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ABNR Counsellors at Law

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law offers a full range of services in antitrust law and advises clients on cartel, dominant position, and merger control, as well as competition-related compliance and litigation matters. In addition, the team regularly conducts corporate internal investigations relating to antitrust issues, such as price-fixing and tender rigging. Key sectors of expertise include the heavy industry, commodities, FMCG, TMT, pharmaceutical and e-commerce. Practice head Chandrawati Dewi advises a broad range of multinational clients on merger-control matters. Within the team, competition law specialist Gustaaf Reerink has significant experience advising e-commerce clients on antitrust issues; Agus Ahadi Deradjat has a strong interest in the TMT sector; and senior associate Bilal Anwari represents clients before the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU).

Practice head(s):

Chandrawati Dewi; Gustaaf Reerink; Agus Ahadi Deradjat

Other key lawyers:


ABNR is very knowledgeable about anti-competitive agreements, resale price maintenance, and abuse of dominant position. Their background knowledge and expertise in these areas contribute to their excellent and efficient advice.’

Agus Ahadi Deradjat is very responsive, and Gustaaf Reerink is an excellent competition law lawyer.’

Gustaaf Reerink is very prompt and clear in his advice. He understands the client’s needs and effectively guides us to pre-empt any issues for our antitrust matters in Indonesia.’

Key clients

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Private Limited

Compass Diversified Holdings

London Stock Exchange Group


CEME S.P.A. (a subsidiary of InvestIndustrial Holdings)

One Equity Partners (OEP)

LG International Corporation

Indonesia > Aviation Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law advises across the full spectrum of aviation law, covering aircraft and aircraft-engine financing, acquisition, leasing (wet and dry), operating and financing leasing. The team offers a multidisciplinary approach and also assists clients with aviation liability, regulatory and competition, dispute resolution, aircraft insurance and reinsurance. Practice head Emir Nurmansyah has significant experience handling aircraft financing and restructuring, whilst Kevin Sidharta‘s practice focuses on aviation-related restructuring and insolvency, and Gustaaf Reerink has a broad aviation practice that covers aircraft financing, leasing and syndicated financing.

Practice head(s):

Emir Nurmansyah

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Air Lease Corporation

Castlelake, L.P.

Avalon Aerospace Leasing Limited

Altavair, L.P.

Indonesia > Banking and finance Tier 1

ABNR Counsellors at Law has a broad offering in the banking and finance space and advises clients on a range of offshore and onshore financings, including domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, security arrangements, leveraged and acquisition finance. The team has notable expertise in project finance and assists clients with both infrastructure and transport PPP and PFI  projects. Practice head Emir Nurmansyah has significant experience advising on general banking and finance and FDI matters in shipping, aviation and TMT sectors. Elsie Hakim is also noted and advises across the full range of offshore and onshore financing.

Practice head(s):

Emir Nurmansyah

Other key lawyers:

Elsie Hakim; Giffy Pardede


Emir Nurmansyah stands out for his responsiveness, availability and knowledge.’

Emir Nurmansyah and his team are trusted advisors who do not cut corners but find commercial solutions.’

Emir Nurmansyah is in a league of his own as a provider of legal services in Indonesia banking law.’

ABNR’s team is able to demonstrate their flexibility using technology in the preparation and finalization of the project. They are also able to demonstrate good collaboration and their understanding of the project.’

Elsie Hakim can understand the client needs and provides legal support in a very tight schedule.’

Experienced in terms of handling financing matters, and able to turnaround documentation and advice quickly and accurately. Quite well-versed with industry norms in Indonesia, which helps when practical solutions are required.’

Giffy Pardede is very prompt in his responses (especially in rendering legal advice), is available at all hours of the day, and is very pleasant to work with. He has a very hands-on approach and is committed to handling each matter.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas


Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


PT Bank Artha Graha Internasional Tbk

CIMB Group and PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk


Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB)

BNY Mellon

Mizuho Bank

Industrial Bank of Korea

PT Bank Oke Indonesia Tbk

Work highlights

    Indonesia > Capital markets Tier 1

    ABNR Counsellors at Law advises clients in the capital markets space on domestic and offshore debt and equity offerings. The practice advises issuers and arrangers/underwriters on IPOs and secondary offerings, private placements, and medium- and long-term debt offerings. Sovereign bond issuances is another area of focus. Practice head Chandrawati Dewi specialises in offshore debt and equity capital markets transactions and represents local and multinational corporates. Rita T Taufik is another key individual to note and advises on both onshore and offshore debt and equity offerings for clients in the financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, oil and gas sectors.

    Practice head(s):

    Chandrawati Dewi

    Other key lawyers:

    Rita T Taufik

    Key clients

    Kereta Api Indonesia

    PT Pertamina (Persero)

    Government of Indonesia

    PT Bayan Resources Tbk

    PT Bank Artha Graha Internasional Indonesia

    Deutsche Bank

    Morgan Stanley

    PT Kencana Energi Lestari Tbk

    PT Bank IBK Indonesia Tbk

    Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF)

    PT Bank China Construction Bank Indonesia Tbk

    Indonesia > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

    ABNR Counsellors at Law advises across the full range of M&A work and acts for domestic and multinational corporations, investment and private equity funds, venture capitalists, strategic investors and vulture funds. The firm also has a particularly strong antitrust and competition practice and advises on merger notification and other competition-related issues. Practice head Agus Ahadi Deradjat has an experienced M&A and FDI practice that covers the life sciences, technology, telecoms, e-commerce and automotive sectors. Emir Nurmansyah is also noted and specialises in restructuring and insolvency work, particularly for clients in the shipping, aviation and TMT sectors.

    Practice head(s):

    Agus Ahadi Deradjat

    Other key lawyers:

    Emir Nurmansyah; Giffy Pardede


    ABNR Counsellors are exceptional advocates. Very intelligent and professional. Always prepared and ready for the next step in a transaction or corporate situation. I especially appreciate their responsiveness, which is fast and timely. It is always a pleasure to work with the firm.’

    Giffy Pardede is an accomplished counsellor. There is no issue, no challenge that he has not been able to handle. We are always served well and happy with the results.’

    Agus’ team has been tremendously helpful in providing practical advice to us. While the Indonesian legal system is quite complicated to foreign investors in particular because of the language hurdle, Agus has always been able to promptly identify key issues and provide practical solutions to us.’

    Agus is an outstanding lawyer with a thorough understanding of businesses. He is pragmatic and understands the needs of in-house legal counsels.’

    The ABNR team has the capability to handle complex corporate transactions in the Indonesian market. We use different local firms in Indonesia depending on the type and size of transactions but will reach out to ABNR for the complex transactions that other local firms may not be able to handle well.’

    ABNR is rightly rated as one of Indonesia’s top law firms. They combine solid legal knowledge and expertise with a service-minded and responsive client-oriented attitude, fast and accurate delivery of services and pleasant and friendly team members. Fees are reasonable and appropriate to the level of service provided and in conformity with market standards.’

    A very seasoned team of lawyers, good combination between senior and young lawyers. Well diverse and balanced team. They are strong in general corporate matters and dispute resolution.’

    Agung Ahadi Deradjat responds quickly to acknowledge receipt of any query and provides his legal advice/support in a professional and timely manner.’

    Key clients

    Hormel Foods

    SAAB Group

    Johnson & Johnson


    LG International

    PT Merck Sharp Dohme Pharma, Tbk.


    Wanda Group

    TEVA Phamaceutical




    Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)


    CIMB Group Malaysia


    Cabot Corp

    Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care

    Bank Artha Graha International

    Indonesian State Railways

    Indonesia > IT, Telecoms and Fintech Tier 1

    ABNR Counsellors at Law advises domestic and multinational telecoms, technology and software companies on a broad range of matters from intellectual property and M&A, to regulatory and foreign direct investment matters. Senior partner Agus Ahadi Deradjat has a strong M&A, foreign direct investment and TMT practice with an emphasis on the technology, telecoms and e-commerce sectors. Kevin Sidharta is also experienced in the TMT space and specialises in restructuring and insolvency.

    Practice head(s):

    Agus Ahadi Deradjat

    Other key lawyers:


    Agus Ahadi Deradjat is my go-to lawyer for anything TMT and data related in Indonesia.’

    Flexible with fee arrangements, and able to deliver on client’s expectations and timelines which can sometimes be ambitious/demanding.’

    Work highlights

      Indonesia > Labour and employment Tier 1

      ABNR Counsellors at Law advises on all aspects of employment law and regularly advises clients on employment contracts, employment of expatriates, termination policies, employee benefits and entitlement, regulatory and compliance issues. Nafis Adwani co-heads the labour and employment practice and has a wide range of industry expertise that covers the life sciences, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture and automotive industries. Co-head Indra Setiawan has a similar practice and also advises on issues arising from trade unions and industrial strikes.

      Practice head(s):

      Nafis Adwani; Indra Setiawan


      ‘ABNR’s legal service is always prompt and precise. We consider ABNR’s team members are supportive to each request we have made. Compared to other law firms we had worked with, their legal advice is complete and thoughtful.’

      ‘According to our experience, their work is cost-efficient. Very meticulous and the advice provided is comprehensive including the process and challenges in implementing the project.’

      ‘Efficient and fast replies. Pak Ayik and Pak Indra revert to our queries and concerns in the shortest time even during odd hours.’

      Key clients



      Merck & Co Inc.,

      ByteDance (and its subsidiary TikTok),





      Daimler AG



      TEVA Pharmaceuticals

      KMK Global Sports

      Work highlights

        Indonesia > Projects and energy Tier 1

        ABNR Counsellors at Law advises across the full spectrum of PPP and PFI projects, with experience advising on power plant, rail, telecoms, airport, and oil and gas projects. The practice advises finance parties, sponsors, developers and other major parties on all aspects of project financing. A particular area of expertise for the practice is advising government entities, state owned enterprises and state-sponsored agencies. Emir Nurmansyah heads the practice and has extensive project finance and development experience, particularly in the aviation and shipping sectors. Ammalia Putri is another key individual to note.

        Practice head(s):

        Emir Nurmansyah

        Other key lawyers:


        The team have commitments to provide fast and helpful solutions for the client and understand the needs of the client to fit to the purpose.’

        Very responsive. They accommodate the client’s concerns and deadlines very well.’ 

        ‘We noticed great senior junior collaboration. we know we were in good hands.’ 

        ‘ABNR has the capability to specifically diagnose most of the legal issues we have. Thus ABNR always delivers the most suitable solutions to those issues.’

        ‘ABNR people are easy to access, responsive, thoughtful and reliable.’

        Key clients

        Japan Bank for International Cooperation

        Mitsubishi Corporation

        Nippon Export and Investment Insurance

        Indonesian State Railways (KAI)

        International Finance Corporation (IFC)

        China Development Bank

        Barito Pacific Group

        Mizhuo Bank

        Marubeni Corporation

        Mitsui &Co., Ltd.

        Sumitomo Corporation

        Infunde Development Pte Ltd,

        Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

        Xi’an Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.

        Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group

        Work highlights

          Indonesia > Real estate Tier 1

          ABNR Counsellors at Law advises local and international clients on the full spectrum of real estate law, from land acquisitions and commercial leases through to M&A and REIT transactions. The team works closely with the projects practice and provides support on the real estate aspects of energy and infrastructure projects. Rita Taufik advises international investors and state-owned enterprises on real estate-related joint ventures and M&A. Giffy Pardede is also noted and focuses on REIT transactions.

          Practice head(s):

          Rita Taufik

          Other key lawyers:


          ‘Good and thorough due diligence. They are able and available to handle every single aspect of the work, down to the minor details.’

          ‘Giffy Pardede stands out for his availability to the client.’

          ‘ABNR are highly responsive, technically capable and commercially aware.’

          Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

          ABNR Counsellors at Law has a leading restructuring and insolvency practice and advises global conglomerates, creditors and bondholders on large-scale debt restructurings. The practice has a broad client base with particular expertise in advising clients in the oil and gas, shipping and aviation sectors. Practice head Emir Nurmansyah is highly respected in the restructuring and insolvency space and has a strong background in the shipping, aviation and TMT sectors. Theodoor Bakker advises on the international aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters. Kevin Sidharta is another key individual to note.

          Practice head(s):

          Emir Nurmansyah

          Other key lawyers:


          ‘They are well known and have a good reputation in Indonesia.’

          ‘Emir Nurmansyah is very approachable and professional. He is someone who will address all your questions no matter how trivial they are.’

          ‘Kevin Sidharta is a nuts-and-bolts person and he works with us on the specifics of our cases.’

          ‘ABNR has a deep understanding of the practicalities of Indonesian bankruptcy law and their experience and expertise in the relevant field was extremely helpful in avoiding pitfalls and loss in legal proceedings, especially given the legal rules are still under development.’

          ‘We were deeply impressed by Kevin Sidharta and his team due to their hard work, team spirit and superb responsiveness to various rounds of enquiries and requests under tight schedules, even in the Covid era.’

          Indonesia > Shipping Tier 1

          ABNR Counsellors at Law is singled out for its 'good knowledge of Indonesian laws and regulations and good practical solutions'. It advises on both contentious and non-contentious maritime and shipping matters with notable expertise in cabotage, ship registrations, ship financing and security enforcement, ship mortgages and marine insurance. The team also handles a range of litigation matters, from vessel arrests and cargo claims, through to marine insurance disputes and charterparty disputes. Emir Nurmansyah heads the practice and is supported by Sahat Siahaan who is an 'excellent communicator'.

          Practice head(s):

          Emir Nurmansyah

          Other key lawyers:

          Sahat Siahaan; Ulyarta Naibaho; Muhammad Muslim


          Sahat Siahaan is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner who we work with regularly on shipping and commodities matters. He is exceptional – he is a reliable, safe pair of hands, who can work within tight timelines. He also communicates effectively.’

          We receive quality and practical advice from the ANBR team. Their knowledge of local shipping practice and contacts with the relevant ministries are very helpful in our engagement with them.’

          Good understanding of Indonesian maritime and commercial laws. Well researched and well thought out legal advice presented in a succinct manner. English is one of the best amongst local law firms.’

          Sahat Siahaan is knowledgeable in maritime and marine insurance matters.’

          Sahat Siahaan is an excellent communicator and knows how to get things done.’

          Key clients

          NYK Line

          PAN Ocean

          Mediterranea di Navigazione S.P.A

          Meratus Line

          Maritime Mutual

          British Marine P&I Club

          Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd.

          Japan P&I Club

          Shipowners Asia Pte. Ltd

          Spica Services Indonesia

          Japan Ship Owners Mutual protection & Indemnity Association

          Braemar Technical Services (now AqualisBraemar)

          PT Djakarta Lloyd (Persero)

          Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS

          Bollore Logistics

          Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

          Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V

          Indonesia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

          ABNR Counsellors at Law frequently represent clients before the Indonesian Supreme Court, as well as regularly representing clients in arbitration proceedings in the Indonesian National Arbitration Center (BANI). The team also has experience in international arbitration forums such as SIAC, KLIAC and HKIAC. Sahat Siahaan  is an experienced litigator and specialises in commercial, shipping, construction and infrastructure disputes. Ulyarta Naibaho  is another experienced litigator and focuses her disputes practice on commercial, shipping, FDI and mining disputes, and more.

          Practice head(s):

          Sahat Siahaan; Ulyarta Naibaho

          Other key lawyers:

          Giffy Pardede


          The ABNR team is very professional, thoughtful, responsive and helpful. ABNR lawyers provide excellent legal advice and representation, with outstanding client service.’

          Giffy Pardede is an exceptional partner and practitioner. He provides meaningful legal advice in dispute resolution. He offers solutions to every problem, and then successfully executes those solutions expeditiously.’

          Each lawyer in the team is brilliant and came with their unique point of view.’

          Key clients

          PT Multi Bintang Indonesia

          General Electric (GE) and its Indonesian subsidiary, Pt Baker Hughes Indonesia, and PT Baker Hughes’ subsidiaries

          NYK Line

          Merck & Co., Inc., and its Indonesian subsidiary PT Merck Sharp Dohme Pharma Tbk

          Gunnebo Group, the Sweden-based security products provider, and its Indonesian subsidiaries, PT Indolok Bakti Utama and PT Chubb Safes Indonesia

          PT Merck Tbk, the Indonesian subsidiary of Merck KGaA

          Daimler Group, and its Indonesian subsidiaries PT Daimler Commercial Vehicles Indonesia (DCVI), PT Mercedes Benz Indonesia (MBIna), PT Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia (MBDIna)

          Bank Artha Graha International Saipem S.p.A., and its Indonesian subsidiary, PT Saipem Indonesia

          National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and its Indonesian subsidiaries, PT NOV Indonesia and PT National Oilwell Varco

          PT Kereta Api Indonesia

          Work highlights

            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 www.abnrlaw.com.

            Number of lawyers : 120
            Lex Mundi
            Contacts : Emir Nurmansyah (enurmansyah@abnrlaw.com)
            Contacts : Ayik Gunadi (agunadi@abnrlaw.com)
            Contacts : Nurdin Adiwibowo (nadiwibowo@abnrlaw.com)