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Linda Wiyati & Partners in Association with Clifford Chance

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The Indonesia practice at Clifford Chance has been thriving since its inception in 1981, with numerous partners worldwide lending support to the seven key Singaporean-based partners. In addition to its impressive expertise in capital markets transactions, the team is noted for its track record in advising both regional and international clients on high-profile M&A transactions, along with a renowned projects practice and demonstrable experience in the aviation sector. Melissa NG, who specialises in M&As, jointly leads the team alongside US-qualified lawyer Johannes Juette, who focuses on capital markets mandates. Thomas England handles financing transactions across Southeast Asia, while Shaun Langhorne advises on contentious and non-contentious restructuring matters. Other key members of the team include Gareth Deiner, who specialises in debt capital markets products, and Matthew Buchanan, who advises on the construction aspects of major energy and infrastructure projects

Practice head(s):

Melissa Ng; Johannes Juette

Key clients

PT Cisarua Mountain Dairy

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley


Bank Mandiri

PT Archi Indonesia

Fiera Capital (Asia) Hong Kong Limited

GML Capital LLP

Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited


STMKO Corporation

Banco Finantia S.A

J.P. Morgan Securities Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Cimory on its Rule 144A/Reg S IPO listed on the IDX.
  • Advised Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Bank Mandiri as underwriters on the Rule 144A/Reg S US$771 million IPO and IDX listing of PT Avia Avian.
  • Advised PT Archi Indonesia on its Rule 144A/Reg S IPO on the IDX.

The firm: Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, it prides itself on its approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. The firm always strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. It provides them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Types of work undertaken
Capital markets: the capital markets practice concentrates on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.

Corporate: the corporate practice handles some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. It combines global transaction capability with a full service of English, US and civil law expertise in the key financial centres across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition to mainstream M&A, the firm also encompasses leading specialist practices in: commercial contracts, competition and antitrust, communications, energy, healthcare, financial institutions, funds, investment banking, insurance, media and technology, and private equity.

Finance: Clifford Chance’s finance practice is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

Litigation, dispute resolution and risk management: the firm has experience in virtually all segments of the business and financial markets across multiple jurisdictions. The lawyers work with clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively – whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques.

Real estate: Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. The practice advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.

Tax, pensions, employment and incentives: Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm. The firm is uniquely placed to provide leading edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securities, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.

The pan-European VAT group advises on all areas of VAT and has particular strength advising on novel and complex issues in the structured finance, financial services, corporate finance and real estate sectors.

The team of experienced employment, employee benefits, ERISA, immigration and pensions specialists work with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.

International offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Riyadh**

*Linda Widyati & Partners in association with Clifford Chance

**Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in Riyadh

Number of partners : 550
Number of other fee-earners : 3,300