Denny Rahmansyah > SSEK Law Firm > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

SSEK Law Firm

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, commercial and investment, debt restructuring, forestry and plantations, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources (including mining), private power and infrastructure. real estate and property, risk management and compliance, TMT (including fintech/e-commerce, data protection/privacy)




Denny Rahmansyah is an extensively experienced lawyer who joined SSEK in 2001 and has been involved in major projects and transactions in various sectors, including handling numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions and debt restructurings.

Prior to joining SSEK, Denny was associated with another prominent law firm in Jakarta, where he worked mostly in acquisitions and debt restructuring matters.

Denny is recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading lawyers for real estate/property, company law, and M&A by legal directories including Asialaw, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, and The Legal 500. Denny is the only lawyer in Indonesia to be acknowledged as a global leader in the Who’s Who Legal 2022 Real Estate guide. Denny also is included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers.

Representative Matters

  • Representing clients, acting as lenders or borrowers, in financing transactions, preparing or reviewing financing and security documents, and assisting with closing.
  • Assisting clients with property acquisitions, hospitality projects (including hotels and villas), office building leases and developments, and industrial property developments, including handling overlapping issues in connection with forestry and plantation matters.
  • Advising clients in the TMT space, including (i) the establishment of fintech and e-commerce companies and registration with the relevant authorities including the Ministry of Communications and Informatics and Bappebti, and (ii) data protection and data privacy matters.
  • Acting for clients on share and asset acquisitions and project financings for private power, mining, and infrastructure companies, including due diligence, preparing and reviewing transaction documents, advising clients on relevant issues and assisting with closing.
  • Representing clients with the establishment of foreign investment (PMA) companies, representative offices and branch offices in Indonesia, liaising with notaries and the relevant authorities for licensing matters, and advising on all the procedures and requirements under Indonesian law.
  • Advising clients on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance.


Indonesian, English


  • Association of Indonesian Legal Consultants
  • Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) (holds an advocate license from Peradi, admitting him to practice throughout Indonesia)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association


  • University of Indonesia, S.H. in private law, 2000
  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands, LL.M. in international economic and business law, 2009
  • Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, American and international law, 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Denny RahmansyahSSEK Law Firm

SSEK Law Firm houses a diverse real estate practice, assisting with land acquisitions, property developments, financings, sales and leasing matters in addition to acting in real estate disputes. The firm has acted for clients in the tourism and hospitality sectors, especially within Jakarta and Bali, and the energy and natural resources sector. The real estate practice is led jointly by Denny Rahmansyah, who particularly specialises in real estate work related to hospitality properties, and Michael Twomey, who advises multi-national coperations on commercial real estate development. Other members of note are Michael Carl, who is active in the natural resources sector, and Nico Mooduto for his work on data centre developments.

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.