Mr Frederick Simanjuntak > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Foreign Investment & General Corproate Practice, Media, IT and Telecommunications, Mergers and Acquisitions, Transportation


Frederick is an innovative and result-driven corporate & finance lawyer with more than 15 years of experience ensuring the legality of commercial transactions. His speciality is banking and finance and he has represented a number of major corporations in syndicated lending and project finance. His major transactions include representing an independent power producer in the financing of a power plant project related to the development of a new ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant with a power generation capacity of approximately 2 x 1000MW in central Java (up to USD 4.1 billion loan facilities). He also represents several tech finance corporations, a few of which are start ups which have developed into unicorn companies and one of them is a giant worldwide corporation in the payment system business.

In aircraft financing, Frederick has been advising his Middle East client on the lease and sale back of 8 Boeing (737-800)-aircraft to a major Indonesian aircraft operator.  Advising his banking clients on regulatory and compliance issues and various cross border transactions has given Frederick unique experience as a reliable banking and finance lawyer.

In M&A, Frederick has represented private equity clients in the acquisition of major cinemas in some countries in Asia and other clients in their acquisitions of certain wood pellet factories and palm oil and timber companies.  Clients have praised Frederick as ’a very thoughtfull attorney in ensuring the legality of the transactions with due consideration of the commercial interests of his clients’. Frederick has also established himself as one of the Indonesian lawyers preferred by Korean clients.


Junior Lawyer, Gani Djemat & Partners Law Firm, 2004 – 2005; Associate, Wiriadinata & Saleh Law Offices, 2005 – 2008; Partner, Makarim & Taira S., 2008 – present


Indonesian and English


  • Member, The Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)
  • Member, The Capital Market Legal Consultants Association (HKHPM)


  • S.H. (2004) Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • LL.M (2007) Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > IT, Telecoms and Fintech

Makarim & Taira S. has demonstrable experience advising on M&As and joint ventures in the telecoms sector, in addition to handling the regulatory aspects of technological developments. Maria Sagrado, who acts for clients on peer-to-peer lending matters, jointly leads the practice alongside corporate and finance expert Frederick Simanjuntak, who handles finance transactions in the technology space. Hilton King remains a key contact in the team.

Indonesia > Banking and finance

Very strong on borrower-side project financing in Indonesia’, the banking and finance team at Makarim & Taira S. acts for both lenders and borrowers, domestic and international banks, financial institutions, and export credit agencies on a range of financial transactions. In addition to its core strengths in aviation finance, Islamic finance and project finance, the practice is increasingly active in the fintech space and continues to provide financial services regulatory expertise to clients. Maria Sagrado jointly leads the team alongside Frederick Simanjuntak, with Sagrado recommended for foreign investment work and Simanjuntak handling syndicated lending and project finance. Stephanie Kandou was promoted to partner in February 2022.