Foreign Legal Advisor


+62 21 521 2038; 2953 2000

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Project finance

Industry sectors:

Construction and materials
Natural resources
Oil and gas

Financial and corporate 2016

"Very good quality. Michael is a good problem solver with a good handle on the local issues."

"Mike is very familiar with the aspect of the energy industry that we deal with and provides commercial advice."

"He is smart in finding solutions and providing advice."

Michael D. Twomey has been an advisor to SSEK since the firm’s founding in 1992. Michael is experienced in a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial law fields, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, oil and gas and energy projects, commercial real estate development, leasing and financing, and project finance.

Michael advises clients on complex and major transactions in many of Indonesia’s most dynamic sectors, including the oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining, private power, hotel, real estate and shipping sectors.

Michael is recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate finance and corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, projects and natural resources, public procurement and real estate law. He has been described by clients as “the most talented foreign legal consultant in Jakarta” (IFLR1000).

• Advising a multinational petroleum and natural gas company in a project to upgrade and operate an oil refinery in Indonesia;

• Advised two multinational shipping companies in connection with the establishment of their FPSO projects, including advising on the tender process, negotiation of the lease of the FPSO and the structure of the Indonesian company to undertake each project and, in one case, the financing of the acquisition of the FPSO;

• Advised several property developers on various projects to develop hotels, offices and/or apartment towers (both for lease and condominiums) in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

• Financial restructuring

• M&A

• Project development

• Project finance

• Real estate finance

• Construction and materials

• Energy

• Oil and gas

• Real estate

• Shipping

  • New York State Bar

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia

  • B.A., magna cum laude, economics, Yale University (1980)
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1986)