Our Managing Partner Luky I. Walalangi was named “Lawyer of the Year: Indonesia” at the asialaw Awards 2020, presented by asialaw and held virtually on August 25, 2020 (full announcement can be found here). The third asialaw annual awards recognises the best firms, teams, lawyers, as well as deals and cases throughout Asia-Pacific over the past 12-18 months. Awards were decided using objective data captured from client feedback during the 2019 research process. Each firm or practitioner was then given an average score using the client surveys, with the award being given to those with the highest average score.

The Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) just issued a comprehensive report on various measures of governments across Asia to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures have forced them to resort to strict lockdowns at one hand, but on the other have brought their economies to a standstill, which in turn, have presented a twin challenge: a health emergency coupled with an economic crisis. Given the unprecedented nature of the crisis, policymakers have resorted to a variety of fiscal and policy measures, some are ad-hoc, some may be here to stay. As reported by ABLJ,  making sense of these changes is a challenge in itself, especially for businesses that operate across markets in Asia.

To help the readers to understand the changes, the report covers multiple jurisdictions, from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam to Indonesia.

Walalangi & Partners is among the law firms quoted and trusted by ABLJ to elaborate the hurdles, the “new normal” and the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic In Indonesia (link of the coverage can be found here: Trust this is useful to understand the major changes made within those jurisdictions during these challenging times.

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Both W&P Partners are named among the 100 A-List of Top Indonesian Lawyer 2020 by Asia Business Law Journal. We are honored and grateful to be placed in such distinguished rank for 3 years in a row.

W&P’s lawyer Ms. Siti Kemala Nuraida is featured by Hukumonline as one of the Young Female Lawyers of 2020, in an article titled “Hukumonline NexGen Lawyers 2020: Excellence during a Challenging Time”. The article selects a few young female Indonesian lawyers who are considered bright, promising, and passionate to represent their generation and to inspire the next generation. In the article, Ms. Siti Kemala Nuraida shares her great experience in leading real property mega-projects of USD 300 million where she represented Tokyo Tatemono Co Ltd & Tokyo Tatemono Asia and ¥7,142,000 million representing Toyota Tsusho Corporation. On a personal level, she inspires the readers on how she has managed to maintain her work as a lawyer and her role as a mom in her family. Finally, she acknowledges and explains the tremendous support she gains from W&P in helping her strike the perfect balance in life, especially between work and family.

We are proud of her.

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We are very proud of our senior associate Mr. Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, who was recently recognized as one of the top 10 rising stars in Indonesia’s legal market by Asian Legal Business (ALB). Hans richly deserved the recognition after successfully representing Showa Denko K.K. on the structuring of PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina (ICA), a company with annual production of 300,000 tons of chemical grade alumina (CGA) and annual sales of US$ 200 million.

He is considered by ALB as one of the best young professionals in the Indonesian legal market and was quoted by ALB as explaining the basic considerations for young lawyers to choose a law firm: working culture, financial compensation and personal growth. Previously, ALB had also put him on the list of Asia’s 40 outstanding legal professionals under the age of 40 (Asia’s Best Young Lawyers in the ‘40 under 40’ list).

We thank all our clients for their great trust. This is truly another unmeasured blessing for W&P.

Chambers Global 2020 recently ranked Walalangi & Partners in Corporate/M&A, which echoes the same ranking given by Global Asia Pacific 2020 a couple of months ago. The ranking also goes to our Managing Partner, Mr. Luky Immanuel Walalangi who has retained it for 2 consecutive years.

Chambers Global 2020 quoted a client as recognizing and praising us “…the quality and responsiveness of a top-level international law firm.”

Again, it is truly a blessing for all of us, for such achievement is a tribute to all our clients for their trusts and support since the beginning of our establishment.

As always, we are fully committed to deliver only the best services to all our clients by assisting and navigating them to advance their big-picture objectives on multiple levels and further their long-term growth and success. We are always at our Clients’ disposal to ensure they have a solid legal foundation, which allows them to limit risks while flexibly pursuing avenues for their growth and exploration.

W&P are proud to be a part of Nippon Steel Corporation’s counsel in its successful joint acquisition with ArcelorMittal SA of Essar Steel India Limited, one of the largest major steel manufacturing companies with fully integrated steelworks and extensive domestic sales channels in India, which owns PT Essar Indonesia, involving payment of a total of US$5.73 billion towards Essar Steel’s debt and total additional investment of US$ 1,1 billion for Essar Steel’s operations and profitability. With the acquisition, Nippon Steel Corporation and ArcelorMittal SA are now controlling the 10 million tonne-per-year Essar Steel plant. W&P team was led by Mr. Luky Walalangi, Ms. Miriam Andreta, partners of the firm and Mr. Hans Adiputra, senior associate of the firm

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The growth we have experienced over the past 2 years is really a blessing.

We want to sincerely thank for all our clients for their continuing trust. Because of their faithful support, we have been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020  in Corporate / M&A and for 2 consecutive years our Managing Partner Mr Luky Walalangi is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020  in individual category of Corporate / M&A.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 quotes our clients’ appreciation towards our very practical and timely advice which considers business realities and our quality and responsiveness of a top-level international law firm as well as our ability to draft precise legal documents required for a transaction.

This simply strengthen our commitment to continue to give our clients the best services they truly deserve.

Each of Our Mr. R. Wisnu Renansyah Jenie, Ms. Anggarara Hamami, Mr. Luky I Walalangi was quoted by Asia Legal Business in Indonesia Country Report;  November 2019 Edition : Time to Reform, where it discusses :

– What is happening now

– What’s next

– Work for Lawyers

Check the Full Article here 

W&P’s senior associate Mr. Hans Adiputra Kurniawan was just recognized by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s Best Young Lawyers under 40 of 2020. He is one of the selected few of young lawyers is Asia, considered by Asian Legal Business, to have worked in significant deals in the past years and have earned accolades from his peers, superiors and clients.

At only 31, he has been advising Showa Denko on the structuring and successful divestment from PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina (ICA), a company with a capital of US$188,500,000 and annual sales of US$ 200 million and counsel in the M&A Deal of 2020 by Asian Legal Busines (Hokkan Holdings Corporation (Hokkan) business acquisition of 7 group companies of PT. Deltapack Industri) and counsel to Mitsubishi Corporation in its superblock urban development project of more than US$350 million, located in 12 Ha area of Vasanta InnoPark, Bekasi regency, West java Indonesia.

We are always grateful for our unmeasured blessings and proud of our Mr. Hans Adiputra Kurniawan. This shows our full commitment in supporting our young lawyers to grow and that our core system really helps them to fully achieve all their potentials