We are a relationship driven firm and advise clients in Indonesia and across the globe on their most complex and important transactions. We are at the forefront of developing innovative structures to simplify the complexities inherent in corporate deals – in established and emerging markets. Our experience extends beyond transactional work and we also look after our clients through every stage of the company life-cycle.

We advise both strategic and financial investors across key sectors such as financial institutions, commodities, natural resources, Technology Media and Telecoms, and consumer industries. We also assist Indonesian companies with structuring, negotiating and implementing their mergers and acquisitions transactions internationally.

Clients benefit from our comprehensive experience across all corporate disciplines, including:

  • Public M&A
  • Private M&A
  • Carve-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Growth by alternatives to M&A
  • Corporate advisory
  • Private equity

Our corporate practice is supported by our market-leading employment and incentives, regulatory and litigation experts as well as teams offering the full range of finance support including all aspects of banking, capital markets and restructuring transactions.

Work highlights:

  • Macquarie Asset Management: advising, as part of a consortium, on its c.US$610m acquisition of a significant minority stake in Bersama Digital Infrastructure Asia Pte. Ltd., which holds a 62.4 per cent stake in Indonesia-listed PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk., a leading independent telecom towers business in Indonesia with over 20,500 towers and 39,000 tenancies - this is one of the largest foreign investments into the Indonesian digital infrastructure sector
  • FWD Group: advising on its minority investment into PT Asuransi BRI Life (BRI Life), and the related long-term bancassurance arrangement between BRI Life and Bank Rakyat Indonesia
  • Astra International: advising on the sale of its 44.56% stake in PT Bank Permata Tbk to Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited – the largest banking sector transaction of 2019. Awarded M&A Deal of the Year by ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2020
  • Farallon Capital, Temasek and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited: advising on their respective Series D, E and F investments into Gojek, Indonesia's first unicorn and leading on-demand services company
  • L Catterton: advising on its investment into Sociolla, Indonesia's leading beauty and personal care services provider, by way of a primary subscription for shares, and a secondary acquisition of shares from Sociolla's existing shareholders.

Key Contacts

David Holme

Senior Foreign Legal Advisor, Linklaters Partner, Jakarta

Karen Phang

Corporate Partner, Linklaters, Singapore

Yolanda Hutapea

Partner, Jakarta

Teguh Arwiko

Partner, Jakarta

It is a great firm with fantastic lawyers who are both technical and execution-driven. They combine excellent local expertise with a wonderful international network.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021: Corporate/M&A: Indonesia