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Soemadipradja & Taher

Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Soemadipradja & Taher represents multinationals, government entities and state-owned enterprises at all levels of the Indonesian courts and regulatory agencies such as the Indonesian Competition Commission. The team has an impressive range of expertise that covers administrative, aviation, bankruptcy, construction and tax disputes. Nira Sari Nazarudin specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration and heads the practice alongside founding partner Hafzan Taher. Romi Emirat and Erie Hotman Tobing are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Hafzan Taher; Nira Nazarudin

Other key lawyers:


Solid team. Very professional and client-oriented. They are very responsive, reliable and conscientious.’

Key clients

PT Astra Honda Motor

PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended PT Astra Honda Motor in proceedings arising from alleged breaches of the Indonesian competition law.
  • Represented PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Persero) in civil court proceedings arising from a contractual dispute relating to a Loss of Licence policy.

Indonesia > Labour and employment Tier 1

Soemadipradja & Taher has a broad contentious and non-contentious employment practice with particular experience advising on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Another key area of focus is advising foreign entities in Indonesia on maters involving the employment of expatriates and the termination of employees. The contentious work for the practice frequently involve wrongful dismissals, disciplinary proceedings and breach of fiduciary duties. Corporate and M&A veteran Retno Muljosantoso heads the practice. Foreign counsel Robert Reid is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Retno Muljosantoso

Other key lawyers:


‘Their ability to provide crisp, correct and to the point advice.’

‘Nira and Winotia Robert Reid are able to quickly identify and assess the key issues and describe relevant options in a manner that provides comfort when navigating in foreign jurisdictions.’

Key clients

PT Welltec Oilfield Services Indonesia

Willis Towers Watson

Legget & Platt

Microsoft Inc.

DAZN Media Services Ltd.

Arrow Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd.

PT Courts Retail Indonesia

Macquarie Group

The Carlyle Group

Work highlights

  • Advised PT Welltec Oilfield Services Indonesia on dealing with a former employee who presented certain demands in return for confidential data.
  • Advised DAZN Media Services Ltd. on the employment aspects of a multi-jurisdictional reorganisation.
  • Assisted Arrow Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd. with preparing various employment related policies for use in Indonesian territory.

Indonesia > Capital markets Tier 2

Soemadipradja & Taher has an active capital markets team that advises on IPOs, rights issuance, bonds and warrants for a broad range of clients that includes the Financial Services Authority, Bank Indonesia, the Ministry of Finance and the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Emalia Achmadi has a broad range of capital markets expertise and focuses on IPOs, bond offerings and debt securities. Denia Isetianti Permata‘s expertise covers bond issuance and issuance of dual-currency government debt securities. Corporate and M&A specialist Retno Muljosantoso is also noted and has expertise in mutual funds and the issuance of sovereign sukuk.

Practice head(s):

Retno A. D. Muljosantoso; Emalia Achmadi; Denia Isetianti Permata; Robert Reid; Oene J. Marseille

Key clients

GIC Private Limited

Work highlights

    Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

    Soemadipradja & Taher has a broad offering that spans M&A, regulatory, foreign investment, private equity investment, antitrust and competition. Founding partner Rahmat Soemadipradja is well-regarded in the corporate space and has experience advising clients in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Retno Muljosantoso also has extensive corporate experience and assists international and domestic clients with establishing representative offices, joint ventures and M&A activities. Emalia Achmadi is also noted and showcases in-depth knowledge of regulatory and compliance in the financial services sector. The firm is associated with Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill LLP which makes it well placed to assist clients with their M&A transactions in the region.

    Practice head(s):

    Rahmat Soemadipradja; Retno Muljosantoso; Emalia Achmadi; Denia Isetianti Permata; Oene J. Marseille; Robert Reid

    Key clients

    Prime Paper Co.

    LMIRT Management LTD.

    Composite Capital Management (HK) Ltd.

    K.R.S. Corporation

    B Capital Group

    Aviva Plc.

    Wilbur Ellis Holdings, Inc.

    Allianz X

    Azelis S.A.

    PT Lemonilo Indonesia Sehat

    Susquehanna International Group and SCI Investments

    Work highlights

    • Advised Prime Paper Co. on Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s acquisition of PT Softex Indonesia valued at $1.2bn.
    • Assisted LMIRT Management LTD. with a loan facility to finance the acquisition of a mall in Jakarta valued at IDR 3.5 trillion.
    • Advised Composite Capital Management (HK) Ltd. on its proposed Series D Investment in M-League Pte Ltd. valued at $95m.

    Indonesia > Projects and energy Tier 2

    Soemadipradja & Taher has a broad range of industry expertise that includes mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and power. Ardian Deny Sidharta is a key point of contact and has substantial PPP experience in the energy and natural resources sectors. Founding partner Rahmat Soemadipradja and Denia Isetianti Permata are also noted. Romi Emirat has taken over the projects that were previously led by Mochamad Kasmali, who left the firm in 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Rahmat S.S. Soemadipradja; Ardian Deny Sidharta; Romi Emirat; Denia Isetianti Permata; Oene J. Marseille; Robert Reid

    Key clients

    Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd and PT Hutama Karya

    PT Samanea Tangerang Development

    Hong Yuh Assets Management Co., Ltd.

    PT Bukit Asam Tbk

    YTL Power International Berhad

    Work highlights

    • Advised Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd and PT Hutama Karya on Project Jawa 9&10, the  2×1,000 MW coal fired steam power plant valued at approximately $3.2 bn.
    • Assisted PT Samanea Tangerang Development with land acquisitions valued at approximately $28m.
    • Advising PT Bukit Asam Tbk, a major Indonesian coal mining company, on a range of important issues relevant to a leading public coal mining company and its subsidiaries.

    Indonesia > Banking and finance Tier 3

    Soemadipradja & Taher has a broad banking and finance practice that covers finance structuring, security packages, the registration and enforcement of security, regulatory and compliance. Retno Muljosantoso has extensive experience in both conventional and shariah banking and finance, as well as a strong M&A and real estate practice. Emalia Achmadi also has a strong banking and finance practice with an emphasis on regulatory and compliance work.

    Practice head(s):

    Rahmat Soemadiprajda; Retno A. D. Muljosantoso; Emalia Achmadi; Denia Isetianti Permata; Robert Reid; Oene J. Marseille

    Other key lawyers:

    Aziizah Soerjadi


    ‘We have worked with various Indonesian law firms and Soemadipradja & Taher stands out from the rest for their professionalism, responsiveness and commercial mindedness. ’

    ‘Oene Marseille and Aziizah Soerjadi are highly responsive, helpful, proficient in English and provide sound advice.’

    ‘ Oene J. Marseille is very user friendly and approachable.’

    Key clients


    United Overseas Bank Limited

    United Overseas Bank Limited

    PT Ultrajaya Milk Industry & Trading Co. Tbk.

    OCBC Bank

    Lei Shing Hong Trading Ltd Hong Kong and Lei Shing Hong Credit Ltd Hong Kong

    PT Austin Engineering Indonesia

    United Overseas Bank Limited

    MUFG Bank, Ltd.

    MUFG Bank, Ltd. No

    PT Aver Asia

    Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 3

    Allen & Gledhill LLP advises clients on market entry strategies, structuring or restructuring, acquisitions, divestments and early-stage investments in Indonesia. Oene Marseille has extensive experience advising international corporates and private investors on corporate and M&A transactions in the region. Clients praise Marseille for being ‘knowledgeable, amiable and very responsive‘. Prawiro Widjaja advises corporate clients and private equity funds on big-ticket M&A transactions.


    Allen & Gledhill have a close tie-up with leading Indonesian firm, Soemadipradja & Taher, and together deliver a very joined up offering to their clients.’

    Oene Marseille is knowledgeable, amiable and very responsive.’

    Work highlights

    • Advised CVC and the Sellers, as transaction counsel, on the sale of PT Softex Indonesia to Kimberly-Clark Corporation for an aggregate purchase price of $1.2bn.
    • Advising Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. on the joint build agreement to jointly own and develop the Bifrost Cable System, with a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International.
    • Acted as transaction counsel to a private investor who co-led both the $90m Series C and $95m Series D financing of Mobile Premier League.

    Indonesia > Intellectual property Tier 3

    Soemadipradja & Taher advises clients on the full life cycle of intellectual property assets. The team showcases strong regulatory and compliance expertise and works closely with government entities, particularly the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights. Key sectors of expertise include the automotive, oil and gas, technology, and luxury goods sectors. Practice head Romi Emirat is a licensed advocate and intellectual property consultant.

    Practice head(s):

    Romi Emirat


    Rommy Emirat played an outstanding role in assisting with every AHM IPR law matter. Rommy lead the S&T team and was able to provide a tailored and successful IPR litigation strategy based on what we could see was an in-depth understanding of both the relevant law and the practical/procedural aspects.’

    Key clients

    Rahmat Lim & Partners

    Bris & Partners

    Seino Holdings Co. Ltd.

    Intertek Plc.

    K.R.S. Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Advised Intertek Plc. on the Indonesian intellectual property law aspects of a proposed acquisition.
    • Advised BRIS & Partners on the protection of its client’s trademark.
    • Advised K.R.S. Corporation on the intellectual property aspects of its acquisition of four subsidiaries of the Kiat Ananda Group.

    Indonesia > Antitrust and competition

    Soemadipradja & Taher regularly handles investigations, merger filing, litigation opposite the KPPU and reglatory matters. Ardian Deny Sidharta is the key contact.