Firm Profile > Soemadipradja & Taher > Jakarta, Indonesia

Soemadipradja & Taher

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Soemadipradja & Taher is a leading firm for disputes pertaining to the energy and natural resources sector,  often advising on contentious issues concerning procurement, construction and payments issues. The team is experienced in litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, the latter of which has recently been enhanced through its new alliance with Singaporean law firm Allen & Gledhill LLP. Most instructions are handled by founding partner Hafzan Taher  as well as Nira Sari Nazarudin  and Ahmad Djosan.

Labour and employment Tier 1

Although a multidisciplinary practice, Soemadipradja & Taher ’s particular strengths lie in cross-border issues such as advising foreign companies on its Indonesian operations as well as assisting employers with foreign employees. Retno Muljosantoso is an expert in employment and corporate and as such is highly skilled in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Foreign counsel Robert Reid  has a similar focus and is particularly strong in the energy and natural resources sector. Rahmat Soemadipradja is a respected name for employment disputes, most notably in the natural resources sector.

Key clients

HOOQ Digital Pte Ltd

PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe (Dana)

Oxford University Press (OUP)



WeWork Companies Inc.


Capital markets Tier 2

Soemadipradja & Taher is a key name in the market for government bond issuance having recently acted for the Indonesian government and international arrangers on two separate bond issuances. Emalia Achmadi advises on both of those deals and has also been very active in advising on IPOs. Working alongside Achmadi on most of these deals is Denia Isetianti Permata who is a member of the Capital Markets Legal Consultants Association, noted for her experience in handling IPOs, Samurai bonds, and Sukuk issuances. The teams’ offering has recently been enhanced with its strategic alliance with Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill LLP, a leading firm in equity and debt capital markets.

Key clients

Joint Lead Managers (Citigroup Global Markets Inc, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank AG London Branch, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mandiri Securities Pte Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank)

Ministry of Finance of Republic of Indonesia

PT Ifishdeco Tbk

Kin Group Pty. Ltd.

PT Bukit Asam Tbk

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Soemadipradja & Taher is one of the most active firms in the insurance sector, with a client roster that includes Aviva and The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company. The team is also highly focused on major growth areas in the region such as healthcare, hospitality and fintech. In terms of cross-border work, the team’s recent alliance with Singaporean law firm Allen & Gledhill LLP makes it well-place for Pan-Asian deals. Founding partner Rahmat Soemadipradja is a well-respected name in the market and has been working on some of the firm’s insurance work. Retno Muljosantoso has been very active in assisting international companies such as Aviva and IKEA, as well as venture capital firm Horizon Ventures. Emalia Achmadi has been a key name for the firm’s fintech work.

Key clients

Accion International

Aviva Plc

Horizon Ventures Ltd

IKEA of Sweden AB

The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited

Projects and energy Tier 2

Soemadipradja & Taher has been historically associated with mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects, which has been further enhanced due to its recent tie up with the similarly focused Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill LLP . Practice head Mochamad Kasmali has a broad skillset in energy and infrastructure, with a notable specialism in environmental law. Ardian Deny Sidharta similarly has a strong background in environmental law, as well as forestry, procurement and land acquisitions.

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Key clients


PT Doosan Heavy Industries Indonesia and PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

Real estate Tier 2

Soemadipradja & Taher is very experienced in assisting international investors and has recently seen a large intake of work from Japan and counts its major real estate developer Sumitomo as a key client. Mochamad Kasmali leads the practice and has been advising on commercial and residential buildings, as well as property and land associated with energy and infrastructure projects.

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Key clients

PT Sumitomo Indonesia

Banking and finance Tier 3

Soemadipradja & Taher has expertise in financing and restructuring transactions, and has recently enhanced its cross-border capabilities due its recent alliance with Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill LLP. The team advises international and local clients, with its current workload involving the refinancing of bilateral loans, corporate facility agreements, and regulatory compliance issues.  Emalia Achmadi is the key name to note.

Foreign firms Tier 4

A leading Singaporean firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP has significantly enhanced its presence in Indonesia through its recent tie up with local firm Soemadipradja & Taher . This collaboration came shortly after the arrival of corporate and M&A partner Oene Marseille , who formerly worked for local outfit ABNR Counsellors at Law. He leads the practice alongside Prawiro Widjaja, who focuses on M&A and private equity transactions.

Established in 1991 by Rahmat Soemadipradja and Hafzan Taher, Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) is a leading full-service commercial law firm that provides international standard legal services.  Consistently ranked top-tier by legal directories, S&T and its lawyers have advised on some of the most significant and complex transactions, providing national, foreign and multinational clients with extensive market knowledge, coupled with a solutions-focused approach and offering unrivaled breadth and depth of expertise.

Through the collective expertise of our partners, foreign counsel and lawyers, a wealth of experience representing corporate clients, and an ability to look beyond traditional approaches and think creatively, we assist national, foreign and multinational clients to achieve their business objectives in Indonesia.

As specialists in providing corporate legal services, S&T understands its clients’ businesses, industries and corporate goals, ensuring that it can provide the most appropriate legal solutions adjusted to its clients’ circumstances.

S&T has formed a strategic alliance with Allen & Gledhill of Singapore, and maintains relationships with a number of leading international and regional law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. In Indonesia’s constantly changing legal environment, S&T is able to assist its clients in navigating the intricacies of Indonesian law, culture and commerce, while meeting the highest ethical and professional standards.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Rahmat S. S. Soemadipradja
Dispute Resolution Hafzan Taher
Corporate, Employment Retno A. D. Muljosantoso
Corporate Emalia Achmadi
Dispute Resolution Nira Nazarudin
Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Mochamad Kasmali
Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Deny Sidharta
Dispute Resolution Ahmad Djosan
Dispute Resolution Romi Emirat
Dispute Resolution Erie Hotman Tobing
Corporate Denia Isetianti Permata
Partners : 11
Foreign Counsel : 4
Associates : 37
IBA (International Bar Association)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
HKHPM (Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants)