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Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners acts for domestic and international clients across the energy, oil and gas, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors on a range of competition and antitrust matters, often involving cross-jurisdictional elements, with demonstrable experience before the KPPU. Following the departure of senior associate Dyah Paramita to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie in August 2022, Chalid Heyder solely leads the team and is noted for his expertise in antitrust and competition litigation.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder


‘Good local knowledge and expertise.’

Indonesia > Labour and employment Tier 2

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners acts on contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including day-to-day business issues, in addition workforce redundancies. The team also advises on corporate governance mandates, HR training and enforcing internal employment policies, as well as labour union strikes and community demonstrations. Practice leader Chalid Heyder focuses on matters concerning crisis management, including disciplinary actions and remediation measures, and is closely supported by associate Teguh Darmawan, who is praised as ‘pragmatic yet well-rounded in navigating through the complex employment environment’.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder

Other key lawyers:


‘Teguh Darmawan is very pragmatic yet well-rounded in navigating through the complex employment environment and regulatory requirements so as to ensuring all objectives are met without leaving any blind spots unattended.’

Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners houses a team of ‘professionals who know what is best for their clients’. In addition to its expertise in arbitration, litigation, and civil and administrative claims, the practice offers unique experience in corporate crime, internal investigations and white-collar fraud. Managing partner Chalid Heyder heads the team and is well versed in civil disputes, bankruptcy and suspension of payments, and contentious employment issues, among other areas. Senior associate Dyah Paramita left for Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder

Other key lawyers:

Teguh Darmawan


‘DNFP’s lawyers are very capable in advising clients on Indonesian laws related to contractual dispute resolution in Indonesia and the relevant court processes involved, including any pitfalls that may be arising.’

‘DFNP’s dispute resolution team is quite meticulous, inquisitive in finding relevant documentary evidence needed for the matter and preparing for potential legal gaps and issues that may be arising during the course of the case proceedings.’

‘The firm’s managing partner Chalid Heyder is a very capable lawyer specialising in dispute resolution.’

‘They are very responsive to any queries posed to them.’

‘The disputes team consists of professionals who know what is best for their clients.’

‘They are flexible and willing to explore the strategy together with the client to eventually reach an agreed action in managing a case.’

‘The lead partner, Chalid, is really responsive and always make time for the client. He is knowledgeable and often offer an “out of the box” strategy to win on a case.’

Key clients





Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 3

Leading M&A and private equity partner Stephanie Keen heads the Indonesia practice at Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, which is noted for its capability in corporate and finance transactions, often involvoing a cross-border element. Counting Navis Capital Partners and Madison Pacific Trust, to name a few, among its key roster of clients, the team has demonstrable experience across the technology and telecoms, energy and natural resources, financial services and education sectors. Finance specialist Charlie Clayton-Payne and Nick Williams, a key contact for restructuring and insolvency matters, bring a wealth of experience to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Stephanie Keen

Key clients

Navis Capital Partners

Madison Pacific Trust Limited

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Work highlights

  • Advised Navis Capital Partners on the sale of its entire interest in TES-Envirocorp Pte. Ltd. (TES) to SK ecoplant Co., Ltd. (SK ecoplant).
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders, comprising Indian banks, international banks, and funds in relation to their exposure under a US$470 million facility granted to a Singapore subsidiary of a listed Indian conglomerate.
  • Advised an adhoc group of holders of the USD222m due 2022 and USD180m due 2025 sukuks issued by the Malaysian listed oil and gas services business, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners provides an ‘outstanding service’ to clients and often works in conjunction with other offices in the Hogan Lovells network to advise on cross-border deals. With Mochamad Kasmali at the helm, the practice continues to advise on M&A, due diligence, regulatory matters and post-transaction issues.

Practice head(s):

Mochamad Kasmali

Other key lawyers:

Karina Antonio


‘Karina Antonio is communicative and polite.’

‘Good team with its specific specialisation in handling corporate actions.’

‘The Hogan Lovells DNFP team has been able to provide outstanding service to us as its clients by always providing fast, comprehensive and targeted legal services.’

‘Every individual in the Hogan Lovells team has shown a commitment to providing the best service to their clients where updates are provided and every progress is followed up carefully.’

‘They always make sure that everything gets done and aligned within clients’ expectation.’

Key clients

Education Index Management Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Total Specific Solution B V

PT Evans Indonesia

PT Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia

PT Bank BTPN Syariah Tbk

International Business Machines Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Education Index Management in the global acquisition of a group of companies located in Singapore, New Zealand, Africa and Indonesia, which manages and operates an international school, namely Green School.
  • Advised Total Specific Solution BV on a global acquisition of business units of CGG Entities, including in Indonesia.
  • Advised IBM, an American multinational technology corporation, on the global separation and reorganization of its managed infrastructure services business in anticipation of the pending spin-off of the MIS business into a separate publicly traded company.

Indonesia > Real estate

Led by Mochamad KasmaliHogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners’ real estate team handles a broad range of matters concerning acquisitions, financings and development projects.

Indonesia > IT, Telecoms and Fintech

Led by Mochamad Kasmali, the technology and telecoms practice at Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners advises on matters concerning digital trading and e-commerce, as well as fintech and payment systems.

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Contacts : Chalid Heyder (Jakarta managing partner)