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Fahrul S Yusuf

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SSEK Legal Consultants




Fahrul S. Yusuf is heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of corporations and corporate restructuring, and foreign investment. He also advises clients on securities, debt restructuring and antitrust matters.

Mr. Yusuf's projects have included:

    • Acting as Indonesian counsel to Alibaba Group as part of its US$1 billion acquisition on online retailer Lazada.
    • Advising Woori Bank of South Korea in the purchase of a 33% stake in Bank Saudara of Indonesia.
    • Representing China Construction Bank in the acquisition of Bank Windu and the merger with Bank Anda, a transaction valued at approximately US$100 million.
    • Assisting Bank Mandiri, one of the largest banks in Indonesia, in its acquisition of a general insurance company with AXA.
    • Working with Bank Permata on its domestic offering of Rp 500 billion of subordinated bonds.
    • Representing the Panin ANZ consortium in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bank Permata from the Indonesian government.
Mr. Yusuf is recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer in the IFLR1000 Finance and Corporate guide to the world's leading lawyers and law firms. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year at the Asian Legal Business 2017 Indonesia Law Awards.


Indonesian, English


Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi), Capital Market and Financial Institutions Supervisory Board (Bapepam-LK)


Mr. Yusuf graduated in 2003 from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law and earned his Master of Laws from the University of Chicago in 2010. He attended the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, in 2008.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

SSEK Legal Consultants is described as the ‘go-to firm for complex transactions’ by one client. Ira Eddymurthy advised Alibaba on its acquisition of Lazada, and assisted Pertamina with its purchase of 21.98% of shares in Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama. Michael Carl is ‘a technically sound lawyer’ with ‘a practical and commercial mindset’, and he advised China Construction Bank on acquiring a 60% interest in Bank Windu.Fahrul Yusuf advised Shinhan Investment Corp on its acquisition of 99% of shares in Makinta Securities, and acted for Credo regarding a property development joint venture in Bali with Country Garden.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

SSEK Legal Consultants works with a number of international clients in this space. Fahrul Yusuf advised Alibaba on its purchase of a controlling stake in online retailer Lazada, and he assisted Lotte with the formation of an e-commerce platform solution and logistics service.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

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.

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Indonesia: Technology

September 2018. By Fahrul S. Yusuf, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to technology laws and regulations that may occur in the  Indonesia . It will cover communications networks and their operators, databases and software, data protection, AI, cybersecurity as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Technology. [Continue Reading]

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