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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Fr
18TH FLOOR, TOWER 1, SUDIRMAN 7.8
JL. JENDRAL SUDIRMAN KAV. 7-8
JAKARTA 10220
Indonesia

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.

Practice head(s):

Sakurayuki 

Other key lawyers:

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.

Practice head(s):

Tjahjadi Bunjamin; David Dawborn; Adrianus (Tommy) Adritomo

Key clients

OCP Asia

SC Lowy

Telkom Indonesia

Arkora Energy

Delta Merlin Dunia Textile

ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

Eximbank Indonesia

DBS Bank Ltd

BNP Paribas

Bank Mandiri

Korea Development Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Credit Suisse

Societe Generale

Barclays

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.

Practice head(s):

Tjahjadi Bunjamin

Testimonials

‘High quality service from the team – very responsive, adaptable, knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Standard Chartered Bank

BNP Paribas

HSBC

CGS-CIMB Sekuritas Indonesia

CLSA Sekuritas Indonesia

Indo Premier Sekuritas

Mandiri Sekuritas

MNC 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.

Practice head(s):

Iril Hiswara; David Dawborn  

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

L’Oreal

Groupe SEB

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

General Atlantic  GIC

Carlyle

Northstar

KKR

Diageo

Barclays

Sumitomo Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsui

Temasek

Mars Group

Volvo

IFFCO

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.

Practice head(s):

Narendra Adiyasa

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bridgestone

Hutchison Ports Holding Limited

United Technologies Corporation

Toshiba Corporation

Carrier 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.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Cheng; Alastair Henderson; David Clinch; Mark Robinson 

Key clients

Alibaba

Amazon

Ant Financial

Axiata

Chevron

Hyundai

JD.com

Keppel

Pertamina

Santos

Société Générale

Wijaya Karya

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.

Practice head(s):

Sakurayuki; David Dawborn

Key clients

Alibaba

Amazon

Ant Financial

Axiata

IBM

JD.com

Keppel

Mitsui

Sumitomo

Telkom

Telkomsel

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.

Practice head(s):

Narendra Adiyasa 

Testimonials

‘Responsive, prompt and proficient in English.’

‘Narendra Adiyasa and Ardyan Winanshah Pulungan are responsive and give practical advice.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

BNP Paribas

Goldman Sachs LLC

Carlyle Group

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.

Practice head(s):

David Dawborn; Dhani Pattinggi; Matthew Goerke

Testimonials

‘Their response rate is always quick and accurate.’

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.

Practice head(s):

Iril Hiswara; Vik Tang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Rajawali Property Group

Genting 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

Keppel Capital

Cowell Development Tbk

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Hong Kong) Limited

Mitsui

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.

Practice head(s):

Debby Sulaiman

Key clients

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 (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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Iril Hiswara iril.hiswara@hbtlaw.com +62 21 5744010
Banking & Finance Tjahjadi Bunjamin tjahjadi.bunjamin@hbtlaw.com +62 21 5744010
Projects & Energy, Corporate and M&A David Dawborn david.dawborn@hbtlaw.com +62 21 5744010
Photo Name Position Profile
 Adrianus (Tommy) Adritomo  photo Adrianus (Tommy) Adritomo
 Tjahjadi Bunjamin  photo Tjahjadi Bunjamin
 Cellia Cognard  photo Cellia Cognard
 David Dawborn  photo David Dawborn
 Matthew Goerke  photo Matthew Goerke
 Iril Hiswara  photo Iril Hiswara
 Viska Kharisma  photo Viska Kharisma
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