ARBITRATION AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We represent clients in civil and commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, boardroom disputes, shareholders disputes and general commercial litigation. We assist clients in preparing strategy papers, draft pleadings, prepare and submit applications, and represent clients at district courts, high courts, the supreme court, the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI) as well as overseas arbitration bodies such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC).
We advise airlines, banks and financiers, lessors, aircraft maintenance companies and other business players in the aviation sector on licensing requirements, equity investment, aircraft financing and purchase and leasing of aircrafts. We also advise on the development and operations of airports, including provision of airport services and airport related services.
BANKING AND FINANCE
We advise financial institutions and major companies in all aspects of banking and finance. One of our main practice areas is project finance. Other areas of our practice include syndicated loans, club deals, structured finance and export financing. We also advise on legal issues in Indonesia’s rapidly changing banking and financial market.
We advise national and multinational companies on Competition Law related matters, with key areas being merger control, foreign investment controls, cartel enforcement, anti-competitive arrangements and abuse of dominance / market power. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha, KPPU) in matters involving cases of alleged violations against the Competition law and its implementing regulations and have advised and assisted clients in submitting both pre and post-closing notification to KPPU in relation to mergers and acquisitions.
Employment laws in Indonesia require in depth technical and practical knowledge. We have a team of lawyers familiar with all aspects of manpower regulations including: (a) preparation of employment agreements (fixed term and permanent); (b) company regulations and collective labour agreements; (c) advising on termination rights and severance obligations; (d) manpower disputes and union relationships. We also advise clients on day-to-day employment related issues, such as in managing and handling whistleblowing and employee grievance in accordance with prevailing regulations.
We advise on and assist through the entire process of establishing new companies, obtaining licenses, establishing joint ventures and representative offices as well as acting on acquisitions of interests in Indonesian businesses. A critical part to our advice is working with clients in establishing the right investment structure from both an operational and tax perspective.
Our advice to foreign investors cover not only legal aspects of doing business in Indonesia, but also practical insights into the nuances of doing business in Indonesia.
We represent several of the world’s major hotel groups on development projects in Indonesia as well as operational and hotel management activities. In addition to reviewing hotel management and ancillary arrangements, we also advise on the regulatory regime for hotels, health and safety requirements and hotel supply and construction matters.
INFRASTRUCTURE, PORTS, AND SHIPPING
Our infrastructure practice acts for investors on a variety of major infrastructure projects, including port development projects. Most energy and resources projects in Indonesia involve consideration of transport and logistic infrastructure related issues. We are experienced in advising on the development, operation and use of project related infrastructure including the development and operation of port facilities as well as barging and shipping operations. More generally, we assist investors and financiers on a range of matters pertaining to Indonesia’s shipping sector including vessel financing, licensing, vessel registrations, mortgage registrations, business structuring and cabotage rules and their interpretation.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITION
We advise multinational corporations, private equity firms, strategic investors, and domestic corporations on all forms of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions. From due diligence, structuring, document preparation, negotiation, execution and closing, we pride ourselves on applying our experience and expertise in a practical manner to ensure our clients achieve their commercial goals.
We advise an array of clients engaged in each stage of the mining project cycle, from exploration, development and funding leading to full-scale commercialisation and marketing of products.
We have in-depth knowledge and industry expertise spanning a diverse range of commodities including iron ore, coal, gold, copper and nickel. Our experience includes advising very large number of companies across these commodities, from the super-majors through to the junior explorers, as well as banks, governments and investors.
OIL AND GAS
We have considerable experience in providing strategic advice on investments in, and the development of, both onshore and offshore oil and gas projects (including LNG and regasification projects). This includes production sharing contracts and KSO (kerjasama operasi) and TAC (technical assistance) contracts, LNG principles of Agreements, joint operating agreements, joint development agreements, unitisation agreements, farm-in agreements, gas sales agreements (including regasified gas) and LNG sale and purchase agreements, terminal use and time charter party agreements, bid and study agreements, drilling contracts, well service contracts and other field services contracts.
We are one of the only energy team in Indonesia to have the breadth and depth of experience across the entire LNG and gas-to-power value chain.
Our leading agri-business practice advises the biggest foreign and Indonesian players on their most significant, complex and iconic deals. We have advised on the acquisition and establishment of various Indonesian companies in palm oil, forestry, rubber and agri-business related transactions by foreign investors, particularly from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and Australia.
Our team advises on projects across the conventional power, renewables, waste and water sector. We act for sponsors, funders, contractors and governments in relation to the acquisition, development, operation, maintenance and financing of power projects across Indonesia.
Our lawyers have helped to deliver some of the largest and most complex power deals in recent years and our experience spans the complete spectrum of these industries including advising banks and other funders on complex multi-sourced financings, sponsors from pre-development phase through to financial close on large IPPs, governments / off-takers in relation to procurement and off-take arrangements for a variety of generation projects, sponsors on the procurement of construction contracts for power projects and contractors and developers on EPC and O&M arrangements, and on the development, financing, sale and acquisition of renewables power projects.
RESTRUCTURING AND BANKRUPTCY
We represent both borrowers and lenders on all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. We also advise borrowers on all aspects of corporate and financial restructurings. We represent clients both as creditor or debtor in bankruptcy applications in the Commercial and Supreme Courts, and have in-depth experience representing clients at creditor meetings during suspension of payment and bankruptcy proceedings.
We advise on regulatory requirements and compliance, assisting clients to obtain a range of licences in the telecommunication sector, advising on and structuring joint ventures and contracts in the telecommunication industry, advising on the financing of telecommunication linked assets and companies as well as mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunication sector.