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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Fr > The Legal 500 Rankings
Antitrust and competition Tier 1
Merger control filings and litigation are the main aspects of Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice. Team head Sakurayuki specialises in competition law and also has a very strong background in the TMT sector. Other key individuals within this field include corporate practice head David Dawborn, who deals with advisory issues, and disputes expert Narendra Adiyasa, who handles the contentious side of the practice.
Banking and finance Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is a key player for project finance, but also has very strong capabilities when it comes to financings in the banking, real estate, insurance and fintech areas. Founding partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin is an important figure and highly experienced in handling cross-border financings. Other notable names are David Dawborn, who has a longstanding background in the project finance space, and Adrianus (Tommy) Adritomo, who regularly deals with debt financing transactions.
Tjahjadi Bunjamin; David Dawborn; Adrianus (Tommy) Adritomo
Delta Merlin Dunia Textile
ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch
DBS Bank Ltd
Korea Development Bank
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
Capital markets Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills acts for a number of blue-chip clients on capital markets transactions involving the banking, manufacturing, consumer and energy sectors. Founding partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin is a key name and has been very active in handling debt capital market transactions. Other key figures include Viska Kharisma Fajarwati, who is highly skilled in handling IPOs, and corporate head David Dawborn, whose broad workload often involves capital markets.
‘High quality service from the team – very responsive, adaptable, knowledgeable.’
Standard Chartered Bank
CGS-CIMB Sekuritas Indonesia
CLSA Sekuritas Indonesia
Indo Premier Sekuritas
Delta Merlin Dunia Textil
Corporate and M&A Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills has built a formidable reputation for itself in the field of cross-border M&A, particularly in the financial services, TMT, consumer and natural resources sectors. Managing partner Iril Hiswara is a noteworthy name and specialises in the real estate and consumer sectors. David Dawborn is active across all areas but is perhaps best known for his work in the energy sector. Other key members of the team include Vik Tang, who is strong in financial services and fintech-related work; Sakurayuki, who is particularly active in the TMT sector; and senior associate Cellia Cognard, who is skilled in M&A and joint ventures.
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' multi-disciplinary disputes practice has expertise in civil litigation, commercial arbitration, investigations and private wealth disputes. Narendra Adiyasa leads the team and specialises in internal investigations and employment law. Debby Sulaiman is another key figure and is particularly skilled in construction and bankruptcy-related disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Hutchison Ports Holding Limited
United Technologies Corporation
Jakarta International Container Terminal
Hyundai Engineering Construction
Thyssennkrupp Industries India
Nusa Halmahera Minerals
Foreign firms Tier 1
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has a longstanding history in Indonesia through its connection with local firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills, and prominently acts in areas such as M&A, banking and finance, projects and energy, TMT and dispute resolution. Adrian Cheng leads the banking and finance side and has extensive experience in handling cross-border financings. Alastair Henderson focuses on dispute resolution and has a strong track record in international arbitration. David Clinch heads up the projects and energy team and regularly advises on project development and financings, as well as acquisitions and disposals. TMT specialist Mark Robinson is also highly recommended.
Adrian Cheng; Alastair Henderson; David Clinch; Mark Robinson
IT and telecoms Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate team has a strong presence in the TMT space, most notably in the fintech sector. Sakurayuki is the most prominent figure in this area and is highly skilled in M&A as well as advising on regulatory issues. David Dawborn, who heads the corporate team, is also regulalry instructed by technology and telecoms companies on major deals and financings.
Sakurayuki; David Dawborn
Labour and employment Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills represents international and domestic clients in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Narendra Adiyasa leads the team and is particularly active in the energy, infrastructure, banking, TMT and consumer sectors.
‘Responsive, prompt and proficient in English.’
‘Narendra Adiyasa and Ardyan Winanshah Pulungan are responsive and give practical advice.’
Goldman Sachs LLC
Projects and energy Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills has long been a key player in the projects and energy space, particularly in areas such as oil and gas and mining. David Dawborn is a leading figure and advises on mining, oil and gas, power and construction projects. Dhani Pattinggi is also skilled in these areas, as well as in waste-to-energy projects. Recently promoted partner Matthew Goerke is also highly recommended.
Real estate Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' focus is on real estate acquisitions, financings and joint ventures. Managing partner Iril Hiswara co-heads the practice and regularly represents international clients on investments, transactions and privatisations. Also leading the team is Vik Tang, who is an expert in M&A transactions. Teguh Arwiko, who was recently promoted to partner, is also experienced in M&A.
Iril Hiswara; Vik Tang
Other key lawyers:
Rajawali Property Group
PT Chitatex Peni
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Marriott International, Inc
Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk
PT CGS-CIMB Sekuritas Indonesia
Hotelbeds Pte Ltd
Cowell Development Tbk
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Hong Kong) Limited
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is a popular choice for multinational companies for advising on restructuring and insolvency issues. Debby Sulaiman leads the practice and has acted for clients in both local and international courts to resolve bankruptcy and insolvency issues.
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
China Investment Corporation Limited
China Development Bank Corporation
Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch
Axis Bank Limited, Hong Kong Branch
Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong and Singapore Branches
UBS AG, Singapore Branch
Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Singapore Branch
Standard Chartered Bank
Molucca Holdings S.a.r.l. 2
CIMB Bank (L) Limited
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Fr > Firm Profile
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT) was established in 2001 to meet the growing demand in Indonesia for sophisticated legal expertise and resources of an international standard. HBT is associated with leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, and has one of the closest and longest-standing international associations in the Indonesian legal market, working together to protect the interests of foreign corporations and financial institutions investing and trading in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
With 13 partners based in Jakarta, HBT is consistently recognised as one of the leading commercial and corporate law firms in Indonesia. The Jakarta-based team includes long-term international counsel seconded from Herbert Smith Freehills, while Herbert Smith Freehills’ Singapore office includes Indonesian lawyers and recognised Indonesia specialists.
Corporate/M&A: HBT has one of the leading corporate law practices in Indonesia and focuses, in particular, on multinationals and investment firms investing in Indonesia. The team has a strong track record, fielding a bilingual team on with a keen understanding of the key drivers for domestic and international investors, managing complex structural aspects and executing M&A transactions in Indonesia to international standards. Major clients include sovereign wealth funds and global private equity funds. The corporate/M&A practice is led by founding partner Iril Hiswara supported by David Dawborn and Vik Tang, two Herbert Smith Freehills partners seconded to the Jakarta office.
Banking & Finance: HBT is widely recognised by clients as an industry leader for its Indonesian banking and finance capability, acting for foreign lenders and creditors in cross border financing and debt restructurings in Indonesia. Representing many of the world’s major financial institutions, HBT acts on project and structured financings and security structures for Indonesian financings. The team is led by founding partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin and Adrianus Adritomo (Tommy).
Capital Markets: HBT is recognised by many of the world’s leading investment banks as an industry leader for its capital markets capability, representing foreign arrangers and underwriters in Indonesia and handling onshore and offshore components of capital markets offerings. The practice is led by David Dawborn, Tjahjadi Bunjamin and Viska Kharisma, and covers the full range of capital markets transactions, including equity and debt capital markets.
Dispute Resolution: HBT’s dispute resolution practice is one of the most experienced and successful in Jakarta and is recognised for its work with domestic and international clients in the most complex and significant contentious matters. The team has market-leading expertise in civil litigation; arbitration; criminal and corporate investigations; contentious employment matters; restructuring, turnaround and insolvency; business competition and private wealth disputes. The Jakarta practice is led by Narendra Adiyasa with Debby Sulaiman, working closely with dispute resolution specialist Gitta Satryani in Singapore.
Projects & Energy: HBT has one of the largest dedicated projects and energy teams focused on Indonesia. With deep relationships with major energy and resources companies in the mining, oil and gas and power sectors, the team has worked on the most significant M&A and financing matters in Indonesia, acting on the most complex mining and natural resources projects. The energy practice is led by Mira Fadhya and Dhani M Pattinggi, supported by David Dawborn and Matthew Goerke.
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