18 Jan 2022
ABNR Shines with 11 Tier-1 Rankings from Legal 500 Asia Pacific


ABNR’s position as a top-tier Indonesia commercial law firm has been confirmed once again by the 2022 rankings published by leading international law firm directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific on Wednesday, Jan 12.


ABNR is now ranked as a Tier-1 Firm in a total of 11 practice areas:


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 in the highly competitive Dispute Resolution practice area.


As regards individual ABNR lawyers, Foreign Counsel Theodoor Bakker has been inducted into Legal 500’s elite “Hall of Fame” for Restructuring & Insolvency (the only lawyer in Indonesia to be so recognized), while a total of 6 ABNR partners / foreign counsel are ranked as “Leading Individuals” (up from 4 last year). The full list is as follows:


  • Antitrust and Competition - Chandrawati Dewi, Gustaaf Reerink
  • Aviation - Emir Nurmansyah
  • Banking and Finance - Emir Nurmansyah
  • Corporate and M&A - Agus Ahadi Deradjat
  • Labour and Employment - Indra Setiawan
  • Projects and Energy - Emir Nurmansyah 
  • Shipping - Emir Nurmansyah, Sahat Siahaan

In addition, four ABNR partners are named “Next Generation Partners” (up from 3 last year):


  • Ms. Elsie Hakim (Banking & Finance)
  • Ms. Ammalia Putri (Projects and Energy)
  • Mr. Kevin Sidharta (Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho (Shipping)

Two other ABNR partners are recommended in the Legal 500 editorial: Ms. Rita Taufik for Capital Markets and Real Estate, and Mr. Giffy Pardede for Corporate and M&A and Real Estate, while two ABNR senior associates are recognized as “Rising Stars”: Mr. Muhammad Muslim for Shipping and Mr. Bilal Anwari for Competition & Antitrust.


ABNR’s full Legal 500 2022 rankings (including client testimonials) may be viewed at:


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 in 2021 and previous years would never 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


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


Now with 23 partners (including Indonesian and foreign counsel) and around 84 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 a range of practice areas.


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. Ayik Gunadi ( or

Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo (