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Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has a full-service practice, which has ‘a very good understanding of the Indonesian labour laws’ and ‘provides solid legal advice’. Employment law specialist Susie Beaumont heads the team and is ‘practical’, ‘quick’ and ‘knowledgeable’. She has expertise in drafting employment documents and dealing with employment-related disputes. ‘Articulate’ and ‘smart’ associate partner Alvira Wahjosoedibjo is also an expert in Indonesian employment regulations and practices.

Makarim & Taira S. has experience in contentious employment matters, including significant expertise in mass terminations. Lia Alizia has a strong track record in employment litigation. Cisco, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Kerry Ingredients Indonesia are key clients.

SSEK Legal Consultants is headed by Fahrul Yusuf, who has significant expertise in employment documentation matters. Former practice head Richard Emmerson now works as a consultant for the firm and is based in Ottawa, Canada.

Soemadipradja & Taher has a broad skillset in employment law, with notable expertise working with foreign entities. Retno Muljosantoso advised Rockwell Automation Southeast Asia on the termination of two employees from its Indonesian subsidiary. She also acted for GR Engineering Services in a dispute with its Indonesian subsidiary, GR Engineering Services Indonesia, and an expatriate employee.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’ disputes practice is heavily involved in employment matters. Ahmad Maulana heads the practice and recently represented Ascendas Land Indonesia in an employment termination dispute.

Bagus Enrico & Partners (BE Partners) has expertise in the hiring and termination of high-level employees. Bagus Nur Buwono leads the practice and Debu Batara Lubis is also a key figure.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is experienced in disputes and routine employment matters. Narendra Adiyasa is ‘an experienced practitioner’ in employment disputes and provides ‘valuable’ and ‘responsive’ support.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan has experience working with international companies in Indonesian employment matters. The firm recently advised Manila Water Company and CBRE Consultancy Services on various employment matters, including work permits, employee transfers and industrial relations.

Sudjono & Rekan Law Offices’ practice is led by Hernoko Wibowo, who handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. His clients include Toyota-Astra Motor, Zuellig Pharma and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Indonesia.

Widyawan & Partners’ employment practice, which is headed by Yolanda Hutapea, recently assisted Bain & Company with its employment contracts in Indonesia, and advised RBS on the closure of its Indonesian operations

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