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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 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.

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

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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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Ira Eddymurthy - SSEK Legal Consultants

Within: Capital markets

SSEK Legal Consultants has significant experience in securities law compliance regarding M&A transactions as well as capital markets transactions. Ira Eddymurthy represented Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility in its role as guarantor in the issuance of two tranches of medium-term notes. Michael Carl advised China Construction Bank on its acquisition of a stake in Bank Windu and merger with Bank Anda.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Ira Eddymurthy - SSEK Legal Consultants

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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Tax

Within: Tax

SSEK Legal Consultants is regularly involved in the tax elements of transactions and restructurings. Ira Eddymurthy and Rusmaini Lenggogeni are key contacts.

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