THE FIRM

 

Welcome to Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
We are a full-service Indonesian law firm that was founded by Ahmad Fikri Assegaf and Chandra M. Hamzah in 2001. Since then, we have grown rapidly, gaining a reputation for innovation, commercial acumen, and for putting our clients at the forefront of all that we do. Currently with 15 partners and more than 55 associates, all of our members have extensive experience representing a wide variety of blue-chip corporate clients, high net worth individuals, government institutions and major public enterprises.
 
OUR EXPERIENCE

We are privileged to have represented a long list of prominent clients down the years, many of them leaders in their respective fields. Covering a broad spectrum of businesses and industries, they include companies in such key economic sectors as financial services, manufacturing, technology, energy, plantations, forestry and natural resources. The hallmarks of our success have always been our unique blend of commercial and legal insights, and our commitment to providing client-orientated services, apt and reliable legal advice, and rapid turnaround times.
   
We are ranked as a top-tier firm in many practice areas by The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia and other highly regarded legal publications, and over the years both our firm and partners have respectively been regularly recognized as ‘leading firm’ and ‘leading individuals’ in various fields.

As an Assegaf Hamzah client, you will gain access to our extensive expertise and experience spanning the entire range of practice areas, including capital markets, banking & finance, debt & corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, projects & natural resources, competition law, dispute resolution, and telecommunications & media, to name but a few. You will also benefit from our capacity to work seamlessly across a wide range of industries and sectors so as to provide you with tailor-made, innovative, and holistic solutions that will help ensure the success of your transactions and business.

OUR PROMISE

At Assegaf Hamzah, we not only offer the expertise one would expect from a full-service commercial law firm, we go one step further. As a relatively compact organization that continues to value the personal touch and to focus on individual client needs, we are able to provide cross-cutting advice that transcends rigid practice area divisions and specializations so as to ensure that you benefit from comprehensive solutions to your legal needs.

From the outset, we have been recognized for our creative and innovative solutions to client needs, which perhaps explains why we have become one of Jakarta’s foremost law firms in such a short space of time.

Assegaf Hamzah recently entered into a strategic alliance with Rajah & Tann, a Singapore-based law firm that is now the largest in Southeast Asia, with a network that includes offices or affiliates in Singapore, China, Thailand, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Myanmar, as well as regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia. The tie-up significantly enhances Assegaf Hamzah’s capacity to provide top-class cross-border legal services and affords our clients access to an arsenal of more than 400 lawyers across the region.

Alongside our partnership with Rajah & Tann, we continue to work closely with a range of highly regarded domestic and international law firms on both Indonesian and overseas mandates so as to allow us to draw on international expertise and best practice across all leading jurisdictions. Rendering a full suite of legal and advisory services in Indonesian, English and Dutch, our lawyers pay particular attention to international legal developments and how these are likely to impact on Indonesia and your interests.

The firm’s growth continued apace in October 2013, when we merged with boutique competition practice Rizkiyana & Iswanto (one of only two Indonesian firms listed in Global Competition Review’s ‘elite category’), whose seven lawyers and economists, combined with the members of our existing antitrust practice, now make us the country’s market leader in competition law.

OUR COMMITMENT 

We are committed to the provision of quality legal services, and to maintaining the highest possible ethical and professional standards. Driven and talented, all members of the firm are focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of our clients, their businesses and their needs, and in assisting them maximize opportunities through efficient and effective legal advice and services. Our team is well-rounded, hard working, and sensitive to both the legal and commercial aspects in the advice and services we provide.

Our stringent recruitment policy ensures that we only have the best, brightest and most dedicated lawyers on our team -- lawyers who are capable of delivering and upholding the standards of excellence that you demand and have come to expect.

So, whatever your legal needs, make Assegaf Hamzah your first stop in Jakarta. Rest assured that you will receive a very warm welcome and that your trust in us will be amply rewarded.


 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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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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