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Emir Nurmansyah leads the team at Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro, which has a strong track record in major financing transactions. Alongside Nurdin Adiwibowo, he advised Smelting on refinancing its $350m credit facility. Rita Tyastuti Taufik and Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi represented KAI on its $1.38bn syndicated loans strategy towards financing the development of the Greater Jakarta Light Rail (LRT) Project. Freddy Karyadi assisted Kartanegara Energi Perkasa with refinancing a loan for expanding the Senipah geothermal power plant. Theodoor Bakker is also a key figure.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is 'very good for banking and finance matters' and 'understands what the risks are for foreign lenders investing in Indonesia'. Ibrahim Assegaf helms the team and is 'a very pragmatic lawyer' who 'tells you outright what the risks are in your structure' and 'jumps in on important issues when appropriate'; Assegaf recently advised Indonesia Infrastructure Finance on its $150m loan from The International Finance Corporation. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is also a key figure and assisted PSN Enam Indonesia with its $154m loan from Export Development Canada. Yanu Wiriasmoko is experienced in handling leveraged buyout deals and structured financings. Also recommended are Indira Yustikania and senior associate Astrid Widyakartika Handaka.

The 'exceptional' Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy provides 'excellent legal expertise' with clients including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Daniel Ginting leads the team and recently assisted Bank Negara Indonesia with its $250m financing of Multipolar.  Tarsis Halintar has 'an in-depth knowledge of banking and finance' and 'is very responsive and can be reached easily'; he advised a consortium on a $209m hybrid capital market and financial deal for Gajah Tunggal and is working with Bank QNB Indonesia on a $130m refinancing of Bekasi Fajar Industrial Estate. Of counsel Desi Dwitiasrini is also recommended.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie is 'one of the better, if not the best, firms in Indonesia for banking and finance' thanks to its 'excellent local knowledge and insight'. Erwandi Hendarta 'leads HHP’s Banking practice very well' and has 'an international perspective but is Indonesian and fully immersed in the evolving financial regulations and politics of the country'. He advised Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on its purchase of Temasek’s shareholding interests in Bank Danamon Indonesia. Indri Pramitaswari Guritno is also a key figure and assisted DBS Bank and BPI Capital collectively on their $1.25b loan facility to Chevron for the development of geothermal projects in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills 'can hold its own against any other established practices in Indonesia in the area of banking and finance', with clients that include China Development Bank, Korea Development Bank and Deutsche Bank. Tjahjadi Bunjamin leads the department and provides 'concise, relevant and practical advice', is 'able to pinpoint and understand client needs when addressing issues' and has 'up-to-speed knowledge on the regulatory and judicial climate'. He advised a consortium on its $360m loan facility to Medco E&P Malaka. Adrianus Adritomo has been promoted partner and regularly supports Bunjamin on transactions. Senior foreign counsel David Dawborn is also a name to note.

Makarim & Taira S. represents clients such as China Development Bank, Visa Worldwide and BNP Paribas on banking and finance transactions. Kurniawan Tanzil heads the team and represents lenders and major corporate borrowers on banking and finance transactions. Lina Amran is also a key figure and has expertise in banking, trade financing, credit insurance, and commodities trading, and is increasingly active in electronic banking transactions. Also recommended is Maria Sagrado, who regularly works on foreign investment and financial transactions.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar predominantly advises on the lending side of banking and finance transactions, with clients including Bank of America, Bank East Asia and JICA. Emir Kusumaatmadja leads the practice and is an expert in debt financing, trade financing and project financing.

Oentoeng Suria & Partners is very skilled in cross-border financings. Ratih (Ipop) Nawangsari helms the team and advised a consortium on a $1.4bn loan to Kereta Api Indonesia for the construction of an LRT project. Other notable names include of counsel Rizaldy Tauhid and senior associate Natasha Djamin.

SSEK Legal Consultants advises on financings and regulatory requirements, with clients including Western Union, China Construction Bank and Bank Central Asia. Practice head Ira Eddymurthy has extensive experience in banking and finance transactions. Corporate partners Fahrul Yusuf and Michael Carl assisted Macquarie Capital with its purchase of non-performing loans from Bank Permata. Yusuf also advised Mastercard on e-money legislation and licensing issues. Senior associate Bezaliel Erlan is also recommended.

Widyawan & Partners acts on cross-border matters in tandem with its associated firm Linklaters; the association is 'capable of delivering an integrated solution with an integrated team comprising lawyers from both firms'. The team is led by Adrian Pranata, who is 'very knowledgeable and experienced in Indonesian financing laws'. He recently advised a consortium on a $297m refinancing loan to Solusi Tunas Pratama and worked for a separate group of underwriters on a $660m secured loan facility to Star Energy Geothermal. David Holme and managing associate Christo Yosafat are also recommended.

Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA) in association with White & Case's banking and finance department is led by Fajar Ramadhan, who is experienced in financings, debt restructurings, securities and bond offerings. Recent work highlights include advising Permadani Khatulistiwa Nusantara on its $260m loan from a consortium of banks and assisting FKS Food & Agri with its $240m financing from Rabobank.

Makes & Partners has a strong track record advising in loan syndications, and has acted on both the borrower and lender side of transactions. Managing partner Yozua Makes is a key figure.

Soemadipradja & Taher's assists with project, corporate, retail, structured and Shariah financings. Emalia Achmadi advised International Finance Corporation on its $40m refinancing loan to Radana Bhaskara Finance. Also recommended is Retno Muljosantoso.

TNB & Partners is experienced handling loan facilities and financings, with clients that include Bangkok Bank, International Finance Corporation and Qatar National Bank. Tasdikiah Siregar leads the practice and recently advised QNB Indonesia on its loan facility to real estate developer Sentul City, as well as assisting Pierfront Capital with its loan facility to Merdeka Mining Partners.

At BUDIARTO Law Partnership, the 'service is exceptionally good'; the team is 'always responsive', 'provide clear advice' and 'is able to deliver the work in a timely manner'. Managing partner Widjojo Budiarto is very experienced in banking and finance transactions. Senior associate Athalia Devina has 'very good project management skills' and 'a keen eye for details'.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners works on both conventional and sharia transactions for both domestic and international clients. Chadri Jurnalis is a key figure and advised a consortium on the financing of Bandarudara Internasional Jawa Barat through a Sharia-compliant framework. Other notable names from the firm include Erwin Kurnia Winenda, whose skillset in this space involves Islamic financing and Andre Rahadian, who is highly experienced in financing transactions.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan handles financings for both multinational and domestic clients. Practice head Rosna Chung is an expert in banking and finance transactions and regulations. Other key figures include founding partner Pheo Hutabarat and senior associate Fathan Nautika.

Imran Muntaz & Co. advises on financing structures, facility agreements and security documents, and has strong capabilities in Islamic finance. Name partner Imran Muntaz leads the practice and has experience in banking and finance transactions for both domestic and international clients.

Part of the PwC Network, Melli Darsa & Co. has experience in real estate and project finance, as well as advising on financial regulations. Name partner Melli Darsa is the key point of contact and regularly advises on loan facility agreements.

Roosdiono & Partners has expertise in straight, revolving, syndication and multi-facility loans, and has additional expertise in Islamic financing. Leoni Silitonga leads the group and is known for structured finance transactions and project finance mandates.

UMBRA ‚Äď Strategic Legal Solutions¬†is a newly formed firm containing lawyers previously of¬†Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie. Putu Raditya Nugraha¬†leads the practice and, alongside Pramudya Oktavinanda, advised Sentul Cityon its¬†RP700bn financing from BTMU, intended for property development. Nugraha also worked with Kirana Sastrawijaya¬†on GCL Indo Tenaga's financing of project Kalbar.

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