Mrs Rahayu Ningsih Hoed > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Construction, Employment, Foreign Investment & General Corporate Practice, Hotel, Resot and Tourism, Infrastructure and Major Project, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining and Energy, Real Estate


Rahayu Ningsih Hoed  has been with Makarim&Taira S for more than 30 years rendering her the most senior partner at the firm. She has extensive experience in almost every aspect of legal practice due to her background as journalist and paralegal and is a widely recognized authority on corporate and M&A transactions, arbitration, employment, and project financing. Praise for Yayuk’s advice from clients include: “incredible, extremely well-considered advice”, “ensuring that deals always involve “remarkable levels of risk management.

Rahayu has represented many major multinationals companies such as Sumitomo Corporation, Halliburton, Marubeni Corporation, Shell , GAP Inc, Kellog Brown & Root and more. Her achievements include project financing for the 1,320MW large capacity Tanjung Jati B power plant and its expansions, major land acquisitions for infrastructure and mining projects, and highly sensitive mass terminations of employees. Her expertise is recognized in several legal directories such as Chambers and Partners as a Key Individual for Dispute Resolutions and Real Estate and Legal500 as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A, Employment, Projects and Energy and Real Estate. Asialaw Profiles has also selected her as Elite Practioner and IFLR1000 has also ranked her Highly Regarded lawyer.


Mrs. Hoed was a feature writer and journalist with an Indonesian daily newspaper for five years before joining the firm in June 1990. She was appointed as a Partner in 2004.


Indonesian, English and French.


  • Member, The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, The International Chamber of Commerce (ICI)
  • Member, The Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)
  • Member, The Indonesian Translator Association (HPI)


S.S.(Best student award), University of Indonesia, Jakarta, 1985; S.H.(Best student award), University of Pancasila, Indonesia, 1996; LL.M (Outstanding student award), Boston University, Boston, USA, 2001; University diploma in Taste, Gastronomy and Arts de la Table (DUGGAT)- Université de Reims, Ardenne et Champagne, France; Intensive Wine Course: Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Projects and energy

(Hall of Fame)

Rahayu Ningsih HoedMakarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. is a leading independent firm for energy and mining work, with a mix of domestic and international clients. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed leads the practice and is particularly strong in project financing and land acquisitions. Other important figures include foreign direct investment expert Maria Sagrado, banking and finance specialist Kurniawan Tanzil, and regulatory and commercial expert Vincent Ariesta Lie.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A

Makarim & Taira S. is one of the strongest independent firms in the areas of energy, infrastructure and manufacturing, with experience in handling domestic deals as well as working as local counsel on global transactions. Practice head Rahayu Ningsih Hoed is known for her expertise in the energy sectors, with additional strengths in project finance and employment. Maria Sagrado is a key name for the firm’s FDI work, and is currently very active in assisting Chinese and Japanese investors. Managing partner Lia Alizia is highly skilled in corporate governance and general commercial matters.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution

Makarim & Taira S. predominantly focuses on payments disputes and contractual breaches concerning major transactions or projects. Lia Alizia leads the practice and is an expert in the aforementioned areas, and most notably securing the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Indonesia. Other key members of the team include Rahayu Hoed, who is adept in handling environmental disputes, and Alexandra FM Gerungan, who is skilled in civil and criminal payment-related disputes.

Indonesia > Real estate

Makarim & Taira S. operates a broad workload with notable strength in the energy, manufacturing and hospitality sectors. The team has advised on property and land acquisitions, leasehold arrangements and EPC contracts. Rahayu Hoed, a well known name for land acquisitions on major energy projects, leads the practice.