Aji Suryo Utomo




Aji earned his Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Diponegoro University in 2014, where he majored in Business Law, and shortly afterwards came to AHP as an intern, before being made an associate in 2015.

Since commencing his practice at AHP, he has been involved in a series of sophisticated capital market and M&A transactions, among others, the Initial Public Offering of PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk, one of the longest operating private supplier of electricity in Indonesia, the issuance of Republic of Indonesia's Sukuk under its USD 10,000,000,000 Trust Certificates Issuance Program, and proposed acquisition of one of the largest foreign gold and copper mining company in Indonesia. He is currently working on an Initial Public Offering of an Indonesian company in in reliance on Rule 144A / Regulation S.

Aji is fluent in Indonesian and English.


Capital Markets, M&A

Transaction Experience

Practice primarily focused on capital market as well as mergers and acquisition. Conducted most of the legal work in English. Selected major projects include:

  • Acting as Indonesian legal adviser to PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk in the issuance of USD 550,000,000 4.95% Senior Notes due 2026, through its wholly owned subsidiary located in Netherlands, Listrindo Capital B.V. in reliance on Regulation S/Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act.
  • Acting as local legal counsel to Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC, and Societe Generale ("Joint Lead Managers") on the dual-tranche issuance of the Republic of Indonesia's Notes amounting to EUR 3 billion due 2023 and 2028 as Series 18 and 19 of the USD 40,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Program to be offered outside of Indonesia and to be listed on the Singapore Exchange and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (2016).
  • Acting as Indonesian legal adviser to PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk, a sole private electricity supplier to 5 Industrial Estates in Bekasi, in its Initial Public Offering of 1,608,716,000 new shares amounting to IDR 2,413,074,000,000 in reliance on Rule 144 A / Regulation S under the US Securities Act, as well as the sales of 804,358,000 shares owned by the Selling Shareholders which was offered concurrently with the Initial Public Offering (2016).
  • Acting as local legal counsel to the Republic of Indonesia and Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia III as the Issuer on the dual-tranche issuance of USD 2.500.000.000 Global Government Sukuk Issuance Program as Series 5 and 6 of the USD 10,000,000,000 Trust Certificates Issuance Program to be offered outside of Indonesia and to be listed on the Singapore Exchange and the NASDAQ Dubai, the largest ever Asian US Dollar denominated Sukuk transaction (2016).
  • Proposed acquisition of a foreign well-known gold and copper mining company in Indonesia (postponed) (2015).
  • Representing PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk, in its proposed acquisition of PT Express Transindo Utama Tbk, the second biggest taxi company in Indonesia (cancelled) (2015).
  • Acting as counsel to the Issuer, PT Mega Manunggal Property Tbk, a property developer that focuses on providing high quality office and warehousing space in its initial public offering in Indonesia conducted pursuant to the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) rules (2015).
  • Acting as the Arrangers and Dealers' Indonesian counsel for the update and increase of the Global Government Sukuk Issuance Program as the Series 4 of the USD10,000,000,000 Trust Certificates Issuance Program to be offered outside of Indonesia and to be listed on the Singapore Exchange and the NASDAQ Dubai (2015).


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    Capital Markets

    As a full-service firm, we do a broad range of transactions covering the entire spectrum. Many are high profile and cement our position as a top-tier firm, including global equity offerings in reliance on Reg. S/Rule 144A, private placements, rights issues and other share-related offerings, such as convertible and exchangeable bonds. We also frequently advise on foreign offerings by issuers having significant interests in Indonesia, bond issuances under global offering rules, mergers, acquisitions, combinations of acquisitions and IPOs, consent solicitations and exchange offers of debt instruments listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange or offshore. more »

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    Banking & Finance

    We are a leading force in the Indonesian banking & finance sector, advising on all manner of structured financing transactions, from simple secured or unsecured bilateral lending to multifaceted and complex credit facilities. We handle syndicated, club and bilateral loan documentation; project finance; property finance; acquisition finance; securitization and structured finance; regulatory and compliance issues; banking documentation and legal due diligence reporting. more »

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    General Corporate/M&A

    Our General Corporate/M&A practice provides advice on corporate governance, compliance, negotiating and drafting agreements, transaction structure, management and succession, legal due diligence reporting, formation of new entities, preparation of internal corporate documents and approvals, and completion of regulatory filings. With a wealth of experience amassed over the years in a wide variety of industries, we are strategically placed to provide you with everything you need to satisfy your corporate or M&A needs. more »

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    Debt & Corporate Restructuring

    We offer a full range of services in the debt & corporate restructuring arena, including advice on capital reduction, recapitalization and rescue schemes, financial sector takeovers, global asset recovery measures, mergers, creation of new entities, compromise schemes, demergers, buyouts, preparing documents and agreements, and ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance. As an AHP client, you will benefit from the unparalleled expertise gained by many of our senior lawyers as advisors or counsel to the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), which restored the country’s banking sector to health in the wake of the Asian financial crisis of 1997/98. more »

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    Foreign Direct Investment

    As an Indonesian law firm, we are obviously very much at home in our own jurisdiction, and so are able to make you feel at home as well. We know how things work in Indonesia, and have excellent relations with all the relevant government and regulatory agencies. We advise on the establishment of foreign investment companies, permanent business establishments, subsidiaries and joint ventures under the Indonesian FDI regime, merger & acquisition issues, foreign ownership caps, manpower issues, regulatory and environmental compliance, land acquisition, taxation matters -- in fact, everything you will need to get your venture off the ground and to keep it running smoothly throughout the investment lifecycle. more »

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    Competition Law

    We are widely recognized as being at the forefront of competition law in Indonesia, a rapidly developing field in which we have been instrumental in securing a number of ground-breaking judicial precedents in recent years. We consistently focus on the practicality and commerciality aspects, and combine legal expertise with in-depth experience across a wide range of industries so as to support the achievement of your strategic goals. more »

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    Dispute Resolution

    AHP has a very strong litigation team made up of one partner and 15 associates, all of whom are licensed advocates. We regularly represent clients in tort, contract, employment, internal corporate fraud, real estate, trademark and intellectual property disputes, to name but a few, with our primary focus being on commercial disputes. In the arbitration field, we have developed a formidable reputation for expertise and successful outcomes with the result that AHP advocates regularly appear before the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI), as well as overseas arbitration bodies, such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. more »

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    Energy, Oil and Gas

    Our Energy, Oil and Gas practice provides top-quality legal advice and transactional support to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas, geothermal and renewable energy sectors. As a relatively compact firm, we are able to offer advice across the entire range of practice areas, thereby allowing us to deliver outstanding legal and commercial results for our clients in a practical and cost effective way. more »

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    Projects & Natural Resources

    As an Indonesian law firm, we know our country, our regulatory environment and our governmental system. Armed with this knowledge, we have garnered a wealth of experience down the years guiding both domestic and international companies through areas that are often fraught with competing interests and controversy. This experience provides us with the expertise and breadth of vision needed to ensure successful outcomes for your business objectives. In doing so, we offer a comprehensive suite of services, all of which dovetail seamlessly one with the other so as to provide holistic solutions to all your legal needs. more »

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    Telecommunications & Media

    Indonesia has seen exponential growth over the last decade in both the telecommunications and media sectors -- both areas in which AHP is in the vanguard of legal development. Besides having a professional interest in the two sectors, all of our lawyers in the T&M practice share a genuine passion for what they do and are therefore able to offer a combination of solid technical legal knowhow and an excellent understanding of the industries, the technical aspects, the principal factors at work, and the key players in Indonesia. more »

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    Real Property

    We offer a full range of real property services, including assisting with purchase and sale agreements, leasing agreements, title searches and registrations, conveyancing, and real property dispositions and bequests,.We also provide effective and reliable advice on the complex rules governing property ownership by non-nationals in Indonesia, an area of the law that is set for liberalization in the near future. more »

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    Intellectual Property

    Our IP practice offers trademark, copyright, patent and design searches and registration, and regularly mounts successful challenges on behalf of clients against decisions of the trademark authorities. Our IP associates are all members of key associations and are frequently engaged to speak at international events as recognized leaders in the field. Combing cutting-edge expertise and a high level of commercial acumen, we take pride in our results and a high level of customer satisfaction, and do our utmost to help ensure the protection of your rights and your peace of mind. more »

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    Islamic Finance

    At AHP, we understand Islamic finance and have been in the vanguard of the sector’s rapid expansion and development in Indonesia. With an in-depth understanding of the religious and conventional legal principles that underpin the Shariah sector, we believe we are uniquely well-positioned to offer expert and innovative advice on how to conduct any transaction in a Shariah-compliant manner, and to provide the kind of end-to-end solutions that you need. more »

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    Shipping & Aviation

    As an archipelagic nation, the shipping and aviation industries are of the utmost importance to the Indonesian economy. To accommodate the needs of ship owners, charterers, and marine insurers, we provide advice on all aspects of shipping law, including ship finance & security, sale and purchase, disputes arising out of charter parties, bills of lading, insurance, and collisions, and all other admiralty matters, while in the aviation sector, we assist with aircraft financing, sale and purchase, statutory obligations related to aviation, aviation safety and the aftermath of aviation accidents. more »

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    Labor Law

    We have a outstanding record in representing both individuals and corporations in employment matters, and in general advisory work on the complex rules governing the employment of expatriates in Indonesia. On the litigation front, we are frequently called upon to advise in cases involving internal fraud and embezzlement, and on the remedies available to employers. We also offer expert advice on employee compensation and incentive schemes (stock options, benefits, allowances), the employment implications of mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations, and the rights and benefits available to employees upon termination. more »

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