18 APAC / Legal Awards 2017 , AKHH’s founding partners have been practicing law for more than 15 years. Their combined experience and client base have paved the way for the law firm to deliver effective and well- coordinated legal representation to some of the world’s leading multinational enterprises, including Indonesia, as well as government entities and private individuals. Able to attract a variety of well- renowned clients, the firm’s edge lies in its ability to deliver individualized value-added solutions aimed at addressing specific client needs. To this end, the firm invests time LG170020 Best Cross-Border Transactions Law Firm - Indonesia Adnan Kelana Haryanto &Hermanto (AKHH) is one of Jakarta’s leading independent law firms engaged in transnational practice. We profiled the firmand its Founding Partners in order to find out what makes the company so successful and discover more about the services it offers. familiarizing itself with its client’s operational needs and fostering strong professional relationships with each client’s key decision makers. The firm also advises clients on current developments in the law and its interpretation which stand to affect them, thus reducing clients’ risk exposure arising from changes in the Indonesian legal landscape. With a diverse team of staff, AKHH team includes lawyers educated in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe, augmented by foreign counsels from various jurisdictions in Asia, translators, paralegals, and professionally-trained general staff members. From its founding in 2001, a number of international legal publications had recognised the firm’s capability and expertise in various areas of practice. In dispute resolution and competition law, Founding Partner, Stefanus Haryanto has been recognised as a resourceful and effective litigator in representing clients in civil and bankruptcy proceedings, including successfully defending clients in anti-monopoly investigations before the Agency for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU). Founding Partner Andy Kelana’s expertise in Merger & Acquisition, Telecommunication and Corporate practices has been recognised by the international legal community. He is singled out for his ability to anticipate the needs of clients. Rounding off the success of the leaders at AKHH, Founding Partner Helena Adnan has also been recognised for her work in banking and finance, intellectual property rights, and general corporate advisories. In 2011, AKHH was also a finalist in the ALB Law Awards for Project Finance Deal of the Year for its work on Paiton 3 Power Project. AKHH was designated the 2012 Indonesian Independent Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International. Highlighting its status as a leading law firm, AKHH works with a number of key clients based all over the world, most of them well-renowned, notably Apple, Inc and American Express International, Inc. Working with big name clients helps the firm to attract other business, build relationships and earn the trust of others, as they are seen to be doing a good job. A lot of business in any industry can come through word of mouth and it is clear at AKHH that the company comes highly recommended. Regarding its reputation around the globe and its international work, AKHH acted as the Indonesian counsels for Bank Indonesia in a legal suit at the District Court of Amsterdam filed by the trustee of Indonesian Overseas Bank. Stefanus Haryanto has the experience of providing expert testimonies on Indonesian laws before the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Hong Kong High Court, Singapore High Court and Federal Court of Australia Victoria District Registry. Overall, AKHH lives up to its sterling reputation, providing clients with excellent services, making sure that their requirements are always met, and sometimes surpassed. The Founding Partners all possess a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge in the legal industry, something that can only be of benefit to the company and its business.