Firm Profile > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta , Indonesia

Makarim & Taira S.
SUMMITMAS 1, 16TH AND 17TH FLOORS
JL JEND SUDIRMAN KAV 61-62
JAKARTA 12190
12190
Indonesia

Labour and employment Tier 1

Makarim & Taira S. is highly experienced in contentious employment issues, particularly in cases involving mass terminations. Lia Alizia leads the team and is skilled in handling terminations, redundancies and immigration issues. Also recommended are Rahayu Hoed, who advises on terminations, and Alexandra FM Gerungan, who is experienced in terminations and health and safety-related cases.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Makarim & Taira S. is highly experienced in energy and infrastructure projects, and primarily acts for the projects company on these mandates. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed is one of two practice heads and advises on power plant developments, mining projects and land acquisitions. Vincent Ariesta Lie also leads the team and has advised on mining, power plant, and oil and gas projects. Other key figures include Yohanes Masengi, who is skilled in project financing and land acquisitions; Maria Sagrado, who is particularly experienced in advising Chinese clients on mining and energy investments; banking and finance expert Kurniawan Tanzil; and procurement specialist Heru Mardijarto.

Real estate Tier 1

Makarim & Taira S. is notably skilled in handling land acquisitions, leasehold arrangements and general contractual matters. Rahayu Hoed is a key figure and particularly active in advising on land acquisitions in the project and energy space. Heru Mardijarto has a similar focus on the energy and natural resources sector, but focuses on issues such as construction and procurement agreements. Also recommended is Lia Alizia, who is an expert in land transfers and due diligence.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Makarim & Taira S. advises on bankruptcy, restructuring and insurance liability issues. Alexandra FM Gerungan co-heads the practice and regularly represents creditors in relation to payment delays and bankruptcies. Also leading the team is Lia Alizia, who is very strong in advising multinational companies on restructuring issues. Kurniawan Tanzil, who heads the banking and finance team, is also very experienced in handling debt restructurings.

Aviation Tier 2

Makarim & Taira S.' area of focus in aviation concerns project developments and aircraft leasing. Kurniawan Tanzil and Lina A. Amran from the banking and finance team are the key names to note.

Banking and finance Tier 2

With a client base that includes banks, financial institutions and insurance companies, Makarim & Taira S. is a popular choice for aircraft and export credit financing, as well as bilateral and syndicated loans. Kurniawan Tanzil leads the team and represents both borrowers and lenders on complex financial transactions. Lina A. Amran is also skilled in banking transactions, with additional expertise in trade financing, credit insurance and commodities trading. Maria Sagrado regularly represents foreign investors in financial transactions and has a particular interest in the fintech space.

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Makarim & Taira S.' skillset in this space includes M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations, with a particularly strong presence in the manufacturing, hospitality and natural resources sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed heads the practice and is notably strong in the energy sector. Commercial specialist Teddy Achmad Suprijadi is also strong in the energy sector, as well as in TMT and insurance. Managing partner Lia Alizia is skilled in transactions, corporate governance and general commercial matters.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Makarim & Taira S. handles contentious issues through both litigation and arbitration. Managing partner Lia Alizia is a key figure and an expert in corporate and commercial litigation. Alexandra FM Gerungan is strong in litigation and arbitration and very active in the financial services and pharmaceuticals sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed also handles disputes in the financial services sector and has additional expertise in contentious issues surrounding the energy sector. Senior associate Rudy Andreas Sitorus, who is skilled in civil litigation and arbitration, is also recommended.

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Makarim & Taira S.' skill set in this space involves advising on transactions, disputes and regulatory issues. Maria Sagrado leads the team and is very active in advising on fintech regulations and transactions. Managing partner Lia Alizia is also a key figure and regularly acts for TMT clients in disputes. Also highly recommended is Teddy Achmad Suprijadi, who is an expert in advising on transactions involving the technology sector.

Capital markets Tier 3

Makarim & Taira S. acts on both debt and equity capital markets matters, and is experienced in advising on IPOs. Maria Sagrado leads the team and regularly assists foreign investors with capital markets transactions. Banking and finance expert Kurniawan Tanzil has very broad expertise which includes bond issuances.

The firm: Established in 1980 by two Harvard graduates, Nono Anwar Makarim and Frank Taira Supit, Makarim & Taira S. is one of Indonesia’s oldest and most reputable independent full-service law firms, trusted by leading international and domestic clients to deliver applicable real world solutions. Its advice is based on 38 years of in-depth experience successfully navigating Indonesia’s complex and rapidly changing landscape. Makarim & Taira S. is an internationally recognised firm with an impressive range of household names on its client list.

Makarim & Taira S. is offering a full range of corporate, banking, litigation and specialist legal services to national and international clients. The firm’s longstanding reputation among policymakers, regulators, state-owned companies and world-leading industry groups provides unique insights into the latest government policies and industry knowledge. The firm guides clients through Indonesia’s complex and dynamic regulatory landscape so they can achieve their commercial goals.

Reflecting on the quality of its work, client relationships tend to be long lasting, even spanning decades, as it works in partnership to help clients shape their businesses in Indonesia. Moreover, the firm’s independent status enables it to work with other reputable parties that are qualified in their fields, including law firms from various jurisdictions.

Areas of practice: Long considered one of Indonesia’s leaders in corporate and banking/finance practices, the firm has recently been recognised for its work on high-profile infrastructure and power projects. Its employment expertise has also drawn accolades.

The firm’s areas of expertise also include aviation, banking and finance, capital markets, competition, construction, foreign investment and general corporate practice, franchise, hotel, resort and tourism, infrastructure and major projects, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, media, IT and telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, mining and energy, real estate, and transportation.

Its expertise is also sought by the Indonesian government, which has invited the firm to provide advice on a number of key legislative developments. As a result, it has unique insights into the evolution of Indonesia’s legal environment, enabling an ability to anticipate potential changes and act accordingly to protect and guide the interests of its clients.

With its long track record of successfully handling high-profile transactions, including a number of landmark cases, Makarim & Taira S. is a solid choice for both domestic and foreign clients looking for a trustworthy partner with in-depth expertise in Indonesia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Lina Amran Lina.Amran@makarim.com
Banking, finance and capital markets Kurniawan Tanzil Kurniawan.Tanzil@makarim.com
Banking, finance and capital markets Maria Sagrado Maria.Sagrado@makarim.com
Litigation and dispute resolution Rahayu Ningsih Hoed Rahayu.Hoed@makarim.com
Litigation and dispute resolution Alexandra Gerungan Alexandra.Gerungan@makarim.com
Litigation and dispute resolution Lia Alizia Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Mergers and acquisitions Kurniawan Tanzil Kurniawan.Tanzil@makarim.com
Mergers and acquisitions Maria Sagrado Maria.Sagrado@makarim.com
Mergers and acquisitions Teddy Suprijadi Teddy.Suprijadi@makarim.com
General corporate and foreign investment Teddy Suprijadi Teddy.Suprijadi@makarim.com
General corporate and foreign investment Vincent Ariesta Lie vincent.lie@makarim.com
Corruption/corporate governance Alexandra Gerungan Alexandra.Gerungan@makarim.com
Corruption/corporate governance Lia Alizia Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Intellectual property Lia Alizia Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Telecommunications Teddy Suprijadi Teddy.Suprijadi@makarim.com
Telecommunications Kurniawan Tanzil Kurniawan.Tanzil@makarim.com
Telecommunications Heru Mardijarto Heru.Mardijarto@makarim.com
Property development/infrastructure Rahayu Ningsih Hoed Rahayu.Hoed@makarim.com
Property development/infrastructure Yohanes Masengi Yohanes.Masengi@makarim.com
Property development/infrastructure Heru Mardijarto Heru.Mardijarto@makarim.com
Employment Lia Alizia Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Energy, natural resources and mining Rahayu Ningsih Hoed Rahayu.Hoed@makarim.com
Energy, natural resources and mining Yohanes Masengi Yohanes.Masengi@makarim.com
Energy, natural resources and mining Maria Sagrado Maria.Sagrado@makarim.com
Energy, natural resources and mining Vincent Ariesta Lie vincent.lie@makarim.com
Construction Rahayu Ningsih Hoed Rahayu.Hoed@makarim.com
Construction Heru Mardijarto Heru.Mardijarto@makarim.com
Competition Lia Alizia Lia.Alizia@makarim.com
Insurance Teddy Suprijadi Teddy.Suprijadi@makarim.com
Insurance Alexandra Gerungan Alexandra.Gerungan@makarim.com
Number of lawyers : 54
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Legal knowledge, analytical skills and sound judgment, as well as having the right attitude are the mark of Makarim & Taira S. (M&T) lawyers. We have carefully and tirelessly worked to ensure that these characteristics and traits transcend everyone in the Firm, and to provide the highest levels of service to people who believe in us – not only to our clients, but also to our M&T lawyers.

We have always been proud to produce reputable lawyers with a oad and deep skill set that enable them to manage the complex and ever-changing landscape of the industries and practice areas they will be dealing with. At the Firm, we have been implementing an apprenticeship model – providing leaders that young associates can learn from, be their mentor, and also their adviser. From the time they commence their employment or training at the Firm, we ensure that an effective working environment and talent succession are in place:

Talent recruitment and management

M&T has consistently been one of top 5 most wanted employers in Indonesia for law students and graduates. Finding the right people for the Firm starts with three steps in our screening process: interview, written test, and psychological evaluation. Once these young lawyers or trainees are accepted, we take in the responsibility to develop their knowledge, skills and experience, as well as allow them to set their career and development goals.

Each associate in the Firm will have their own mentor who will be working with them as they deal with various transactions under different practice areas; they will also have an adviser who idges the communication between the associates and the Partners, and who the associates can talk to if they have grievances. Each of the mentors recognize differences in personalities, attitudes, and generation of associates (i.e., millennials and Gen-Z), so the training and mentoring process is also adjusted accordingly.

These young lawyers are given clear assignments and are made to understand what is expected of them – this will be the basis for periodic evaluations to measure their growth, development, and contribution to the Firm. We also instil a culture of collaboration, encourage them to take active roles in strategic planning and case management, and allow them to experience client servicing.

Work-life balance

Sharpening core competencies is vital – we aim to develop our lawyers’ essential skills of analysis, reasoning, and clear presentation of facts and legal arguments. However, we also recognize that happy lawyers are the most productive. At M&T, we provide and encourage our lawyers to participate in various extracurricular activities such as: futsal match, yoga class, recreational activities (e.g., watching movies together), outings, eaking fast gatherings, etc.

We have a eakout room and eastfeeding room in our office, and also carry out CSR activities (blood drives and orphanage visits). We also provide soft skills training in-house (effective communication, grooming, relationship building) to further distinguish our lawyers as top legal talents.


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TESTIMONIAL: Excellent Jakarta-based law firm. Very responsive and collaborate in multi-jurisdictional teams very well.


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TESTIMONIAL: Responsive, cost effective and good understanding of industry and regulatory issues.


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TESTIMONIAL: Good teamwork.


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TESTIMONIAL: The firm is very responsive and very commercial. When we need a quick response for a client, Makarim & Taira S. are always happy to oblige.


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TESTIMONIAL: Makarim & Taira S. has provided excellent, sufficiently detailed and timely advice on our projects.


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TESTIMONIAL: Fast response and very strong advisory capability.


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TESTIMONIAL: Resourceful.