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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro's corporate practice is experienced in dealing with issues surrounding cartels, dominant-positions and merger-controls. Chandrawati Dewi leads the practice and recently advised CJ CGV on merger control issues after obtaining a majority stake in the Indonesian cinema operator Graha Layar Prima. Agus Ahadi Deradjat assisted AR Packaging with the competition law issues surrounding its acquisition of a 91% stake in PT Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika. Gustaaf Reerink worked with Sumitomo on the competition elements of its purchase of 35% of the share capital in Summit Oto Finance and Oto Multiartha respectively. Senior associate Bilal Anwari is also recommended.

For some, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has 'the strongest antitrust practice in Indonesia'. Chandra Hamzah leads the team and advised Japfa Comfeed Indonesia which was found by the Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) watchdog of operating a cartel. Farid Nasution was recently made partner following a stint at the KPPU. Other key individuals include of counsel Vovo Iswanto, who regularly advises on the competition aspect of transactions, and Asep Ridwan, who is 'a really good litigation partner'.

Commercial disputes specialist Chalid Heyder regularly advises on contentious issues for Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners. He is supported by senior associates Dyah Paramita and Teguh Darmawan.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has a strong track record working in anti-monopoly cases. Mochamad Fachri helms the team and recently advised Asahi Glass on the competition elements of its acquisition of its competitor Vinythai Public. He also assisted General Electric with the Indonesian antitrust aspects of its purchase of Baker Hughes.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate practice is highly skilled in advising on the antitrust aspects of transactions. Corporate partners David Dawborn, Sakurayuki and Vik Tang are the names to note.

SSEK Legal Consultants' corporate practice regularly advises on the competition elements of major deals. Michael Carl and Fahrul Yusuf advised Grab on the competition elements of its purchase of Uber’s business and assets in Indonesia, and assisted Roche on the competition aspects of having an exclusive distributor in the jurisdiction. Ira Eddymurthy acted as Indonesian counsel for Procter & Gamble's acquisition of Merck KGaA, which entailed a number of antitrust concerns.

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