Hans A. Kurniawan

Partner

He Mr. Hans Adiputra Kurniawan is a partner with a decade of experience and particular expertise in banking & finance, capital markets, and M&A.

Mr. Hans Adiputra Kurniawan has successfully handled myriad significant deals for his clients. He has earned accolades from his peers, superiors, and clients. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 recognized him as Recommended Lawyer in real estate and by IFLR1000 2023-2024 (33rd Edition) as Rising Star Partner. He has been awarded the title of “Young Lawyer of the Year 2023″ at the Indonesia Law Awards 2023 held by Asian Legal Business.”

Asialaw and Asia Legal Business quotes the following praises from clients

 

Hans is a hard-working counsel and always ready to provide us with detailed explanations”

“He is able to understand the balance between commercial goals and legal compliance and capability to get things done”

Prior to joining Walalangi & Partners, Hans Adiputra Kurniawan had worked at one of the biggest law firms and at one of the largest foreign banks in Indonesia as the Indonesia’s Country Transaction Manager, where he gained valuable hands-on experience and opportunity working with the corporate trust and loan agency team in numerous major syndication loans, project finance and business acquisition financing, including the financing and refinancing transactions of various leading companies, such as telecommunication tower companies, shipping companies, gold and copper mining companies, oil and gas companies as well as a greenfield ammonia production plant in Indonesia.

In capital market transactions, he represented various foreign investors in numerous acquisitions of Indonesian listed company, through either right issue or shares acquisition (within and outside IDX) and acted as counsel to bondholders in a number of bond issuance.

In respect of M&A, he has represented a number of Japanese trading companies for their investment plans in Indonesia in numerous projects and cross-border transactions, ranging from plantation and steel industry projects to the acquisitions of shares, business and assets (land) as well as other practice areas, such as general mining, oil and gas, tourism, property, trading (including warehouse and e-commerce), fishery, and multi-finance industries.

Hans Adiputra Kurniawan has been awarded various accolades as a lawyer. He is acknowledged as a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 while IFLR1000 2023/2024 (33d Edition) designates him as Rising Star Partner. At Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards 2023, Hans won Young Lawyer of the Year 2023 and  He was named among the Top 50 Future Leaders in Indonesia 2022 by Asia Business Law Journal. In addition, he was also named on the list of Indonesia’s Rising Stars 2020” and the “40 under 40” list of outstanding legal professionals in Asia in 2019 by Asian Legal Business.

The following are some of the prestigious deals that he has been involved in:

  • Advising a fortune global 500 Japanese corporation having presence in more 65 countries in its potential carbon reduction and climate change mitigation project through natural forest and mangrove plantation in Indonesia.
  • Advising a leading Japanese company listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange engages in upstream business of oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) activities, on its pilot project related to the proposed implementation of Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) dan Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology and facilities in Indonesia.
  • Advising a US company on its natural forest project in Indonesia.
  • Counsel to one of biggest power companies in Japan, in structuring and preparing various loan agreements for its financing to an Indonesian borrower, engaging in roof-top solar business and preparing various Indonesian law governed security documents to secure the lender’s preference rights, including pledge of shares agreements, power of attorney to vote and sell shares and the fiducia security to secure the shareholder’s loan.
  • Counsel to Saint Gobain Group (SGN), in preparing and negotiating various transaction documents for the installation and the operational and maintenance of solar rooftop power generation facilities at 4 warehouses (with the total capacity more than 580 kWp). The project manifests SGN’s strong commitment and effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Counsel to one of the largest Japanese banks in its USD200 million acquisition of  an e-commerce and digital financing services businesses throughout Southeast Asia, which would allow the client to further contribute and fulfil various financial needs to customers in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries as well as leveraging its group’s growth in financial services sector.
  • Counsel to PT Dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara, an Indonesian subsidiary of Exeo Group Inc., engaging in provision of service of equipment and infrastructure of in-building distributed antenna system (DAS) and fibre optic system, in its IDR 480,000,000,000 (approx. USD 32 million) acquisition of indoor telecommunication infrastructure assets located at 633 sites across Indonesia from PT Indosat Tbk, trading as Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, one of the largest Indonesian cellular telecommunications networks and services providers.
  • Counsel to Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Penske Truck Leasing, the largest commercial vehicle leasing company in North America, in the establishment of their  truck operating lease business in Indonesia together with CSM Corporatama, a subsidiary of Indomobil under the major Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group. Through this project, the parties plan contribute to the Indonesian economy by providing well-maintained trucks to tackle issues in freight transportation which would reduce road infrastructure damages and traffic accidents.
  • Counsel to Mitsubishi Corporation and Sinar Mas Land on the inauguration of the PoC of Indonesia’s first autonomous electric vehicle at Q-Big BSD City, using first intelligent transportation system of French-made shuttle bus Navya Arma. The 15-passenger self-driving electric vehicle has a battery capacity of 33 kWh and is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) and Light Radar (LIDAR) sensor. This goes in parallel with the vision of G20, i.e., to go towards smart green cities, more low-carbon mobility, and less traffic congestion.
  • Counsel to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and its Indonesian subsidiary PT Diamond Development Indonesia (DDI) in their new urban integrated township project with an estimated gross development value (GDV) of IDR 9 trillion (approx. USD 630 million) in SHILA at Sawangan, a 102-hectare township in Depok, West Java, Indonesia.
  • Counsel to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation in their USD 7 billion 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, resulting to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and ArcelorMittal SA taking control of the 10 million ton-per-year Essar Steel plant, marking the first participation of global steel majors in the fast-growing Indian steel market without a local partner.
  • Counsel to Tokyo Gas Asia Pte. Ltd in the acquisition PT Super Energy Tbk (SE), a publicly-listed Indonesian company, PT Energy Mina Abadi, and PT Gasuma Federal Indonesia and PT Bahtera Abadi Gas. SE company group is one of the most productive Indonesian gas distribution group companies, which is expanding its gas projects throughout Java.
  • Counsel to PT Bank Sahabat Sampoerna and Koperasi Sahabat Sampoerna in their proposed acquisition of aggregate IDR 7 trillion (USD 550 million) loan portfolios of approximately 80,000 small scale – medium scale loan accounts from another licensed Indonesian bank, including advising and assisting the clients in the structuring complex and sophisticated financing and fundraising structures and the subsequent plan to service of the proposed portfolio loans.
  • Advising an Indonesian start-up company engaging in digital commercial platform services, on its suspended banking service matter, and providing legal analysis on various avenues that are available to the company to deal with the issues, including when negotiating with the bank.
  • Counsel to Japan Bike Auction Company Ltd., a leading Japanese motorcycle online auction company headquartered in Yokohama, in its successful divestment from PT JBA Indonesia, a pioneer and major player in Indonesian automotive auction market with more than 16 branches and 18 hubs operating across Indonesia.
  • Advising a leading Japanese telecommunication and a Japanese Fortune Global 500 company on various Indonesian law’s regulatory framework related to its proposed investment in various digital payment and finance sectors in Indonesia, including among others, mobile payment and Q&R code based payment services, online loyalty point related services, digital banking and financing, small loan online services, digital consumer finance (including buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangement), and digital insurance.
  • Counsel to Tokyo Tatemono Co Ltd & Tokyo Tatemono Asia Pte Ltd, one of the biggest Japanese real property companies, in their proposed of more than $ 300,000,000 urban development projects in Indonesia, specifically on the development of certain prominent office and residential towers in the most prestigious area in south Jakarta.
  • Counsel to Hokkan Holdings Corporation (Hokkan), one of the largest Japanese bottling and packaging maker companies, in its 1,262 billion Indonesian Rupiah or approximately 9.5 billion yen acquisition of beverage package manufacturing business from 7 group companies of PT. Deltapack Industri (DPI group), which includes transfer and assignment of substantial DPI group’s moveable and immovable assets as well as business portfolios.
  • Counsel to and advising Showa Denko on the structuring and successful divestment from PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina (ICA), a company established in 2007, with a capital of USD 188,500,000 and annual production of 300,000 ton of chemical grade alumina (GCA) resulting to annual sales of US$ 200 million. The divestment resulted in PT Aneka Tambang Tbk owning 100% of ICA’s shares.

Seminars and Publications:

  • Mr. Hans A. Kurniawan, Mr. Andhika Indrapraja, Ms. Putri Bening Larasati, Ms. Elvina and Ms. Sabella Jane Tjasa had the privilege to engage in an audience to directly discuss the new rules with the Head of Import Governance and Policy at the Ministry of Trade and subsequently were invited as key speakers in an exclusive seminar for Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiaries, where they discussed various topics of the regulations. These enlightening events were designed to navigate the audience to understand the import licenses rules and bridging the ambiguities under the regulations. The Q&A session was lively, raising both practical and theoretical questions relating to import activities, including on development of plastic raw materials and Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), expansion of the scope of transferable imported goods by API-P holders, changes in import requirements for certain products, expansion of the scope of import of used goods, and relaxation of import requirements for non-restricted goods for complementary use, market testing, or aftersales service by API-P holders.
  • One of the key speakers in the joint discussion with the Ministry of Investment / Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on “M&A trends (Indonesia-focus): Risk Management and Strategies in Limiting Potential Liabilities” at Indonesian In-House Counsel Summit 2023, held jointly by the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) and Hukumonline, attended by more than 50 GCs of Indonesian major companies.
  • A co- lecturer representing Indonesia in the 10th Symposium on International Civil and Commercial Law, organized by the Ministry of Justice of Japan, through the International Civil and Commercial Law Center Foundation (ICCLC), co-held by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and supported by Japan External Trade Organization, Osaka Headquarters, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Osaka Bar Association, and Kansai Economic Federation, where together with guest lecturers from Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, the firm discussed and compared legal situations and practical issues and future prospects of joint venture in each jurisdiction.
  • Keynote Speaker at “Indonesian Offshore Loan and Security Interests and Rapid Growth of Indonesian P2P Practices” in Singapore, held at the Japanese Association Singapore, attended by more than 35 representatives of Japanese banks and companies.
  • Keynote Speaker at “Analytical Review of Indonesian Regulations on Merger, Acquisition and Consolidation”, held by the most prestigious Indonesian law online journal HukumOnline.
  • Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Siti Kemala Nuraida/Rainer Faustine Jonathan/Rio Armando Girsang, Real Estate Comparative Guide 2022, The Legal 500, 2022.
  • Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Aditya Prio Prabowo, Multiple Voting Shares System – A Breakthrough to Boost Company Listing, IFLR, 2022.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Siti Kemala Nuraida/Andhika Indrapraja, Real Estate Comparative Guide 2021, The Legal500, 2021.
  • Luky Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Andhika Indrapraja/Rainer Faustine Jonathan, Chambers Global Guide 2021: Law & Practice – Real Estate 2021.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Jeanne Elisabeth Donauw/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Andhika Indrapraja, Country Overview as Thought Leader, Chambers Global Guide, 2021.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Anggarara CP Hamami, Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 Guide: Practice Area Overview Chapter – Corporate M&A in Indonesia.
  • Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Siti Kemala Nuraida, Real Estate 2021, The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), Global Legal Group, 2021.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, Corporate M&A 2020 : Trends & Developments, Chambers & Partners, 2020.
  • Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Femalia Indrainy Kusumowidagdo/Raditya Pratamandika Putra, Banking Regulation 2020, Getting The Deal Through, 2020.
  • Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Anggarara Hamami/Ophelia Novka Kusuma Asri, Lending and Secured Finance 2020, The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), Global Legal Group, 2020.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, Legal Frontiers in Indonesia: Innovative Approaches to Cross Border M&A, Asia Business Law Journal, 2019.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, Indonesia Country Report, Mergers & Acquisitions 2019, Asialaw.
  • Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Femalia Indrainy Kusumowidagdo, Banking Regulation 2019, Getting The Deal Through, 2019.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, Banking Regulation 2019 Edition, Global Legal Insight (GLI), 2019.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan/Sinta Dwi Cestakarani, Fintech 2019 Edition, The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), Global Legal Group, 2019.
  • Luky I. Walalangi/Miriam Andreta/Hans Adiputra Kurniawan, Indonesian Banking Regulation, Global Legal Insight (GLI), 2018.