Nurdin, who joined ABNR in 2000 and was made partner in 2012, focuses his practice on project finance, banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), foreign direct investment (FDI) and aviation.
He is recommended for Aviation, Banking & Finance, Projects & Energy and Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and is lauded as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for Banking & Finance by Asialaw and as a “Notable Practitioner” for Capital Markets by IFLR 1000.
He is currently advising Indonesian state-sponsored infrastructure finance provider PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) on two major PPP-based infrastructure projects: a “waste-to-energy” power plant in Semarang, and the Bintuni Bay Industrial Zone project, which is aimed at attracting heavy industries that use natural gas in their processes, with the gas to be supplied by the nearby BP Tangguh gas field.
His other recent projects include a ground-breaking, USD 150-million “green/gender-aware” loan by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Indonesian state-owned bank PT Bank BTPN Tbk (the proceeds of which will be on-lent to women-owned businesses and green development projects), Bank of China’s USD 153 million loan to finance a satellite procurement by PT Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera; BNP Paribas’ USD 100 million loan to an Ireland-based aircraft lessor, and ABN Amro Bank’s increase in their Uncommitted Facility Letter to PT Pertamina (Persero) from USD 200 million to USD 400 million.
In the M&A arena, he is presently representing the sellers in their planned disposal of a majority interest in a well-known Indonesian heavy-industry company to a local private-equity house. In addition, he is acting for a blue-chip European manufacturer of power-sector equipment for the sale of part of its Indonesian business to another European company.
A member of PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association); AKHI (Association of Indonesian Legal Consultants); and HKHPM (Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants Association), Nurdin holds an LL.M in international business law from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
He also regularly lectures in project finance in the University of Indonesia’s postgraduate degree program in law.