Our Indonesian lawyers are also native Indonesian citizens who are not only well versed with the laws of Indonesia but also possess the requisite skills, background knowledge and understanding of the culture and customary practices within Indonesia.
The Indonesian Practice is led by Mr Hamidul Haq, who previously headed the Commercial Affairs Department in Singapore and served as Deputy Senior State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Mr Haq works very closely with key Partners from the various practice groups in Rajah & Tann LLP, many of whom frequently come into contact and continue to be involved with several Indonesian client matters from time to time.
Mr Haq also has extensive experience and knowledge in both litigation and arbitration matters, having represented prominent Indonesian companies and individuals involved in civil and criminal cases in arbitration proceedings and Singapore’s courts.
The Indonesian Practice is extensively engaged in legal matters involving Indonesia and is therefore strategically positioned to assist and advise clients.
Experience and local knowledge
Our legal teams comprise lawyers who have also accumulated substantial Indonesian and regional legal practice experience over the years, including in-depth knowledge of Indonesian and Asian business culture. This allows our practice groups to leverage on the all-round professional abilities available in the firm. Our set-up facilitates client access to the experience and skills of lawyers across the spectrum of legal practices.
Through years of exposure to and within the Indonesian market, our Indonesian lawyers possess the requisite knowledge, cultural awareness and communication tools required on the job. We continually keep abreast of a wide range of legal developments within Indonesia and we work closely with prominent legal academics and law firms in Indonesia. Our lawyers are all native speakers of Bahasa Indonesia and they fully understand the legal landscape as well as common practices in Indonesia.
The combination of our extensive experience and local knowledge has put us in a unique position as a “one-stop legal service” in the region. We have the experience and the resources to deliver pragmatic advice, regardless of the degree of complexity associated with any legal problem. As such it has enabled our lawyers to understand the needs of their clients, to negotiate and to provide solutions more effectively and efficiently than those of other local or offshore law firms in Singapore.
Network and mobility
We have strong relationships with top Indonesian law firms, universities and prominent key figures in Indonesia. Our extensive global network also enables us to conduct legal matters involving different jurisdictions and professionals from other industries. We have strong relationships with our international clients, international law firms as well as renowned accounting firms, including easy access to forensic accountants and commercial investigators within the region.
This extensive network has enabled us to not only provide a premium and comprehensive legal service to our clients, but also to assist our clients in expanding their networks by facilitating and connecting them with our global network contacts.
Our lawyers travel to Jakarta and other Indonesian cities on a regular basis. Our strategic position in the heart of ASEAN’s financial hub has also enabled us to expedite, organise and deploy legal teams internationally as well as in a very efficient and prompt manner.
Our lawyers are professional in their conduct and we act in the best interest of our clients. We place a high value on trust and confidence as the cornerstone for a long-term lawyer- client relationship.
Our ability to adopt an accurate strategic approach is due to our in-depth knowledge of the legal and business environments in Indonesia. We also place great importance in allocating the right lawyer to the right task and to ensure that our clients receive value-added yet cost effective service. We do not over-resource matters and always make sure that every resource is used efficiently and effectively.
WITHIN THIS PRACTICE
We are actively involved in a full range of both contentious and non-contentious matters in the following areas:
- Construction and Infrastructure
- Company Law
- Capital Market
- Corporate Finance and Restructuring
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Oil, Gas & Energy
- Technology and Telecommunication
- White-collar Crimes
- Wealth Management
- Intellectual Property
Rajah & Tann LLP provides full legal services for non-contentious matters to clients in Indonesia as well as to foreign investors. We continue to be involved in a wide range of industries for foreign investors investing in Indonesian businesses as well as those Indonesian clients who wish to invest in foreign business opportunities out of Indonesia.
Our Corporate, and Business Finance and Insolvency teams have extensive experience in fields such as mergers and acquisitions, acquisition finance, debt infrastructure, project finance, regulatory and compliance as well as the listing of companies. Our Technology and Telecommunications team members have been recognized as one of the leading legal practitioners in the region.
Our lawyers are frequently involved in the handling of multi-million dollar deal investments and infrastructure projects in Indonesia. We have assisted and represented prominent Indonesian and Singapore companies in order to gain access to international capital thus enhancing their value in the internal market.
Leading lawyers in the Indonesian scene include our Mr Goh Kian Hwee, who boasts a formidable list of headline deals and clientele. Mr Goh drives the corporate practice group and is known for his capital markets and M&A transactions.
Our Indonesian lawyer, Mr Daniel Lubis has acquired more than a decade of experience in dealing with various corporate, investment and capital market issues in Indonesia. Some of his clients are large corporations and public listed companies in Indonesia.
Rajah & Tann LLP is a leader in Dispute Resolution both in Singapore and the Asia- Pacific region. Our team boasts four Senior Counsels and several senior practitioners as well as a team of experienced lawyers in this practice area. Helmed by Mr Francis Xavier SC, our formidable team of human and technological resources has helped us develop our own unique signature brand of know-how, dynamism and responsiveness in dealing with all forms of complex litigation work.
Our team is made up of lawyers, many of whom have been named amongst the best dispute lawyers in the region by leading legal publications.
Our team has had hands-on dispute resolution experience in many jurisdictions in the Asia- Pacific region; particularly in Indonesia. Our lawyers combine intense preparation with strategic application of the law to deliver success to our clients. We represent some of the most prominent families and corporations in Indonesia in arbitration and court proceedings involving various complex and cross border legal issues. Many of our lawyers have multiple jurisdictional qualifications including Indonesia, Singapore, United States and United Kingdom and have handled some of the biggest dispute cases in Asia. Our lawyers feature regularly in major commercial litigation trials and arbitrations in Singapore involving Indonesian entities.
In Arbitration, Rajah & Tann LLP’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution firm is unparalleled. Our team has been consistently recognised as a leading dispute team in Asia. In March 2012, for the 4th consecutive year, Rajah & Tann LLP was ranked on the approved list of top 30 international arbitration practices after becoming the 1st Asian law firm to break into this ranking in February 2009.