12 Oct 2021
ABNR Shines Again at ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2021


ABNR emerged as one of the top three winners at the 2021 iteration of the ALB Indonesia Law Awards, which were presented during an online ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 7.


Recognizing the country’s best law firms, legal work and lawyers across all major practice areas, this year’s event saw ABNR take a total of five awards:


  • Environmental Law Firm of the Year
  • Maritime Law Firm of the Year
  • Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) - Duniatex Group's Debt Restructuring
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year - Financing for 2,000MW Jawa 9+10 Power Project


Speaking about this latest recognition for the firm, ABNR Management Committee member Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat commented: “It is really great to receive accolades like these amid the doom and gloom of the pandemic. It also helps make up for all the hard work and the late nights that working for a multinational clientele located in diverse time zones inevitably involves.”


Mr. Deradjat’s comments were echoed by fellow Management Committee member Mr. Nafis Adwani, who added that the recognition would encourage the ABNR’s lawyers to keep going that extra mile for clients.


Speaking about how the pandemic had impacted on ABNR’s business, the third member of ABNR’s Management Committee, Mr. Emir Nurmansyah, commented as follows:


“As Indonesia’s longest established law firm, we have experience of coping with all manner of economic and political crises down the years. So, as we expected from past experience, the Covid crisis has led to a surge in restructuring & insolvency work, and also manpower work on the back of large-scale redundancies. Similarly, our corporate litigators have been very busy on breach of contract claims for non-payment. What is different in this crisis is that TMT and fintech have emerged as boom areas in line with the switch to online working and shopping.”


About ABNR Counsellors at Law


With 21 partners (including foreign counsel) and around 80 other fee earners, 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 particular experience in 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. Nafis Adwani (

Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat (