop” on cross-border deals involving Indonesia.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Bank Finance:
WCA is highly regarded and has extensive experience advising local and international clients on various financings, debt restructurings, project finance, security structures and enforcement, as well as international bond offering matters.
The bank finance team represents lenders, underwriters and arrangers, including negotiating and documenting the various agreements involved across a range of secured loan and structured finance transactions.
WCA, in association with White & Case, has extensive project finance experience and can provide high-end advice and transactional support to major global and domestic energy and natural resource companies, investors, lenders and traders in the financing of new projects.

Notable areas of experience include:
■ Acquisition/leveraged finance
■ Asset-backed loans
■ Bilateral and syndicated finance
■ Bridge-to-bond financing
■ Credit transactions

Capital Markets:
WCA has experience representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters across the full spectrum of capital markets products. Through its association with White & Case, WCA is able to offer an integrated approach, and invest in each transaction with partner-led teams of Indonesian lawyers who work together seamlessly to provide a consistent quality of service to the clients. The WCA capital markets team is highly regarded and has strong relationships with international, regional and local banks, having advised on some of the most high-profile cross-border capital markets transactions out of the Indonesian market.
WCA covers every type of securities transaction and has capabilities in debt, equity, derivatives, high yield, investment funds, structured finance, regulatory advice and corporate trust, covering all aspects of capital markets financings.

Notable areas of experience include:
■ IPOs and re-IPO
■ Secondary offerings
■ Rights offerings
■ High yield
■ MTN programs
■ Sukuk offerings
■ Convertible, exchangeable and other equity-linked products
■ Liability management

Mergers & Acquisitions:
WCA represents buyers, sellers, advisers, lenders and financial intermediaries in the entire spectrum of activities involving Indonesian entities.

Notable areas of experience include:
■ Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
■ Strategic stake sales
■ Leveraged buyouts
■ Distressed sales
■ Joint ventures
■ Equity investments

WCA has experience reviewing and negotiating merger agreements, sale and purchase agreements for both shares and assets, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and equity subscription agreements.
The firm is able to draw on industry-specific experience available through our association with White & Case and its worldwide network of lawyers who have specialized areas of practice, including strength in the resources sector, such as mining, plantations, forestry, oil and gas, in the consumer and manufacturing sector and in the telecommunications, media and technology sector.