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Hermawan Juniarto & Partners
THE PLAZA OFFICE TOWER 32ND FLOOR
JL. M.H. THAMRIN KAV 28-30
Jakarta
Indonesia

The firm

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners was first established in 2005, then named lrawati Hermawan & Partners. It was transformed into Hermawan Juniarto in 2012, and changed into Hermawan Juniarto & Partners when it became a Deloitte Legal practice on 1 October 2018. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners distinguishes itself from other firms by offering its clients particularly strong resources in many disciplines. Its depth of practice allows it to handle complex matters. Our Partners and lawyers adopt a progressive approach of various legal practices; we emphasise on the importance of harmonious relationship with clients, and also apply practical solutions when advising on business problems our clients face. As the result of several years of experience in dealing with regulatory matters, lawyers of our firm are well-versed in understanding and advising on complicated regulatory procedures in Indonesia, liaising on behalf of our clients with government/local government officials and local parliaments, as well as being able to communicate effectively and share ideas with them. Throughout the years, we have established a network of government officers and government agencies that help us in obtaining and understanding the policies or regulations in Indonesia; we believe this specialisation and attention is beneficial in assisting our clients in their corporate actions.

With 34 legal professionals, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of domestic and international business transactions. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex transactions. Skilled and experienced Hermawan Juniarto & Partners legal professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, and risk and financial advisory to assist their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. The global Deloitte Legal network comprises over 2,500 legal professionals in more than 80 countries. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners provides only legal services, and it is legally separate and independent from other Deloitte entities.

Areas of practice

Infrastructure and project finance

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners’ professionals are equipped to handle complex infrastructure transactions by representing government, local and private investors and operators, as well as banks and financial institutions. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners offers a wide array of legal services ranging from the preparation of outline business case and final business case, market sounding, formulating drafts of regulations/policies as required, structuring project’s cooperation scheme, assistance in the procurement process, obtainment of infrastructure guarantee, and achievement of financial close.

Infrastructure development is very vital for emerging economies to realise their aspirations. No nation develops without investing in infrastructure as it is supposed to facilitate and spur economic growth by providing better connectivity, and enhancing productivity and efficiency. This leads the Government of Indonesia to have a view that an acceleration of infrastructure development is urgently required, either delivered through conventional public procurement or Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as the implementation methods. The PPP scheme opens the opportunity for private sector along with the government to be actively involved in infrastructure development in Indonesia. The firm was involved in the establishment of the Committee of Infrastructure Priorities Development Acceleration/Komite Percepatan Pembangunan Infrastruktur Prioritas (KPPIP) by advising Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affair on the draft of Presidential Regulation No. 75 of 2014 regarding Acceleration of Infrastructure Priorities Development.

The goal of Hermawan Juniarto & Partners is to help government, private sector, and relevant stakeholders achieve the outcome of their interests by aligning our services with relevant regulatory framework and international best practice to meet the objective of respective parties. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has a highly regarded reputation for quality and results. Our services in infrastructure project, amongst others, include the following sectors:

· Telecommunication and information technology (IT) infrastructure

The telecommunication and IT sector is developing rapidly in Indonesia, and companies operating in the sector face increasing competition in Indonesia’s regulatory environment. Our team has acted on major projects in this sector representing the Government in structuring the projects.

· Energy and natural resources infrastructure

The production and consumption of energy resources is of significant importance to the global economy, as all economic activities are dependent on energy and natural resources. We offer specialisation in advising on upstream and downstream oil and gas projects in Indonesia. Given our substantial technical background, significant transactional experience, and strong working relationships with government regulatory agencies, our team is equipped with in-depth understanding of energy and natural resources regulatory framework.

· Transportation infrastructure

Transport infrastructure contributes significantly to the economic output of a nation as it enhances the productivity and distribution of goods and resources. Developing efficient and cost-effective transport infrastructure is challenging, considering its large capital investment requirement and evolving legal and regulatory demands. It also needs to balance complex political, economic, social, and environmental tradeoffs. Through its work experience with Indonesia’s Ministry of Transport, business entities, and other relevant stakeholders in structuring transport infrastructure projects, particularly in the airport and railway sectors, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has developed the knowledge within the industry to deliver specialised legal support.

Corporate and commercial

Indonesia’s GDP has reached more than IDR1 trillion in 2017. With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia offers a large and growing domestic market. As Indonesia becomes a prime investment destination for international investors with its still-developing economy, various industries, each with their own matters and issues, demand reliable legal assistance to make sure every corporate action and transaction are within the corridor of the prevailing laws and regulations and is going smoothly; all while incorporating clients’ business objectives. For more than 10 years, we have served as trusted legal advisors to businesses in Indonesia.

With extensive experience in representing wide-range of clients—from start-ups, private or government owned companies, to international companies—and industries from technology and banking to energy, our lawyers have actively contributed and were involved in many high profile national and multinational projects. We combine technical capabilities, industry knowledge and creativity to provide a trusted and reliable range of corporate and commercial services to assist with our clients’ legal matters.

We offer a wide range of services to suit the needs of our diverse clients in different industries. Our corporate and commercial services include:

· Compliance/regulatory advisory;

· Trade and competition advisory;

· Sale and purchase advisory, negotiation and agreement drafting;

· Drafting and advising of leasing and financing agreements;

· Representing and advising clients in business negotiations and transactions;

· Shareholders agreement and other corporate agreements drafting;

· Corporate restructurings and reorganisations;

· Corporate secretarial and record maintenance;

· Advising on corporate legal practices, procedures and policies;

· Other corporate advisory services; and

· Other corporate legal actions.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions transactions demand qualified and reliable legal assistance for it to be able to run smoothly and within the corridor of prevailing laws and regulations. Completing a merger or acquisition transaction of an Indonesian company primarily involves compliance with Indonesia’s Company Law and foreign investment regulations.

Recognised as 2017 & 2018 Lawyer of The Year for Merger & Acquisition, our lawyers at Hermawan Juniarto & Partners understand clients’ issues in this matter and are experienced in this area; assisting small to large-scale transactions in the pre-transaction, during, and post-transaction phases in all aspects such as purchases and sales of equity and assets and corporate restructuring.

· Legal due diligence

Our firm provides deal structuring and legal due diligence in pre-transaction phase. Conducting due diligence on Indonesian companies presents various difficulties due to the lack of easy to access or reliable public records of constitutional corporate documentation, encumbrances on corporate assets, share capital or land ownership and related encumbrances. We are able to act as analysts and facilitators, and assist you in providing suggestions for you to develop strategies, understanding the market, conducting legal due diligence in analysing the transaction, negotiating the structure and drafting the deal, all while putting your business goals and objectives in mind and as our priority.

· Restructuring services

Our lawyers work with the restructuring solution by delivering commercial results through evaluating restructuring options and identifying key issues that might arise in the future due to the restructuring transaction. We have extensive experience in working with a wide-range of clients in restructuring.

· Post-transaction services

For mergers and acquisitions, we provide a holistic approach that prepares our team to address closing and post-closing issues—a phase that is often overlooked—such as post-transaction transition, post-merger integration, management structure, marketing, staffing, compensation, etc.

Employment and Benefits

Employment Practice

During the early years of Indonesian independence, labour/employment matters received relatively low priority as the new Government sought to defend its newly proclaimed independence. In 1948, the first employment law was issued: Law No.12 of 1948. This law regulated working time, resting time, workplace, and several types of work that could be performed by minors, teenagers, and women.

In 2003, Indonesia enacted Law No. 13 of 2003 concerning Indonesian Employment Law (IEL). The IEL provides the foundation of modern Indonesian employment law.

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners understands that in the face of Indonesia’s complicated employment regulatory environment, clients needs in depth technical and practical experience. Our Employment Practice

Group focuses on developing areas that are needed by our clients who seek for strategic advice on complex issues in Indonesia’s employment landscape. With this in mind, our practice group’s areas focus to cover the following:

Employment agreements

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners offers strategic approach in preparing employment agreements which originate from a wide range of employment cases we have handled. We believe that a knowledgeable team of lawyers is required to meet client’s needs.

Work permits and related governmental approvals for foreign workers

The large recent foreign investment into Indonesia has significantly expanded the role of foreign investment employers. Employers hire expatriates for many reasons, such as the following:

(i) A lack of professional employees in Indonesia for certain positions; (ii) to increase investor trust; (iii) to compete in global markets; (iv) to transfer the expertise of expatriates to local employees; and (v) to increase the value of the company.

Our team has extensive experiences working on foreign workers related projects and maintains a good working relationship with relevant authorities in Indonesia to obtain important information on any development regarding the working permits matters.

Collective Bargaining Arrangements Collective bargaining provides a tool for employers and employees to negotiate any aspect related to the employment relationship in order to achieve consensus. The objective of the bargaining process is the preparation of a collective labour agreement. Negotiation of a collective labour agreement takes place between a registered labour union/several labour unions and an employer/several employers.

For these past years, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners’ lawyers has successfully assisted clients in arranging collective bargaining agreements, which suits our client’s needs and responsibilities.

Company regulations

Company regulation establish rules of behavior within an organisation, which outline the responsibilities of both employees and employers. According to the IEL, employers with more than 10 employees must have a set of company regulations.

These company regulations become valid after the approval by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (formerly known as Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration). Those set of rules meant to protect employees’ rights, as well as to preserve employers’ business interest. Our professional lawyers can assist clients in various aspects of setting company regulations.

Pension, Benefits, and Termination Over the years, Indonesian laws relating to pensions and benefits programmes have become more technical. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners assist client businesses in relation with: (i) remuneration; (ii) pensions; (iii) benefits; and (iv) issues arising when entities are merged, acquired or restructured.

In termination, the prevailing principle behind the Indonesian law of employment termination is that the employer, the employee and/or the labour union, and the Government must make all efforts to prevent termination of employment, and that termination may only occur after all efforts to prevent it have failed.

In respect to the above explanations, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners helps clients with the strategic programs and guidance on mandatory procedures. We work with the companies to know what suits them.

Banking and finance

International financial markets continue to adjust at a fast pace in today’s economic, political and regulatory environment. Developing groundbreaking ideas and solutions to the ever-changing market is key to stay ahead of the competition.

Combining deep understanding with a sound knowledge on local and international business practices, our lawyers deliver a consistent quality of service. We take pride in the depth of our coverage—advising clients on innovative lending transactions, bank products, credit products, deal structures, issues and alternatives, and on all types of secured transactions. We have a remarkable track record in representing both borrowers and lenders in various transactions. Our clients gain full access to our broad capabilities alongside the commitment of our dedicated team.

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners lawyers provide a wide range of banking services including:

· Advisory

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners lawyers provide borrowers and lenders with a wide spectrum of banking advisory services. In the era of technological disruption, financial services sectors are deeply affected. Regulation continues to expand and businesses may be faced with a complex regulatory framework. We provide advisory services including finance structuring and planning, regulatory framework, securitisation, corporate lending, acquisition finance, trade finance, and Islamic finance.

· Transaction

Our lawyers have immense experience and a thorough understanding of the market, which allows us to fulfill the needs of our clients. We perform due diligence, including analysis on banking matters. We assist clients on transaction documentations and negotiations, including facility agreements and security documents. Our aim is to provide legal support to our clients in proceeding with various transactions, both domestic and international.

· Licensing

With the increasing number of financial companies in the world and its significance in the market, we are able to provide advisory services to the clients on the full licensing spectrum, including the establishment of banking and finance corporations, branch offices and/or representative offices, as well as providing services on banking and finance business licenses.

Capital market

All corporate commercial transactions—issuers and market participants on disclosure and corporate governance matters, corporate and securities regulatory issues, and transactional structuring—require high-qualified professionals who acquire depth understanding of business practice with deep and broad experience across the capital structure. In the new emerging trends in the economy, capital market transactions are able to keep up with the evolving needs of the markets, giving new and complicated challenges to be solved. Our capital market team have built years of deep knowledge of the field and are able to create an impact that matters for our client by advising them on achieving their goals. Furthermore, our capital market team consist of competent lawyers with years of experience handling various transactions and providing practical solutions for big names in the industry and startups. Services we provide include, but are not limited to:

· Initial public offerings (IPO) and compliance

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has earned a considerable reputation advising clients on initial public offerings (IPOs) of equity and non-equity instruments (such as bonds, MTN, convertible and exchange bonds), rights issues, asset securitisation, and other issues of securities both locally and globally. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners performs compulsory legal due diligence and issues required legal opinions in respect of the Financial Service Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan) regulation.

· Regulatory and transactions

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners advises public companies on wide range of capital market issues and actively advises on regulatory and other issues faced by our clients. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners provides practical advice focused on assisting our clients in reaching their business objectives in a timely and efficient manner. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners constantly works closely with clients and is recognized as an eminent adviser on capital markets transactions.

· Innovative transactions

Consistent with the firm’s multidisciplinary approach to the practice of law, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners regularly works with partners and senior advisors in other practices. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners commits to confirming the delivery of transactions to develop new products and structure innovative securities offerings while taking into account the relevant laws and regulation.

Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners understands that in the face of regulatory challenges, dispute resolution is currently becoming a major concern to foreign investors and business participants, thus our Litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group focuses on developing areas that are required to protect and help our clients’ investments and businesses. With this in mind, our practice group’s areas of focus cover the following:

· Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring (BIR)

Under the Indonesian Bankruptcy Law, a bankruptcy process is aimed at satisfying claims of creditors in the event of declaration of bankruptcy decision against the debtor, in which creditors possess legal remedies to secure their interests. In this context, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners believes that a qualified and experienced team of lawyers is required to cater to a client’s needs in facing bankruptcy related issues. Our practice group comprises of a number of lawyers whose experience derives from various bankruptcy matters they have been involved with to date. Insolvency takes place when a debtor is proven unable to pay its liabilities, in which case Indonesian Company Law provides that such circumstance will lead into liquidation. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has extensive experience in assisting lenders in enforcing their entitlements during the liquidation process, as well as acting as the liquidator for a number of companies in liquidation. Debt restructuring in Indonesia may be carried out by means of court sanctioned restructuring or bilateral restructuring. Under the Indonesian Bankruptcy Law, court sanctioned restructuring is known as suspension of debt payment (Penundaan Kewajiban Pembayaran Utang [PKPU]). PKPU is principally intended to provide a debtor with temporary relief in order to organise and continue its business, and eventually to satisfy creditor’s claims. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners offers specialised approaches and propositions that originate from a wide range of PKPU cases, either when acting as administrator of the company under bankruptcy or as advisor to the creditors.

· Civil litigation and commercial litigation

Due to the nature of the Indonesian legal environment, lawyers require special expertise in handling dispute resolution cases in Indonesia. We have observed that multinational clients and major corporations prefer working together with trusted lawyers with in-depth understanding of the complex legal issues in Indonesia who also acknowledge and understand corporate governance codes. Our team has advised on a number of corporate litigation matters and is the trusted adviser to a number of leading national and international companies in a wide array of business sectors, including banking and finance, consumer products, construction, retail, infrastructure, manufacture, energy and resources, and other industries. General civil litigation mainly focuses on torts and default claims filed before the District Court. However, we also have a good grasp of specific types of civil disputes such as intellectual property disputes that are examined before the Commercial Court.

· Employment and labour dispute

Complex rules regarding labour in Indonesia cannot stem a company’s needs to hire domestic or foreign labour. Our team has extensive experience working on labour projects and possesses in-depth knowledge of the complex regulations facing developers in Indonesia. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has successfully assisted some notable clients facing various labour disputes before the Industrial Relation Court.

· Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners is prepared to represent both domestic and international clients before the Indonesian Seating Arbitration Board (Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia [BANI]) as well as in the proposed enforcement of international arbitration awards in Indonesia.

Licensing services

Indonesia has become a prominent country to invest and to start new businesses. One of the biggest challenges is to comply with the Indonesian laws and regulations. There are permits and licenses that are required to perform industry-specific business activity. The types of permits and licenses required depends upon where the business will be formed and the type of business activity.

Licenses and permits are required in order to confirm that the business is following specific ordinances as ruled by both the central government and regional government. For instance, a company who has pharmaceutical wholesaler as one of its business activities would be required to have a Distribution of Drug and Food certificate/permit from the relevant agency. Another example is a company that has “wholesaler” as its business activity is prohibited to sell their goods directly to the end-user, and shall distribute its goods to local distributors who own a distributorship permit. In the event where a company plans to build a physical building for their main headquarters, they will most likely be required to have a building permit within the state or city they are building in. Similarly, there are certain area within cities that regulate where commercial, residential and industrial areas can be established. It is important to be sure that the location of the building is properly zoned for your company. In regard to its industrial purpose; if the company intends to build a factory, the company may need a zoning permit. By obtaining the required licenses and permits, companies can confirm that they are operating within the parameters of the prevailing laws and regulations and therefore they are considered legal and valid in carrying out their business activities.

We provide informative guidance to make you aware of the permits and licenses required by the prevailing laws and regulations. We are able to assist during the preparation, filing, and monitoring of the progress of the application of licenses and permits. Our team will check that the process is conducted in an appropriate and timely manner to meet our clients’ requirements. Our lawyers will also provide education to avoid negative consequences in the future.

Department Name Email Telephone
Infrastructure and Project Finance Irawati Hermawan irahermawan@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Infrastructure and Project Finance Anthony Pratama Chandra anchandra@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Corporate and Commercial Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Corporate and Commercial Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Mergers and Acquisition Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Mergers and Acquisition Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Employment and Benefits Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Employment and Benefits Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Banking and Finance Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Banking and Finance Derryan Rahmat Putra dputra@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Capital Market Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Capital Market Anthony Pratama Chandra anchandra@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Restructuring Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Restructuring Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Isidorus Dharma Herdipta Adji iadji@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Licensing Services Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Licensing Services Cynthia Idhe Harninta charninta@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Legal Management Consulting Irawati Hermawan irahermawan@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Legal Management Consulting Cornel B. Juniarto cbjuniarto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Intellectual Property Irawati Hermawan irahermawan@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Intellectual Property Stefanus Brian Audyanto saudyanto@hjplaw-deloitte.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Irawati Hermawan  photo Ms Irawati Hermawan
Mr Cornel B Juniarto  photo Mr Cornel B Juniarto
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Irawati Hermawan, the Managing Partner of Hermawan Juniarto & Partners, is one of the few female leaders in the legal services industry, and has been recently nominated as Managing Partner of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year. This indicates that the individual’s passion, determination, and performance in the field, rather than one’s gender, is the deciding factor to one’s success. Irawati Hermawan serves as one of the key indicators that the firm promotes equal opportunity without regards to gender, and serves as one of the examples in the field that anyone can be successful.

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners is committed to compliance with all laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and diversity, to maintain a firm where everyone has equal opportunity to grow, develop and succeed; to essentially be their truest selves, both professionally and personally. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote high-quality, competent, and responsible people without regard to race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, age, gender, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws or regulations and in accordance with government policies. Furthermore, we are aware that today’s global marketplace challenges organisations to strategically harness the energy and ingenuity of a diverse workforce in which people work from anywhere, anytime.

As a part of the Deloitte Legal network, we have continuously sought to deepen our understanding of local businesses and the environment in which they operate. That rich local knowledge and experience allows us to grow and diversify, broadening our service offerings to add greater value to our clients. The Deloitte strategy of ALL IN: Accelerating gender and inclusion is designed to deliver exceptional experiences, and outlines Deloitte’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to accelerate representation of women in leadership roles. We understand that our diversity is a key driver of our effectiveness in the market. As there are differences between individuals, cultures, and generations in the working environment; respecting, embracing and drawing strength from these differences allows us to create the positive outcomes for our clients, our people, and society. We are committed to continue fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in which such culture directly supports our mission to strengthen our firm and our people and to respond to our clients’ needs. The rich mix of individuals, viewpoints, talents, and experiences found at the firm is respected and valued. Our human resources policies aim for the high standards of fairness and equal opportunity, covering recruitment and employment, promotions, team opportunities, and training programmes.


Irawati Hermawan, the managing partner of Hermawan Juniarto & Partners, is one of the few female leaders in the legal services industry, and has been recently nominated as Managing Partner of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year. This indicates that the individual’s passion, determination, and performance in the field, rather than one’s gender, is the deciding factor to one’s success. Irawati Hermawan serves as one of the key indicators that the firm promotes equal opportunity without regards to gender, and serves as one of the examples in the field that anyone can be successful.

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners is committed to compliance with all laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and diversity, to maintain a firm where everyone has equal opportunity to grow, develop and succeed; to essentially be their truest selves, both professionally and personally. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote high-quality, competent, and responsible people without regard to race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, age, gender, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws or regulations and in accordance with government policies. Furthermore, we are aware that today’s global marketplace challenges organisations to strategically harness the energy and ingenuity of a diverse workforce in which people work from anywhere, anytime.

As a part of the Deloitte Legal network, we have continuously sought to deepen our understanding of local businesses and the environment in which they operate. That rich local knowledge and experience allows us to grow and diversify, broadening our service offerings to add greater value to our clients. The Deloitte strategy of ALL IN: Accelerating gender and inclusion is designed to deliver exceptional experiences, and outlines Deloitte’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to accelerate representation of women in leadership roles. We understand that our diversity is a key driver of our effectiveness in the market. As there are differences between individuals, cultures, and generations in the working environment; respecting, embracing and drawing strength from these differences allows us to create the positive outcomes for our clients, our people, and society. We are committed to continue fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in which such culture directly supports our mission to strengthen our firm and our people and to respond to our clients’ needs. The rich mix of individuals, viewpoints, talents, and experiences found at the firm is respected and valued. Our human resources policies aim for the high standards of fairness and equal opportunity, covering recruitment and employment, promotions, team opportunities, and training programmes.

Irawati Hermawan, Managing Partner

Irawati Hermawan, Managing Partner of Hermawan Juniarto & Partners, explains the growing infrastructure developments in Indonesia, as well as the firm’s direction to providing legal service in the future since joining the Deloitte Legal Network.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Hermawan Juniarto & Partners (member of Deloitte Legal Network) from your competitors?

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners distinguishes itself from other firms by offering our clients particularly strong resources in many disciplines. Our depth of practice enables us to handle complex matters. Our Partners and lawyers adopt a progressive approach, which apply pragmatic solutions in solving unique business problems.

We are widely recognised as one of the leading legal services provider for infrastructure, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and project financing works in Indonesia. We have assisted in major PPP and infrastructure projects such as mass rapid transit, light rail transit, airports, railways and fiber optic projects on a nationwide scale. In addition to our role as a leading PPP and Infrastructure legal services provider in Indonesia, we have extensive qualifications and experience in corporate commercial, capital market, mergers and acquisitions, banking, restructuring, commercial dispute, and intellectual property services.

As the result of several years of experience in dealing with regulatory matters, our firm’s lawyers are well-versed in understanding and advising on complicated regulatory procedures in Indonesia, working with government/local government officials and local parliaments, as well as being able to communicate effectively and share ideas with them.

Throughout the years, we have developed extensive experience working with government officers and government agencies, and assisting with understanding policies and/or regulations. We believe this helps us better assist our clients in their corporate actions.

Furthermore, as part of the Deloitte Legal Network, we work together with over 2,500 legal professionals in more than 80 countries, allowing us to assist clients that require legal services across the world.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We believe most of our legal practices will keep growing and developing in the next 12 months as we are committed to continue providing quality legal services while responding to global trends and reacting to clients’ needs. Our inclusion as a part of the Deloitte Legal Network on 1 October 2018 has strengthen the possibility of attaining our goal to be the strongest legal practice in Indonesia, in regards to clientele acquisitions, networks, and having a business that serves clients across the world for legal services such as infrastructure and project finance, corporate commercial, capital market, mergers and acquisitions, banking, restructuring, commercial dispute, and intellectual property services.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Effective from 1 October 2018, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners became a part of the Deloitte Legal Network. This means that we are able to work with colleagues in an array of globally integrated services to deliver multinational legal solutions that are tailored and sensitised to the regulatory requirements and geographies of the clients. Our industry knowledge, global footprint, and multidisciplinary service model result in a strategic perspective that allows and empowers our clients to both meet their local responsibilities and thrive in the global marketplace. In addition, we are also able to provide full-on service to clients, not only regulatory and legal services, but also financial services, tax services, and consulting services, as we are able to provide a suite of comprehensive services together with other Deloitte businesses.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

The customer service environment is changing driven by the growth and development of technology. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners aims to be the leader in the digital technology driven legal services by creating a new model for a new age, i.e., digital consultancy for its corporate clients. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners is transforming itself with technology in ways a traditional agency is not able to do.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners assists its clients to add value to their businesses by building long-term, trusting relationships, emphasising on client satisfaction as our focus and making use of our experiences. We assist clients through their biggest challenges to achieve their business goals and purposes.

We advise our clients on complex and high profile projects being delivered in Indonesia. These projects address major challenges faced by the Government as well as private sectors. Our active infrastructure and project financing practices assist and aim to transform the Indonesian economy and to support its continuous growth.

In our practice, we help clients by giving advice from a legal and commercial perspective on the basis of our extensive experience in various and complex legal matters.

Hermawan Juniarto & Partners has been at the forefront of embracing integrity and global-quality service. Our recent integration as a part of the Deloitte Legal Network is a testament to our commitment to quality and our long-term vision. Moving forward, the firm is very confident and has a positive outlook on the Indonesian market and beyond, and we will continue to strive to be a high-quality provider of professional legal services.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Existing clients and more and more new clients have placed their trust in us as the firm is well suited to give strategic advice to clients. As a part of the Deloitte Legal Network, our skilled and experienced lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, and financial advisory to guide clients through their projects in a coordinated way around the world. Hermawan Juniarto & Partners provides only legal services, and it is legally separate and independent from other Deloitte entities. In this respect, our vision is to continue rendering high-quality legal services to clients while we keep growing and developing to become the strongest and biggest law firm in Indonesia, and even in Southeast Asia.