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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro advises banks and corporates in project financing agreements, and also has capabilities in Islamic finance. Key lawyers Emir Nurmansyah and Nurdin Adiwibowo are acting for International Finance Corporation (IFC) in an $830m financing arrangement for Indonesia’s first locally sponsored private ammonia plant.

Acting for domestic corporates and large international lenders, the team at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has experience in almost every area of finance including in the drafting of legislation. Yanu Wiriasmoko advised the borrower and guarantor of a $185m loan facility from two global financial institutions. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf and Ibrahim Assegaf are recommended.

Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy has an impressive international client base; Daniel Ginting acts for household names such as Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered, advising on all types of banking and finance transactions.

The finance team at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has long-standing relationships with some of the key lenders in the Indonesian finance space including Standard Chartered, Mizuho Bank and SMBC. Indri Guritno and practice head Erwandi Hendarta are recommended.

Tjahjadi Bunjamin and David Dawborn jointly lead the banking and finance team at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm is among the most active in Indonesia, regularly advising large financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero).

Acting primarily for international financial institutions, the banking team at SSEK Legal Consultants specialises in restructurings and providing regulatory advice. Western Union, AIG and China Construction Bank are among the group’s clients. Founding partner Ira Eddymurthy heads the practice.

Makarim & Taira S. advises (as domestic legal counsel) a mix of large Indonesian banks, regional development banks and international banks on refinancing agreements and loan facilities. The department is headed by Kurniawan Tanzil and includes Maria Sagrado.

The team at Makes & Partners has secured a number of large cross-border loan facilities for Indonesian borrowers, normally where there are Singaporean lenders involved. Among these deals, practice head Yozua Makes and Fransisca advised Bliss Properti Indonesia on a $50m loan investment from a Singapore-based private equity fund.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar is instructed by both lenders and borrowers in matters involving power project financing. Clients include US Exim Bank and Exim Bank of China. Emir Kusumaatmadja is a key contact.

Oentoeng Suria & Partners works closely with its association firm Ashurst LLP to advise corporates and financial institutions on domestic and international finance transactions. Ratih (Ipop) Nawangsari was instructed by Indonesia Infrastructure Finance as borrower on a $150m loan transaction with IFC.

Widyawan & Partners has significantly expanded its offering with the arrival of new practice head Adrian Pranata from Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills. The group is deeply integrated with its association firm Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd. It is acting for China Development Bank as lenders regarding the Jawa 7 power project.

The finance practice at Linda Widyati & Partners in association with Clifford Chance covers a number of industry sectors and acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers. Arisia Pusponegoro led a team that advised a group of lenders on the export credit financing to PLN (Persero) for the Grati CCGT extension project – one of the first projects commissioned under Indonesia’s power generation programme.

The lawyers at Melli Darsa & Co. have handled a variety of transactions for domestic clients and also have experience working alongside global firms on matters that involve foreign legal aspects. Manarihon SM Ondi Panggabean and Melli Darsa are key contacts.

Soemadipradja & Taher is experienced in assisting domestic and international banks and financial institutions on corporate finance, securitisation and restructuring, and also handles matters for borrowers and intermediaries. Rahmat Soemadipradja leads the group and has acted for SMBC and Hitachi Capital Singapore.

Structured finance expert Arie Armand leads the banking practice at Armand Yapsunto Muharamsyah & Partners. Gunadarma is also recommended.

Bahar & Partners has advised domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporates in various commercial financing transactions, including loan syndications, sales and purchases, drafting documentation and loan issuances. Wahyuni Bahar and Cylvie Nuraini are names to note.

The team at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is led by Chadri Jurnalis, who is a regional expert on Shari’ah transactions. He advised Bank Syariah Mandiri, one of Indonesia’s largest shari’ah banks, on a dual-conventional and shari’ah-compliant facility provided to one of the country’s largest palm industry corporates.

Hendra Soenardi’s banking and structured finance specialist Soenardi Pardi led a team that finalised two facility agreements for clients in the energy space, acting as Indonesian counsel for the borrowers and the guarantors in both transactions. Oscar Damarjati, who worked alongside Pardi on these deals, is also recommended.

Pheo Hutabarat and Rosna Chung are key practitioners in Hutabarat Halim & Rekan’s banking practice, which has handled several project financing matters for Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad.

Imran Muntaz & Co. Attorneys At Law’s founder Imran Muntaz acts primarily for domestic clients; he recently advised Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Finance on an IDR300tn MTN issuance to a Japanese investor with interests in Indonesia’s budding insurance market.

In addition to its work in asset-based financing, Andi Zulfikar’s team at Mataram Partners also handles due diligence in relation to foreign debt registration.

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