OUR HISTORY

Established in 1992, SSEK has evolved into a law firm with the most experienced, highly trained lawyers in the industry, all of whom are focused on achieving the best result for their clients.

 

SSEK has the depth and breadth of Indonesian legal experience and knowledge to understand each client's problems, ask the questions the client has not thought to ask, and formulate appropriate solutions.


  • 1992

    SSEK is founded and moves into a brand new building, Mayapada Tower, in the heart of Jakarta's business district.

     

    SSEK's senior Foreign Legal Advisor, Darrell R. Johnson manages the Economic Law and Improved Procurement (ELIPS) Project, the largest single country law reform project in the world, on behalf of the Project contractors.


    Members of SSEK contribute to the ELIPS Project in the drafting, finalizing and socializing of several laws, including the Company Law and the Fiducia Law.

     


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  • 1992 to 1998

    Members of SSEK participate on the Board of Advisors of the ELIPS Project.


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  • 1997 to 1998

    During the Asian Economic Crisis, SSEK participates in the Initiative Group and contributes ideas on ways to deal with unsettled debt, including the new Bankruptcy Law.


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  • 1997

    Senior Foreign Legal Consultant, Darrell R. Johnson is selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association.


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  • 1998 to 2000

    SSEK advises a number of clients with assets held by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency.


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  • 1998 to 2002

    Dyah Soewito is named as a leading Corporate/Commercial lawyer with "outstanding talent" in Chambers Global Leading Lawyers 2000-2002.


    SSEK appoints new partners for the first time, naming Rusmaini Lenggogeni among others and defines SSEK as an open partnership. The total number of employees reaches 119.


    In 2002, SSEK celebrates its 10th anniversary at Gedung Arsip Jakarta with over 1000 guests.

     

    That same year, Jonathan M. Streifer joins SSEK as a legal advisor with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings and other cross-border business transactions.

     


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  • 2002 to 2011

    Ira A. Eddymurthy and Darrell R. Johnson participate in the Asian Development Bank’s insolvency study of Asian countries in Manila.

     

    Darrell R. Johnson is named a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute.


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  • 2002 to 2008

    Ira A. Eddymurthy serves as the representative for Indonesia to the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and speaks at the 15th annual IPBA Conference in Bali opened by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


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  • 2003

    Eight SSEK lawyers are recognized as Asia Law Leading Lawyers across 12 practice areas, illustrating excellence in capital markets, corporate finance, insurance, intellectual property, IT and telecommunications, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, property, project finance, restructuring, shipping and taxation.

     

    Dyah Soewito is recognized for mergers and acquisitions, property and shipping.

     

    Ira Eddymurthy is recognized for capital markets, restructuring, IT and mergers and acquisitions.

     

    Rusmaini Lenggogeni is recognized for capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, shipping and taxation.

     

    Darrell Johnson is recognized for capital markets, corporate finance, restructuring, insurance, mergers and acquisitions and project finance.

     

    Michael Twomey is recognized for corporate finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and property.

     

    Richard Emmerson is recognized for restructuring and labor.


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  • 2004

    SSEK advises the creditor group on the restructuring of Asian Pulp & Paper, the largest debt restructuring in Asian history.


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  • 2005

    Fitriana Mahiddin co-authors with Michael Twomey a comprehensive Gas Regulation chapter for Getting the Deal Through published by the Global Competition Review. Ms. Mahiddin and Mr. Twomey will author the same chapter for four consecutive years.

     

    Mr. Twomey is recognized by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as one of the top corporate, commercial and mergers and cquisitions lawyers in Indonesia.


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  • 2006 to 2008

    SSEK is named 2006 Indonesian Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal, the official research partner of the International Bar Association. SSEK is the first Indonesian firm to receive such recognition.


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  • 2007

    Richard D. Emmerson is endorsed by Chambers Global, Chamber Asia and Asia Law & Practice as a leading corporate/commercial and corporate governance lawyer and by the International Financial Law Review and Chambers Asia as a leading labor and employment lawyer.


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  • 2009

    SSEK introduces three new partners and becomes the largest independent Indonesian law firm.  

     

    Eight SSEK lawyers are named as 2009 Asia Law Leading Lawyers across 17 practice areas.

     

    Darrell Johnson is cited by Chambers Global as a top corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance lawyers and by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as a leading oil and gas, project finance, and insolvency and restructuring lawyer.

     

    Rusmaini Lenggogeni is recognized in general corporate practice, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

     

    In IFLR1000, clients praise foreign legal advisor Michael Carl. Says one: “He is a foreign lawyer but speaks Bahasa. He knows the details about the laws in Indonesia.”


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  • 2010

    SSEK holds a cocktail reception in Singapore to thank clients and international law firms for their support over the years. With moer than 145 employees this year, SSEK continues to remain the largest independent law firm in Indonesia.


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  • 2011

    SSEK is named the Indonesian Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia.


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