Michael S. Carl, an international legal advisor at SSEK Indonesian Consultants, was a featured speaker at the recent LAWASIA Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Michael discussed foreign direct investment in Indonesia and the effects and opportunities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and China's One Belt, One Road initiative.
Michael joined SSEK in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia. Before joining SSEK, he was associated with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in its Singapore and Bangkok offices, where he represented Indonesian and Thai concerns in US debt and equity offerings and debt restructurings.
Michael is recognized by Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000 as a leading practitioner in the fields of banking and finance, corporate/M&A, projects and energy, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and telecommunications. He is included in Who's Who Legal guides to the world's leading capital markets and mining lawyers.
In 2012, Mr. Carl was voted an External Counsel of the Year for Indonesia by the readers of Asian-MENA Counsel, who cited his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and responsiveness to client needs.
LAWASIA is an international organization of lawyers' associations, individual lawyers, judges, legal academics, and others which focuses on the interests and concerns of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific.
SSEK Legal Consultants is a leading full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since its founding in Jakarta in 1992, SSEK has grown to one of the largest and most highly regarded corporate law firms in Indonesia. SSEK is recognized by independent legal directories including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Asia Law as a leading law firm in Indonesia across all major practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, construction and real estates, energy and natural resources, IT and telecommunications, labor and employment, project finance, restructuring and insolvency, and shipping. SSEK has been named the Indonesian Law Firm of the Year on multiple occasions.