Firm Profile > Assegaf Hamzah & Partners > Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is uniquely positioned in the market due to members of team having previously worked for the Indonesian competition legal authority (KPPU), an advantage which has led the group to advising on high profile appeals against the KPPU. HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana was involved in the drafting of the country’s consumer and competition law and is highly skilled in merger control and cartel investigations. Farid Nasution formerly worked for the prosecution division of the KPPU and is adept in handling competition litigation and merger filings. The firm enjoys a strategic alliance with Singaporean law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.

Testimonials

‘Solid advice on merger control, with added benefit of in-house economists.’

‘Farid Nasution was previously at the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU) and Anastasia Pritahayu is an economist, both of which are useful.’

Key clients

PT Tirta Investama (Danone Indonesia)

PT Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Medco Eneergi Internasional Tbk.

PT Adi Sarana Lelang

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

Huawei Tech Investment

Novo Nordisk

PT Ajinomoto Indonesia

Bayer Aktiengesellschaft

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

PT Meratus Line

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines

Traveloka

Aviation Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is the standout firm for aviation disputes, with a client roster consisting of three of the country’s six major airlines. Eri Hertiawan is an expert in both litigation and arbitration and has acted on disputes that typically falls under commercial agreements and consumer law. Recent instructions include acting for Garuda Indonesia in its lawsuit against a Rolls Royce subsidiary concerning the fraudulent behaviour of a former director.

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Key clients

PT Citilink Indonesia

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

Pt Indonesia Airasia Extra

Banking and finance Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’ core areas of focus include project, property and acquisition finance mandates, with expertise in handling syndicated and bilateral structures. Founding partner Ibrahim Assegaf leads the practice and has advised lenders on the financing and refinancing of major energy projects. Fellow founder Ahmad Fikri Assegaf has very broad capabilities and a key name in the market for Islamic finance. Yanu Wiriasmoko, who is highly skilled in corporate finance, is another key name.

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Key clients

Asian Development Bank

PT Bank BTPN Tbk.

PT Bank Central Asia Tbk.

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

PT Bank Artos Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank DBS Indonesia

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

Credit Suisse

J.P. Morgan

ABN Amro Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC

Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd

PT Metamorfosis Ekosistem Indonesia

Wealth Track Technology

PT Fintek Karya Nusantara

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.

PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk.

PT Mandiri Sekuritas

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

PT Rukun Raharja Tbk.

PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia Tbk.

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)

Macquarie

BlackRock

PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk

PT Danareksa (Persero)

PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk

PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk

Capital markets Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is particularly prominent in the areas of sovereign and Sukuk issuances, with a client roster including major financial institutions as well as high profile state-owned entities. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is respected name within this space, mostly known for his work US and Eurobond offerings. Putu Suryastuti leads the capital markets team and specialises in sovereign and shelf registered bonds. He is supported by Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain and Intan Paramita.

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Key clients

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia – Government

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) – Holding Company for State Owned Enterprise Mining Industry

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk. – Energy Resources (oil and gas)

PT Medco Power Indonesia – Power

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) – Port (State Owned Enterprise)

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero) – Port (State Owned Enterprise)

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk – Financial Institution

PT Bank Artos Tbk – Financial Institution

PT Bank China Construction Bank Indonesia Tbk – Financial Institution

PT Mandiri Sekuritas – Financial Institution

PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Syariah Tbk. – Financial Institution

PT Barito Pacific Tbk. – Petrochemical

PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk. – Petrochemical

PT XL Axiata Tbk. – Telecommunication

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. – Mining

PT Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk. – Oil & Gas

PT Sarimelati Kencana Tbk. – F&B

PT Jaya Bersama Indo Tbk. – F&B operator

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners client roster contains major public and private domestic companies as well as international investors from China, Japan, and the USA, amongst other regions. Eko Basyuni leads the practice and is an expert in M&A, with additional expertise in complementary areas such as capital markets and FDI. Founding partner Fikri Assegaf is another key name, noted for his longstanding expertise in M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is also an important figure and has been advising local tech giant GoJek on its inward and outward investment in the Fintech and e-commerce space. Another standout feature is its specialist teams in areas such as competition and tax and customs. Although not exclusively affiliated, the firm is part of the Singaporean law firm Rajah & Tann’s international network.

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Key clients

PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. – Mining & Mineral Resources

PT Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk. – Automotive

PT Provident Agro Tbk. – Agroindustry

PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines – Transportation

General Atlantic – Private Equity

GGV Capital – Venture Capital

Johnson Controls International Plc – Industrial

SCG Packaging Public Company Limited – Manufacturing

Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd – Printing

CITIC Capital Partners Management Limited – Investment

Fountainvest Partners (Asia) Ltd. – Private Equity

AICE Group – F&B

ANSTEEL Group Corporation – Steel maker

Cheetah Mobile Inc. – Mobile internet

China Communications Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank – Financial Institution

China Fortune Land Development Co. Ltd. – Real Estate

China Oilfield Service Ltd. – Oil & Gas

Dingyi Group Investment Limited – Investment

Guangdong Power Engineering Corp. – Power

Hai Di Lao – F&B

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

Ping An Group – F

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’s highly respected team has regularly appeared before the Supreme Court and district courts, as well as acting on international and domestic arbitration. Senior partner Eri Hertiawan is a key name in the market for alternative dispute resolution, as illustrated by his recent appointment as member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. His disputes have involved corporate, banking aviation, criminal and competition law cases. Founding partner Chandra Hamzah is another key name and most notably known for his work handling anti-corruption cases.

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Key clients

PT Coca Cola Indonesia

PT Antam (Persero) Tbk

PT Hero Supermarket

Asian Development Bank

PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero)

PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk.

PT Vale Indonesia Tbk.

PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk.

PT Unilever Indonesia PTbk.

PT Meratus

K2 Data Center

Regus Business Centre Indonesia PT

Nirvana Wastu Pratama

Bright Mobile Telecommunication PT (Oppo)

Lotte Chemical

L’oreal

Bank Mandiri

PT Danone Indonesia

PT Garuda Indonesia

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia

Traveloka

IT, Telecoms and Fintech Tier 1

Advising international and local technology companies, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’ has been active in advising on corporate, commercial and regulatory work, especially in areas such as fintech, OTT services, data storage, telecoms and cloud computing. Zacky Zainal Hussein leads the TMT practice and focuses on the aforementioned areas, bringing a unique insight due to his former role as Head of Legal of local telecoms provider Indosat. Additionally M&A partner Bono Daru Adji  has been regularly instructed by local tech giant Gojek on their corporate transactions.

Labour and employment Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a notably strong disputes offering and has acted before the Labour Court, Industrial Court and Central Jakarta District Court, and has also acted on out of court settlements and arbitration tribunals. Ahmad Maulana leads the practice and is highly skilled in employment investigations, suspected fraud and industrial relations.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

NYK Line Indonesia

PT General Motors Indonesia

PT BMW Indonesia

PT Vale

Asian Development Bank

AICE Group

British Standards Institution

Imerys Asia Pacific Group

PT Harpindo Mitra Kharisma

PT Indo Premier Sekuritas

PT CTS-CIMB Sekuritas

PT Lintec

Real estate Tier 1

Advising local and international clients, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong track record in advising on the development of major industrial property developments in the region. Practice head Yogi Sudrajat is an expert in both contentious and non-contentious real estate, more specifically in areas such as land acquisitions, tenancy disputes and lease agreements.

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Key clients

Sino-Ocean Group

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

PT Indonesia Power

The Export-Import Bank of Korea

The Export-Import Bank of China

PT Binsar Natorang Energi

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Gurit Holding AG

Danareksa

PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi

PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Rukun Raharja Tbk

Star Energy (Wayang Windu) Limited

Star Energy Geothermal (Salak) Ltd.

Star Energy Geothermal Darajat Ltd.

The Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund administrated by ADB (ADB LEAP)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Shipping Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners  has expertise in contentious and non-contentious shipping issues through its experienced banking and finance partner Chandra Hamzah and renowned litigator Eri Hertiawan. Its shipping disputes work primarily involves financing and competition related issues as well as casualties. Other areas of interest include advising on charter parties, cargo claims and securitisation.

Practice head(s):

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

Tax Tier 1

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is well placed to handle all aspects of contentious and non-contentious tax work with former government tax auditor Wibowo Mukti leading the practice. Mukti is a fully licensed tax consultant and has acted on appeals and judicial reviews before the tax court and Supreme Court. Muslimin Damanhuri is another key name and has been advising international companies such as Celta and Bytedance (owners of Tik Tok) on their tax arrangements in Indonesia.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HB Fuller

PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

Ajinomoto group

Novus Nominees Pty Ltd

Star Energy (Kakap) Ltd.

PT GIJ Property Indo

Sidra Capital

PT Jahermosa

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

Arent Fox LLP.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’ intellectual property practice consists of IP specialist Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto working alongside the multi-disciplined commercial litigator Chandra Hamzah. Soeharto is highly skilled in soft IP and has been advising Tik Tok on the numerous copyright issues emanating from the use of music on its digital platform. Meanwhile Hamzah has been very active in copyright and trademark infringement-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

TikTok Pte. Ltd.

PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama

Smart Media4u Technology Pte., Ltd.

PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (“Alfamart”)

PT Midi Utama Indonesia Tbk (“Alfamidi”)

Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners benefits international sponsors with its ‘close contacts with the various regulatory and SOE bodies in Indonesia’, advising on major energy and transport projects in the region. Founding partner Ibrahim Assegaf jointly leads the team and is highly experienced in oil and gas projects, as well as major infrastructure projects. Kanya Satwika advised Abu Dhabi Future Energy on the first floating solar power project in Indonesia and the largest in Southeast Asia. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is another important name and is highly experienced in satellite financing.

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Danareksa

Gurit Holding AG

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

PT Binsar Natorang Energi

The Export-Import Bank of China

The Export-Import Bank of Korea

PT Indonesia Power

PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi

PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

PT Rukun Raharja Tbk

Star Energy (Wayang Windu) Limited

Star Energy Geothermal (Salak) Ltd

Star Energy Geothermal Darajat Ltd.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund administrated by ADB (“ADB LEAP”)

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has partners from its banking and finance and dispute resolution teams that regularly advise on major restructuring and insolvencies, more specifically in takeovers, recapitalisations and asset recoveries. Banking and finance head Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf has been advising on debt restructuring, the suspension of debt payments, as well as the restructuring of a Sharia financed structure. Litigator Eri Hertiawan works alongside the team when the bankruptcy goes to arbitration or litigation.

Key clients

PT Sumberdaya Sewatama

PT Royal Industries Indonesia

TAEL Partners

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk

PT Bank Permata Indonesia

Raiffeisen Bank International A.G. (Singapore Branch)

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

HSBC Bank plc

Pathfinder Strategic Credit II LP

ACP I Trading LLC

PT Matsuzawa Pelita Furniture Indonesia

PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

PT Bank HSBC Indonesia

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

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.

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
Photo Name Position Profile
 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 Hertiawan Co-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)