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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023

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Corporate/M&A
2 Years Ranked
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Provided by Dewi Savitri Reni

Asia-Pacific

Practice Areas

Mergers and acquisitions, arbitration and dispute resolution, debt restructuring and insolvency, environmental law, foreign investment law, litigation (civil and criminal), transportation law

Career

Dewi Savitri Reni (Vitri) has a broad practice and has extensive experience advising major Indonesian companies (including Pertamina, Angkasa Pura I, Danareksa, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and MRT Jakarta) and Fortune 500 entities (Nissan, General Electric, Ping An, Ford, General Motors, Yamaha and Exxon, among others).

Vitri has received numerous accolades and awards over the years for her work. She was recognized as Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2021 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards, Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 ALB Indonesia Law Awards, and Indonesia Lawyer of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.

Vitri started her career as a defense attorney at one of the most prestigious litigation law firms in Indonesia. In this position, she defended numerous high-profile clients, including Prada (trademark infringement), the former Prime Minister of East Timor, Dr. Marí Bin Amude Alkatiri (conspiracy to murder), Tommy Soeharto (banking) and Marubeni Corporation (torts). After completing her LL.M., Vitri worked at an intellectual property firm in Houston, Texas.

She regularly gives presentations at legal seminars. She has written numerous legal articles that have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines and on legal websites, including The Jakarta Post, International Law Bulletin, Hukumonline.com, NYU.com and HG.org.

Vitri is admitted to practice law in both Indonesia and New York, and maintains outstanding ties with Indonesian government officials, civil society and lawyers.

Professional Memberships

• Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)

• New York State Bar

• Head of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi SAI)

• Ethics Committee of the Indonesian Fintech Association (AFPI)

• Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee

Publications

• International Secured Transactions - Indonesia

• The Indonesian Legal System and Legal Research

Clients

• Angkasa Pura I

• Bank Rakyat Indonesia

• Danareksa

• Exxon

• Ford

• General Electric

• General Motors

• MRT Jakarta

• Nissan

• Pertamina

• Ping An

• Yamaha

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Indonesia

Languages Spoken

English – Full professional proficiency

Indonesian – Native/bilingual

Work Highlights

• Acted for Grab in its US$40 billion merger with SPAC Altimeter Growth and Nasdaq listing, which included preparing a legal opinion for the purposes of the listing, conducting due diligence on Grab’s businesses in Indonesia and reviewing Grab’s Form F-4.

• Led the SSEK team that advised the Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and then acted for PT Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation, in the formation of the Indonesian Oil and Gas Holding SOE, a US$4 billion deal that resulted in the creation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company.

• Advised PT Danareksa (Persero), an Indonesian state-owned enterprise engaged in financial services, on a non-cash (share) capital injection from the state to establish Danareksa as a Holding State-Owned Enterprise. Work included analyzing the risks and procedures associated with the transaction, drafting a report titled “Joint Analysis of the Increase of the State’s Capital Injection to PT Danareksa (Persero) within the Framework of Establishing Danareksa Holding” and helping the government draft the Government Regulation that was issued as the legal basis for the transaction.

• Assisted PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia in the procurement of a strategic partner (Jatelindo) for the implementation of Integrated Fare System and MaaS Solution for Greater Jakarta.

• Represented a multinational developer of smartphones and tablets in district court proceedings brought by one of the client’s former distributors.

• Represented a consulting services company in litigation proceedings in the Indonesian courts after the acquisition of a company active in power energy consulting fell through.

• Represented a major US automobile manufacturer in the South Jakarta District Court in proceedings initiated by several automobile dealers following to the manufacturer’s announced withdrawal from the Indonesian market.

Education

University of Indonesia

Bachelor of Laws

2005

University of California, Berkeley

Master of Laws (LL.M,)

2008

Awards

Top 100 Women in Litigation - Asia Pacific

Benchmark Litigation

2022

Litigation Star

Benchmark Litigation

2022

Recommended Lawyer - In-House Counsel Choice

Hukumonline

2022

Impact Deal of the Year - US IPO of Grab Holdings via SPAC

Asialaw

2022

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Asian Legal Business

2021

Rising Star - Indonesia

Asian Legal Business

2021

Lawyer of the Year -Indonesia

Benchmark Litigation

2020

Dealmaker of the Year

Asian Legal Business

2020

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Band 4

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