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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro’s practice is led by M. Husseyn Umar, whose expertise in maritime law ranges from disputes to the financing and leasing of ships.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar regularly advises multinational financial institutions on loan facilities for Indonesian shipping companies. Craig Heggie specialises in shipping and international trade finance. UOB, HSBC and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation are key clients.

SSEK Legal Consultants’ practice has a range of expertise in this space, with particular expertise in complex cabotage issues. Michael Twomey advised BW Offshore on the lease of a vessel to Kangean Energy. Dyah Soewito is also a key figure.

Maritime and shipping law boutique Samuel Bonaparte has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters in this space. The practice is led by Samuel Bonaparte Hutapea, who has 13 years of experience at sea prior to his legal career.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has expertise in ship financing, marine casualties and collisions, cargo claims and securitisation. Eri Hertiawan represented the crew members in the Bali ferry explosion case, where two people were killed.

Budidjaja International Lawyers’ frequently works on disputes in the shipping sector, including ship collisions, oil pollution incidents and bunker disputes. Tony Budidjaja and Juni Dani are key figures.

Hadromi & Partners handles a range of shipping matters, including ship arrests, cargo claims and charterparty disputes. The firm has acted for P&I clubs and insurers and as local counsel for international firms on maritime disputes.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan has significant expertise in this space, primarily through corporate partner Peter Fanning. He recently advised CSL and Marine Construct International on the provision of vessels.

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo’s shipping practice is led by disputes specialist Mohamed Idwan Ganie, who has worked on matters such as ship arrests, and vessel sales and purchases.

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