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Managing Partner: Mochamad Kasmali
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 42 (including 3 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, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. 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:
Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Aviation, Maritime & Shipping
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition
Construction Employment Energy, Resources & Infrastructure Environment & Forestry General Corporate & Investment Insurance IT, Media & Telecommunications Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity Project Finance Real Estate Restructuring & Insolvency

Banking & Finance:
S&T advises banks, multilateral agencies, insurance houses and fund managers, on corporate, retail, project, structured and Shariah financing, securitisation, debt restructuring and workouts, and regulatory compliance.
S&T recently advised:
■ Joyson Safety Systems, following its acquisition of Takata Corporation, on a comprehensive set of security and other transaction documents to be entered into by Takata’s Indonesian subsidiary to support a US$900 million facilities agreement
■ Coöperatieve Rabobank UA in relation to an export finance loan agreement to be arranged for an Indonesian borrower
Contacts: Emalia Achmadi, Retno Muljosantoso
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

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.
S&T recently advised:
■ The Indonesian Ministry of Finance on its issuance of Global Bonds in its newly established US SEC-registered shelf. The offering marks Indonesia’s second dual currency transaction, following a similar transaction in July 2017
■ On the proposed sale by PT Merck Indonesia, an Indonesian subsidiary of Merck Global, of certain key pharmaceutical manufacturing assets
Contacts: Emalia Achmadi, Retno Muljosantoso
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

General Corporate & Investment:
S&T has extensive experience advising on the establishment of businesses, the structuring of operations, regulatory and compliance matters, and all aspects of public and private M&As.
S&T recently advised:
■ A large Japanese multinational FMCG company on its USD1bn acquisition of a large Indonesian FMCG company
■ Neptune Energy Group on its acquisition of three of Engie E&P SA’s Indonesian oil and gas assets, as part of Neptune’s proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Engie’s USD3.9bn global oil and gas E&P business
■ The restructuring of an Indonesian subsidiary of a multinational technology and global computer security software joint venture company
Contacts: Rahmat Soemadipradja, Mochamad Kasmali, Retno Muljosantoso, Robert Reid
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] soemath.com, [email protected], [email protected]

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.
S&T recently represented:
■ An Indonesian subsidiary of Stolt Nielsen, a global leader in bitumen-distribution networks, in a civil claim collectively brought by its customers before an Indonesian court, claiming US$22m in damages
■ AHM as a defendant in proceedings before Indonesia’s Competition Commission, the District Court and Supreme Court, defending allegations that AHM and Yamaha had engaged in price fixing in the scooter industry from 2012 to 2014
Contacts: Hafzan Taher, Nira Nazarudin, Ahmad Djosan, Romi Emirat, Erie H. Tobing
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] soemath.com, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] soemath.com

Energy, Resources & Infrastructure:
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 infrastructure sectors.
In 2017, S&T advised:
■ Rosneft, the listed, state-controlled Russian oil company, on the establishment of a USD13.8 bn joint venture with Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company
■ A major state-owned tourism enterprise, authorised to manage a tourism Special Economic Zone in West Nusa Tenggara and Bali, particularly on the development of a tourism resort and other infrastructure, including a racing circuit
■ PT Sumitomo Indonesia on establishing a joint venture with PT Sentul City Tbk to develop and sell condominiums at Sentul
Contacts: Rahmat Soemadipradja, Mochamad Kasmali, Deny Sidharta
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] soemath.com, [email protected]

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