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ABNR Counsellors at Law

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law regularly represents multinational clients on both contentious and non-contentious competition matters. Chandrawati Dewi leads the practice and has extensive experience in handling the antitrust issues that arise out of cross-border deals. Other key members of the team include Agus Ahadi Deradjat, who is has a strong background in the pharmaceutical and TMT industries, and Gustaaf Reerink, who is an expert in merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance matters.


‘Very attentive and thinks from the perspective of clients.’

‘Goes beyond what is asked of them.’

Key clients

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Glencore PLC

LG International Corp

Apro Financial Co Ltd

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Aviation Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law advises on the financing, acquisition and  leasing of aircraft and mainly acts on the lessor side. Emir Nurmansyah leads  the team and is highly skilled in handling aircraft transactions. Also recommended is Theodoor Bakker, who is an expert in aircraft finance.

Banking and finance Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law's multi-disciplinary practice covers syndicated and bilateral loans, leveraged and acquisition financings, and security arrangements. Emir Nurmansyah leads the team and is an expert in cross-border financings and transactions. Another key figure is Theodoor Bakker, who is skilled in acquisition finance, structured finance and security arrangements. Also recommended are infrastructure financing experts Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi, Nurdin AdiwibowoFreddy Karyadi and Elsie Hakim, who recently made partner.

Next Generation Partners


‘Highly efficient and detail-oriented team that never drops the ball.’

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law has a broad corporate and M&A practice but stands out in sectors such as banking, TMT, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Agus Ahadi Deradjat heads the practice and is notably strong in the technology sector. Emir Nurmansyah is also a name to note and focuses on transactions and restructurings. Also recommended is Chandrawati Dewi, who handles restructuring, M&A and privatisation matters, and Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi, who advises on general corporate issues.


‘They are prompt and to the point in their advice.’

‘Always easy to communicate with.’

Key clients

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsui Corporation

Marubeni Corporation

LG International

Daimler AG

Novartis International

Johnson & Johnson

Henkel AG & Co KGaA

SAAB Group

Volvo Group

Labour and employment Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law covers the full spectrum of employment issues and is notably strong in the pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors. Nafis Adwani leads the team and is skilled in handling contracts, immigration issues, HR policies, redundancies and TUPE matters. Other key individuals from the team include Indra Setiawan, who is experienced in employment disputes, and Sahat Siahaan, who regularly acts on mediation and arbitration cases.

Next Generation Partners


‘Solid team approach, always come up with holistic approach. ‘

‘They not only give advise based on what has been said in laws and regulations, but they will give us perspective in term of risk and how to mitigate for every suggestion given to us.’

‘ABNR not only have strong labor law capabilities and knowledge but they have very strong local know-how and wisdom.’

Key clients





Alfa Atrindo

Johnson & Johnson

Merck & Co Inc

Daimler Group


Merck KGaA

Projects and energy Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law's broad projects and energy practice advises on power plants, rail projects, oil and gas, and mining, as well as airports and seaports. Emir Nurmansyah leads the team and has extensive experience in project financing. Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi is another key figure and is highly active in rail transportation projects. Herry Nuryanto Kurniawan and Freddy Karyadi are both experts in power plant projects.

Key clients

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance

The Export-Import Bank of Korea

China Development Bank

International Finance Corporation

Mizhuo Bank

Marubeni Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

Indonesian state rail operator

Kereta Api Indonesia

MRT Jakarta

Kereta Cepat Indonesia China Railink

Barito Pacific Group

Mitsui &Co., Ltd.

Real estate Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law has a strong background in advising on property and land matters relating to commercial, tourism and infrastructure developments. Rita T Taufik leads the team and is very active in infrastructure projects. Also in the team is Giffy Pardede, who focuses on financings, securitisations and investment trusts, and Kevin Sidharta, who is notably strong in real estate-related insolvencies and liquidations. Herry Nuryanto Kurniawan is also very experienced in handling the real estate aspects of major infrastructure projects.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law regularly acts for global financial institutions on restructuring and insolvency issues. The team is led by Emir Nurmansyah and Theodoor Bakker, who both predominantly act on the creditor side in major insolvencies and restructurings. Kevin Sidharta is also a key figure.

Next Generation Partners


ABNR provides high-quality one-stop-shop services.’

Key clients

Marubeni Corporation

China Development Bank

First Ship Lease

Standard Chartered Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Credit Saison Co. Ltd

Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

JP Morgan

International Finance Corporation

Royal Bank of Scotland

Lufthansa Technik AG

International Aero Engines AG

Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited

International Lease Finance Corporation

Shipping Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious shipping issues. The team consists of practice head Emir Nurmansyah, who is very strong in vessel financing; Sahat Siahaan, who focuses on shipping disputes; and Nurdin Adiwibowo, who is highly skilled in shipping finance transactions. Also highly recommended is of counsel M Husseyn Umar, who is also experienced in contentious shipping issues.

Leading individuals


‘Very responsive and on the ball.’

‘Juni Dani is very client-friendly and commercially minded.’

Capital markets Tier 2

ABNR Counsellors at Law represents international and domestic clients in both debt and equity offerings. Practice head Rita Tyastuti Taufik specialises in capital markets and is very active in cross-border transactions. Other highly capable partners in this area include Freddy Karyadi, Chandrawati Dewi and Theodoor Bakker.

IT and telecoms Tier 2

ABNR Counsellors at Law's repertoire in the area includes advising  on M&A, joint ventures, regulations, data protection, cybersecurity and fintech. Agus Ahadi Deradjat heads the team and acts for both international and domestic technology companies on M&A and joint ventures. Another important figure is Emir Nurmansyah, who is an expert in the telecoms sector, particularly in satellite financing. Kevin Sidharta has been instructed by household names in the technology sector concerning potential acquisitions in Indonesia. Also recommended is Freddy Karyadi, who is particularly strong in fintech, and Theodoor Bakker, who is notably active in data protection matters.

Key clients




PT Tokopedia

Pasific Satellite Nusantara



Hutchison CP Telecommunications

NetEase, Inc.



Thomson Reuters



The Nielsen Company

Dispute resolution Tier 3

ABNR Counsellors at Law's work within this space involves litigation and ADR relating to shipping, infrastructure and insolvency. Sahat Siahaan is an expert in litigation and arbitration and is notably active in shipping and aviation disputes. Also highly recommended are Ulyarta Naibaho, who acts on commercial and employment cases, and Nafis Adwani, who is an expert in commercial, restructuring and real estate matters.


‘Familiar with local law, detailed their explanations and diligent with their follow-ups.’

‘The ABNR team is well rounded, very helpful and responsive to clients.’

‘Advice is clear and user-friendly.’

‘Teuku Ridzky Firmansyah Amin and Sahat Siahaan are highly recommended.’

Key clients

General Electric

Merck & Co

Gunnebo Group


Daimler Group

Indonesian lender Bank Artha Graha International

Saipem S.p.A

Wallem Group Ltd

Total Marine & Claims Services

ABNR Counsellors at Law

As the country’s longest-established law firm (founded 1967), ABNR pioneered the development of international commercial law in Indonesia following the reopening of its economy to foreign investment after a period of isolationism in the early 1960s.

With 25 partners (including Indonesian and foreign counsel) and around 85 other fee earners, we are the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia and one of the country’s top-three law firms by lawyer numbers, giving us the scale needed to simultaneously handle large and complex transnational deals across the entire practice-area spectrum.

We also have global reach as the exclusive Lex Mundi (LM) member firm for Indonesia since 1991. LM is the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with members in more than 100 countries. ABNR’s position as LM member firm for Indonesia was reconfirmed for a further six-year period in 2018.

Through our work over the years, we have become intimately acquainted with our clients’ businesses. We offer particular experience, expertise and industry-specific knowledge in financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, education, oil & gas, general mining, power & renewables, real estate & construction, shipping, aviation, automotive, telecommunications, plantations & agriculture, and tourism & hospitality.

We continue to value the personal touch and are proud of our reputation for responsiveness. Our lawyers are business savvy and fully understand that — alongside legal expertise and experience — timeliness and value for money are of the utmost importance to our clients.

ABNR is an equal opportunity firm, as shown by the fact that more than 40 percent of our partners are women. We are also committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in such key areas as education, the environment and human rights, as evidenced by the training and scholarships we offer to aspiring young lawyers through the ABNR Foundation, and the pro bono services we provide to non-governmental and civil society organizations.

Further information about ABNR can be found at

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Ms. Chandrawati Dewi
Banking and finance Mr. Emir Nurmansyah
Investment law Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Capital markets Ms. Rita Taufik
Project finance Mr. Emir Nurmansyah
Fintech - TMT Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Maritime and shipping Mr. Sahat Siahaan
Competition & Anti-monopoly Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Aviation Mr. Gustaaf Reerink
Real Estate Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Restructuring and bankruptcy Mr. Kevin Sidharta
Energy and mining Mr. Emir Nurmansyah
Oil and gas Mr. Giffy Pardede
Mergers and acquisitions Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Telecommunications and information technology Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Real estate Ms. Rita Taufik
Capital Market Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Environment Mr. Kevin Sidharta
Labour law Mr. Indra Setiawan
Forestry and plantations Mr. Ayik Gunadi
Investment & Corporate Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution Mr. Sahat Siahaan
Antitrust and international trade Ms. Chandrawati Dewi
Banking & Finance Mr. Freddy Karyadi
Corporate Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nurdin Adiwibowo  photo Nurdin Adiwibowo
 Nafis Adwani  photo Nafis Adwani
Mr Agus Ahadi Deradjat  photo Mr Agus Ahadi Deradjat
 Monic Devina  photo Monic Devina
Ms Chandrawati Dewi  photo Ms Chandrawati Dewi
Mr Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi  photo Mr Ayik Candrawulan Gunadi
 Elsie Hakim  photo Elsie Hakim
Mr Freddy Karyadi  photo Mr Freddy Karyadi
Mr Herry Nuryanto Kurniawan  photo Mr Herry Nuryanto Kurniawan
 Serafina Muryanti  photo Serafina Muryanti
 Ulyarta Naibaho  photo Ulyarta Naibaho
Mr Emir Nurmansyah  photo Mr Emir Nurmansyah
Mr Woody Pananto  photo Mr Woody Pananto
 Giffy Pardede  photo Giffy Pardede
 Gustaaf Reerink photo Gustaaf Reerink
Ms Ricky S Nazir  photo Ms Ricky S Nazir
 Indra Setiawan  photo Indra Setiawan
Mr Sahat Siahaan  photo Mr Sahat Siahaan
 Kevin Sidharta photo Kevin Sidharta
Ms Yanny Suryaretina  photo Ms Yanny Suryaretina
Ms Rita T Taufik  photo Ms Rita T Taufik
Number of lawyers : 120
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