Chambers Global (2016)
Capital Markets - Band 1
Ranked Lawyers: Bono Adji - Band 1, Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 1, Putu Suryastuti - Up and Coming
Bono Adjiis a leading practitioner in this space and regularly advises on large-scale debt and equity offerings. Sources note: "He's good to deal with" because he is "very reasonable and experienced." One of his work highlights involved assisting Tower Bersama Infrastructure with a USD350 million notes issuance, offered to non-US investors in offshore transactions.
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf receives broad recognition for his activity in both public and private listings, with one example being his recent representation of agrifood company Japfa in its global USD198 million IPO. One client remarked: "We are impressed, he's approachable and available."
Putu Suryastutiis increasingly instructed by investment banks on sophisticated and complex issuances. One satisfied interviewee explained: "Our experience has been good - she's definitely someone who is up and coming." She was part of the team that advised Saratoga Investment Sedaya on its USD72.5 million notes issuance.
Corporate/M&A - Band 1
Ranked Lawyers: Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 1, Bono Adji - Band 2, Eko Basyuni - Up and Coming
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf wins extensive praise from clients as a lawyer who is "very knowledgeable in his field, and can help to advise and support our company when dealing with multinationals from around the world." He is active on a wide range of sophisticated acquisitions and recently assisted Tara Cell with Telekom Infranusantara's investment into the company.
Bono Adji is respected for his work on a variety of corporate transactions, with particular strength advising on the acquisition of publicly listed companies. "We view him very well and always go back to him for M&A work," reveal interviewees. He recently assisted XL Axiata with the major sale of 3,500 telecoms towers and associated interests.
Eko Basyuni maintains an active practice advising on matters such as acquisitions and joint ventures. He is especially known for his expertise of the telecoms and e-commerce sectors, as seen in one recent matter where he represented Multimedia Nusantara as the majority shareholder in its joint venture with Australian corporation Telstra.
Projects & Energy - Band 3
Ranked Lawyers - Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Band 2
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is a highly respected practitioner who is regularly mandated on substantial infrastructure and power projects. He also regularly acts for international lenders in financing transactions, for example, he recently assisted Export-Import Bank of China with the financing provision for the construction of Sumsel 8.