SSEK Legal Consultants, a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, has been named Indonesian Law Firm of the Year in the 2014 Acquisition International Magazine Business Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize firms whose commitment to excellence sees them exceeding clients' expectations on a daily basis while setting the bar for others in their industry.
These awards are particularly prestigious because winners are nominated and voted for by their peers and clients. All of the awards are given purely on merit, based on a firm's achievements over the past year.
The awards' coordinator, Siobhan Hanley, said: Weâre proud to showcase some of the most innovative and committed organizations from across the business world and the winners can be rightly proud of the game-changing work theyâve been doing over the past 12 months.
SSEK Legal Consultants has advised on all Indonesian aspects of the US$430 million global acquisition by Enerflex of the international contract compression, processing, and after-market services business of Axip Energy Services (formerly Valerus Compression Service). PT Valerus Indonesia is the Indonesian entity of Axip Energy Services.
SSEK also advised on all Indonesian aspects of a US$635 million revolving credit facility for Enerflex, the Canada-based global supplier of oil and gas products and services.
Partner Ira A. Eddymurthy led the SSEK team advising on the deal, assisted by Bambang Dhanisworo.
Ten partners and foreign legal advisors at SSEK Legal Consultants were honored in the 2014 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, the guide to the leading lawyers in Asia-Pacific. The 10 were recognized as leading lawyers in Indonesia across a total of eight practice areas.
SSEK is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta. The depth of the firm's experience and expertise was underlined by its showing in the latest edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Its partners and advisors were recognized as leaders in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance Capital Markets Corporate/M&A Construction & Real Estate Energy & Natural Resources IT, Telco & Media Labor & Employment and Restructuring & Insolvency.
Richard D. Emmerson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants, has contributed the Indonesia chapter to Asia Employment Law, a quarterly review of employment law developments across 15 jurisdictions in Asia. The review is designed to help legal and human resources advisors stay up to date on employment-related legal developments around Asia.
In this latest edition of Asia Employment Law, Mr. Emmerson highlights issues related to outsourcing, hiring expatriates, the minimum wage, the social security system in Indonesia, and employment rules for Indonesia's oil and gas industry.
Mr. Emmerson has 30 years of experience as a corporate-commercial lawyer. He has extensive experience advising on all aspects of labor and employment law in Indonesia. Mr. Emmerson has been endorsed by Chambers Asia, Asia Law & Practice and Who's Who Legal as a leading labor and employment lawyer. His practice also includes foreign investment planning, the establishment of subsidiaries and joint venture companies and their ongoing corporate and commercial affairs, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
For the Indonesia chapter of the review, click here. If you would like the full report, click here.
A unique tradition among the Indonesian legal community entered its second decade as the 20th annual Law Firm Games (Pertandingan Persahabatan Antar Konsultan Hukum or PPAKH) officially kicked off on Saturday, August 16.
With the theme Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, the games opened over the Independence Day weekend with a 5K Fun Run on Saturday. Lawyers and staff members from 16 of the biggest law firms in Jakarta donned costumes and completed a course around Pasar Festival Kuningan, with the first 50 finishers picking up medals.
Members of the SSEK family tapped into flower power and the 1960s vibe and decked themselves out in tie-dye and peace symbols for the run. An all-day bazaar added to the festive spirt, with stalls set up by the different law firms selling food and goods.
The fun and games continued on Sunday, Independence Day, at the Senayan sports complex. There were traditional games like kerupuk eating, sack races and bakiak races, and the basketball competition also got under way.
Two lawyers from SSEK Legal Consultants, a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia, will feature in three working sessions at the upcoming Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) in Tokyo.
Rusmaini Lenggogeni, the managing partner of SSEK, will speak on Wednesday, October 22, on Targeting the Asian Market: Setting Up or Taking Over a Sales and Distribution Network in Asia.
Western companies are pouring into the Asian market, including Indonesia, and this session will look at the best practices for sales and distribution Asia. Ms. Lenggogeni will discuss the establishment of distribution networks in Indonesia, either by way of green-field investment or joint ventures.
Ms. Lenggogeni specializes in corporate acquisitions and mergers, real property leases, construction and taxation. Her practice sees her advise multinational and domestic firms, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. Ms. Lenggogeni is recognized as one of Indonesiaâs leading practitioners in Corporate/M&A.
SSEK Legal Consultants, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, advised on Link Holdings Limited's recent IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of placement. Link Holdings, a hotel operator, has a subsidiary with assets in Indonesia.
SSEK advised the sole sponsor and underwriters of the IPO on all aspects of Indonesian law. Partner Fahrul S. Yusuf led the SSEK team advising on the IPO and listing, with SSEK associate Maria Yudhitama Eka Dewi assisting on the matter.
SSEK Legal Consultants has been recognized as the 2014 Indonesian Tax Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International magazine. The global awards recognize the outstanding achievements by firms over the last 12 months and are determined based on feedback from clients and peers.
SSEK, a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, was earlier cited as one of Indonesiaâs leading tax law firms in the 2014 edition of the Tax Directors Handbook.
Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK, was included in the Tax Directors Handbook's TDH250, the elite list of the world's leading tax advisers. Ms. Eddymurthy was one of only two lawyers in Indonesia to receive this honor. Inclusion on this list is determined through client feedback.
SSEK Legal Consultants has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a leading Energy and Infrastructure firm in Indonesia.
In recognizing SSEK, IFLR1000 noted that the firm is known for its standout expertise in the energy, natural resources and telecommunications sectorsâ and that âmining, oil and gas, and power projects dominate their projects work.
Michael D. Twomey, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK, was recognized as a Leading Lawyer for Mining, Oil and Gas, and Power. One client told IFLR1000 that Michael Twomey is the most talented foreign legal consultant in Jakarta.
Darrell R. Johnson, also a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK, was recognized for his work in Oil and Gas, and Power.