28 Jan 2019
ABNR Enhances Client Service with Appointment of Three New Partners


As a reflection of our commitment to providing superior legal services to our clients across all practice areas, we are pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners, Ms. Monic Devina, Ms. Ammalia Putri, and Ms. Serafina Muryanti. Their appointments are effective from 1 January 2019.


Monic has been with ABNR since 2005. Her key practice areas are Banking & Finance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & Cross-border Investment, General Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). She has worked on a long list of major projects, including the acquisition of two Indonesian banks by South Korea’s Shinhan Bank and their subsequent merger to form Shinhan Bank Indonesia, the merger of Uber’s Southeast Asia operations with those of Grab Inc., and the acquisition of publicly-listed Indonesian banks by the Industrial Bank of Korea.


Ammalia, who joined the Firm in 2007, specializes in Banking Compliance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & Cross-border Investment, and Project Finance, with a particular focus on power projects. She has advised a number of international banks on their cross-border investments, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank and Natixis, and has worked on many large-scale power projects, including the Tanjung Jati B Expansion project, Central Java PPP project, Cirebon Expansion project, and the Muara Laboh and Rantau Dedap Geothermal projects.


Serafina, who also joined ABNR in 2007, focuses her practice on Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance. She has extensive experience advising lenders and sponsors on power-project financings, including related risk analysis and all aspects of the Indonesian regulatory regime. Over the years she has been involved in many of Indonesia’s largest power projects, including the Paiton Expansion project, Tanjung Jati B Expansion project, Sarulla project, Wampu and Semangka Hydroelectric projects, Central Java PPP project, Cirebon Expansion project, TJB 5 & 6 project, and the Muara Laboh and Rantau Dedap Geothermal projects. She also regularly assists clients with General Corporate, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) matters.


Commenting on the appointments, ABNR Management Committee member Emir Nurmansyah said: “Our new partners have extensive experience across a range of key practice areas, such as Banking & Finance, Project Finance and FDI. We are confident that their promotions will further enhance our capacity to provide timely, personalized and business-friendly advice to our clients.”

These appointments bring the total number of partners at the Firm to 19. ABNR also has three foreign counsel, two of whom are Netherlands-qualified lawyers and one Australia-qualified.


About ABNR


Established in Jakarta in 1967, ABNR pioneered the development of international commercial law in Indonesia following the reopening of the country’s economy to foreign investment at the end of the 1960s. Today, the Firm enjoys a reputation that is second to none, as vouchsafed by our recent confirmation as the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for Indonesia for a further period of six years (Lex Mundi is the leading global network of independent law firms).


With over 100 lawyers, ABNR is the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia and one of the country’s top-three law firms by number of fee earners, thus giving us the scale required to simultaneously handle large and complex transnational deals across a range of practice areas.


We continue to value the personal touch and are proud of our reputation for responsiveness. Our lawyers are business-savvy and fully understand that – alongside legal expertise and experience – timeliness and value for money are of the utmost importance to our clients.


ABNR Awards & Accolades


International Financial Law Review (IFLR) – “Indonesia Law Firm of the Year” 2013, 2016 and 2017;


ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2018 -- One of the top-two law firms in terms of number of awards received: Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year; Deal Maker of the Year (ABNR’s Mr. Emir Nurmansyah); Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm or the Year; Project, Energy & Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year; Project Finance Deal of the Year (Jakarta Bandung High Speed Rail Project); Indonesia Deal of the Year (Jakarta Bandung High Speed Rail Project);


Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019: Tier 1 Firm for Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Shipping: Tier 2 Firm for Aviation, Capital Markets, IT & Telecoms, and Labor & Employment; and Tier 4 Firm for Dispute Resolution;


Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 – leading law firm for Banking & Finance, Project Finance, General Corp/M&A, Real Estate and Telecommunications;


In-House Community 2018 Awards – An Indonesia “Firm of the Year 2018” for Aviation; Banking and Finance; International Arbitration; and Litigation & Dispute Resolution; also named “Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm,” and “Honorable Mentions” for Energy & Natural Resources; Maritime & Shipping; Projects & Project Financing;


Asialaw Profiles 2019 – named “Outstanding Firm” for Aviation & Shipping, Banking & Financial Services; Energy; Infrastructure; and Construction, “Highly Recommended Firm” for Real Estate and Technology & Telecommunications; and “Recommended Firm” for Insurance; Consumer Goods & Services and Industrials & Manufacturing.


Should you wish to contact us or have any queries as to how ABNR can help your business, please do not hesitate to get in touch with:

Emir Nurmansyah (

Nafis Adwani (

Agus Ahadi Deradjat  (