Counting The Shipowners Asia, Maritime Mutual and Meratus Line among its key roster of clients, ABNR Counsellors at Law advises on a broad range of maritime and shipping matters concerning cabotage, ship financing, charges and securitisation, and marine insurance. The team’s contentious offering is one of the largest of its ilk in Indonesia, with experience across a range of disputes, from vessel arrests, cargo claims and charterparty disputes to vessel collisions and salvage issues, marine insurance disputes and oil spills. Emir Nurmansyah leads the practice group, while Sahat Siahaan is noted for his expertise in high-value shipping disputes. Other key contacts in the team include Ulyarta Naibaho and associate Muhammad Muslim.
Shipping in Indonesia
ABNR Counsellors at Law
Other key lawyers:
Sahat Siahaan; Muhammad Muslim
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 Willhelmsen Logistics AS
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge and experience’, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners offers the full suite of services, encompassing all shipping-related matters, from contentious and non-contentious shipping financing, marine casualties and cargo claims to natural resources transportation and maritime insurance. The practice has also seen an increase of M&A transactions in the shipping sector. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf, who focuses on shipping finance matters, leads the team alongside Chandra Hamzah and seasoned litigator Eri Hertiawan, who is noted for his expertise in high-value shipping disputes. Yanu Wiriasmoko advises on M&As and banking and finance transactions in the shipping sector and is another key member of the group.
Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf; Chandra Hamzah; Eri Hertiawan
Other key lawyers:
Yanu Wiriasmoko; Wildan Lukman Nurmajid
‘The team has in-depth knowledge and experience that helped us. Additionally, I appreciated the good communication and professionalism that the team has shown.’
‘The team members were excellent at communicating and have an extensive network that helped serve our specific/niche situations and concerns.’
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 Ptd. 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
- 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 (“AGN”).
- Represented PT Meratus Line in its appeal to the District Court in relation to the Indonesia Competition Commission (“KPPU”)’s decision of price-fixing allegation against Meratus and three other shipping companies.
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners – Dentons HPRP advises its roster of clients on a broad range of matters, from financing, repossession and asset transfers to sale purchases, leasing arrangements, payment suspensions and shipping disputes. As part of Dentons’ network, the team is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to handle cross-border mandates, in Asia, Europe and the US. Andre Rahadian, who acts for domestic and foreign clients on corporate transactions in the shipping sector, leads the practice alongside Hendra Ong, Danny Bonar Sinaga and Michael Kaihatu, while senior associate Dinda Triwijanarko is another key member of the group.
Andre Rahadian; Hendra Ong; Danny Bonar Sinaga; Michael Kaihatu
Other key lawyers:
Swire Shipping Pte. Ltd.
PT Citra Pertiwi Nusantara/PT Jembayan Muarabara
PT Amas Iscindo Utama
PT Pengembang Pelabuhan Indonesia
- Advised Swire Shipping Pte. Ltd. on the divestment of $20.6m worth of shares in exercise of tag, alongside rights in a share sale and purchase.
- Advised PT Amas Iscindo Utama on the sale of vessels to a foreign buyer for $6.075m.
- Advised PT Citra Pertiwi Nusantara/PT Jembayan Muarabara on the transfer of assets.
Hutabarat Halim & Rekan
Hutabarat Halim & Rekan’s practice acts for domestic and international shipping companies on matters concerning sales and purchases of vessels, acquisitions and corporate restructurings, licensing arrangements and compliance issues, as well as shipping-related disputes. The team is led by founding partners Pheo M. Hutabarat and Nini N. Halim, who advises on M&As and corporate restructurings in the shipping sector, with the support of Rosna Chung, Asido M. Panjaitan, Peter G. Fanning, Milanti T. Kirana and Yuris A. Hakim.
Pheo M. Hutabarat; Nini N. Halim; Rosna Chung; Asido M. Panjaitan; Peter G. Fanning; Milanti T. Kirana; Yuris A. Hakim
Winning Logistics Services ptd Ltd
PT Winning Logistik
PT Winning Shpping Indonesia
PT Winning Logistics Ship Management
Keppel Smit Towage Private Limited (Singapore)
Marine Construct International B.V.
Micyln Express Offshore
Mochtar Karuwin Komar
Mochtar Karuwin Komar acts for domestic clients on ship financing matters, in addition to the sale and purchase of vessels. Craig Heggie, who has demonstrable experience advising on lending and debt financing transactions in the shipping sector, leads the practice. Key clients include state-owned and private enterprises.
Lei Shing Hong Capital
- Advised Citibank on a loan facility made available to an Indonesian joint venture shipping company.
- Advised Lei Shing Hong Capital (Singapore) on the preparation of Indonesian law security documents following transfer of vessel to Indonesian flag.