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Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners
THE ENERGY BUILDING, LEVEL 33
JL. JEND SUDIRMAN KAV 52-53
JAKARTA 12190
Indonesia

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners advises on a range of competition and antitrust issues including cartel investigations, dominance issues and merger control filings. Office managing partner Chalid Heyder heads the practice alongside senior associate Dyah Paramita, who is ‘outstanding‘ and specialises in cartel investigations and defence, bid-rigging cases and merger control filings.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder; Dyah Paramita

Testimonials

‘Always available and very practical, plus able to clearly explain and communicate with client on the considerations required for legal proceedings in Indonesia. We have used them for our PK filing to the supreme court in Indonesia, and were more than satisfied with the level of service provided. English language capability is higher compared to other top tier firms in Jakarta.’

‘Timeliness and thoroughness are the key strength of Hogan Lovells team in Jakarta, and Dyah Paramita stands out. Her efforts to constantly reach out to clients, and lowering the bar for communication is outstanding.’

Hogan Lovells DNFP offers full antitrust and competition services, ranging from defence, investigation, advisory and even merger control. Their access to Hogan Lovells’ global network is very useful especially when we’re trying to understand our business risks in various jurisdictions, where relevant.’

Dyah Paramita is a leading figure in competition and antitrust in Indonesia. She’s very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She offers many perspectives and thinks creatively to help us navigate the grey areas in the laws. She’s very well connected to the relevant governmental institutions and authorities and totally reliable. Although she is a senior associate, I can see that her capacity and capabilities are on par with partners in local law firms.’

Indonesia > Labour and employment Tier 2

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners advises on all employment aspects that arise from mergers, including workforce redundancies, union strikes, HR policies and internal investigations. Practice head Chalid Heyder specialises in crisis management, with an emphasis on white collar criminal investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Teguh Darmawan handles the contentious side and Karina Antonio leads the non-contentious offering.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team led by Ms. Antonio Karina deep dived into the core of the problem and evaluated it from all angles. Both Pak Teguh and Ibu Karina were very supportive and even took calls after work hours. My endorsement to both of them.’

Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners has an experienced cross-border disputes practice and clients are able to benefit from the firm’s access to a global legal network. Managing partner Chalid Heyder is particularly skilled at bankruptcy and restructuring related disputes. On the senior associate level,  Dyah Paramita is ‘precise and methodical‘ and specialises in international arbitration, and Teguh Darmawan has a strong anti-bribery and corruption disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The legal assistance provided by their senior legal counsel, Teguh Darmawan, and his team is outstanding. Teguh Darmawan and his team have in-depth knowledge on the laws, very experienced in its practical implementation and how to strategize it to support the client’s best interests.’

They’re really good at criminal investigations and international arbitration, they also handle general disputes but I think they are frontliners in these specialisms. They are capable of deploying tools to image the company’s server and apply programmes to crawl the data in fraud and corruption investigation, it’s just phenomenal. They also have a very resourceful team in their international arbitration practice, especially with their exclusive tie-in with Hogan Lovells’ network. It feels like you’re working with a truly global, but also truly local, firm.’

Chalid Heyder is very good at strategising in any kind of crisis, he’s also very good in court-related bankruptcy and debt restructuring process. Dyah Paramita is really good in international arbitration and has an extraordinary way of thinking five steps ahead of the problem, she also handles police and KPK investigation very well. Teguh Darmawan is a wise figure who thinks with a cool head and is very reliable in the aspects of anti-bribery and corruption. Their team dynamic is very interesting, it’s like you have the fire and the ice and everything in between.’

The team took the time to really understand the “drivers” of our business. In turn, this ensured that the advice provided was in a format/in a level of detail that could readily be used by internal non-legal business stakeholders. In addition, the advice added focus to commercial considerations that not all law firms are comfortable weighing in on. They were not afraid to “take a view” on matters that are not black/ white from a legal perspective, due to the legal landscape of Indonesia.’

Dyah Paramita – an excellent senior associate who works in a precise and methodical matter. In a complex instruction that involved many technical details, Dyah really took the time and effort to understand the various intricacies, which then followed through to meaningful and practical advice.’

‘The dispute resolution team has in-depth knowledge on the laws, very experienced in its practical implementation and how to strategize it to support the client’s best interests. Their response is excellently fast. The team is very approachable compared to other firms. The services offered by the HLDNFP dispute resolution practice include white collar, investigation and compliance practices which are unique because, to my knowledge, there are only a few firms in Jakarta that render these services. Their legal fees are also competitive compared to other big law firms.’

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 4

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee handles a balanced mix of corporate and M&A, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency matters. Stephanie Keen heads the Asia Pacific corporate and finance practice and has expertise in TMT, financial services and healthcare sectors. The Singapore banking and finance practice is led by Charlie Clayton-Payne and counts both borrowers and financial institutions as his main clients. Nick Williams heads the business restructuring and insolvency practice in Southeast Asia. The team lost former Southeast Asia disputes head Maurice Burke  to DLA Piper in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Chalid Heyder; Stephanie Keen; Charlie Clayton-Payne; Nick Williams

Work highlights

  • Acting for a syndicate of lenders in connection with the $145m and IDR 1.45 billion term and revolving facilities for the FKS Group, a leading food and agricultural business in Indonesia.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Hogan Lovells in association with Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners handles a variety of M&A transactional work, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures and regulatory advisory work for its broad Southeast Asian client base. The practice is led by energy and resources specialist Mochamad Kasmali.

Practice head(s):

Mochamad Kasmali

Other key lawyers:

Karina Antonio

Key clients

Education Index Management Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Education Index Management on a global acquisition which involved handling a transfer of leased land in Indonesia, corporate restructuring and loan agreement.

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Contacts : Chalid Heyder (Jakarta managing partner)