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SSEK Legal Consultants, Ira A Eddymurthy, Jakarta, INDONESIA

Ira A Eddymurthy

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SSEK Legal Consultants


Founding Partner


Ira A. Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK. She specializes in capital markets and banking law, mergers and acquisitions, finance, including project finance, insurance and tax law.

Ms. Eddymurthy's recent deals have included acting as Indonesian counsel for Alibaba Group Holding in its US$1 billion purchase of a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group, and representing the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF) in its role as guarantor in the issuance of two tranches of medium-term notes. 

Ms. Eddymurthy acted as Indonesian counsel to GlaxoSmithKline as part of its global transaction with Novartis that saw the pharmaceutical companies complete a series of asset swaps worth more than US$20 billion and acting as counsel for Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas company, in the purchase of a large stake in PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama. Ms. Eddymurthy acted as Indonesian counsel for Dai-ichi Life Insurance of Japan in its US$337 million acquisition of a 40% stake in Indonesia’s PT Panin Life, and acted as Indonesian counsel for BlueScope Steel in a US$1.3 billion joint venture with Nippon Steel Corporation to establish a coated products business in Southeast Asia and North America. 

Ms. Eddymurthy has been recognized as one of the top corporate, commercial, and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in Indonesia by Chambers Asia and Chambers Global, and acknowledged as a leading capital markets lawyer by IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers Asia and Who's Who Legal. She has been endorsed by Who's Who Legal and Legal 500 as a leading banking lawyer, and by Asia Law & Practice as a leading restructuring and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, IT and telecommunications, and general corporate practitioner.

Ms. Eddymurthy was named the Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards. She was a featured speaker at the inaugural US-Indonesia Women's CEO Summit, hosted by the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Ms. Eddymurthy is a regular participant and speaker at Inter-Pacific Bar Association conferences, and represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of this body from 2002 to 2008. She is licensed as an advocate and Indonesian capital markets legal consultant.


English, Indonesian


Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi), International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association


Ms. Eddymurthy graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law in 1984, was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law from 1990 to 1991, and attended the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1991.

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