ABNR Counsellors at Law is singled out for its 'good knowledge of Indonesian laws and regulations and good practical solutions'. It advises on both contentious and non-contentious maritime and shipping matters with notable expertise in cabotage, ship registrations, ship financing and security enforcement, ship mortgages and marine insurance. The team also handles a range of litigation matters, from vessel arrests and cargo claims, through to marine insurance disputes and charterparty disputes. Emir Nurmansyah heads the practice and is supported by Sahat Siahaan who is an 'excellent communicator'.
Shipping in Indonesia
Other key lawyers:
Sahat Siahaan; Ulyarta Naibaho; Muhammad Muslim
‘Sahat Siahaan is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner who we work with regularly on shipping and commodities matters. He is exceptional – he is a reliable, safe pair of hands, who can work within tight timelines. He also communicates effectively.’
‘We receive quality and practical advice from the ANBR team. Their knowledge of local shipping practice and contacts with the relevant ministries are very helpful in our engagement with them.’
‘Good understanding of Indonesian maritime and commercial laws. Well researched and well thought out legal advice presented in a succinct manner. English is one of the best amongst local law firms.’
‘Sahat Siahaan is knowledgeable in maritime and marine insurance matters.’
‘Sahat Siahaan is an excellent communicator and knows how to get things done.’
Mediterranea di Navigazione S.P.A
British Marine P&I Club
Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd.
Japan P&I Club
Shipowners Asia Pte. Ltd
Spica Services Indonesia
Japan Ship Owners Mutual protection & Indemnity Association
Braemar Technical Services (now AqualisBraemar)
PT Djakarta Lloyd (Persero)
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full service maritime and shipping practice that covers ship financing, security enforcement, collisions and maritime casualties, charter parties, cargo claims, natural resources transportation and maritime insurance. The practice is led by seasoned litigator Eri Hertiawan and banking and finance expert Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf.
Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf; Chandra Hamzah; Eri Hertiawan
Other key lawyers:
Wildan Lukman Nurmajid
PT OOCL Logistics Indonesia
PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero)
PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero)
PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines
PT Meratus Line
PT Sinarmas LDA Maritime
PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk
PT Alur Biru Maritim
ST International Corporation (Korea)
PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk
PT Trans Maritim Pratama
PT Momentum Indonesia Investama
PT Sukses Graha Samudera
Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd.
Cheetah Freight Express Pte. Ltd.
Timagenis Law Firm
KUFPEC Indonesia (Anambas) B.V.
ORO Holdings Pte. Ltd.
- Representing PT Meratus Line in submitting the counter memorandum of appeal to the Supreme Court, in relation to the Indonesia Competition Commission’s decision of price-fixing allegation against Meratus and three other shipping companies.
- Acting for PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines in submitting the counter memorandum of appeal to the Supreme Court, in relation to the Indonesia Competition Commission’s decision of price-fixing allegation against SPIL and three other shipping companies.
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Budidjaja International Lawyers has an experienced shipping disputes practice and represents a range of local and international clients including P&I clubs, ship-owners, cargo-owners, charterers and insurers. The team regularly handles disputes involving collisions, unlawful arrests, cargo losses and oil pollution incidents. Tony Budidjaja heads the practice that includes senior associate Stefanny Oktaria Simorangkir who handles a broad range of cross-border shipping disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Stefanny Oktaria Simorangkir
‘Very helpful advice on enforcement in the jurisdiction.’
‘Considered the salient points and understood what was required.’
Garex c.o Stephenson Harwood LLP
Foremost Maritime Pte. Ltd. c/o Wikborg Rein LLP
ACT Maritime LLC c/o Stephenshon Harwood LLP
The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity
Toda & Co Law Offices
Gard (UK) Limited
North of England P&I Association Limited
SSEK Legal Consultants has a broad maritime and shipping offering with particular expertise in the natural resources and cruise sectors. The practice advises on ship financing, mortgage, sale and purchase of vessels and ship arrests. Michael D Twomey has expertise advising on cabotage issues, ship financing and leasing. Senior associate Stephen Igor Warokka focuses on M&A transactions and foreign investments. Founding partner Dyah Soewito is another key individual to note.
Dyah Soewito; Stephen Igor Warokka; Michael D. Twomey
McDermott International, Inc.
Axxis Geo Solutions
- Assisted Van Oord with a joint venture with an Indonesian shipping entity.
- Assisted a US-based offshore drilling contractor with the successful restructuring of its Indonesian subsidiaries to ensure the cabotage compliance of its business and operations in Indonesia.
- Assisting an international offshore service provider with its contract as a services provider to a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) contractor.
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Samuel Bonaparte Hutapea is a boutique maritime and shipping law firm that specialises in shipping disputes. The practice is led by former captain Samuel Bonaparte who has expertise in handling shipping disputes and arbitration, cargo recoveries, vessel classification and certifications.