SSEK celebrated World Book Day on April 23 by organizing an office book drive, with the collected books donated to worthy organizations that are helping to spread the joy of reading in Jakarta. Thanks to everyone at SSEK, we were able to collect close to 250 books.
Asian Legal Business, which is owned by Thomson Reuters and is a leading legal publication in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, recently published a report on the outlook for Indonesia's capital markets. SSEK partner Fahrul S. Yusuf was quoted extensively in the report. Fahrul says that Indonesia requires deeper capital markets for greater stability.
SSEK's Rusmaini Lenggogeni is speaking on Wednesday, April 23, at a complimentary event for Chinese companies investing or considering an investment in Indonesia. The event, "M&A Periscope," is being organized with Deloitte Indonesia. Speakers will examine the legal and tax implications of M&A transactions in Indonesia, in addition to exploring post-merger integration issues.
SSEK Legal Consultants has been named the 2014 Indonesian Law Firm of the Year by Who's Who Legal. This is the third-straight year SSEK has received this honor and the sixth overall. We were also recognized in 2013, 2012, 2008, 2007 and 2006.
SSEK Legal Consultants acted as Indonesian counsel to Woori Bank of South Korea in its purchase of a 33 percent stake in Indonesia's Bank Himpunan Saudara 1906 for 713.1 billion Rupiah, about US$60 million. Securing approval from Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, for the purchase took about 18 months amid an evolving regulatory environment for bank acquisitions in the country.
Indrawan Dwi Yuriutomo, a senior associate at SSEK Legal Consultants and an employment law specialist, is participating in the 2nd Annual Indonesia HR & Employment Law Executive Program organized by Clariden Global.
SSEK Legal Consultants was again ranked as one of the best firms in Indonesia in the 2014 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide to the region's leading firms and lawyers. SSEK was recognized in all the major practice areas, including in the key practice areas of Corporate/M&A and Real Estate, where SSEK received the highest ranking.
SSEK is delighted to announce the appointment of Fahrul S. Yusuf as a partner of the firm, effective January 2013. Fahrul has been with SSEK since 2002 and he has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial matters. His appointment strengthens SSEK's ability to serve our clients.
Richard Emmerson, a senior foreign advisor at SSEK and one of Indonesia's leading labor and employment lawyers, spoke at a seminar on February 28, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta on Indonesian HR & Employment Law.