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Rahayu Ningsih Hoed

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Makarim & Taira S.

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Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, Mining, Property Development, Construction, Project Finance, Employment


An award-winning lawyer, Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has successfully negotiated land acquisitions for a number of foreign embassies, power plant developers, resort owners, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, as well as for the mining industry.

She has handled complex mass terminations of employment with 200 to 400 employees each time, related to the closure of the business or its restructuring in which she was often the clients' spokesperson in dealing with the employees and labor unions. She has also participated in direct negotiations with state-owned enterprises for securing concessions in infrastructure projects especially related to ports and electric power.

Yayuk, as her friends and clients call her, has represented many major companies such as PT Central Java Power/Sumitomo Subsidiary, Cirebon Electric Power, GE Corporation, Exxon-Mobil Oil Inc., and PT Arun NGL Co., among others. 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 as recommended or leading lawyers in several International legal directories such as Legal500 as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A, Employment, Projects and Energy and Real Estate.

Yayuk is an avid speaker and likes to teach and give legal and translation training to lawyers and students in a number of universities. She is also an excellent cook and has won a few cooking competitions, having gained a university diploma in the advanced study of taste, gastronomy and art of the table (HEG) from the University of Reims, Champagne- Ardenne in cooperation with Cordon Bleu Paris.


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.


Sworn Translators Examination Committee; Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI); International Bar Association (IBA); The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


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


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Makarim & Taira S.'s team adopts 'a client-first approach' that is 'very practical and solution-oriented'. Corporate specialist Richard Cornwallis has broad expertise and is particularly active in the hospitality sector; he acted as local counsel on Ferro Corporation's global purchase of Endeka. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has a similarly diverse skillset but is notably strong in real estate transactions. Teddy Suprijadi specialises in M&A and restructurings and Lia Alizia advises on general corporate issues for multinational clients. Alizia advised Aventis Pharma on a contract termination with an Indonesian party. Maria Sagrado focuses on foreign investment and financial transactions. Banking and finance specialist Kurniawan Tanzil also acts on corporate transactions.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'always prompt and timely' disputes team at Makarim & Taira S. is headed by managing partner Lia Alizia, who handles contentious matters in the corporate and commercial space. She recently represented Dipa Energi concerning its rights to develop geothermal projects in West and Central Java.  Alexandra Gerungan is also a key figure with notable strengths in arbitration, civil lawsuits and investigations. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed acts on employment sphere disputes, as well as contentious land acquisitions. Also recommended is senior associate Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus, who is very active in energy-related disputes.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed - Makarim & Taira S.

Within: Projects and energy

Makarim & Taira S. runs the gamut of projects and energy work, with clients including Sumitomo, Marubeni and Pertamina. Managing partner Rahayu Ningsih Hoed  'shows very good leadership'; she advised Cirebon Energi Prasarana on the development and expansion of its power plant in Jawa-1. Vincent Ariesta Lie  is 'very committed' and 'willing to be flexible in providing advice and other related matters'; he assisted China Shenhua Energy with the development of the Sumsel-1 Mine Mouth coal-fired steam power plant. Other notable names include foreign investment specialist Maria Sagrado; banking and finance expert Kurniawan Tanzil; foreign legal consultant Guy Des Rosiers; and Yohanes Masengi, who is experienced in project financing and land acquisitions.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Makarim & Taira S. is heavily involved in real estate and land acquisitions, with notable strengths in transactions relating to the hospitality and energy sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed leads the team and regularly advises on infrastructure-related land acquisitions. Also recommended are corporate partners Richard Cornwallis and Lia Alizia.

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