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Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Construction, Employment, Foreign Investment & General Corporate Practice, Infrastructure and Major Project, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining and Energy, Real Estate, Transportation


Hilton is one of Indonesia’s most experienced foreign legal consultants, and has practised in Indonesia for over 30 years, including 8 years as General Counsel of a diversified Indonesian investment group.

Hilton’s practice primarily focuses on investment and M&A transactions, with deep experience in energy, minerals and infrastructure projects. Hilton represented several IPPs through the development phase, and through restructurings with PLN and lenders following the ASEAN economic crisis, has been engaged on many electricity and mining company acquisitions and financings. He also acted for successful bidders on Indonesian Government privatizations, including the Surabaya container terminal.

In recent years highlights of Hilton’s practice have included advising on: PT Freeport Indonesia’s planned copper smelter development in East Java, the acquisition of PT Softex Indonesia by Kimberly-Clark Corp., the PT Paiton Energy US$ 2 billion bond issue and enhanced term loan, and the sale by Ferro of its Indonesian tile coatings subsidiaries to LoneStar.

Clients Hilton has represented include: Freeport Indonesia, General Electric, BHP Billiton, Mitsubishi Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Bluescope Steel, Leightons Indonesia, KBR, P&O Group, Duke Energy, El Paso Corp, Itochu Corporation, Arnott’s, BAT, Eli Lilly, GSK, Taisho Pharmaceutical, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BAE Systems, J Power, JBIC, Sinosure, ACE Insurance, Sompo Insurance, VISA, CEVA / TNT Logistics, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Ramsay Health Care, Lufthansa Systems, Sampoerna Strategic, SingTel, Halliburton, KBR, Rolls Royce, Ferro Corporation, Linde, AEC.


English, Indonesian


  • Legal Secretary, The Board of Trustees of the British International School, Jakarta
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, The British Ambassador to Indonesia


LL.B and B. Comm (1985) University of Melbourne, Australia

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Hilton KingMakarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. offers a range of services, with strengths in foreign investment, share and asset acquisitions, M&A more generally, and corporate restructures. The firm deploys its expertise in complementary areas – namely, employment, IP, competition, real estate, and disputes – to provide a well-rounded offering. Foreign legal consultant Hilton King is a key contact, particularly f0r M&A and investment work in the industrial, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed similarly lends her extensive experience to the team, with Stephanie Kandou and Norma Mutalib also being of note for their transactional and franchising expertise, respectively.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency

Makarim & Taira S. leverages its disputes capabilities to represent foreign and local lenders, as well as large Indonesian corporate entities, in contentious insolvency mandates. Rahayu Hoed and Lia Alizia jointly head up the practice. Foreign legal consultant Hilton King brings his experience in investment and corporate matters to non-contentious restructuring mandates.

Indonesia > Projects and energy

(Hall of Fame)

Hilton King   –Makarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. advises on power, oil and gas, ports, airports, and utilities projects, and is experienced in advising on the entire project lifecycle. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed handles financing matters for power plants and land acquisitions for infrastructure projects, and leads the team with the ‘insightful’ Vincent Lie, who specialises in natural resources and energy matters, and Hilton King, who acts for clients through the development phase of projects, financings, and restructurings.