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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' presence in the aviation sector stems from its banking and finance, capital markets and dispute resolution practices. Chandra Hamzah co-heads the team and is an expert in litigation, whereas fellow practice head Eri Hertiawan has extensive experience in ADR. Hertiawan is defending Air Asia in a tort action brought by four customers who were refused check-in and board despite having valid tickets. For capital markets, Bono Daru Adji assisted Garuda Maintenance Facility Aero Asia with its initial public offering on the Indonesian Stock Exchange. In banking and finance, Indira Yustikania advised DBS Bank on financing the acquisition of two aircraft for ICBC Leasing and leased to Garuda Indonesia.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is very active in aviation-related transactions, working on both the lessor and lender side. In two highlight matters, Andre Rahadian co-heads the team and assisted Nordic Aviation with the lease of an ATR72-500 aircraft to Trigana Air, while co-head Hendra Ong advised Textron Financial Corporation on the lease of helicopters to Whitesky Aviation.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar has a strong track record in aviation finance and mainly acts on the lending side of transactions. Enny Purnomo Widhya leads the team and has expertise in the purchasing, financing, foreclosure and securitisation of aircraft. US Exim Bank, Export Development Canada, Export Bank of China, and BOC Aviation are key clients.

TNB & Partners has a strong presence in aviation finance and represents a number of aircraft financiers including Orix Aviation and BBAM; the team assisted BBAM in Singapore with the leasing of eight aircraft to a major Indonesian airline group, and advised ORIX with the financing arrangements for various aircraft, including the sale and novation of Boeing 737-800 aircraft and A320 Airbus to two major Indonesian airlines. Tasdikiah Siregar heads the practice and has a formidable track record in aircraft leasing and financing matters.

The 'responsive, knowledgeable and efficient' team at Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro advises on aircraft financing and leasing issues. Notable members of the department include Emir Nurmansyah who is highly skilled in aircraft loan facility agreements. Also recommended are Oene Marseille, who assisted Sky Leasing with the sale and leaseback of two aircraft, and Nurdin Adiwibowo, who is an expert in aircraft financing.

Makarim & Taira S.' is known for acting in aircraft leasing mandates and airport infrastructure developments, with a client roster that includes Emirates Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa and Boeing. Kurniawan Tanzil and Lina Amran are noteworthy names.

Roosdiono & Partners is active in aviation through its infrastructure practice where it regularly handles complex aircraft financing transactions. Afriyan Rachmad leads the team. Also recommended is senior associate Louise Patricia Esmeralda.

Samuel Bonaparte's skillset in the aviation sector includes advising on regulatory, aircraft finance and leasing mandates, as well as disputes. The firm also has additional expertise in the financing of helicopter fleets. Sri Patuan and Samuel Bonaparte Hutapea are highly recommended.

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