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ABNR Counsellors at Law
GRAHA CIMB NIAGA, 24TH FLOOR
JL JENDERAL SUDIRMAN KAV 58
JAKARTA 12190
Indonesia
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Position

Partner

Career

Dewi, who was made partner on 1 January 2009, focuses her practice on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), foreign direct investment (FDI), competition/antitrust, and capital markets.

In M&A and FDI, she advises high-end domestic and international clients operating in various sectors including agriculture & plantations, trading, multi-level-marketing, automotive and groundside aviation. She has particular experience working with clients from South Korea, China, US and EU. Last year, she was joint head of the ABNR team that handled Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia assets, the largest deal ever of its kind in the region. In addition, she jointly led the team that worked on the Indonesian aspects of Global Infrastructure Partners’ USD 5 billion acquisition of Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy deal ever.

She is also head of ABNR’s competition/antitrust practice, where she focuses on cartel, dominant-position, and merger-control matters for multinational clients and international and regional law firms, including advising on deal structuring to avoid triggering mandatory post-notification. With the Indonesian Competition Authority (KPPU) now actively monitoring the impacts of overseas MCA transactions on the Indonesian market, she is increasingly called on to advise on foreign-to-foreign deals. In addition, she has provided compliance training to a number of major multinational companies. She recently advised on the competition aspects of South Korea-based LG International’s acquisition of two Indonesian palm oil companies.

In capital markets, she specializes in offshore debt and equity offerings by Indonesian companies and multinational corporations with operations in Indonesia. She led the ABNR team that handled Indonesian state-owned energy company PT Pertamina (Persero)’s issuance of USD 750 million of 6.5% Senior Notes due 2048 that were listed on the Singapore Exchange in November 2018. She is currently advising an Indonesian state-sponsored infrastructure finance company and a number of Indonesian banks on capital-markets transactions involving bond and right issues, and private placements.  

Dewi is recommended for corporate and M&A, capital markets, and antitrust and competition by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, and is recognized by Vantage Asia / Asia Business Law Journal as one of Indonesia’s top-100 lawyers.

Languages

Indonesian and English.

Memberships

Indonesian Bar Association; PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association); AKHI (Association of Indonesian Legal Consultants).

Education

LLB, Parahyangan Catholic University.

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Capital markets

ABNR Counsellors at Law is a very strong independent firm that regularly works alongside international law firms on cross-border deals, as exemplified by its recent work alongside Latham & Watkins LLP on Pertmina’s $1.5b global bond offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The team has expertise in both debt and equity offerings, acting for both issuers, arrangers, and underwriters. Chandrawati Dewi and Rita T Taufik are the two key names of note.

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition

With a specialist competition practice, ABNR Counsellors at Law is highly experienced in cartel investigations, dominant positions, merger control, as well as general compliance matters. The team is jointly led by Chandrawati Dewi who is particularly strong in assisting international clients with the competition elements of inbound investments, and foreign counsel and competition law specialist Gustaaf Reerink who specialises in merger controls. Senior associate Bilal Anwari also specialises in competition and regularly advises clients on appeals before the Indonesian Competition Law Authority. The team regularly works with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP  on cross-border matters.

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