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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has significant expertise in aviation-related financing and disputes, and clients include Indonesia AirAsia Extra, Garuda Indonesia and Garmin. Eri Hertiawan defended Indonesia AirAsia Extra in a tort action brought by passengers seeking damages for being prevented from boarding one of its flights due to one of them being on Air Asia’s blacklist. He also represented Garuda against Musita in a contract breach dispute. Ibrahim Assegaf has expertise in aircraft leasing.

Described as having the ‘best aviation practise group in Indonesia’, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners works heavily in this space, and ‘all team members are up to speed on latest developments and understand the international and local aviation market very well’. The firm works across a number of aviation-related areas, with a particular emphasis on aircraft financing transactions. Andre Rahadian and Hendra Ong (who is ‘accessible’ and ‘very knowledgeable’) lead the practice. Recent work includes advising Sriwijaya Air and Nordic Aviation Capital respectively on aircraft leasing matters, as well as assisting AerCap with its aircraft sale and purchase plan.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar’s aviation team is heavily involved in aircraft leasing and has taken on lessor-side mandates from the likes of US Exim Bank, Export Development Canada and Bank of China in relation to a variety of aircraft. The firm also has notable expertise in diplomatic and security clearance matters, restructuring transactions and complex repossession proceedings. Enny Purnomo Widhya is a key figure.

TNB & Partners specialises in asset finance and leasing and fields a team that is ‘extremely hardworking’, ‘commercially focused’ and ‘diligent’. Tasdikiah Siregar heads the practice and is ‘a pleasure to work with on transactions’. She recently advised Goshawk and Minsheng Commercial Aviation on aircraft leasing matters. Senior associate Patron Hara has worked for Aircastle, Orix Aviation, and BBAM, and is ‘one to watch’. Senior associate Muhammed Ikhsan has worked for BOC Aviation and MCAP, and is ‘a skilled young lawyer’.

Makarim & Taira S. has significant capabilities in aircraft transactions, and has worked for clients such as Emirates and Lufthansa. Kurniawan Tanzil and Lina Amran are key figures.

Roosdiono & Partners has extensive experience in aviation matters, particularly operational contracts, regulatory compliance and financing. Afriyan Rachmad heads the practice, and works with clients such as Airbus, Engine Finance Lease Corporation and AirAsia Extra.

Samuel Bonaparte has expertise in aviation regulation as well as aircraft finance, including commercial financing for helicopter fleets. Sri Patuan, Samuel Bonaparte Hutapea and Ridha Sjartina are key contacts.

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