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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro is 'one of the best shipping practices in Indonesia'. Emir Nurmansyah leads the team and has extensive experience in shipping finance. Also highly recommended is Sahat Siahaan, who focuses on shipping disputes; he recently represented Allied Assets in Indonesia's Supreme Court in a dispute arising out of a collision between two vessels. Of counsel M. Husseyn Umar is also a key figure.

Mochtar Karuwin Komar is active in shipping finance transactions. Recent work highlights include acting as local counsel to United Overseas Bank on a $50m loan to an Indonesian shipping company, as well as assisting HSBC and SMBC on a $63m credit facility to two local shipping companies. Craig Heggie is a name to note.

Dispute resolution is a mainstay of shipping specialist firm Samuel Bonaparte. Name partner Samuel Bonaparte Hutapea is a key figure and regularly represents clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

SSEK Legal Consultants' skillset in shipping includes advising on cabotage rules, port projects, as well as ship and rig leasing. Dyah Soewito co-heads the team and assisted Ensco with a loan agreement to finance an oil drilling rig.  Fellow practice head Michael Twomey recently advised Coeclerici and Mitra Bathera Segarasejati on its joint venture which involved the sale of a pontoon crane vessel to an Indonesian shipping company.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. Work highlights include Bono Daru Adji advising the port Nusantara Pelabuhan Handal on its Initial Public Offering and Ibrahim Assegaf assisting Kredi Bankasi with a loan to finance an Indonesian floating powership.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan's work in the shipping sector is driven by its corporate practice. Peter Fanning is a key point of contact.

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