SSEK Legal Consultants



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IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

One of the most well-known names in the Indonesian legal market, SSEK Legal Consultants is ranked among the leading M&A and restructuring firms.

SSEK’s banking team has experience in an array of matters such as debt restructuring, project finance, and financial services regulatory. The team has a particular focus on natural resources, fintech and insurance.

The firm sets itself apart by advising on private equity M&A transactions involving warranty and indemnity insurance. In a landmark deal, SSEK advised on the formation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding SOE. Another interesting mandate saw the firm advising the largest foreign exchange bank in South Korea in an acquisition. The firm has also been active in the ride-hailing space, having acted on Grab’s landmark acquisition of Uber and SoftBank’s investment in Grab.

In projects, the firm notable advised on the development of the Nghi Son 2 coal-fired BOT power project in Vietnam.

The firm’s prized restructuring team is active in a variety of sectors such as oil and gas, power, transportation, retail, manufacturing, insurance, and consumer products. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

• Advent International $3.25 billion acquisition of General Electric’s Distributed Power business

• Daido Life Insurance acquisition of a 30% stake in Bank Resona

• Grab US$2 billion acquisition of Uber’s assets in Southeast Asia

• LINE Corporation acquisition of a 20% stake in Bank KEB Hana Indonesia

• McDermott International and McDermott Finance $1.1 billion financing

• Nghi Son 2 coal-fired BOT

• Procter & Gamble $4.2 billion acquisition of Merck’s consumer health business

• Wabtec Corporation $11 billion acquisition of General Electric’s Transportation business


Client feedback

“We are impressed with the SSEK's deep understanding of Indonesian law. SSEK is able to deliver high-quality work in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.”- Capital markets

“In general, the firm is one of the most reputable and reliable firms in the country. It has in-depth knowledge on navigating the uncertainties in the jurisdiction.” Financial and corporate

“Very good for an Indonesian law firm. Strength is that it has a native English speaking western lawyer Mike Carl which makes the communication easier.” – M&A

“SSEK team was very responsive and had fee-competitiveness.” – M&A

“SSEK was very knowledgeable and provided prompt and concise responses.” - Project development


Michael Carl

“He meets the western standard of services.

Ira Andamara Eddymurthy

“Very knowledgeable lawyer.”

Darrell Johnson 

“Very knowledgeable lawyer.”

Denny Rahmansyah

“Brilliant and responsive. He gladly prepared various transaction/corporate documents satisfying the client's tough timeline/requests.” 

Michael Twomey

“Both were very responsive, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with.”  

Stephen Igor Warokka

“His biggest strengths are his responsiveness and willingness to accommodate our concerns and requests throughout the transaction.” 

“Very responsive, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with.”