20 Jan 2020
ABNR’s Top-tier Status Reaffirmed by ‘Legal 500 Asia Pacific’


ABNR’s position as a top-tier Indonesia commercial law firm has been confirmed once again by the 2020 rankings published by leading international law firm directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific on Thursday (Jan 16).


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


Antitrust & Competition, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Labor & Employment, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Shipping.


In addition, the firm is ranked in Tier 2 for Capital Markets and IT & Telecoms, and in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also recognizes a small number of Indonesian lawyers each year as either elite “Leading Lawyers” or as “Next Generation Partners.” This year, three ABNR partners are ranked as “Leading Lawyers” across four practice areas:


  • Mr. Emir Nurmansyah for Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy


  • Mr. Theodoor Bakker for Restructuring & Insolvency


  • Mr. Husseyn Umar for Shipping


Three other ABNR lawyers are named “Next Generation Partners” (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s second highest lawyer accolade):


  • Ms. Elsie Hakim for Banking & Finance


  • Mr. Indra Setiawan for Labor & Employment


  • Mr. Kevin Sidharta for Restructuring & Insolvency


Besides the firm’s Leading Lawyers and Next Generation Partners, a total of 12 other ABNR partners are recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for one or more practice areas:


Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Mr. Ayik Gunadi, Ms. Chandrawati Dewi, Mr. Freddy Karyadi, Mr. Giffy Pardede, Mr. Gustaaf Reerink, Mr. Herry Kurniawan, Mr. Nafis Adwani, Mr. Nurdin Adiwibowo, Ms. Rita Taufik, Mr. Sahat Siahaan, and Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho.


ABNR’s full rankings in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific may be viewed here:


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 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 following the reopening of its economy to foreign investment after a period of isolationism in the early 1960s.


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 practice-area 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 (




Mr. Agus Ahadi Deradjat (