Antitrust and competition in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law offers a full range of services in antitrust law and advises clients on cartel, dominant position, and merger control, as well as competition-related compliance and litigation matters. In addition, the team regularly conducts corporate internal investigations relating to antitrust issues, such as price-fixing and tender rigging. Key sectors of expertise include the heavy industry, commodities, FMCG, TMT, pharmaceutical and e-commerce. Practice head Chandrawati Dewi advises a broad range of multinational clients on merger-control matters. Within the team, competition law specialist Gustaaf Reerink has significant experience advising e-commerce clients on antitrust issues; Agus Ahadi Deradjat has a strong interest in the TMT sector; and senior associate Bilal Anwari represents clients before the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU).

Practice head(s):

Chandrawati Dewi; Gustaaf Reerink; Agus Ahadi Deradjat

Other key lawyers:

Bilal Anwari

Testimonials

ABNR is very knowledgeable about anti-competitive agreements, resale price maintenance, and abuse of dominant position. Their background knowledge and expertise in these areas contribute to their excellent and efficient advice.’

Agus Ahadi Deradjat is very responsive, and Gustaaf Reerink is an excellent competition law lawyer.’

Gustaaf Reerink is very prompt and clear in his advice. He understands the client’s needs and effectively guides us to pre-empt any issues for our antitrust matters in Indonesia.’

Key clients

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Private Limited

Compass Diversified Holdings

London Stock Exchange Group

CIMIC

CEME S.P.A. (a subsidiary of InvestIndustrial Holdings)

One Equity Partners (OEP)

LG International Corporation

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong competition practice with a broad offering; the team handles a range of matters including general competition advice, compliance, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance. The team has a multidisciplinary approach and advises clients on competition litigation and antitrust compliance in the M&A space. HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana has significant experience advising on merger clearances and representing clients before the KPPU. Farid Nasution is another key name to note and has previous experience working in the KPPU. Nasution is recommended for merger fillings and competition litigation, particularly in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy industries.

Practice head(s):

HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana; Farid Nasution

Testimonials

They have an outstanding team of competition lawyers. They know their regulator and their subject matter (competition law and regulations) very well. They are strong advocates and very responsive to co-counsel and clients.’

Key clients

PT Tirta Investama (Danone Indonesia)

PT Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.

PT Adi Sarana Lelang

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

Huawei Tech Investment

Novo Nordisk

PT Ajinomoto Indonesia

Bayer AGt

HSF (S) Pte Ltd

Thymelicus Holding B.V.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PT Bank Permata Tbk

PT Johnson and Johnson Indonesia

PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk

PT Asahimas Chemical

General Atlantic

PT Manunggal Adipura

Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation

Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Gojek in the Indonesia Competition Commission’s investigation of the alleged violation of Article 29 of the Competition Law concerning the share acquisition of PT Global Loket Sejahtera.
  • Successfully represented PTMA in an anti-dumping investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies of India concerning the import of viscose spun yarn exported from Indonesia, China PR and Vietnam.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Fr

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills has an experienced contentious and non-contentious competition practice and showcases particular expertise in advising on antitrust aspects of M&A transactions. The practice has a global client base and advises multinationals in industries ranging from manufacturing to technology. Competition specialist Sakurayuki heads the practice and has strong telecoms industry expertise. Disputes partner Narendra Adiyasa is a key name to note for contentious anti-competition matters.

Practice head(s):

Sakurayuki

Other key lawyers:

Narendra Adiyasa

Key clients

KB Kookmin Bank

Kansai Electric

Elsewedy Electric

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

ArcelorMittal

Nippon Steel Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

Sumitomo Corporation

Honda

Hitachi

Permata Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised KB Kookmin Bank on competition law aspects and handled its merger filing with the KPPU in relation to its acquisition of control in Bank Bukopin.
  • Advised Kansai Electric on competition law aspects of its joint venture with Medco Power Indonesia, including conducting a merger control analysis and making 10 merger filings with the KPPU.
  • Assisted Honda and Hitachi in multiple merger control filings with the KPPU in relation to the merger of three Honda subsidiaries and one Hitachi subsidiary, all major players in Indonesia’s automotive parts business.

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

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie regularly advises clients on merger filings before the KPPU and represents clients in a broad range of industries including retailing, mining, manufacturing, energy, and financial services. The practice has an experienced advisory offering and assists clients with compliance reviews and internal investigations. Mochamad Fachri has significant experience in advising clients before the KPPU for merger control matters. Wimbanu Widyatmoko is another key name to note and has expertise in anti-monopoly and merger clearance cases.

Practice head(s):

Mochamad Fachri; Wimbanu Widyatmoko

Key clients

Hitachi Ltd

ORIX Corporation

PT Bank Syariah Indonesia Tbk

PT Conch South Kalimantan Cement

Zurich Life Insurance Ltd.

Sumitomo Corporation

Siemens Healthineers Holding III B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hitachi Ltd on a merger filing concerning its acquisition of ABB power grids business.
  • Advised ORIX Corporation on a late merger filing investigation concerning the company’s failure to notify its 2015 acquisition of SMS Finance.
  • Representing Bank Syariah Indonesia in submitting a merger notification to the KPPU concerning the merger between the Syariah units of the three leading Government-owned banks, Bank BRI Syariah, BNI Syariah and Bank Syariah Mandiri.

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners advises on a range of competition and antitrust issues including cartel investigations, dominance issues and merger control filings. Office managing partner Chalid Heyder heads the practice alongside senior associate Dyah Paramita, who is ‘outstanding‘ and specialises in cartel investigations and defence, bid-rigging cases and merger control filings.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder; Dyah Paramita

Testimonials

‘Always available and very practical, plus able to clearly explain and communicate with client on the considerations required for legal proceedings in Indonesia. We have used them for our PK filing to the supreme court in Indonesia, and were more than satisfied with the level of service provided. English language capability is higher compared to other top tier firms in Jakarta.’

‘Timeliness and thoroughness are the key strength of Hogan Lovells team in Jakarta, and Dyah Paramita stands out. Her efforts to constantly reach out to clients, and lowering the bar for communication is outstanding.’

Hogan Lovells DNFP offers full antitrust and competition services, ranging from defence, investigation, advisory and even merger control. Their access to Hogan Lovells’ global network is very useful especially when we’re trying to understand our business risks in various jurisdictions, where relevant.’

Dyah Paramita is a leading figure in competition and antitrust in Indonesia. She’s very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She offers many perspectives and thinks creatively to help us navigate the grey areas in the laws. She’s very well connected to the relevant governmental institutions and authorities and totally reliable. Although she is a senior associate, I can see that her capacity and capabilities are on par with partners in local law firms.’

Makarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. advises clients on a range of competition matters. The team is led by managing partner Lia Alizia who represents clients in the chemicals, electric and retail industries.

Practice head(s):

Lia Alizia

SSEK Legal Consultants

SSEK Legal ConsultantsComparative Guides promotional icon regularly advises clients on merger filings before the KPPU. The team also assists clients with issues involving licensing and franchising of products and services, government procurement rules and unfair trade practices. Fahrul S Yusuf and founding partner Ira A Eddymurthy are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Ira A. Eddymurthy; Fahrul S. Yusuf

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Nissan Indonesia

Grab Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Roche

Rolls-Royce

Cargill

China Construction Bank

Shinhan Investment Corporation

Siam Cement

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented a motorcycle manufacturer against a consumer lawsuit related to alleged cartel practices.
  • Assisted an Asia-headquartered hotel owner-operator with the merger filing requirements with the KPPU relating to its acquisition of an Indonesian property company.
  • Advising a digital content service provider on the KPPU investigation related to its business in the digital media space.  

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi has a broad antitrust and competition offering that covers cartel, pricing policies, rebates and territorial division, vertical integration and KPPU proceedings. Luky I. Walalangi has a broad range of sector expertise that includes the manufacturing and financial services sectors, and jointly leads the team with Miriam Andreta.

Practice head(s):

Luky I. Walalangi; Miriam Andreta

Testimonials

The team has great experience with merger filing.’

Mirian Andreta managed the discussion with the competition authority well.’

Key clients

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Nippon Steel Corporation

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance

Mitsubishi Corporation

Marubeni Corporation

Orico Corporation

KDDI Corporation

Tokyo Gas Asia Pte. Ltd and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Tokyo Tatemono Co Ltd and Tokyo Tatemono Asia Pte Ltd.

DeClout Pte. Ltd.

PT Dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara

TIS INC.

Showa Leasing

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

PT Diamond Development Indonesia

SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

PT TTLR (Indonesian subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation)

PT TREC (Indonesian subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation)

GS Yuasa Corporation

Aozora Bank, Ltd.

Kobelco Group

Saint-Gobain Indonesian subsidiaries

PT Resona Indonesia Finance

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company, Limited (MUL) on its Indonesian merger-related matter with Hitachi Capital Corporation (HC).
  • Assisting Orient Corporation with its mandatory post-acquisition filing to the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission, in relation to its shares acquisition of PT Mizuho Balimor Finance.