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Fikri Assegaf

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Work +62 21 25557800
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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Fikri commenced his legal practice in Indonesia in 1992, and in 1994 graduated from Cornell Law School (Ithaca, New York), having earlier attended the University of Indonesia. With his extensive knowledge, incisive insights and practical hands-on approach, he is widely recognized as one of the country’s most talented and innovative lawyers in the banking and finance, M&A, corporate/debt restructuring, project finance and capital market arenas. In banking and finance, Fikri has represented a long list of blue-chip domestic and international financial institutions and investment funds in arranging corporate financing, while in his capital-markets practice he has advised an array of prominent listed companies, as well as the Government of Indonesia, in both private placements and public offerings of securities. In his M&A practice, Fikri has acted as counsel to buyers and sellers alike in major acquisitions involving public and private Indonesian companies operating across a wide range of sectors, including banking, petrochemicals, oil & gas, power generation, ICT, mining, and plantations. During the height of the Asian economic crisis in 1998, besides representing creditors and borrowers in complex debt restructuring exercises, many of them groundbreaking in the Indonesian context, Fikri also extensively advised the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), which was established to nurse the country’s banking sector back to health. In this capacity, he advised IBRA on corporate-debt restructurings, takeovers and recapitalizations in the financial sector, global asset recovery measures, and the creation of Bank Mandiri out of the ruins of the devastated Indonesian banking sector (Mandiri is now the country's largest bank). He also played a significant role in the drafting of new national banking legislation to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis -- legislation that has more than proved its worth by insulating Indonesia from the worst effects of the 2008-2009 international financial meltdown. More recently, Fikri has carved out a reputation for himself as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Islamic finance, having advised the Ministry of Finance in 2008 on the drafting of Indonesia’s first Islamic bond legislation. He subsequently represented the Ministry in the successful launch of the country’s debut international sovereign sukuk in August 2008. He currently advises the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation (Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan), which, in addition to providing deposit insurance, is also tasked with restructuring or liquidating problematic banks. A member of the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi) and chairman of the Standards Committee of the Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants, Fikri co-founded Assegaf Hamzah & Partners in 2001. International Recognition: Asialaw Profiles reports that “Assegaf in particular is recognized by peers for his expertise on regulatory issues,” while Chambers Asia Pacific refers to him as “one of the best legal minds in Indonesia,” “extremely knowledgeable and commercially minded,” “creative and innovative,” and having “an excellent reputation amongst both peers and clients.” • Listed in The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers 2013 • Chambers Asia Pacific “Leading Individual” in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, and Projects/Natural Resources • Named “Leading Lawyer” in Capital Markets, M&A, Banking, Project Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) • Recognized by Legal 500 as “Leading Lawyer” in Banking & Finance, and Corporate/M&A, and “Recommended Lawyer” in Projects and Energy. • Named “2011 Leading Lawyer” by Islamic Finance News in Banking & Capital Markets, and Corporate & Commercial


Indonesia

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Within: Banking and finance

Acting for domestic corporates and large international lenders, the team at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has experience in almost every area of finance including in the drafting of legislation. Yanu Wiriasmoko advised the borrower and guarantor of a $185m loan facility from two global financial institutions. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf and Ibrahim Assegaf are recommended.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Within: Capital markets

The ‘responsive and timely’ team at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners makes up one of the ‘best Indonesian capital markets’ practices. Headed by Bono Adji, the group is instructed by domestic corporates, such as Garuda Indonesia, and large international institutions including HSBC and Citibank, and has also been involved in some of Indonesia’s largest state enterprise privatisations and sovereign debt issuances. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is another key partner.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Within: Corporate and M&A

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is regularly instructed by Japanese, Chinese and South Korean corporates seeking to invest in Indonesia, and has considerable experience acting specifically for private equity investors. In addition, the team has advised a number of regional corporates looking for acquisition opportunities in Indonesia’s mining, technology and finance sectors. Eko Basyuni and Ahmad Fikri Assegaf are key contacts.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

At Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, Chandra Hamzah and Eri Hertiawanare highly competent, expert, professional and trustworthy’. The group successfully represented Holcim Indonesia in first instance, appeal and Supreme Court proceedings in a land dispute with the Ministry of Forestry. In addition to the department’s litigation capabilities, several members of the team are also internationally certified arbitrators and mediators.

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