The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2022)

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 2
IT, Telecoms and Fintech – Tier 1
Labour and Employment – Tier 1
Projects and Energy – Tier 2
Real Estate – Tier 1
Restructuring and Insolvency – Tier 1
Shipping – Tier 1
Tax – Tier 1


Leading Lawyers:
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf – Banking and Finance

Ahmad Maulana – Labour and Employment
Chandra Hamzah – Dispute Resolution
Eri Hertiawan – Dispute Resolution
Farid Nasution – Antitrust and Competition
Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf – Restructuring and Insolvency
Kanya Satwika – Projects and Energy
Muslimin Damanhuri – Tax
Yogi Sudrajat Marsono – Real Estate
Zacky Hussein – IT, Telecoms and Fintech

Next Generation Lawyers:
Indira Yustikania – Banking and Finance

Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain – Capital Markets

Rising Stars:
Astrid Widyakartika – Capital Markets

Carol Lim – Corporate and M&A
Lena Simbolon – Tax
Wildan Lukman Nurmajid – Shipping

Hall of Fame:
Ahmad Fikri Assegaf – Capital Market; Corporate and M&A

Bono Daru Adji – Capital Markets

Antitrust and Competition
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong competition practice with a broad offering; the team handles a range of matters including general competition advice, compliance, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance. The team has a multidisciplinary approach and advises clients on competition litigation and antitrust compliance in the M&A space. HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana has significant experience advising on merger clearances and representing clients before the KPPU. Farid Nasution is another key name to note and has previous experience working in the KPPU. Nasution is recommended for merger fillings and competition litigation, particularly in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy industries.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has extensive experience representing clients in aviation disputes, particularly in cases involving major aviation accidents. The team also handles the ground side aspects of aviation law and advises clients on ticketing, competition, consumer rights, regulatory and relations with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Disputes specialist Eri Hertiawan heads the practice and advises on high profile aviation accidents.

Banking and Finance
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners advises across the full range of structured finance transactions, from simple secured or unsecured bilateral lending through to multifaceted and complex credit facilities. A growing area of focus for the practice is its fintech offering and the team has expertise advising on direct investment and regulatory issues. Practice head Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf has extensive experience advising on structured finance, insolvency and debt-restructuring matters for domestic and international financial institutions. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is experienced in project finance, M&A, and Shariah finance. Indira Yustikania is another key name to note and has a particular focus on fintech-related transactions.

Capital Markets
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full-service capital markets offering and advises underwriters, financial institutions, and investment banks on both public and private debt and equity offerings. The team has substantial experience structuring and implementing a broad range of Shariah-compliant investment and financing transactions. The practice is led by Putu Suryastuti who advises on IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, and debt offerings. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji  and Mohammad Renaldi Zulkarnain are also noted, as well as Intan Paramita who advises clients in the energy, petrochemical, rubber, oil and gas, telecommunications, and agriculture sectors.

Corporate and M&A
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a strong domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A practice that delivers a full-service offering, from advising on the transaction structure and due diligence to the formation of new entities and regulatory fillings. Co-founding partner Ahmad Fikri Assegaf advises venture capital and private equity investors looking to invest in the Indonesian market. Managing partner Bono Daru Adji is another key individual to note. Key changes to the team include Mita Kartohadiprodjo‘s promotion to partner in 2021; Mita has a strong cross-border M&A practice and acts for both sellers and buyers’ side on complex transactions.

Dispute Resolution
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a sizeable disputes practice with a deep range of expertise; the team handles the full range of disputes work from commercial and competition to intellectual property, tort and employment disputes. The practice has qualified mediators and arbitrators and acts for clients internationally, including appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Eri Hertiawan co-heads the disputes practice and has extensive experience in commercial disputes, alternative disputes resolution, aviation and shipping sectors. Hertiawan is also a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration. Co-founding partner Chandra Hamzah is also noted and has a strong background in banking, restructuring and anti-corruption.

IT, Telecoms and Fintech
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full-service practice that covers digital technology, cyber security, telecoms, fintech, investments and M&A. The firm's TMT offering is led by Zacky Zainal Husein who has a broad range of expertise that includes fintech, OTT services, data storage, telecoms and cloud computing. Indira Yustikania focuses on fintech and is a banking and finance specialist with experience advising a wide variety of investors and fintech companies. M&A expert Bono Daru Adji is another key contact.

Labour and Employment
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners handles the full range of employment law including contracts, outsourcing, redundancy issues, employee entitlements, labour unions and employment of foreign workers. Ahmad Maulana has extensive litigation experience and has expertise in handling labour union disputes, termination of employment contracts and immigration issues.

Real Estate
The real estate team at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners works closely with the infrastructure practice and advises on the real estate aspects of construction and infrastructure matters. The team has wide-ranging experience, covering PPPs and foreign direct investment involving commercial, industrial and residential real estate. Practice head Yogi Sudrajat Marsono advises on real estate M&A, asset management, property development and construction agreements.

Restructuring and Insolvency
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners advises corporate debtors and creditors on complex restructuring and insolvency matters, particularly in the government, financial services, energy, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf and Eri Hertiawan, who focuses on insolvency litigation, lead the practice with Chandra Hamzah.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a full service maritime and shipping practice that covers ship financing, security enforcement, collisions and maritime casualties, charter parties, cargo claims, natural resources transportation and maritime insurance. The practice is led by seasoned litigator Eri Hertiawan and banking and finance expert Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a broad contentious and non-contentious tax and customs practice that covers international tax, individual and corporate tax compliance, investment structuring, inbound investments, tax disputes, tax audits, appeals to the Tax Court and judicial review requests to the Supreme Court. Wibowo Mukti left the firm in 2021 and has been replaced by Muslimin Damanhuri as the current practice head; Muslimin specialises in tax advisory, tax structuring and compliance, as well as tax-related litigation. Associate Lena Simbolon is also noted and assists domestic and international clients with the tax aspects of inbound and outbound investments and cross-border transactions.

Intellectual Property
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has an experienced contentious and non-contentious practice with a strong presence in the technology, media and communications sector. The firm has a strong media client base which includes TikTok Pte. Ltd. Co-founding partner Chandra Hamzah is well-regarded in the intellectual property space and co-heads the practice alongside Dewi Soeharto, who is another recognised intellectual property specialist. Dewi advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, from copyrights and trademarks, to patents and trade secrets.

Projects and Energy
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has substantial experience working with the Indonesia government on infrastructure projects. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf heads the practice and has significant expertise in PPP projects and foreign direct investments. Banking and finance specialist Kanya Satwika has expertise advising on the financing of power plants and has a particular interest in renewables. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf is also noted and has an impressive project finance background.