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Ira A Eddymurthy

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SSEK Legal Consultants

Position

Founding Partner

Career

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 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.

Languages

English, Indonesian

Member

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

Education

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.


Indonesia

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ira Eddymurthy - SSEK Legal Consultants

Within: Banking and finance

Acting primarily for international financial institutions, the banking team at SSEK Legal Consultants specialises in restructurings and providing regulatory advice. Western Union, AIG and China Construction Bank are among the group’s clients. Founding partner Ira Eddymurthy heads the practice.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Ira Eddymurthy - SSEK Legal Consultants

Within: Capital markets

SSEK Legal Consultants specialises in capital markets compliance relating to M&A and foreign ownership in Indonesian corporates. Ira Eddymurthy heads the practice, and Michael Carl advised Louis Dreyfus Commodities Indonesia on compliance with Indonesia’s mandatory divestment requirements.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Ira Eddymurthy - SSEK Legal Consultants

Within: Corporate and M&A

SSEK Legal Consultants’ department has built a reputation acting for blue-chip clients with an interest in entering the Indonesian market. Ira Eddymurthy advised GlaxoSmithKline on the restructuring and acquisition of Sterling Products Indonesia. Michael Twomey and Jonathan Streifer have considerable experience in the natural resources sector.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

SSEK Legal Consultants has been assisting multinational corporations with entering into Indonesia’s nascent e-commerce and telecoms sectors. Ira Eddymurthy is particularly active in the practice. Richard Emmerson acts for clients such as BlackBerry.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Ira Eddymurthy leads the department at SSEK Legal Consultants. The group specialises in advising corporates on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Rusmaini Lenggogeni is another key contact.

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