SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants has won a 2017 Deal of the Year Award from China Business Law Journal for its work on China Hongqiao Group's alumina refinery development and financing in Indonesia.
Michael S. Carl led the SSEK team that advised China Hongqiao Group, with international counsel Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe (Hong Kong), on this US$1.5 billion project, including the successful closing of project financing.
This was the first big Chinese-invested alumina refinery development and financing in Indonesia.
Michael Carl is a supervising foreign advisor of SSEK's mining practice. He is recognized by independent legal publications as one of the leading lawyers in Indonesia in a host of practice areas, including projects and energy, banking and finance, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. He has been named by Who's Who Legal as a leading lawyer in Indonesia for mining.
In addition to China Hongqiao Group, Michael's recent representations acting for China Shenhua Energy Company Limited as Indonesian counsel in the successful bid for the Jawa-7 2x1000 MW and SumSel-1 2x300MW coal-fired power projects, as well as in the development of a substantial coal-fired mine-mouth IPP project in Sumatra.
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.