25 Jan 2023
ABNR Awarded Nine Tier-1 Rankings by Legal 500, Eight More Lawyers Recognized


ABNR’s position as a top-tier Indonesia commercial law firm has been reaffirmed by the 2023 rankings published by leading international legal directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific on Jan 11.


ABNR is now ranked as a Tier-1 firm in a total of nine practice areas:


Antitrust & Competition; Aviation; Banking & Finance; Labour & Employment; Projects & Energy; Real Estate; Restructuring & Insolvency; IT, Telcoms & Fintech; and Shipping.


In addition, the firm is ranked as a Tier-2 firm for Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Dispute Resolution.


Individual Lawyer Recognitions


There has been a significant increase of eight in the number of ABNR lawyers recognized by Legal 500 this year: two new “Leading Lawyers” are recognized for IT, Telecoms and Fintech (Mr. Agus A. Deradjat and Ms. Elsie Hakim), while eight other lawyers are recognized for the very first time: partner Mr. Ayik C. Gunadi, partner Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo, partner Mr. Herry Kurniawan, partner Ms. Serafina Muryanti, partner Mr. Ridzky F. Amin, partner Mr. Adri Dharma, senior associate Mr. Reynard Munando and senior associate Mr. Muhammad Muslim.


In accordance with Legal 500’s lawyer-ranking hierarchy, the full list of ABNR lawyers recognized this year is as follows:


Hall of Fame

  • Restructuring & Insolvency – Mr. Theodoor Bakker

Leading Individuals

  • Antitrust and competition  - Ms. Chandrawati Dewi and Mr. Gustaaf Reerink
  • Aviation  - Mr. Emir Nurmansayah
  • Banking and finance – Mr. Emir Nurmansyah
  • IT, Telecoms and Fintech – Mr. Agus A. Deradjat and Ms. Elsie Hakim
  • Labour and employment – Mr. Indra Setiawan
  • Projects and energy – Mr. Emir Nurmansyah 
  • Shipping – Mr. Emir Nurmansyah and Mr. Sahat Siahaan
  • Corporate and M&A – Mr. Agus A. Deradjat

Next Generation Partners

  • Banking and finance – Ms. Elsie Hakim
  • Projects and energy – Ms. Ammalia Putri
  • Restructuring and insolvency – Mr. Kevin Sidharta
  • Shipping – Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho

Rising Stars

  • Antitrust and Competition – Mr. Bilal Anwari
  • Shipping – Mr. Muhammad Muslim

Recommended / Key Lawyers

  • Antitrust & Competition – Mr. Agus A. Deradjat
  • Aviation – Mr. Gustaaf Reerink, Mr. Kevin Sidharta, Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo, Mr. Reynard Munando
  • Banking & Finance – Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo and Mr. Giffy Pardede
  • Capital Markets – Ms. Rita Taufik and Ms. Chandrawati Dewi
  • Corporate and M&A – Mr. Emir Nurmansyah, Mr. Giffy Pardede and Ms. Rita Taufik
  • Dispute Resolution – Mr. Sahat Siahaan, Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho and Mr. Nafis Adwani
  • IT, Telecoms & Fintech – Mr. Kevin Sidharta, Mr. Ayik C. Gunadi, and Mr. Adri Dharma
  • Labour & Employment – Mr. Ridzky F. Amin and Mr. Nafis Adwani
  • Projects & Energy – Mr. Herry Kurniawan, Mr. Ayik C. Gunadi and Ms. Serafina Muryanti
  • Real Estate – Mr. Agus A. Deradjat, Ms. Rita Taufik, Mr. Giffy Pardede, and Mr. Gustaaf Reerink
  • Restructuring & Insolvency – Mr. Emir Nurmansyah

For more detailed info on the firm’s latest Legal 500 rankings, please see:


A Big Thank You to Our Clients


We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our clients for your continuing support, without which our achievements this year and in the past would not have been possible. We truly value the confidence and trust you place in us, and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure your satisfaction and favorable outcomes for your projects.


About ABNR Counsellors at Law


With some 120 fee earners (including 26 partners), ABNR is the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia.


We are a market leader for project finance; banking & finance; mergers and acquisitions; foreign direct investment; technology, media & telecommunications; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; aviation; shipping; employment, and antitrust, compliance & regulatory.


We offer in-depth knowledge and experience across all key economic sectors, including financial services & fintech; manufacturing; automotive; consumer goods; e-commerce; life sciences (especially pharmaceuticals and healthcare); education; natural resources and oil & gas; power and renewables; construction; plantations and agriculture; and tourism and hospitality.


We also have unmatched global reach as the exclusive Lex Mundi (LM) member firm for Indonesia since 1991. LM is the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with members in more than 100 countries.


For more information on how ABNR can help you with your legal needs, please contact:

Mr. Emir Nurmansyah (

Mr. Ayik C. Gunadi (

Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo (