Ira A. Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants and one of Indonesia’s most experienced and highly regarded lawyers. She has three decades of experience advising multinationals and domestic companies on Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment. Ira specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking law, finance, including project finance, insurance law, and tax law.
Chambers & Partners, a leading independent legal directory, quotes clients praising Ira’s “sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian law” and “comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commercial aims of clients.”
Ira is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Indonesia for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, by The Legal 500 for banking and finance, capital markets, and corporate law and M&A, by IFLR1000 for financial and corporate law, and by Asialaw for corporate law and M&A. She is named by Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for banking, energy, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance.
Ira was a featured speaker at the 2017 US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC, which brought together C-Suite women from Indonesia and the United States for a "series of lively, open, and uniquely personal conversations on how they did it, how they do it and how they are planning for the future." Ira was named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards.
Ira has written and published articles on Indonesian law in Capital Market Laws of the World, Capital Markets Yearbook, Mergers & Acquisitions Yearbook, Global M&A Yearbook, Doing Business in Indonesia, International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency, Getting the Deal Through: Securities Finance, and Practical Law Guide to Insurance and Reinsurance.
Ira graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law in 1984, was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law from 1990 to 1991, and attended the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, also in 1991.
She is a member of the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of the IPBA from 2002 to 2008. Ira is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) and is licensed as an advocate and an Indonesian capital markets legal consultant.