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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' work within this space centres on handling disputes against the regulator and advising on the competition aspects of M&A and general compliance issues. Farid Nasution has recently been promoted to partner and formerly worked for the competition authority in Indonesia. He is highly skilled in merger filings, competition litigation and compliance. Other key members of the team include Asep Ridwan and Vovo Iswanto, who are both experts in competition litigation. The team works across all sectors but is perhaps most active in the manufacturing industry.

Aviation Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' skillset within this space concerns disputes involving ticketing, competition and consumer rights. Eri Hertiawan leads the practice and is an expert in both litigation and arbitration.

Banking and finance Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly skilled in project, property and acquisition financings. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf co-heads the practice and has represented borrowers and lenders on high-profile financings. Also leading the team is Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who has represented domestic and international companies as well as state bodies on corporate finance mandates. Yanu Wiriasmoko, an expert in structured financing and leveraged buyouts, is also highly recommended.

Capital markets Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has expertise in debt and equity issuances and acts for both international and domestic clients. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji leads the practice and is particularly skilled in handling capital market transactions involving the energy sector. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is another key figure and regularly advises on private placements and public offerings. Also recommended are Putu Suryastuti, Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain and Tunggul Utomo, who are also skilled in capital market transactions.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners handles both M&A and private equity deals pertaining to the banking, natural resources, aviation, retail and TMT sectors.  Practice head Eko Basyuni is an expert in M&A transactions concerning areas such as natural resources and TMT. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is highly experienced in M&A and general commercial matters. Other noteworthy individuals include Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who is notably skilled in the banking, petrochemicals, and oil and gas sectors; Valerie Ngooi Ming Hui, who handles takeovers, M&A restructurings and corporate governance; Tunggul Utomo, who focuses on private equity, mining and financial services; and foreign counsel Carol Lim, who advises on cross-border M&A.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners covers the spectrum of dispute resolution  matters and has a number of household names among its client base. Chandra Hamzah co-heads the practice and is an expert in ADR, tort law, contract breaches and anti-corruption compliance. Eri Hertiawan, who also leads the team, has a longstanding presence in the dispute resolution sphere and is currently very active in aviation disputes. Also recommended are Ahmad Maulana, who is an expert in commercial and labour-related litigation, and Asep Ridwan, who focuses on commercial, consumer and competition-related litigation.

IT and telecoms Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a broad TMT practice which covers areas such as over-the-top services, software, data, fintech and social media. Zacky Hussein leads the practice and has extensive experience in advising on technology-related regulations and transactions. Other notable names include senior associate Muhammad Iqsan Sirie, who is experienced in TMT transactions, and Surabaya-based associate Andin Aditya Rahman, who focuses on regulatory issues.

Real estate Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is experienced in commercial, industrial and residential real estate matters, with a client base that includes domestic and multinational companies. Yogi Sudrajat leads the team and is an expert in real estate and land law, with experience in both transactions and litigation. Also recommended is Agnes Maria Wardhana, who is experienced in land law and real estate transactions.

Tax Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious tax issues. Wibowo Mukti leads the practice and is an expert in advising on compliance, reviews, disputes, audits and objections. Muslimin Damanhuri is also a key figure and is an expert in advisory, compliance and contentious issues.

Labour and employment Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly experienced in employment litigation and ADR, with particular expertise in internal fraud and embezzlement cases. Ahmad Maulana leads the team and is an expert in manpower law, particularly in relation to mediation and arbitration cases.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong background in energy and infrastructure projects, with expertise in representing both sponsors and project companies. Ibrahim Assegaf leads the team and is very active in this space, representing sponsors and projects companies on infrastructure projects. Also heading the team is Kanya Satwika, who regularly represents the government on high-profile power projects. Also recommended is banking and finance expert Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who is regularly involved in project finance matters.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong track record in both restructuring and insolvency deals. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf leads the team and is highly skilled in handling corporate debt restructurings, takeovers and recapitalisations. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf is also highly experienced in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Shipping Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly experienced in shipping disputes, financing and insurance issues. Eri Hertiawan heads the practice and focuses on dispute resolution, with a particularly strong reputation in ADR.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has bolstered its IP practice through its merger with IP boutique Dewi Soeharto Law Partnership. Name partner Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto joined the team following the merger and jointly leads the practice. She represents a number of international companies on all of their IP issues in the region, and is particularly strong in copyright law. Also leading the team is Chandra M. Hamzah, who is notably skilled in IP litigation.

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 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Number of lawyers : 119
Contacts : Fikri Assegaf (