Michael S. Carl, a foreign legal advisor at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at a recent conference on “Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice.”
The conference was presented by the International Bar Association’s Asia-Pacific Regional Forum, the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee and the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi). It was held at the Grand Hyatt, Jakarta.
Conference topics included “E-commerce: What legal measures to consider when a deal in e-commerce goes wrong,” “M&A: Fundamental issues to M&A transaction” and “Bankruptcy in Indonesia and Asian countries and bankruptcy law: Its application and what lawyers need to know.”
Michael was part of the session on fundamental issues of M&A transactions, which looked at the drafting of M&A transaction documents and best practices for conducting a legal due diligence of a target company.
Michael is well positioned to offer insights into the legal and cultural challenges of M&A transactions in Indonesia. He joined SSEK in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia.
Michael received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and earned an Indonesian law degree in 2012 from Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, graduating at the top of his class. He is fluent in Indonesian.
Michael is recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Asialaw as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for corporate law and M&A. In 2012, Michael 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.
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 leading legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Asia Law as one of the best law firms 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.
SSEK has worked on several recent transactions that have been recognized as Deals of the Year by different publications. These include Alibaba’s acquisition of online retailer Lazada and the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.