Makarim & Taira S


Summitmas 1, 16th-17th Floors
Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 61-62
Jakarta, 12190

+62 21 5080 8300; 252 1272

+6221 252 2750, 252 275

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Maria Sagrado
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Partner: Lia Alizia
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 55
Network memberships: TRACE International and World Law Group
Languages: Indonesian, English, German, French, Chinese
Established in: 1980

The firm: Established in 1980 by two Harvard graduates, Nono Anwar Makarim and Frank Taira Supit, Makarim & Taira S. is one of Indonesia's oldest and most reputable independent full-service law firms, trusted by leading international and domestic clients to deliver applicable real world solutions. Its advice is based on 40 years of in-depth experience successfully navigating Indonesia's complex and rapidly changing landscape. Makarim & Taira S. is an internationally recognised firm with an impressive range of household names on its client list.

Makarim & Taira S. is offering a full range of corporate, banking, litigation and specialist legal services to national and international clients. The firm's longstanding reputation among policymakers, regulators, state-owned companies and world-leading industry groups provides unique insights into the latest government policies and industry knowledge. The firm guides clients through Indonesia's complex and dynamic regulatory landscape so they can achieve their commercial goals.

Reflecting on the quality of its work, client relationships tend to be long lasting, even spanning decades, as it works in partnership to help clients shape their businesses in Indonesia. Moreover, the firm's independent status enables it to work with other reputable parties that are qualified in their fields, including law firms from various jurisdictions.

Areas of practice: Long considered one of Indonesia's leaders in corporate and banking/finance practices, the firm has recently been recognised for its work on high-profile infrastructure and power projects. Its employment expertise has also drawn accolades.

The firm's areas of expertise also include aviation, banking and finance, capital markets, competition, construction, foreign investment and general corporate practice, franchise, hotel, resort and tourism, infrastructure and major projects, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, media, IT and telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, mining and energy, real estate, and transportation.

Its expertise is also sought by the Indonesian government, which has invited the firm to provide advice on a number of key legislative developments. As a result, it has unique insights into the evolution of Indonesia's legal environment, enabling an ability to anticipate potential changes and act accordingly to protect and guide the interests of its clients.

With its long track record of successfully handling high-profile transactions, including a number of landmark cases, Makarim & Taira S. is a solid choice for both domestic and foreign clients looking for a trustworthy partner with in-depth expertise in Indonesia.

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchise
  • Hotels & Tourism
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT & Telecommunications
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining & Energy
  • Power & Infrastructure Projects
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation

Project Finance/Energy & Infrastructure:

  • Rahayu Ningsih Hoed, Lina Amran, Vincent Ariesta Lie, Frederick Simanjuntak advised PT Bhumi Jati Power  for PLTU Tanjung Jati B 5 & 6;
  • Prasarana for Cirebon expansion PLTU Jawa-1;
  • Vincent Ariesta Lie, Rahayu Ningsih Hoed advised China Shenhua Energy Company-led consortium for PLTU Sumsel-1.

Banking & Finance:

  • Vincent Ariesta Lie, Frederick Simanjuntak, advised PT Toba Bara Sejahtra, Tbk. on receipt of credit facilities from PT Bank Mandiri Tbk. and PT Bank Keb Hana Indonesia.
  • Vincent Ariesta Lie advised PT Minahasa Cahaya Lestari, Tbk. on receipt of credit facilities from PT Bank Mandiri Tbk. and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur;
  • Tempo Scan Pacific Tbk and Tempo Group companies;
  • Frederick Simanjuntak advised PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe on network integration agreement with PT Akulaku Finance Indonesia;
  • Maria Sagrado advised WeLab Quest Limited on joint venture with PT Sedaya Multi Investama for lending activities;
  • Lina Amran, Frederick Simanjuntak were legal counsel to lenders led by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. for loan to PT Smelting.


  • Vincent Ariesta Lie advised AEON Delight in acquiring PT Sinar Jernih Sarana, pioneering integrated facility services providing around 10,000 manpower to clients;
  • Vincent Ariesta Lie advised PT Toba Bara Energi in acquiring Paiton Energy  shares from PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya.