04 Feb 2021
ABNR Ranked as Tier-1 Firm for 11 Practice Areas by Legal 500 Asia Pacific


ABNR’s position as one of Indonesia’s top-3 law firms has been confirmed by the latest edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific, which accords 11 Tier-1 rankings to ABNR this year, making us one of just three Indonesian law firms ranked as Tier-1 firms for so many practice areas. No other Indonesian firms are ranked so highly.


ABNR’s top-tier recognitions are for:


Competition, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & M&A, TMT, Manpower, Projects, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Shipping


In addition, the firm is ranked in Tier 2 for Dispute Resolution.


As regards individual ABNR lawyers, Foreign Counsel Theodoor Bakker has been inducted for the first  time into Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame” for Restructuring & Insolvency (one of only 2 Indonesian lawyers so recognized), while the following lawyers are lauded as “Leading individuals”:


Emir Nurmansyah (Aviation; Banking & Finance; Projects & Energy; and Shipping); Indra Setiawan (Labour & Employment); Sahat Siahaan (Shipping); and Gustaaf Reerink (Competition).


In addition, a number of ABNR lawyers are lauded as “Next Generation Partners”: Ms. Elsie Hakim (Banking & Finance), Mr. Kevin Sidharta (Restructuring & Insolvency), Ms. Ammalia Putri (Projects & Energy), and Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho (Shipping), while senior associates Mr. Bilal Anwari and Muhammad Muslim are recognized as “Rising Stars” (Antitrust & Competition and Shipping, respectively).


Further, Ms. Chandrawati Dewi is recommended in the Legal 500’s editorial comment for Antitrust and Competition and for Capital Markets; Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat for Corporate and M&A and for IT and Telecoms; Mr. Kevin Sidharta for Aviation and for IT and Telecoms; Mr. Gustaaf Reerink for Aviation; Mr.  Giffy Pardede for Real Estate, Mr. Nafis Adwani for Labour and Employment; Ms. Rita Taufik for Capital Markets and for Real Estate, and both Mr. Sahat Siahaan and Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho for Dispute Resolution.


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 none of our achievements would be 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 endeavors.


About ABNR


As the country’s longest-established law firm (founded 1967), ABNR pioneered the development of international commercial law in Indonesia.


With 25 partners (including Indonesian and foreign counsel) and around 85 other fee earners (including associates and of counsel), we are the largest independent, full-service law firm in Indonesia and one of the country’s top-three law firms by lawyer numbers, giving us the scale needed to simultaneously handle large and complex transnational deals across the entire legal spectrum.


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.


ABNR is an equal opportunity firm, with more than 40 percent of our partners now being women. We are also committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in such key areas as education, the environment and human rights, as demonstrated by the training and scholarships we offer to aspiring young lawyers through the ABNR Foundation, and the pro bono services we provide to non-governmental and civil society organizations.


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


Mr. Emir Nurmansyah (;

Mr. Nafis Adwani (; or

Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat (