Assegaf Hamzah & Partners > Jakarta, Indonesia > Firm Profile

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
CAPITAL PLACE, LEVEL 36 & 37
JALAN JENDERAL GATOT SUBROTO KAV. 18
JAKARTA 12710
Indonesia

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong competition practice with a broad offering; the team handles a range of matters including general competition advice, compliance, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance. The team has a multidisciplinary approach and advises clients on competition litigation and antitrust compliance in the M&A space. HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana has significant experience advising on merger clearances and representing clients before the KPPU. Farid Nasution is another key name to note and has previous experience working in the KPPU. Nasution is recommended for merger fillings and competition litigation, particularly in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy industries.

Practice head(s):

HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana; Farid Nasution

Testimonials

They have an outstanding team of competition lawyers. They know their regulator and their subject matter (competition law and regulations) very well. They are strong advocates and very responsive to co-counsel and clients.’

Key clients

PT Tirta Investama (Danone Indonesia)

PT Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.

PT Adi Sarana Lelang

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

Huawei Tech Investment

Novo Nordisk

PT Ajinomoto Indonesia

Bayer AGt

HSF (S) Pte Ltd

Thymelicus Holding B.V.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PT Bank Permata Tbk

PT Johnson and Johnson Indonesia

PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk

PT Asahimas Chemical

General Atlantic

PT Manunggal Adipura

Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation

Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Gojek in the Indonesia Competition Commission’s investigation of the alleged violation of Article 29 of the Competition Law concerning the share acquisition of PT Global Loket Sejahtera.
  • Successfully represented PTMA in an anti-dumping investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies of India concerning the import of viscose spun yarn exported from Indonesia, China PR and Vietnam.

Indonesia > Aviation Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has extensive experience representing clients in aviation disputes, particularly in cases involving major aviation accidents. The team also handles the ground side aspects of aviation law and advises clients on ticketing, competition, consumer rights, regulatory and relations with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Disputes specialist Eri Hertiawan heads the practice and advises on high profile aviation accidents.

Practice head(s):

Eri Hertiawan

Key clients

PT Garuda Indonesia

PT Angkasapura II

PT Citilink Indonesia

Pt Indonesia Airasia Extra

Work highlights

  • Representing PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. in a lawsuit against Rolls Royce Plc and its subsidiary.
  • Defending PT Indonesia Airasia Extra in a civil claim brought by four customers.
  • Represented PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) in an enforcement challenge proceeding at Bandung District Court.

Indonesia > Banking and finance Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners advises across the full range of structured finance transactions, from simple secured or unsecured bilateral lending through to multifaceted and complex credit facilities. A growing area of focus for the practice is its fintech offering and the team has expertise advising on direct investment and regulatory issues. Practice head Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf has extensive experience advising on structured finance, insolvency and debt-restructuring matters for domestic and international financial institutions. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is experienced in project finance, M&A, and Shariah finance. Indira Yustikania is another key name to note and has a particular focus on fintech-related transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

AHP has a deep bench of lawyers. They provide thorough and commercial advice.’

The AHP banking team is proactive and has an excellent market reputation. Their advice has been of the highest quality.’

Kanya Satwika is an outstanding lawyer. She has a combination of excellent legal skills and diplomatic skills that make her a hugely effective practitioner. She is very commercial and pragmatic.’

Key clients

ABN Amro Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC

Asian Development Bank

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

CIMB Bank, Singapore

Credit Suisse Group AG

DBS Bank, Singapore

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd

PT Bank Artos Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank BTPN Tbk.

PT Bank Central Asia Tbk.

PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank DBS Indonesia

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Bizcoal Indonesia

PT Indo Raya Tenaga

PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk.

PT Mandiri Sekuritas

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk.

PT Metamorfosis Ekosistem Indonesia

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Masdar Solar Energi

Star Energy Geothermal Group

Wealth Track Technology

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Bank Central Asia Tbk on its 100% shares acquisition of PT Bank Rabobank International Indonesia.
  • Advised PT Bank BCA Syariah on the merger with Bank Interim Indonesia (previously Rabobank International Indonesia).
  • Advised private equity sellers in the divestment of their 80% interest in PT KB Finansia Multi Finance (previously PT Finansia Multi Finance).

Indonesia > Capital markets Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full-service capital markets offering and advises underwriters, financial institutions, and investment banks on both public and private debt and equity offerings. The team has substantial experience structuring and implementing a broad range of Shariah-compliant investment and financing transactions. The practice is led by Putu Suryastuti who advises on IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, and debt offerings. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji  and Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain are also noted, as well as Intan Paramita who advises clients in the energy, petrochemical, rubber, oil and gas, telecommunications, and agriculture sectors.

Practice head(s):

Putu Suryastuti

Other key lawyers:

Bono Daru Adji; Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain; Intan Paramita; Ahmad Fikri Assegaf; Astrid Widyakartika; Tunggul Purusa Utomo

Testimonials

One of the most well-known capital markets team in Indonesia, having extensive knowledge and experience with regard to regulation and past transactions. They are also respected by the regulator, which eases communication and coordination with them.’

Bono Daru Adji, is well respected in the field, has extensive knowledge and experience, and is a true deal maker.’

Intan paramita is adept with the capital market regulator, quick response, easy to communicate, and detail-oriented.’

Diversity of partners (both gender and age group). Partners are equipped with technology to enable better working collaboration with client.’

Willing to go extra miles and find a solution that has no precedent within the risk appetite of the client.’

The team is really a strong one, they have good knowledge on the field. They can give good advice and can also help on the negotiation to ensure the benefit of the client. In terms of collaboration, they can come up with ideas that are out of the box to make sure the deal can be completed.’

Tunggul Purusa Utomo: As a result of his vast knowledge and stellar experience and track record in the capital markets sector along with his ability to explain well and in-depth comprehension in both legal theory and practices, he has successfully managed to navigate us going through various capital market issues that are complex to be solved. Overall, we can attest for him being a well rounded M&A and capital market lawyer.’

Intan Paramita is responsive and reliable. In addition, she strives to please her client by being as helpful and hard-working as possible whenever she is assisting her client in a project. In essence, she is a joy to work with.’

Key clients

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia

PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.

PT Medco Power Indonesia

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero)

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

PT Bank Jago Tbk

PT Bank China Construction Bank Indonesia Tbk

PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Syariah Tbk.

PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk.

PT Barito Pacific Tbk.

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk

PT XL Axiata Tbk.

PT DCI Indonesia Tbk.

PT Indointernet Indonesia Tbk.

PT Sarimelati Kencana Tbk.

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk

PT Urban Jakarta Propertindo Tbk.

PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk

PT Indika Energy Tbk.

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk.

PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Soho Global Health Tbk. on its IPO process with a set offering price of IDR 1,820 per share.
  • Advised Star Energy Geothermal Salak Ltd. and Star Energy Geothermal Darajat II Ltd. on the issuance of dual tranche senior green project bonds worth $1.11bn.
  • Acted as legal counsel on the issuance of the Wakala Sukuk.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A practice that delivers a full-service offering, from advising on the transaction structure and due diligence to the formation of new entities and regulatory fillings. Co-founding partner Ahmad Fikri Assegaf advises venture capital and private equity investors looking to invest in the Indonesian market. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is another key individual to note. Key changes to the team include Mita Kartohadiprodjo‘s promotion to partner in 2021; Mita has a strong cross-border M&A practice and acts for both sellers and buyers’ side on complex transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eko Basyuni

Other key lawyers:

Fikri Assegaf; Bono Daru Adji; Mita Kartohadiprodjo; Carol Lim; Valerie Ngoi Ming Hui

Testimonials

The team is very well-rounded in looking at the commercial aspect of a transaction and can come out with an innovative structure.’

Mita Kartohadiprodjo is a very effective communicator and could lead negotiation very well.’

The team is really excellent and supportive in our project. The lawyers can represent us in negotiation to ensure that our position is secure, and can also comes up with out of the box ideas to help us deliver our needs.’

Bono Daru Adji and Valerie Ngoi Ming Hui are really excellent in knowledge, drafting, advising and also negotiating.’

Key clients

AICE Group

ANSTEEL Group Corporation

China Communications Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China Fortune Land Development Co. Ltd.

China Oilfield Service Ltd.

PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa (Gojek)

PT Bank BCA Syariah

PT Bank Central Asia Tbk

PT DCI Indonesia

PT DigiAsia Bios

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Kalbe Farma, Tbk.

PT Mandiri Sekuritas

PT Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk.

PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama

PT Provident Agro Tbk.

PT Recapital Advisors

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines

PT XL Axiata Tbk

Siam Cement Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as Indonesian legal counsel to Gojek in the merger between Gojek, Indonesia’s first decacorn, and PT Tokopedia to form GoTo Group, which is poised to become the largest technology group in Indonesia.
  • Assisted BCA with its acquisition of PT Bank Rabobank International Indonesia, a subsidiary of Dutch multinational bank, Rabobank for a $44.6m consideration.
  • Acted for NWP Retail in an asset purchase of five shopping malls located in five different regions owned by entities affiliated with Indonesia’s Lippo Group.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a sizeable disputes practice with a deep range of expertise; the team handles the full range of disputes work from commercial and competition to intellectual property, tort and employment disputes. The practice has qualified mediators and arbitrators and acts for clients internationally, including appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Eri Hertiawan co-heads the disputes practice and has extensive experience in commercial disputes, alternative disputes resolution, aviation and shipping sectors. Hertiawan is also a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration. Co-founding partner Chandra Hamzah is also noted and has a strong background in banking, restructuring and anti-corruption.

Practice head(s):

Chandra M. Hamzah; Eri Hertiawan

Testimonials

Assegaf Hamzah and Partners has a versatile team which consists of individuals with excellent expertise that makes an outstanding team for tackling litigation, dispute and advisory for clients.’

During the pandemic, AHP is still able to gather the team and provide seamless legal services to us, including provide webinars.’

The team showcases an excellent understanding of the Indonesian’ System and is very well connected with many stakeholders.’

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Bright Mobile Telecommunication PT (Oppo)

Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia

Jones Lang LaSalle

K2 Data Center

Lotte Chemical

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM)

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk

PT Angkasapura II

PT Bank Mandiri Tbk

PT Citilink Indonesia

PT Coca Cola Indonesia

PT Danone Indonesia

PT Garuda Indonesia

PT Hero Supermarket

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero)

PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung

PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk.

PT Loreal Indonesia

PT Mahanaim

PT Mandiri AXA General Insurance

PT Meratus

PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines

PT Tirta Investama

PT Tokopedia

PT Traveloka Indonesia

PT Unilever Indonesia PTbk.

PT Vale Indonesia Tbk.

Regus Business Centre Indonesia PT

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Work highlights

  • Representing PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk in an alleged fraud case against Rolls Royce Plc and its subsidiary.
  • Successfully defended PT Tokopedia in a civil lawsuit regarding data privacy and consumer protection.
  • Successfully defenced PT Vale Indonesia Tbk in a breach of contract dispute against PT Lusiana Group Indonesia before the Palopo District Court.

Indonesia > IT, Telecoms and Fintech Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full-service practice that covers digital technology, cyber security, telecoms, fintech, investments and M&A. The firm's TMT offering is led by Zacky Zainal Husein who has a broad range of expertise that includes fintech, OTT services, data storage, telecoms and cloud computing. Indira Yustikania focuses on fintech and is a banking and finance specialist with experience advising a wide variety of investors and fintech companies. M&A expert Bono Daru Adji is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Zacky Zainal Husein; Indira Yustikania

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Gojek Group

Tokopedia

Traveloka

Investree.id

PT Fintek Karya Nusantara

PT XL Axiata Tbk

Capgemini Group

PT Genomik Solidaritas Indonesia (GSI Lab)

Erajaya Swasembada

HSBC Indonesia

LinkAja!

Work highlights

  • Assisted PT Genomik Solidaritas Indonesia with establishing and operating a RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) laboratory to detect and conduct testing of Covid-19 in Indonesia.
  • Acted as the Indonesian legal counsel to Gojek, Indonesia’s first decacorn, in the merger with PT Tokopedia, one of Indonesian largest and most recognised unicorns, formed GoTo Group.
  • Advised PT Satelit Nusantara Tiga in Indonesia’s First Multifunctional Satellite Project worth $1.5bn called Satellite of Republic of Indonesia (SATRIA).

Indonesia > Labour and employment Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners handles the full range of employment law including contracts, outsourcing, redundancy issues, employee entitlements, labour unions and employment of foreign workers. Ahmad Maulana has extensive litigation experience and has expertise in handling labour union disputes, termination of employment contracts and immigration issues.

Practice head(s):

Ahmad Maulana

Testimonials

The firm has a very good experience in handling the labour & employment issues. The approach and solutions they provided are great since they could also understand our situation and how sensitive the issues are, considering that we are a state owned and public listed company.’

 

Key clients

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero)

PT General Motors Indonesia

PT BMW Indonesia

PT Vale Indonesia Tbk.

Asian Development Bank

AICE Group

British Standards Institution

Imerys Asia Pacific Group

PT Indo Premier Sekuritas

PT CGS-CIMB Sekuritas

PT Lintec Indonesia

PT APL Logistics

PT Space Data Centre

Veritas Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Tyco Electronics Pte. Ltd

PT Clariant Indonesia Yes

PT Clariant Plastics and Coatings Indonesia

Work highlights

  • Represented PT Clariant Plastics and Coatings Indonesia in negotiations with the labour union involving a dispute over the implementation of a transfer of employment.
  • Advised Veritas Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. on the preparation of the termination documents and calculation of termination payment for a senior manager due to non-performance.
  • Assisted PT Space Data Centre with terminating seven non-performing employees.

Indonesia > Real estate Tier 1

The real estate team at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners works closely with the infrastructure practice and advises on the real estate aspects of construction and infrastructure matters. The team has wide-ranging experience, covering PPPs and foreign direct investment involving commercial, industrial and residential real estate. Practice head Yogi Sudrajat Marsono advises on real estate M&A, asset management, property development and construction agreements.

Practice head(s):

Yogi Sudrajat Marsono

Other key lawyers:

Agnes Maria E. Wardhana

Testimonials

‘What stands out is the collaboration between the teams of lawyers.’

Key clients

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry or Kamar Dagang dan Industri Indonesia (“KADIN”)

Ministry of State Secretariat

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia Maspion

PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) (Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund or “IIGF”)

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk. (“ANTAM”)

PT Perkebunan Nusantara X

Gurit Group

PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk

PT BASF Indonesia

PT Regus Business Centre Indonesia

Yayasan Jakarta Intercultural School

PT Affinity Health Indonesia

PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama

Skyworth Limited Group

PT Beiersdorf Indonesia

PT Kemang Jaya Raya

PT Wicaksana Overseas International Tbk. (“DKSH”)

PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung

PT Garam (Persero)

Work highlights

  • Assisted KADIN in preparing a proposal draft for implementing regulations of the Omnibus Law in the property sector.
  • Assisted the Ministry of State Secretariat in reviewing and providing suggestions on the draft for the implementation of regulations of the Omnibus Law prior to the signing by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Acted for NWP Retail in an asset purchase of five shopping malls located in five different regions owned by entities affiliated with Indonesia’s Lippo Group.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners advises corporate debtors and creditors on complex restructuring and insolvency matters, particularly in the government, financial services, energy, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf and Eri Hertiawan, who focuses on insolvency litigation, lead the practice with Chandra Hamzah.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Sjarief Asseg; Eri Hertiawan; Chandra Hamzah

Testimonials

‘AHP’s industry knowledge, international network and state finance knowledge are outstanding.’

‘Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf’s knowledge stands out, and his negotiation skills are exceptional.’

Key clients

PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia (Indonesia Financial Group or “IFG”)

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

PT Sumberdaya Sewatama

PT Royal Industries Indonesia

TAEL Partners

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank Permata Indonesia

Raiffeisen Bank International A.G.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (Hong Kong Branch)

HSBC

Pathfinder Strategic Credit II LP

ACP I Trading LLC

PT Matsuzawa Pelita Furniture Indonesia

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank HSBC Indonesia

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

PT AEON Mall Indonesia

Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

PT Petrokimia Gresik

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk.

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) in relation to the government’s investment under the National Economic Recovery Program (Program Pemulihan Ekonomi Nasional) in PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, amounting to up to IDR 8.5tn.
  • Represented AEON as the biggest creditor in the suspension of the debt payment obligation of PT Sentul City Tbk.
  • Represented PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulo Gadung as the respondent in a suspension of debt payments (PKPU) case in relation to a PKPU petition filed by PT Menara Setia in the Jakarta Commercial Court.

Indonesia > Shipping Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full service maritime and shipping practice that covers ship financing, security enforcement, collisions and maritime casualties, charter parties, cargo claims, natural resources transportation and maritime insurance. The practice is led by seasoned litigator Eri Hertiawan and banking and finance expert Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf; Chandra Hamzah; Eri Hertiawan

Other key lawyers:

Wildan Lukman Nurmajid

Key clients

PT OOCL Logistics Indonesia

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero)

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero)

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines

PT Meratus Line

Saipem SpA

PT Sinarmas LDA Maritime

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

PT Alur Biru Maritim

ST International Corporation (Korea)

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk

PT Trans Maritim Pratama

PT Momentum Indonesia Investama

PT Sukses Graha Samudera

Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd.

Cheetah Freight Express Pte. Ltd.

Timagenis Law Firm

KUFPEC Indonesia (Anambas) B.V.

ORO Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing PT Meratus Line in submitting the counter memorandum of appeal to the Supreme Court, in relation to the Indonesia Competition Commission’s decision of price-fixing allegation against Meratus and three other shipping companies.
  • Acting for PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines in submitting the counter memorandum of appeal to the Supreme Court, in relation to the Indonesia Competition Commission’s decision of price-fixing allegation against SPIL and three other shipping companies.

Indonesia > Tax Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a broad contentious and non-contentious tax and customs practice that covers international tax, individual and corporate tax compliance, investment structuring, inbound investments, tax disputes, tax audits, appeals to the Tax Court and judicial review requests to the Supreme Court. Wibowo Mukti left the firm in 2021 and has been replaced by Muslimin Damanhuri as the current practice head; Muslimin specialises in tax advisory, tax structuring and compliance, as well as tax-related litigation. Associate Lena Simbolon is also noted and assists domestic and international clients with the tax aspects of inbound and outbound investments and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Muslimin Damanhuri

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

PT Rukun Raharja Tbk.

PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

Ajinomoto Group

Novus Nominees Pty Ltd

Sidra Capital

WeBank Co., Ltd.

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Celtra Inc.

ByteDance SEA

TikTok Pte Ltd

SoftBank Group Corporation

Hexion Korea Company Limited

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Arendt & Medernach SA, Luxembourg

DLA Piper LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP No

Arent Fox LLP. No

PT Ajinex International

Work highlights

  • Assisted PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance with general tax advice and structuring the offering memorandum involving global bonds.
  • Assisted PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) with general tax advice and structuring the offering circular in relation to the Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
  • Assisted PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk. with general tax advice and structuring the offering circular in relation to the Euro Medium Term Note Programme.

Indonesia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has an experienced contentious and non-contentious practice with a strong presence in the technology, media and communications sector. The firm has a strong media client base which includes TikTok Pte. Ltd. Co-founding partner Chandra Hamzah is well-regarded in the intellectual property space and co-heads the practice alongside Dewi Soeharto, who is another recognised intellectual property specialist. Dewi advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, from copyrights and trademarks, to patents and trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Chandra Hamzah; Dewi Soeharto

Key clients

TikTok Pte. Ltd.

Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd.

Unilever N.V.

PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk

PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (Alfamart)

PT Midi Utama Indonesia Tbk (Alfamidi)

PT Petrokimia Gresik

Monash University

PT Sekolah Cikal

PT Sekolah Integrasi Digital

PT Amaan Indonesia Sejahtera

PT Prima Andalan Mandiri

Beekman 1802, Inc.

L.A. Gear Inc.

Scoular Company

Okra International Co. Ltd.

Acava Limited (Part of AJEGROUP)

PT Nusantara Segar Global

PT Digital Kresindo Ekapratama

Les’ Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd.

Suez Top Ventures Sdn. Bhd.

Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk and PT Midi Utama Indonesia Tbk on their copyright infringement case.
  • Advised PT Petrokimia Gresik on trademark infringement involving a range of fertilizer products.

Indonesia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has substantial experience working with the Indonesia government on infrastructure projects. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf heads the practice and has significant expertise in PPP projects and foreign direct investments. Banking and finance specialist Kanya Satwika has expertise advising on the financing of power plants and has a particular interest in renewables. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is also noted and has an impressive project finance background.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf

Testimonials

‘They have good expertise and a complete team to accommodate client’s legal issues. Excellent service- innovate in drafting EPC contract to accommodate our needs.’

‘AHP has a deep bench of lawyers. I have worked with them on a number of IPPs in Indonesia and they have been very helpful, providing thorough advice, but in a very commercial and pragmatic manner.’

‘Kanya Satiwka is an outstanding lawyer. She has an excellent combination of legal skills and diplomatic skills which make her an enormously effective practitioner. She is very commercial and pragmatic.’

‘Ilham F. Raaziy: very good knowledge and competence in the field of construction project.’

‘Ibrahim S. Assegaf : accommodative and good insights for solving problems.’

‘Eri Hertiawan: experience in arbitration and Ahmad Maulana: very good litigation skills.’

‘Zessica Yuniartha: very supportive and excellent service.’

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Bangkok Bank

DBS Bank

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

PT Aneka Tambang Tbk.

PT Bank BNI (Persero) Tbk

PT Bank BRI (Persero) Tbk

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero)

PT Kresna Kusuma Dyandra Marga

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia Maspion

PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi

PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) or Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF)

PT Rukun Raharja Tbk

Star Energy (Wayang Windu) Limited

Star Energy Geothermal (Salak) Ltd.

Star Energy Geothermal Darajat Ltd.

Star Energy (Kakap) Ltd.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Export-Import Bank of China

The Export-Import Bank of Korea

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) on its plan to upgrade pot technology and supporting facilities of its aluminium smelting plant.
  • Advised PT Satelit Nusantara Tiga on the Satellite of Republic of Indonesia (SATRIA), a satellite PPP project valued at $1.5bn.
  • Advised Star Energy Geothermal Salak – Darajat in their $1.1bn amortizing dual tranche senior secured green project bonds.

The firm: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is a full-service law firm that was founded by Fikri Assegaf and Chandra Hamzah in 2001. Since then, it has grown rapidly, gaining a reputation for innovation, commercial acumen and for putting clients at the forefront of all that it does. Currently with 19 partners and 100 associates, all of its members have extensive experience representing blue-chip corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, government institutions and major public enterprises.

In early 2014, the firm entered into a strategic alliance with Rajah & Tann, a Singapore-based law firm that is now the largest in Southeast Asia, to establish a common platform that includes offices or affiliates in Singapore, China, Thailand, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia. The tie-up significantly enhances the firm’s capacity to provide top-class cross-border legal services and affords clients access to an arsenal of more than 600 lawyers across the region.

Alongside its partnership with Rajah & Tann, the firm continues to work closely with a range of highly regarded domestic and international law firms on both Indonesian and overseas mandates so as to allow it to draw on international expertise and best practice across all leading jurisdictions. Rendering a full suite of legal and advisory services in Indonesian, English, Malay, Mandarin and Japanese, its lawyers pay particular attention to international legal developments and how these are likely to impact on Indonesia and clients’ interests.

Since its tie-up with Rajah & Tann, the firm’s growth has continued apace. In October 2013, it merged with boutique competition practice Rizkiyana & Iswanto, making it an Indonesian market leader in competition law. Then, in early 2016, it opened its new Surabaya office as part of its ongoing strategy to bring international quality legal services to major commercial and industrial centers across the country. Now with almost 120 lawyers, it is one of the few Indonesian law firms with the depth and breadth of expertise and experience to handle the most complex domestic and international deals.

AHP’s accolades include: Chambers Asia Pacific Indonesia Law Firm of the Year 2014, shortlisted for same in 2015 and 2016; Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 Band 1 firm in capital markets, competition/antitrust, banking and finance, corporate M&A and disputes, and Band 2 firm in real estate, employment, project finance and telecommunications; The Legal 500Asia Pacific 2017 Tier 1 firm in aviation, dispute resolution, IT and telecoms, capital markets, corporate/M&A and banking and finance, Tier 2 firm in shipping, employment, real estate and restructuring and insolvency, Tier 3 firm in tax and projects and energy, and Tier 4 firm in intellectual property.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
General corporate
Competition law
Debt and corporate restructuring
Dispute resolution
Energy, oil and gas
Foreign direct investment
Intellectual property
Islamic finance
Labour law
Mergers and acquisitions
Projects and natural resources
Real estate and construction
Shipping and aviation
Tax and customs
Technology, media and telecommunications
Anti-corruption compliance
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Bono Daru Adji  photo Bono Daru Adji Managing Partner, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf  photo Ahmad Fikri Assegaf Partner and Co-Founder, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Chandra M. Hamzah  photo Chandra M. Hamzah Partner, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Eri Hertiawan photo Eri HertiawanCo-Head, Dispute Resolution, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Zacky Zainal Hussein  photo Zacky Zainal Hussein Partner, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto  photo Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto Co-Head, Intellectual Property, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Ahmad Maulana  photo Ahmad Maulana Partner, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Number of lawyers : 119
English
Indonesian
Japanese
Malay
Mandarin
Contacts : Fikri Assegaf (ahmad.assegaf@ahp.co.id)