Chambers Global (2015) 

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners - Indonesia

Capital Markets - Band 1
Ranked Lawyers : Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 1, Bono Adji, Putu Suryastuti - Up and Coming

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is lauded by one peer as "an outstanding partner at the firm." He earns consistent praise for his corporate and capital markets practices. Recent work highlights include advising Chandra Asri Petrochemical on its IDR1.4 trillion rights issue on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

Bono Adji is recognised by sources as an expert in this area. One satisfied client says: "He took the time to understand our concerns and is quite creative with ideas." Adji represented Mitra Pinasthika Mustika in its USD131 million IPO.

The "tireless" Putu SuryastutiFirst ranked in Chambers Global 2015. exhibits "in-depth knowledge of the capital markets regulatory process," and has worked extensively in this area in recent years. She was part of the team which assisted the international selling agents in the USD87 million IPO of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana. 

Corporate & Finance (International Firms) - Indonesia (Desks Based Abroad) - Band 4
Singapore: Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

This Singapore-based firm is well regarded for acting on Indonesia-related matters, particularly in cross-border M&A. Recent work highlights include advising Gallant Venture on its SGD1.6 billion takeover of Indonesian company Indomobil Sukses Internasional, including a SGD767 million rights issue to finance the bid. Clients benefit from the firm's association with domestic firm Assegaf Hamzah & Partners. The key contact is Cheng Yoke Ping.

Corporate/M&A   - Band 1
Ranked Lawyers: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 1, Bono Adji - Band 3, Eko Basyuni - Up and Coming

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is an acclaimed practitioner commended for his intelligence and good working relationships with major Indonesian conglomerates. He recently represented Chandra Asri Petrochemical in a USD435 million rubber plant joint venture.

Bono AdjiFirst ranked in Chambers Global 2006. is described by one source as "very professional and a pleasure to deal with," whilst another says that he "explains things well, even though Indonesian regulations can be unclear." He recently counselled XL Axiata in its acquisition of the entire share capital of AXIS.

Interviewees highlighted Eko Basyuni as being "knowledgeable on issues related to M&A transactions." He has been advising Multimedia Nusantara on a proposed joint venture with Telstra.

Projects & Energy - Band 3
Ranked Lawyers: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 2

Ahmad Fikri Assegaf leads a number of the firm's most significant matters, ranging from advising banks investing into Indonesia to working with domestic corporates on project development. Market sources observe that when it comes to projects, "he knows his stuff."