Tax in Indonesia

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is well placed to handle all aspects of contentious and non-contentious tax work with former government tax auditor Wibowo Mukti leading the practice. Mukti is a fully licensed tax consultant and has acted on appeals and judicial reviews before the tax court and Supreme Court. Muslimin Damanhuri is another key name and has been advising international companies such as Celta and Bytedance (owners of Tik Tok) on their tax arrangements in Indonesia.

Practice head(s):

Wibowo Mukti

Other key lawyers:

Muslimin Damanhuri

Key clients

HB Fuller

PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

Ajinomoto group

Novus Nominees Pty Ltd

Star Energy (Kakap) Ltd.

PT GIJ Property Indo

Sidra Capital

PT Jahermosa

WeBank Co., Ltd.

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Celtra Inc.

ByteDance SEA

TikTok Pte Ltd

SoftBank Group Corporation

Hexion Korea Company Limited

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Arendt & Medernach SA, Luxembourg


Hill Dickinson LLP

Arent Fox LLP.

Work highlights

  • Provided a comprehensive tax analysis on the risks and benefits of different entity types to provide Over-the-Top (“OTT”) service to Indonesian customers.
  • Successfully represented an oil and gas company on an appeal before the Indonesian Tax Court to challenge a tax audit conducted by the Indonesian tax authority and secured a $5.5m tax refund to the client.
  • Advised on the tax aspect of a major bond issuance.

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

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie operates under the leadership of Ponti Partogi, who has regularly acted before the Tax Court and Supreme Court on appeals for major energy companies, consumer companies and banks. On the non contentious side, he also works on general advisory issues as well as the tax implications behind corporate transactions. Also recommended are associate partner Daru Hananto, who focuses on tax litigation and controversy, and senior associate and former tax consultant Niken Kristalia. Clients also benefit from the firm’s international network.

Practice head(s):

Ponti Partogi

Other key lawyers:

Daru Hananto