Jonathan M Streifer > SSEK Law Firm > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

SSEK Law Firm

Work Department

Commercial and corporate law, dispute resolution, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and infrastructure development, TMT


Foreign Legal Advisor


Jonathan Streifer joined SSEK in 2002. He advises clients on corporate and business law including investment, projects, acquisitions, financings and other commercial transactions.

Jonathan has a robust and growing dispute resolution practice and in the TMT sector on data privacy, content and other issues in the digital economy. He has recently advised several clients on carbon credit and plastic credit projects and other investments in the sustainable economy.

Jonathan advises multinational companies, start-ups, investment funds, entrepreneurs and other companies doing business in Indonesia.

Prior to joining SSEK, Jonathan worked for six years as a legal advisor to law firms in Jakarta, focusing on corporate finance including private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities, debt restructuring, bank lending, acquisitions and other international business transactions. He was previously associated with the San Francisco law firm Shartsis Friese LLP, where he specialized in venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Jonathan has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for  financial and corporate law. He is included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers.

Clients, in discussing Jonathan’s work, told IFLR1000 that he is “experienced in handling international clients and provided sophisticated answers to our queries,” and that he is “very capable and responsive.”

Representative Matters

  • Assisted SYSTEMIQ, a systems change company, in its work with its partners in Indonesia to design and implement local waste management projects.
  • Acted as Indonesian counsel to clients in forming an electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing joint venture company in Indonesia.
  • Advised a restoration project developer on cooperation agreements with a public holding company and its subsidiaries for the management of lands owned by the companies for the generation of carbon credits.
  • Represented Showa Denko K.K in its US$500 million chemical grade alumina project in Kalimantan.




  • California State Bar
  • The Law Firm Network
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia


  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. (high honors), 1986
  • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, J.D., 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A

SSEK Law Firm is noted for the way in which it ‘understands the legal regulatory landscape in Indonesia and its implementation in practice‘; the group assists high-profile multinational clients across a range of sectors with their regulatory and transactional mandates. Ira Eddymurthy heads up the work, specialising in M&A and foreign investment across insurance, healthcare, and natural resources. Dewi Savitri Reni is noted for her work with multinational and domestic clients in natural resources and manufacturing, as well as her focus on M&A in the technology space. Foreign counsels Michael Twomey and Michael Carl both also have a focus on mandates relating to natural resources. Fransiscus Rodyanto and Jonathan Streifer complete the roster of key contacts.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency

SSEK Law Firm is active in relation to non-performing loans and complex debt restructurings, drawing on its ‘extensive practical experience in bankruptcy and cross-border investment‘ in acting on the most high-profile insolvency mandates. The team works closely with the M&A practice to advise on restructurings connected with acquisitions by multinational companies. Denny Rahmansyah and Dewi Savitri Reni head up the firm’s offering and are active on the most complex restructuring mandates and related arbitrations. Michael Carl leads on complex restructurings related to the shipping and logistics sectors. Ira Eddymurthy and Jonathan Streifer are also noted.