Nova is a senior associate at ABNR. He graduated from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, majoring in business law in 2010, and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Indonesia, in the same major. He is a certified tax legal consultant and capital markets legal consultant.
He has practiced law for more than 10 years, joining ABNR in May 2013. His main areas of expertise encompass capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and finance, and projects and energy.
His capital markets work has involved significant capital market transactions (both domestic and international), including initial public offerings, rights issues, bond issuances, voluntary tender offers, delistings, and go-private initiatives, as well as advising local and international clients.
In the capital market regulatory arena, he was also part of a team that assisted two Indonesian capital market self-regulatory organizations to review their existing and proposed regulations, and worked closely with one to prepare e-voting and e-proxy ballots for Indonesian public companies. He also maintains a close professional relationship with capital market regulators.
In M&A, he has advised high-profile domestic and multinational corporations on all aspects of their M&A transactions in Indonesia. Recently, he worked as the Indonesian legal counsel to the arrangers and lenders of USD 2.05 billion in financing for one of Indonesia’s largest food companies, PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, in its acquisition of an instant noodle manufacturer.
Nova’s banking and finance work includes the successful acquisition of a local bank by South Korean APRO Financial Inc., and its subsequent merger with another local bank. He is now assisting an Indonesian digital bank on its upcoming rights issue.
His projects and energy work includes assisting Indonesian State Railways with various financing projects, including a USD 4.5 billion direct loan for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project, and USD 1.38 billion in syndicated financing for the rollout of the Greater Jakarta Light Rail (LRT) project in 2018.
Nova has also worked as a litigator for cases involving repurchase agreements, securities companies, and debt restructurings of listed companies, in both court and arbitration proceedings.