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TNB & Partners

Indonesia > Aviation Tier 1

TNB & Partners is singled out for its ‘technical expertise‘ and ‘commercial advice and acumen‘. It has a broad client offering in the aviation sector and advises financiers and lessors of various airlines. Practice head Tasdikiah Siregar is highly recommended for aircraft leasing mandates; Siregar is also a member of the Aviation Working Group, a not-for-profit legal organisation that reviews policies and regulations concerning aircraft leasing and financing.

Practice head(s):

Tasdikiah Siregar


‘Very responsive and effective team combining technical expertise with commercial advice and acumen. A pleasure to deal with.’

‘Tasdikiah Siregar is extremely knowledgeable, calm and collected.’

Key clients

BOC Aviation (Ireland) Limited

GE Capital Aviation Services

Merx Aviation Servicing Limited

JSA International U.S. Holdings, LLC

Airwork Holdings Limited

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC

Rostrum Leasing 1 DAC

Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited No

AMCK Aviation

Indonesia > Banking and finance Tier 2

TNB & Partners advises a wide variety of international financial institutions, with particular emphasis on players in the asset finance space. The team showcases in-depth knowledge of aviation and shipping finance. Tasdikiah Siregar heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Tasdikiah Siregar


The TNB team adapts well and responds promptly.’

Key clients

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

PT Bank DBS Indonesia

PT Bank Permata Tbk

Export-Import Bank of Thailand

Citibank, N.A., Singapore Branch

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited with an equity financing to PT Barito Pacific, Tbk in connection with its power project in Indonesia.
  • Acted as Indonesian legal counsel on a facility agreement relating to a MIGA-supported $500m term loan facility.
  • Assisted Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Indonesia Foreign Bank Branch Office to transfer its role as security agent in a number of financing deals to PT Bank Permata Tbk. following the acquisition of PT Bank Permata Tbk, by Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

TNB & Partners works in association with Norton Rose Fulbright and advises international clients entering the Indonesian market, particularly in the energy and technology markets. Benny Bernarto is a key individual to note and co-heads the practice with Kresna Panggabean who advises on Indonesian regulatory issues, compliance strategies, and general corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Benny Bernarto; Kresna Panggabean

Key clients

Noble Group

Olam International

Sandvik Group


Energy Earth

Work highlights

  • Advised Energizer Group on its $17m acquisition of an Indonesian battery manufacturing company.
  • Assisted Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services Company Limited with its loans from Caterpillar Financial Services Asia Pte Ltd and Caterpillar Financial Australia Limited.
  • Acted for Olam International on the sale of its remaining 50% equity stake in Indonesian sugar joint-venture Far East Agri to its joint venture partner Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 4

TNB & Partners represents their clients in civil litigation, arbitration, criminal investigations and employment disputes. Practice head Kresna Panggabean is an ‘excellent strategist‘ and specialises in commercial disputes, anti-corruption and bankruptcy litigation in the agribusiness, oil and gas, and mining industries. Senior associate Dandi Hamid is ‘very hard working‘ and has a broad arbitration, civil and commercial litigation practice.

Practice head(s):

Kresna Panggabean

Other key lawyers:


‘A key strength of TNB’s is their all-round ability to manage and guide us through the legal issues in the context of Indonesian legal culture and processes especially how the court system works and separately how the enforcement authorities operate and recognizing the difficulty with this compared to our expectations. ’

‘Kresna Panggabean – excellent communicator and strategist.’

Dandi Hamid – very hard-working senior associate also a good communicator.’

Key clients

TIMWE Asia Pacific SDN. BHD

PT Pusaka Agro Lestari

PT IOL Indonesia / Bureau Veritas International B.V.

PT Schlumberger Geophysics Nusantara

PT Macmahon Mining Services

Work highlights

  • Advising PT IOL Indonesia, a subsidiary of Bureau Veritas group in Indonesia in multiple issues pertaining to criminal and civil matter in relation to revocation of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) on a sampled coal issued by PT IOL Indonesia.
  • Representing PT Pusaka Agro Lestari as defendant in a civil case filed by the community of indigenous people in Papua regarding the alleged default of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari in managing the palm plantation.
  • Representing PT Schlumberger Geophysics Nusantara as one of the defendants in a civil case filed by the client’s former business partner pertaining to the lease agreements of the client’s facilities/warehouse, and internal disputes of the former business partners.

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 4

The firm: TNB & Partners works in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia and brings together decades of experience of working in Indonesia.

Strategically positioned in the country’s financial and commercial centre in Jakarta, TNB & Partners works exclusively with Norton Rose Fulbright to provide clients with the highest quality legal services and experience in the Indonesian market.

The firm is strong across banking and finance, corporate and commercial work, and actively supports major local and international companies participating in Indonesia’s vibrant emerging economy.

As part of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global platform, the firm can draw on the depth and strength of its global practice. This allows clients to benefit from an international reach in markets and jurisdictions around the world.

Areas of practice: The firm’s key industry sectors include: energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, financial institutions, transport, technology and innovation and life sciences and healthcare.

Arbitration and dispute resolution
Banking and finance
Corporate, M&A and securities
Energy and natural resources
Foreign and domestic investment
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual property and franchising
Mining and plantations
Mergers and acquisitions
Project finance
Regulation and investigations
Risk advisory
Number of lawyers : 4,000