Hall Of Fame

Next Generation Partners

Shipping in Indonesia

ABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law’s clientele includes parties of all kinds in need of legal advice and representation in maritime and shipping matters, from ship owners, operators and charterers to marine insurers and reinsurers, lending banks and other financial institutions. The firm is specialised in cabotage, ship financing, ship registration and insurance as well as natural resource transportation in addition to representing clients in disputes over wet and dry shipping law. At the head of the practice group is Emir Nurmansyah, who has led in many of Indonesia’s recent major power projects. Sahat Siahaan regularly acts for clients in shipping disputes, while Ulyarta Naibaho and Muhammad Muslim are further key names of note.

Practice head(s):

Emir Nurmansyah

Other key lawyers:

Sahat Siahaan; Ulyarta Naibaho; Muhammad Muslim

Key clients

PT Temas Tbk

PAN Ocean

Meratus Line North of England P&I Association

British Marine P&I Club

Japan P&I Club

Japan Ship Owners Mutual protection & Indemnity Association

Maritime Mutual

Shipowners Asia Pte. Ltd

SPICA Services Indonesia

Gard Singapore

Campbell Johnston Clark

Holman Fenwick Willan

Bollore Logistics

PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk

American Bureau of Shipping

Mondiale VGL Group

Fincantieri S.p.A

Hayleys Line Limited

NYK Line

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V

Work highlights

  • Represented PT Temas Tbk and Capt. La Ode Alifatha as defendants in a tort claim brought by PT Asuransi FPG Indonesia before the Appeal Court and Supreme Court by way of subrogation from PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, whose jetty and equipment were allegedly damaged by a vessel owned by Temas and commanded by Capt. La Ode.
  • Represented Italy-based shipping company, Mediterranea di Navigazione, against a petition for a final judicial review filed by Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL over an order for the execution of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award against it.
  • Advising marine insurer Groupement D’Assurances de Risques Exceptionnels on a dispute with a shipowner over an insurance claim arising out of the detention of the “MV Win Win” in Batam by the Indonesian Navy.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners provides a complete service for its clients in the shipping sector. This includes financial matters, security enforcement, collisions, charter parties, securitization, natural resource transportation and marine insurance. The firm’s membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia network allows it to draw legal expertise and resources from other Asian jurisdictions, enabling a seamless service for its clients in shipping matters that are frequently multi-jurisdictional. Eri Hertiawan, an experienced litigator and ADR specialist in shipping law, leads the shipping practice alongside Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf and Chandra Hamzah. Another noted practitioner is Wildan Lukman Nurmajid for the primary focus of his practice being vessel financing and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Eri Hertiawan; Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf; Chandra Hamzah

Other key lawyers:

Yanu Wiriasmoko; Wildan Lukman Nurmajid

Key clients

PT Sinarmas LDA Usaha Pelabuhan

A. P. Moller – Maersk

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

PT OOCL Logistics Indonesia

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero)

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero)

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines

PT Meratus Line

Saipem SpA

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.

PT Sumber Surya Kencana Inhu

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)

Watiga Trust Ltd.

DB International (Singapore) Trust Limited

Global Kapital Group

PT Sinarmas LDA Usaha Pelabuhan


Work highlights

  • Represented PT Sinarmas LDA Usaha Pelabuhan as Buyer for the acquisition of 8 Indonesian flagged vessels from several sellers.
  • Represented PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) as one of the syndicated lenders in the proposed granting of syariah syndicated facilities to PT Armada Gema Nusantara as borrower.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan possesses expertise across the shipping sector within Indonesia, acting for both domestic and international shipping companies operating within the jurisdiction concerning regulatory issues, financings and acquisitions. Pheo M. Hutabarat and Nini N. Halim  are key members of the practice, with other notable practitioners including Rosna Chung, Asido M. Panjaitan and Yuris A. Hakim. Awan Mulyawan Z.  departed the firm in February 2023 with Luthfi I. Putera joining as partner in June later that year.

Other key lawyers:

Pheo M. Hutabarat; Nini N. Halim; Rosna Chung; Peter G. Fanning; Milanti T. Kirana; Pardamean Kurniawan; Kirana Dewayani; Asido M. Panjaitan; Yuris A. Hakim; Luthfi I. Putera; Yuris A. Hakim.

Key clients

Miclyn Express Offshore

Global Putra International Group

PT Den Hartogh Logistics

PT Global Jet Express

(i) Winning Logistics Services Pte, Ltd, (ii) PT Winning Logistik, (iii) PT Winning Shipping Indonesia, and (iv) PT Winning Logistics Ship Management Services

Work highlights

  • Retained by Miclyn Express Offshore in relation to all legal and corporate matters of its Indonesian subsidiary company.
  • Advising Global Putra International Group on its joint venture partnership with its business partner relating to various shipping business.
  • Advising and representing the Winning Group Companies, on various legal aspects including the establishment and acquisition of a ship manning agency company and the sale and purchase of vessels.