Ira A. Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants and one of Indonesia’s most experienced and highly regarded lawyers. She has more than 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.”
Chambers & Partners and Asialaw recognize Ira as a leading lawyer in Indonesia for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. The Legal 500 names her a leading practitioner for banking and finance, capital markets, and corporate law and M&A. Ira was named to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for banking and finance in recognition of her years of continued excellence and constant praise from clients and colleagues.
Ira was named to IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022, which recognizes the leading female transactional lawyers in the world who are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service. She is named by Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for banking and energy, and is included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers.
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 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 leads the International Division of Peradi. She is licensed as an advocate and an Indonesian capital markets legal consultant. Ira is on the panel of arbitrators at the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia or BANI) and a member of the ICC Indonesian representatives for arbitration and ADR commission.