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Firms To Watch: Real estate

Established in May 2020, H&A Partners in association with Anderson Mori & Tomotsune advises on real estate projects and M&A transactions, with Steffen Hadi as the practice’s key contact in Jakarta.
Led by Mochamad KasmaliHogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners’ real estate team handles a broad range of matters concerning acquisitions, financings and development projects.
The real estate practice at UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions advises on land acquisitions and commercial leases, in addition to joint ventures and REITs.

Real estate in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law has demonstrable experience across the full spectrum of real estate matters, including land acquisitions and due diligence, commercial leases, property-related financing and commercial real estate development projects, as well as M&As and private equity transactions. Counting domestic and international corporations among its key roster of clients, the team frequently collaborates with the firm’s projects and energy group to advise on the real estate aspects of high-end energy and infrastructure projects, including power plant, airport and railway developments. Practice leader Rita Tyastuti Taufik is noted for her expertise in real estate-related joined ventures and M&A transactions. Other key members of the team include Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Giffy Pardede and foreign counsel Gustaaf Reerink.

Practice head(s):

Rita Tyastuti Taufik

Other key lawyers:

Agus Ahadi Deradjat; Giffy Pardede; Gustaaf Reerink

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners advises domestic and international companies on a broad range of real estate mandates, from asset management and property development projects to construction agreements and M&A transactions. The team, which boasts impressive advisory and litigious capabilities, is well-placed to collaborate with the firm's energy and projects practice to advise on the real estate aspects of infrastructure projects. Yogi Sudrajat Marsono leads the team and handles high-value real estate transactions, in addition to contentious matters, while associates Agnes Wardhana and Heru Pamungkas are also key figures in the team.

Practice head(s):

Yogi Sudrajat Marsono

Other key lawyers:

Agnes Wardhana; Heru Pamungkas

Key clients

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry or KamarDagang dan Industri Indonesia

Ministry of State Secretariat

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia Maspion

PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) (IndonesiaInfrastructure Guarantee Fund)

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk.

PT Perkebunan Nusantara X

Gurit Group

PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk

PT BASF Indonesia

PT Regus Business Centre Indonesia

Yayasan Jakarta Intercultural School

PT Affinity Health Indonesia

PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama

Skyworth Limited Group

PT Beiersdorf Indonesia

PT Wicaksana Overseas International Tbk.

PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung

PT Garam (Persero)

PT Haidilao Indonesia Restaurants

PT Ajinomoto Indonesia

PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd

PT Petrokimia Gresik

PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur

PT Holland Colour Asia

Iron Mountain Pte Ltd

PT Pelindo Terminal Petikemas

PT Krakatau Tirta Industri

PT Samanea Tangerang Development

PT Bio Farma (Persero)

PT Sengon Hijau Lestari

Work highlights

  • Advising PT Pelabuhan Indonesia Maspion on USD 1.2 billion container terminal and an industrial logistics park project in East Java.
  • Assisting PT Petrokimia Gresik to assess and formulate the mechanism to manage the land and building assets owned by PT Petrokimia Gresik.

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

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie is noted for its expertise in hotel acquisitions, joint ventures, leasing transactions in the office and retail sectors, residential developments, as well as the acquisition of land in relation to plantations. Practice leader Mita Djajadiredja acts for domestic and international clients on real estate-related M&As and private equity transactions, while Wimbanu Widyatmoko has experience in the hotel and resort sector. Bima Sarumpaet left the firm in April 2022 to join MacalloHarlinMendrofa.

Practice head(s):

Mita Djajadiredja

Other key lawyers:

Wimbanu Widyatmoko

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills

Counting real estate funds, manufacturing companies, international hotel groups, multinational banks and financial institutions among its key roster of clients, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the real estate aspects of M&As and restructurings, as well as investments and joint ventures. Vik Tang leads the practice and advises on cross-border M&As and private equity transactions in the real estate sector, while Teguh Arwiko  left the firm in May 2022 to Widyawan & Partners. Associate Astri Widita Kusumowidagdo is another key member of the team and focuses on real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Vik Tang

Other key lawyers:

Astri Widita Kusumowidagdo

Key clients

Genting Group

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)

Marriott International, Inc

PT Indosat Tbk

PT Inti Bangun Sejahtera Tbk (IBS) / Sinar Mas Group

PT Telkom Indonesia Tbk (Telkom)

PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)

PT Pakuwon Jati Tbk

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Indosat Tbk on the US$750 million sale and leaseback of approximately 4,200 telecoms towers to EdgePoint Indonesia.
  • Assisted GIC in divesting its entire stake in PT Metropolitan Land Tbk to a group of purchasers led by PT Ciputra Internasional in the negotiated market of the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Marriott International on the development and management of luxury hotels across Indonesia under the Starwood brand.


Specialist real estate firm Leks&Co covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from projects acquisitions and advisory work to commercial property disputes. Founder and managing partner Eddy Leks leads the team and has demonstrable experience in M&As and foreign investments in the real estate sector. Ivor Pasaribu, who advises on real estate disputes, is another key contact in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Eddy Leks

Other key lawyers:

Ivor Pasaribu

Key clients

Keppel Land Group

PT Takenaka Indonesia, part of Takenaka Corporation

PT Jakarta Pakar Kardia, part of TE Asia Healthcare

PT Prospek Duta Sukses, part of INPP Group

PT Makna Alam Sejahtera, part of Sino Ocean Group

Tokyu Land Indonesia

PT Ciputra Adigraha

PT Nikomas Gemilang, part of Pou Chen Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting PT Makna Alam Sejahtera in drafting sales package documents for the sale of condominium unit on a property complex consisting of residential and commercial condominium in Tangerang.
  • Assisting PT Jakarta Pakar Kardia in drafting and reviewing a non-FIDIC construction contract for the construction of a heart hospital in DKI Jakarta.
  • Assisting PT Takenaka Indonesia, part of Takenaka Corporation, in reviewing a FIDIC-form of the Particular Condition of Subcontract for its construction project.

SSEK Law Firm

SSEK Law Firm houses a strong real estate practice ‘with a wealth of knowledge’ in the tourism and hospitality sectors. The team advises on land acquisition and licensing matters in the energy and natural resources industry, in addition to handling real estate acquisitions for hotel developments, industrial-use and infrastructure projects. Key clients include hospitality and leisure companies, real estate services firms and resort developers. Denny Rahmansyah, who advises on the real estate aspects of M&As and foreign investments, as well as hotel and resort developments, jointly leads the team alongside Michael Twomey, who focuses on commercial real estate developments. Other key contacts in the practice include Michael Carl and ‘resourcefulNico Mooduto.

Practice head(s):

Denny Rahmansyah; Michael Twomey

Other key lawyers:

Michael Carl; Nico Mooduto


‘They have a strong and knowledgeable team for handling property clients. They are very good at it and even the junior associates have more than sufficient knowledge to answer any pop up questions given at any time.’

‘We worked with Nico Mooduto directly. He was resourceful and had a quick turnaround time.’

‘Great team that’s commercially minded, responsive and guided us well in our first hotel acquisition. Good communication skills, negotiation throughout SPA negotiations, and well-rounded.’

‘Experienced partner and up-to-date knowledge. Prompt responses given.’

‘The firm is a dynamic and has a team of lawyers with a wealth of knowledge.’

Key clients

MRT Jakarta

TSH Resources Berhad (TSH)

Samanea Group

China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)

Ovolo Group

GE Lighting Indonesia

Jones Lang LaSalle

Sentul City

Work highlights

  • Advised Singapore-based Samanea Group and its Indonesian subsidiary on the development of the One-Stop O20 Regional Wholesale Trade City, the first and most comprehensive wholesale center in Indonesia.
  • Assisted Indonesian property developer Sentul City Tbk in the sale of Aeon Mall Sentul City to Aeon Japan, the operator of the Aeon retail brand.
  • Assisted China Fortune Land Development with the acquisition of approximately 280 hectares of land, with the acquired land to be developed into an industrial estate and residential and commercial center.

Bagus Enrico & Partners (BE Partners)

Noted for its expertise in the hospitality sector, Bagus Enrico & Partners (BE Partners) acts for foreign investors and state-owned entities on a range of matters concerning land acquisitions, hotel M&A transactions and commercial real estate developments. Managing partner Bagus Nur Buwono jointly leads the practice alongside Enrico Iskandar. Key clients include Karma Royal Group, Larsen & Toubro and Siwa Group, among others.

Practice head(s):

Bagus Nur Bowono; Enrico Iskandar

Key clients

Karma Royal Group

Larsen & Toubro Construction

SIWA Group

China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC)

Long John Group

Thai Union Feedmill Company Ltd

Boilermech Sdn Bhd

Roberto Bonetto

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC)

PT When Are We Together

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP

With experience across the hospitality, manufacturing and e-commerce sectors, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP advises on a range of real estate transactions, including land acquisitions, restructurings and share disposals, in addition to general corporate matters. Al Hakim Hanafiah, who acts for domestic and international clients on the real estate aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, leads the team alongside Constant Ponggawa, Fabian Buddy Pascoal, Chadri Jurnalis and Fabiola Hutagalung. Senior associate Trijoyo Ariwibowo is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Al Hakim Hanafiah; Constant Ponggawa; Fabian Buddy Pascoal; Chadri Jurnalis; Fabiola Hutagalung

Other key lawyers:

Trijoyo Ariwibowo

Key clients

PT Sariarthamas Hotel International

PT Jazz Audio Indonesia

Work highlights

  • Acting for PT Sariarthamas Hotel International in its plan to develop and rebrand Sari Pacific Jakarta hotel.
  • Advising PT Jazz Audio Indonesia on its $2m land acquisition.

Makarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. acts for oil and gas companies, power plant developers, resort owners and manufacturers on land acquisitions, in addition to leasehold arrangements, structuring of development projects and property investments. The team also has experience advising hotel operators on contractual matters in Indonesia. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed leads the team and advises on land acquisitions for infrastructure and mining projects, while Harris Toengkagie focuses on land disputes.

Practice head(s):

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed

Other key lawyers:

Harris Toengkagie

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi

Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi advises on a broad range of matters concerning land acquisitions, joint ventures, building and planning requirements, land sub-division, in addition to the leasing and sale of property. Luky Walalangi leads the team and focuses on M&A transactions in the real estate sector, while Miriam Andreta is another key member of the team. Key clients include Mitsubishi Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, among others.

Practice head(s):

Luky Walalangi

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Andreta; Hans Adiputra Kurniawan

Key clients

Cool Japan Fund


Denso Corporation

Dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara, PT

Diamond Development Indonesia, PT

Essex Bio – Technology Limited

Family Mart Co., Ltd

GS Yuasa Corporation

Haseko Corporation

Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

Hokkan Holdings Corporation

Idemitsu Kosan, Co., Ltd


Itochu Corporation

Junhe Law Office

Kobelco Group

List Holdings Singapore Pte., Ltd

Lotte Co., Ltd

Macallan Capital

Marubeni Corporation

Mitbana Corporation

Mitbana Jurong Pte., Ltd

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance

Mitsui & Co., Ltd

Mitsui Energy Trading Singapore

Mitsui Indonesia, PT

Mizuho Bank, Ltd


Nippon Steel Corporation

Orient Corp.

Osaka Steel Corporation

Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.


Resona Bank, Japan

Resona Indonesia Finance, PT


Saint-Gobain Indonesia subsidiaries

Secom., Co Ltd

Showa Denko

Showa Leasing Co., Ltd

SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

Squire Patton Boggs Singapore LLP

TIS Inc.

Tokyo Gas Corporation

Tokyo Tatemono

Toyota Tsusho Corporation



Yamaha Motor, Co., Ltd

Yamaha Music Indonesia, PT

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) in project development of smart urban facilities.
  • Acting as counsel to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and its Indonesian subsidiary PT Diamond Development Indonesia (DDI) in their new urban integrated township project with an estimated gross development value (GDV) of approx. USD 700 million in SHILA at Sawangan.
  • Acting as counsel to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and PT Toyota Tsusho Indonesia in their joint venture with Takenaka Corporation to cooperate in management and development of AXIA service apartment in Cikarang, West Java, Indonesia.