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    • Adrianus Adritomo - Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills
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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro’s practice has strong capabilities in project finance, syndicated loans, secured financing and structured financing. Emir Nurmansyah advised DEG on a loan facility granted to Indosurya Inti Finance, and he acted for US Exim on the financing of Bank Rakyat Indonesia’s new communications satellite. Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi assisted Bank of China with a loan to Mobilindo Armada Cemerlang, and advised Indonesia Infrastructure Finance on a loan to Len Telekomunikasi Indonesia. Rita Tyastuti Taufik acted for CIMB Niaga and HSBC on loan facilities granted to Softex Indonesia, and United Overseas Bank on a loan to Ocean 21.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has broad capabilities in banking and finance, including structured finance, project finance and trade finance. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf heads the practice and recently advised Indonesia Infrastructure Finance on infrastructure financing through a two-step loan with the World Bank and Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero). Ibrahim Assegaf acted for state-backed Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (PII) in relation to the Palapa Ring project and the PII and government guarantees to be provided. Yanu Wiriasmoko advised Bank CIMB Niaga on a loan to Net Mediatama Televisi. Kanya Satwika is an expert in finance in the energy and mining sectors.

The ‘excellentGinting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy has ‘a depth of knowledge’ and ‘a good balance between being commercial and providing quality advice’. The ‘very sharp’ Daniel Ginting advised Credit Suisse on a loan and standby purchase facility for the merger of Ciputra Surya and Ciputra Property with Ciputra Development. He also assisted BNP Paribas with a Coface-based financing for Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and advised a consortium of banks as senior lenders regarding the purchase of an interest in Newmont Nusa Tenggar by Amman Mineral Internasional from Nusa Tenggara Partnership BV and other shareholders. Tarsis Halintar was recently made partner and advised Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas on a share-backed finance transaction for First Media. He also assisted Southgate Ventures with a loan from the International Finance Corporation for the development of Singapore International School. Of counsel Desi Dwitiasrini has significant experience in banking transactions.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has a wealth of experience in banking and finance matters. Erwandi Hendarta is highly regarded for his work in finance law and advised Cathay Financial Holding on the second tranche acquisition of 15.1% of Bank Mayapada International. Indri Guritno is highly experienced in banking and finance transactions, with notable expertise in Islamic finance. She advised ABM Investama on loan facility agreements, and assisted TAP Group with a facilities agreement involving the refinancing of three subsidiaries of Triputra Agro Persada. She also assisted the Indonesian government on the issuance of sovereign sukuk.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is well known for its work in this sector. Tjahjadi Bunjamin advised Bank Mandiri on a loan to Medco Natuna for the purpose of acquiring ConocoPhillips’ Indonesia and Singapore operations. He also assisted ING Bank with a loan to Topway Ventures, and China Development Bank with a $260m loan to Smart Tbk. Senior associate Adrianus Adritomo is also a key figure and has notable experience in banking and finance transactions.

SSEK Legal Consultants is known for its work on complex matters for clients that include the likes of MasterCard, AIG and GE Capital. Ira Eddymurthy has a range of expertise in this space, particularly foreign investment and insurance matters. Michael Carl advised Macquarie Capital HK on the third-party purchase of non-performing loans from Bank Permata. He also assisted China Construction Bank with its acquisition of Bank Windu, and advised BCA on its bancassurance agreement with AIA. Fahrul Yusuf is also a key figure.

Makarim & Taira S. works for major bank clients such as China Development Bank, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Lina Amran has a strong skillset in banking, restructuring, credit insurance and trade financing. Transactions specialist Maria Sagrado works for a number of Indonesian and multinational banks. Kurniawan Tanzil has worked on complex financial transactions for borrowers and lenders.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar has significant expertise in debt financing transactions across a number of sectors. The firm recently advised an export-import bank on a $94m loan to railway operator KAI for the procurement of locomotives. The firm also represented a US bank in a number of regulatory matters, and assisted Mega International Commercial Bank with amending medium– and long-term credit contracts. Emir Kusumaatmadja is a key contact.

Oentoeng Suria & Partners has a strong track record advising multinational financial institutions on outbound banking and finance transactions. Ratih (Ipop) Nawangsari jointly leads the practice and recently advised Bank Central Asia and other lenders on a syndicated loan to Buana Finance. She also assisted Indonesia Infrastructure Finance with a major loan as well as an acquisition financing facility. She was instructed by Carlyle Group on the financing of a micro-finance company. Practice co-head Atik Susanto has a strong skillset in banking and finance law.

Widyawan & Partners’ practice is headed by Adrian Pranata, who has extensive experience in banking and finance matters. He recently assisted BP with the financing of the Tangguh LNG Train 3 expansion project. He also advised Farallon Capital on the mezzanine financing for the acquisition of the Batu Hijau mine, and assisted Nomura Singapore with a loan facility to Bekasi Fajar Industrial Estate.

Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA) in association with White & Case is headed by Fajar Ramadhan, who recently joined from Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills. He advised a subsidiary of Argyle Street Management on a $30m secured senior term loan to Global Mediacom. He also assisted the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ with an $80m secured senior term loan to Inti Indosawit Subur, and advised UOB Kay Hian Credit on a senior secured term loan for the subscription of IPO shares of Sillo Maritime Perdana.

Makes & Partners has represented both domestic and international clients in banking and corporate finance matters. The firm has particular expertise in loans, loan syndications and refinancing matters.

Melli Darsa & Co. joined PwC’s global network in July 2017, giving the practice greater reach and resources. The firm has a strong track record in banking transactions and corporate finance, with significant capabilities in structured finance. Name partner Melli Darsa and Manarihon SM Ondi Panggabean are key contacts.

Soemadipradja & Taher’s ‘solid and reliable’ practice has a range of expertise, with a strong skillset in project finance, restructuring and shari’ah financing. Rahmat Soemadipradja heads the practice and has ‘strong banking knowledge and expertise’. Emalia Achmadi is experienced in refinancing and loan agreements. Retno Muljosantoso is also a key figure.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is particularly active in the financing of major infrastructure projects. Chadri Jurnalis advised a consortium of banks on the East package of the Palapa Ring project, and assisted Bank Mandiri with an investment credit facility to SKS Listrik Kalimantan Sejati. He also advised a bank syndicate on the restructure of a shari’ah loan to Kutilang Paksi Mas. Al Hakim Hanafiah assisted a prominent retail company with a loan facility from Heinemann Asia Pacific. Fabiola Hutagalung advised ICICI Bank on loan facility transactions.

Hendra Soenardi’s practice is mainly active in the energy and natural resources sector. In recent matters, the firm advised Tanjung Power Indonesia and Adaro Power on the financing of respective coal-fired power plant projects. Soenardi Pardi and Oscar Damarjati are key contacts.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan has a range of expertise in this space. The firm recently advised CIMB on a loan to a customer acquiring a plantation company. The firm also assisted CIMB on the issuance of a bank guarantee to a state-owned enterprise, and advised Export-Import Bank of Malaysia on its loan financings to several debtors. Pheo Hutabarat and Asido Panjaitan are key contacts.

Imran Muntaz & Co. is headed by Imran Muntaz, who is very active with domestic clients. He recently assisted the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation with a murabaha facility to one of its clients. He also represented Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Finance in a secured bilateral facility agreement to Teknologi Pengangkutan Indonesia.

Roosdiono & Partners has been instructed by both domestic and international financial institutions and has particular expertise in Islamic finance. Leoni Silitonga is a key contact.

TNB & Partners often works alongside its associated Norton Rose Fulbright office in Singapore on finance mandates, and delivers ‘quality’, ‘unity’ and ‘integrity’. The firm acted for Bangkok Bank regarding a loan facility to Barito Pacific to support its proposed acquisition of Star Energy. The firm also advised United Overseas Bank on financing to Sormano Investment Holding. Tasdikiah Siregar is a key figure.

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