"Market-leading practice with a number of in-demand practitioners with Indonesia expertise across a variety of practice areas. Particularly highly regarded for capital markets, project financing and banking work. A popular choice for banks and Indonesian and multinational corporates."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

Indonesia Practice

Latham & Watkins' renowned Indonesia Practice, primarily led from the firm’s Singapore office, advises clients on the full range of corporate and finance transactions, as well as dispute resolution.

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Advising on Indonesia's Landmark Transactions 

Latham has a long history of representing both Indonesian and international clients on transactions in the country, having advised on more than 190 transactions, with a combined value of more than US$100 billion. The firm’s track record of success in the country during the past 20 years has benefited clients across a broad range of business sectors for both in-bound and out-bound investment activities.

Industry Knowledge

With a sizeable team of lawyers advising on Indonesian transactions, Latham has advised on many of the country’s most significant transactions in the power, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, transport and infrastructure, media, entertainment, financial services and retail industries.

To better serve its clients, Latham has an established Indonesian liaison team within its Singapore office, including Bahasa Indonesia-speaking lawyers. This allows Latham's lawyers to coordinate and complement the work of Indonesian counsel, and to provide integrated legal advice in a seamless manner.

Comprehensive Expertise

Latham's Indonesia Practice has been involved in many of the most important transactions undertaken in Indonesia in recent years, providing advice to clients in the following areas: 

A Leader in the Market

Latham is ranked in Band 1 for Corporate & Finance in Indonesia in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014, with top ranked lawyers for Capital Markets and Projects & Energy, earning praise for its “Pre-eminent Indonesia practice that draws on its Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices to advise on high-end transactions in the country.” 

Latham & Watkins continues to work on some of the most significant deals in the market, including:

  • PT Pertamina (Persero)’s US$1.25 billion 10-year and US$1.25 billion 30-year bond, awarded "Deal of the Year" by Asian-MENA Counsel in 2012
  • Indonesia Media Partners’ acquisition of Global Mediacom’s Media Nusantara Citra, the first true Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) deal by a global private equity fund in Indonesia, awarded “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR in 2012
  • Paiton 3 Power Project, named “Project Finance Deal of the Year" by IFLR in 2011, and recognized as an important benchmark in the Indonesian market
  • PT Adaro Indonesia’s US$800-million senior notes issuance, named “High Yield Deal of the Year" by FinanceAsia and Asiamoney in 2009
  • PT Indika Energy’s US$329-million IPO, named “Indonesia Deal of the Year" by Asiamoney in 2008