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ABNR Counsellors at Law




Nurdin, who joined ABNR in 2000 and was made partner in 2012, focuses his practice on project finance & development, banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), foreign direct investment (FDI) and aviation.

Recent highlights of his work include acting for Bank of China for its USD 153 million loan to finance a satellite procurement by PT Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera; BNP Paribas for its USD 100 million loan to Ireland-based Wafu Aviation; and ABN Amro Bank for the First Amendment of its USD 200 million Uncommitted Facility Letter to PT Pertamina (Persero), which increased the facility to USD 400 million.

He also advised PT Badjradaya Sentranusa, the project company for the USD 310-million Asahan hydro power plant, on a change in its internal ownership structure.

He is currently busy on a ground-breaking “green/gender-aware” loan by an international financing institution to an Indonesian state-owned bank, the proceeds of which will be on-lent to women-owned businesses and green development projects.

In the M&A arena, he is presently representing the sellers in their planned disposal of a majority interest in a well-known Indonesian heavy-industry company to a local private-equity house. In addition, he is acting for a blue-chip European manufacturer of power-sector equipment for the sale of part of its Indonesian business to another European company.

A member of PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association); AKHI (Association of Indonesian Legal Consultants); and HKHPM (Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants Association), Nurdin holds an LL.M in international business law from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

He also regularly lectures in project finance in the University of Indonesia’s master’s degree program in law.

Nurdin is ranked as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for banking & finance by Asialaw, and as a “Notable Practitioner” for capital markets by IFLR 1000, and is recommended for banking & finance, aviation and IT & telecoms by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.


English, Indonesia

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Banking and finance

ABNR Counsellors at Law is well-regarded in the market for offshore and onshore financings, including domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, and leveraged and acquisition finance. The firm is active in the projects and infrastructure sector, advising on public-private partnership (PPP) projects and project finance initiatives (PFIs), and handles loan restructuring and Islamic finance matters. The team is headed by Emir Nurmansyah, who has over 30 years’ experience in the sector and has particular expertise in the financing of large power projects. Elsie Hakim is a name to note for M&A, regulatory and compliance issues in the banking and finance sector, while Nurdin Adiwibowo stands out for his knowledge of foreign direct investment (FDI) and aviation finance. Giffy Pardede is another name for project finance and counts domestic state-owned banks and international lenders among his clientele; he has handled deals in the oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive sectors, among others.

Indonesia > Aviation

ABNR Counsellors at Law handles the full spectrum of aviation mandates, including aviation liability, aircraft insurance and reinsurance, in addition to aircraft and aircraft-engine financing. Other key areas of expertise include high-end transactions, including aircraft repossession cases, as well as restructurings and insolvencies, as demonstrated by its advice on the Indonesian court-sanctioned debt restructuring of PT Mandala Airlines. Practice leader Emir Nurmansyah has demonstrable experience in aircraft financing and restructuring matters, while Gustaaf Reerink advises on acquisitions and leasing work. Other key contacts in the group include Kevin Sidharta, Nurdin Adiwibowo and senior associate Reynard Kevin Munando. In addition to its diverse roster of leading industry clients, including Air Lease Corporation and Pacific Aerospace, the team regularly handles the Indonesian aspects of aviation matters on behalf of international law firms.