Ms 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 major International legal directories such as Chambers and Partners Global as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy, Dispute Resolutions and Real Estate. She is also recognized as Elite Practitioner in Project Development, Project Finance, and M&A by IFLR1000 and Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. Asialaw has also ranked her Elite Practitioner in Energy and Real Estate. She has also been ranked as Leading Individual in Corporate M&A, Projects & Energy, Employment and Real Estate and awarded the highest award, a Hall of Fame for Projects & Energy by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.


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)


  • University Diploma in Taste, Gastronomy and Arts de la Table (DUGGAT), Université de Reims (FRA, 2017)
  • LL.M. (Outstanding Student Award), Boston University (USA, 2001)
  • S.H., (Best Student Award), Universitas Pancasila (IDN, 1996)
  • S.S., (Best Student Award), Universitas Indonesia (IDN, 1985)

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed – Makarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. advises a wide range of clients, including embassies, power plant developers, resort owners, and oil & gas companies on land acquisitionss. The firm draws from its global connections, as part of Drew Network Asia, to provide the relevant expertise to its clients on cross-border issues. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed is the head of the real estate practice and has acted on matters relating to power, infrastructure and mining. Harris Toengkagie is another key member of the practice.

Indonesia > Corporate and M&A

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 > Labour and employment

Makarim & Taira S. provides ‘excellent services both for litigation and corporate matters’ and has a notable track record in handling mass redundancies and issues arising from employee misconduct. Employment disputes related to M&A transactions is another strength of the team. Co-head Lia Alizia is highly experienced in employment litigation, while co-head Rahayu Ningsih Hoed focuses on mass redundancy work. Harris Toengkagie is noted for mass terminations and settlement of labour disputes.

Indonesia > Projects and energy

(Hall of Fame)

Rahayu Ningsih HoedMakarim & 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.