The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2020)

Antitrust and Competition - Tier 1
Aviation - Tier 1
Banking and Finance - Tier 1
Capital Markets - Tier 1
Corporate and M&A - Tier 1
Dispute Resolution - Tier 1
Intellectual Property - Tier 3
IT and Telecoms - Tier 1
Labour and Employment - Tier 2
Projects and Energy - Tier 2
Real Estate - Tier 1
Restructuring and Insolvency - Tier 2
Shipping - Tier 2
Tax - Tier 1

Leading Lawyers:
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf - Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets
Bono Daru Adji - Capital Markets
Chandra Hamzah - Dispute Resolution
Wibowo Mukti - Tax
Zacky Hussein - IT and Telecoms

Next Generation Lawyer:
Carol Lim - Corporate and M&A
Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain - Capital Markets

Antitrust and Competition 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' work within this space centres on handling disputes against the regulator and advising on the competition aspects of M&A and general compliance issues. Farid Nasution has recently been promoted to partner and formerly worked for the competition authority in Indonesia. He is highly skilled in merger filings, competition litigation and compliance. Other key members of the team include Asep Ridwan and Vovo Iswanto, who are both experts in competition litigation. The team works across all sectors but is perhaps most active in the manufacturing industry.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners' skillset within this space concerns disputes involving ticketing, competition and consumer rights. Eri Hertiawan leads the practice and is an expert in both litigation and arbitration.

Banking and Finance 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly skilled in project, property and acquisition financings. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf co-heads the practice and has represented borrowers and lenders on high-profile financings. Also leading the team is Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who has represented domestic and international companies as well as state bodies on corporate finance mandates. Yanu Wiriasmoko, an expert in structured financing and leveraged buyouts, is also highly recommended.

Capital Markets 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has expertise in debt and equity issuances and acts for both international and domestic clients. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji leads the practice and is particularly skilled in handling capital market transactions involving the energy sector. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is another key figure and regularly advises on private placements and public offerings. Also recommended are Putu Suryastuti, Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain and Tunggul Utomo, who are also skilled in capital market transactions.

Corporate and M&A 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners handles both M&A and private equity deals pertaining to the banking, natural resources, aviation, retail and TMT sectors. Practice head Eko Basyuni is an expert in M&A transactions concerning areas such as natural resources and TMT. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is highly experienced in M&A and general commercial matters. Other noteworthy individuals include Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who is notably skilled in the banking, petrochemicals, and oil and gas sectors; Valerie Ngooi Ming Hui, who handles takeovers, M&A restructurings and corporate governance; Tunggul Utomo, who focuses on private equity, mining and financial services; and foreign counsel Carol Lim, who advises on cross-border M&A.

Dispute Resolution 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners covers the spectrum of dispute resolution matters and has a number of household names among its client base. Chandra Hamzah co-heads the practice and is an expert in ADR, tort law, contract breaches and anti-corruption compliance. Eri Hertiawan, who also leads the team, has a longstanding presence in the dispute resolution sphere and is currently very active in aviation disputes. Also recommended are Ahmad Maulana, who is an expert in commercial and labour-related litigation, and Asep Ridwan, who focuses on commercial, consumer and competition-related litigation.

IT and Telecoms 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a broad TMT practice which covers areas such as over-the-top services, software, data, fintech and social media. Zacky Hussein leads the practice and has extensive experience in advising on technology-related regulations and transactions. Other notable names include senior associate Muhammad Iqsan Sirie, who is experienced in TMT transactions, and Surabaya-based associate Andin Aditya Rahman, who focuses on regulatory issues.

Real Estate 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is experienced in commercial, industrial and residential real estate matters, with a client base that includes domestic and multinational companies. Yogi Sudrajat leads the team and is an expert in real estate and land law, with experience in both transactions and litigation. Also recommended is Agnes Maria Wardhana, who is experienced in land law and real estate transactions.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious tax issues. Wibowo Mukti leads the practice and is an expert in advising on compliance, reviews, disputes, audits and objections. Muslimin Damanhuri is also a key figure and is an expert in advisory, compliance and contentious issues.

Labour and Employment
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly experienced in employment litigation and ADR, with particular expertise in internal fraud and embezzlement cases. Ahmad Maulana leads the team and is an expert in manpower law, particularly in relation to mediation and arbitration cases.

Projects and Energy
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong background in energy and infrastructure projects, with expertise in representing both sponsors and project companies. Ibrahim Assegaf leads the team and is very active in this space, representing sponsors and projects companies on infrastructure projects. Also heading the team is Kanya Satwika, who regularly represents the government on high-profile power projects. Also recommended is banking and finance expert Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, who is regularly involved in project finance matters.

Restructuring and Insolvency 
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong track record in both restructuring and insolvency deals. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf leads the team and is highly skilled in handling corporate debt restructurings, takeovers and recapitalisations. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf is also highly experienced in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is highly experienced in shipping disputes, financing and insurance issues. Eri Hertiawan heads the practice and focuses on dispute resolution, with a particularly strong reputation in ADR.

Intellectual Property
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has bolstered its IP practice through its merger with IP boutique Dewi Soeharto Law Partnership. Name partner Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto joined the team following the merger and jointly leads the practice. She represents a number of international companies on all of their IP issues in the region, and is particularly strong in copyright law. Also leading the team is Chandra M. Hamzah, who is notably skilled in IP litigation.