Legal Awards 2018

26 APAC / 2018 Legal Awards , Since its inception in 2001 AKHH has built a strong reputation as a leading full- service law firm that combines local knowledge and legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas, including corporate and M&A, finance, energy and dispute resolution, among many others. The lawyers at AKHH are equally comfortable working in their home jurisdiction and across jurisdictions and are extremely proud to provide services of the highest calibre at internationally recognised standards. Andy offers us an outline of the firm’s services, with a particular focus on its M&A practice, for which it has been recognised in this prestigious awards programme. “Here at AKHH, we are actively engaged in corporate and commercial transactions at various scales, both domestic and international, and across many industries. Our lawyers advise industry players on every stage of many of their most important projects, from the initial planning phase through to the financing, construction, development and operation of whatever project our client might have. We also provide a lg180030 Best Commercial M&A Law Experts - Indonesia Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto (AKHH) is an Indonesian law firm with extensive experience with cross-border transactions, investments and commercial dispute resolution. As part of our overview of a selection of our winners from this year’s APAC Legal Awards we invited Andy Kelana to talk us through the firm and the range of services it provides. full suite of dispute resolution services that are consistently recognised as among the best in Indonesia. We represent private and public companies, multinational corporations, state- owned enterprises, funds, banks and other financial institutions, and are particularly active in our focus sectors, which include oil and gas, energy, mining, telecommunication and technology, forestry and natural resources, including plantations. “Specifically, AKHH’s Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions practice is one of the core practice areas for our firm. We advise across the full spectrum of corporate transaction and investment matters, such as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, capital raisings, joint ventures and partnerships, formation of corporate entities, divestments, and corporate restructurings. We also have extensive experience with filing merger and acquisitions notifications with the Indonesian competition authority, the KPPU. Some of our more recent work includes advising Woodside Petroleum in an acquisition of participating interests in an Indonesian PSC and assisting Medco Energy in their bid to acquire Santos’ Southeast Asia upstream assets.” Having been established for many years, AKHH has devised an approach to legal services which ensures ongoing success for its clients. Andy is proud to outline this approach and discuss how it has benefited both the firm and its clients over the years. “In every area of practice, AKHH is well known for its purposefully practical and commercially informed approach to client service. We understand that our clients have particular objectives they need to operationalise within a particular business environment and that our advice must work within that specific context: in other words, they need advice they can use. To ensure we deliver on these expectations, our lawyers combine their considerable legal expertise with broad commercial and industry specific knowledge, together with the good relations with authorities and regulators which are crucial to obtaining reliable information and ensuring the smooth implementation of a project, to ensure our clients receive timely and actionable legal counsel. “Additionally, AKHH also maintains a long-standing reputation for its relationship- centred approach to practice. We apply this approach both within the firm and to our clients. We firmly believe that our people are central to our continued success. That is why, since our founding, AKHH has committed significant resources to attracting and retaining some of the most dedicated, passionate and talented lawyers in Indonesia and to developing their already impressive talents even further through a diverse array of programs, such as internal training and secondment programs, which we have plans to expand and strengthen in the near future. At the same time, we genuinely value our clients, their relationships and the trust they put in us. We strongly believe that our focus on relationships is a key reason why we have retained so much talent and have been able to maintain our relationships with so many of our clients for so long and to grow continuously every year since we established our firm.” Going forward, Andy believes this approach will remain central to AKHH’s ongoing success, as he explains in his concluding comments. “Ultimately, we believe our approach to legal service, which is commercial, pragmatic and cost-effective, and grounded in building long-term trust through relationships, has served us, and our clients, well. We believe that our approach to client service is one of the key reasons why so many of our clients have come back to us repeatedly and why the number of repeat clients has grown consistently since we opened our doors almost two decades ago. Looking ahead, we hope that this idea remains the key to AKHH’s continued commitment to delivering innovative, flexible and cost- efficient services in Indonesia’s rapidly changing and increasingly competitive legal services market.”