Antitrust and competition in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law advises on the full scope of antitrust and competition work. The firm has a solid track record in assisting multinational companies, with particular strength in handling merger control mandates. Chandrawati Dewi is a key practitioner in the group for representing clients in cases involving cartels, merger control issues, and dominant positions, and is also handling increasing number of foreign-to-foreign deals, also an area of expertise for foreign counsel Gustaaf Reerink, who is equally adept at advising on pricing cases. Agus Ahadi Deradjat is well versed in representing TMT sector entities. Bilal Anwari was promoted to partner in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Chandrawati Dewi

Other key lawyers:

Gustaaf Reerink; Agus Ahadi Deradjat; Bilal Anwari

Key clients

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Private Limited

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Nomura Holdings Inc.

JUKI Corporation

EVE Asia Co. Ltd.

SK On Co. Ltd.

DSM-Firmenich AG

PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi Tbk

Walsin Lihwa Corporation

Mando Corporation

LX International Corp.

Altor Fund V

SMS Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation with submitting mandatory merger notifications to the KPPU for a series of foreign-to-foreign M&A transactions in various jurisdictions.
  • Advised South Korea-based LX International on submitting mandatory merger notifications to the KPPU regarding a series of foreign-to-foreign M&A transactions in various jurisdictions.
  • Advised an international social media company on antitrust issues relating to certain Indonesian news content being taken down, following allegations of abuse of dominance and market control breaches.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' team is very well known for its solid track record in advising on merger filings and notifications to the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU). The practice leverages the firm's expertise in corporate law and dispute resolution to assist with competition litigation and compliance issues. HMBC stands out for his expertise in handling high-profile merger clearances; he co-heads the practice with Farid Nasution, whose workload takes in contentious competition matters and compliance mandates. Vovo IswantoAsep Ridwan and newly promoted partner Albert Boy Situmorang are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana; Farid Nasution

Other key lawyers:

Vovo Iswanto; Asep Ridwan; Albert Boy Situmorang

Key clients

Albion Acquisitions Ltd.

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk

Aramco Valvoline Global Holding Corp

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company

Hyundai Department Store Co. Ltd.

Reliance New Energy Solar Limited

ASP Blade Holdings Inc.

PT FinAccel Teknologi Indonesia

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk

PT Dompet Karya Anak Bangsa

SIG Combibloc Group AG

A. P. Moller – Maersk

Axiata Group Berhad

Cummins Inc.

ESR Cayman Limited

Wilmar Group

Work highlights

  • Advising on a notification to the KPPU for the transfer of Series B shares in PT Pegadaian and PT Permodalan Nasional Madani from the Government of Indonesia to BRI.
  • Advised the Axiata Group on the competition aspects of its IDR 8.7 trillion acquisition of PT Link Net Tbk.
  • Acted for the Wilmar Group in a cooking-oil cartel case in Indonesia.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is primarily active in handling the competition law aspects of prominent M&A mandates, advising multinational clients on the Indonesian competition law-related aspects of global deals. Sakurayuki heads up the team, and has an excellent track record in advising on M&A deals, competition matters within the telecoms sector, and the competition law aspects of Japanese investments into Indonesia. She is also noted for advising on direct investments concerning the infrastructure sector. Of counsel Randitya Adiguna handles competition matters for hospitality and TMT companies.

Practice head(s):


Other key lawyers:

Randitya Adiguna


The team understands the commercial requirements.’

Key clients

Axiata Group

JX Nippon Oil & Gas

Nippon Steel Corporation

SK Ecoplant

Ant Group

Synthomer PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised API (Hong Kong) Investment Limited, a subsidiary of Ant Group, on the competition law aspects of additional investments in DANA by new strategic investors.
  • Advised SK Ecoplant on the Indonesian merger control aspects of its acquisitions of the EcoFrontier (Singapore) Pte recycling business and a minority stake in Cenviro.
  • Advised Axiata Group Berhad on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of PT LinkNet Tbk from Asia Link Dewa Pte. Ltd. and First Media.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has expertise in contentious and non-contentious competition law mandates, and assists domestic and multinational companies with merger filings and compliance issues. Mita Djajadiredja co-heads the practice with Mochamad Fachri, who has a strong track record in handling KPPU merger control matters. Dyah Paramita specialises in antitrust matters, and acts for clients in investigations. Wimbanu Widyatmoko retired in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mita Djajadiredja; Mochamad Fachri

Other key lawyers:

Dyah Paramita


Their unique practical approach and comprehensive analysis creates concrete solutions for businesses.’

Dyah Paramita brings a lot of different points of view and angles in analysing the issue and makes the business decision easier.

Key clients

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.

Paccor International Holdings S.à.r.l.

PT Bank Syariah Indonesia Tbk

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk

PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia, Tbk

PT XL Axiata Tbk

Sanden Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia with developing a guideline for management and personnel in terms of compliance with Indonesian competition law.

SSEK Law Firm

SSEK Law Firm's practice is strong in handling a broad range of antitrust work, notably advising on antitrust investigations, however the group is also adept as assisting with the competition law elements of distribution agreements, restructurings, and merger filings. Ira Eddymurthy heads the team, in which Michael Carl and Stephen Warokka are singled out for their contributions.

Practice head(s):

Ira Eddymurthy

Other key lawyers:

Michael Carl; Stephen Warokka


SSEK provides swift and effective advice for Indonesian antitrust cases. Their ability is particularly excellent in merger filing.

Stephen Warokka is a lawyer who I often work with. He provides accurate advice in really efficient way.’

Key clients

General Electric

DKSH MGMT (Thailand) Ltd


Nissan Indonesia

Grab Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Yamaha Motor

Siam Cement

Restaurant Brands Asia Limited

Pigments Spain

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Indonesian subsidiary of a global corporation with an investigation in connection with the availability of certain products in the Indonesian market.
  • Advised a multinational corporation on a number of Indonesian competition law issues.
  • Assisted DKSH MGMT (Thailand) Ltd with a merger filing matter in Indonesia concerning its acquisition of DNIV International Pte Ltd.

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi' competition law practice is led by Luky Walalangi, who stands out for advising multinational clients on the competition law aspects of transactional mandates within the Indonesian market. Miriam Andreta has noted expertise in antitrust work, and advises on alleged abuse of dominance cases and merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Luky Walalangi

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Andreta

Key clients

AEL Indonesia, PT.

Bank of Ayudhya Thailand

Casio Co., Ltd.

Colliers International

Cool Japan Fund


Deel Inc.

Denso Corporation

Dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara, PT

Diamond Development Indonesia, PT

Digital Payments Holdings, Pte., Ltd.

Essex Bio – Technology Limited

Family Mart Co., Ltd.

Geo Technologies, Inc.

Global AI Innovations Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Google Inc.

Google Indonesia

GS Yuasa Corporation

Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.

Haseko Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and FP Corporation on the Indonesian competition law aspects of the acquisition of Lee Soon Seng Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Makarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S.' antitrust and competition practice is led by firm managing partner Lia Alizia, who also leads the firm’s offerings in M&A, corporate, and disputes resolution. Alizia draws upon this strength in transactional and litigation work to advise on regulatory matters in the competition law space. The group’s workload includes anti-competitive agreements, cartel investigations, abuse of dominant position allegations, and high-profile merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Lia Alizia


Makarim’s competition team is very well equipped. The team’s advice is always accurate and concise. It meets the client’s expectations very well.

Key clients

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Clariant (Philippines) Corp.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP


LG Chem LTD.

Eneos Group

Mitsui Group

Soemadipradja & Taher

Soemadipradja & Taher's team is active in a range of competition law work, including investigations and merger notification matters. Founding partner Rahmat Soemadipradja is active in the corporate and commercial space; Verry Iskander handles antitrust matters and has substantial experience in appearing before the KPPU in relation to cartel investigations and cross-border merger filings.

Practice head(s):

Rahmat Soemadipradja; Verry Iskandar

Key clients

PT. Astra Honda Motor Indonesia

Intertek Asset Integrity Management, Inc

PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe

Mitsui Bussan Metals Co., Ltd

Intertek Australia Holdings Pty Limited

PT Vuclip Digital Indonesia

PT. Grab Teknologi Indonesia

Nidec Europe B.V.

BFG Acquisitions Australia Pty Ltd

CapitaLand Investment Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Astra Honda Motor Indonesia on a notification of asset acquisitions to the Indonesia Competition Commission.
  • Advised Intertek Asset Integrity Management, Inc. on a notification to the KPPU of a foreign-to-foreign transaction, involving the acquisition of shares in Clean Energy Associates, LLC.
  • Advised on a notification to the KPPU of an acquisition of shares in PT Elang Andalan Nusantara, a parent company to DANA.

TNB & Partners in association with Norton Rose Fulbright

TNB & Partners in association with Norton Rose Fulbright draws upon its close ties with Norton Rose Fulbright to assist clients with the competition law aspects of high-profile M&A and joint ventures in the Indonesian market, and has solid experience in advising major Indonesian companies on the competition aspects concerning overseas investments. Firm managing partner Kresna Panggabean heads up the practice, and is supported by senior associate Jeremiah Purba, who stands out for his strength in representing technology companies.

Practice head(s):

Kresna Panggabean

Other key lawyers:

Jeremiah Purba


The team is well experienced and collaborative. They know the client’s expectations.’

‘They have a service-oriented mindset and are willing to give strategic advice that is outside the box and yet still practical.

Key clients

Brenntag Asia Pacific Pte Ltd



Enerflex Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Brenntag on the competition law and merger control aspects of its acquisition of the Aik Moh Group.
  • Provides advice to Ferrero on competition law matters concerning distribution, dominance and compliance issues across the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Singapore.
  • Advising ENEOS and TotalEnergies in South East Asia on the competition law aspects of the joint ventures’ expansion across Asia, including merger control aspects.