03 Nov 2014

Commitment to Professional and Ethical Legal Services Pays Dividends as Assegaf Hamzah & Partners Takes 5 Law Awards

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP) recently took awards in five different legal practice categories at the inaugural Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards 2014, which were announced in Jakarta at a glittering ceremony held at the InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza hotel on Tuesday evening (28 Oct). AHP took the awards in the following categories: M & A Deal of the Year, Indonesia Deal of the Year, Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year, insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year, and Managing Partner of the Year.

AHP Managing Partner Ahmad Fikri Assegaf expressed his appreciation for the awards , saying that they represented concrete recognition of the Firm’s determination to go the extra mile in providing top quality legal services to its clients.

"These awards will further strengthen out commitment to continuing to provide quality legal services, and maintaining the highest level of professional ethics in serving our clients," Fikri said.

Commenting on AHP’s winning of the Indonesia Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year awards for the Firm’s instrumental role as the representative of the purchaser in XL Axiata's USD 865,000,000 acquisition of Axis Telekom, (one of the biggest deals ever in Indonesian telecommunications history), M&A partner Bono Daru Adji said that everyone at AHP was very proud that the firm’s role in the deal had been so comprehensively recognized. The deal, he said, was both very complex and challenging, and involved a significant cross-border element that spanned seven different jurisdictions.

“It is great to be recognized like this for the all the hard work the entire team put into this deal based on a very tight schedule. We are all very please and honored,” Bono said.

The Indonesia Law Awards 2014 were organized by Asian Legal Business, a Thomson Reuters publication based in Singapore that is one of the most widely read legal journals in Southeast and East Asia, in collaboration with www.hukumonline.com, an online legal publisher in Indonesia.

AHP, which was established in 2001, boasts a long list of international awards and accolades from highly regarded organizations and publications, including legal directories Chambers International, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asia Law Profiles and the IFLR1000, all of which rank AHP as a top-tier law firm in many practice areas.

Today, AHP has 17 partners and some 65 associates, all of whom have extensive experience representing blue-chip domestic and multinational corporations, government institutions, state enterprises and high net-worth individuals. AHP partners are also consistently recognized as "leading individuals" in many areas of legal practice.

AHP recently inaugurated a strategic alliance with Singapore-based Rajah & Tann, the largest law firm in Southeast Asia. By joining the Rajah & Tann Asia network, AHP now enjoys access to an arsenal of more than 500 lawyers across the region, including Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and China, as well as Indonesia. (***)

About Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Based in Jakarta and recognized as Indonesia National Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia Pacific, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has established itself as a major force locally and regionally, and is ranked as a top-tier firm in many practice areas.  

Since the firm was founded in 2001, our growth has been consistent and rapid. Today, we have 16 partners and almost 60 associates, and a reputation for providing advice of the highest quality to a wide variety of blue-chip corporate clients, high net worth individuals, and government institutions.

About Rajah & Tann Asia

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms operating in Southeast Asia onto an integrated platform and under a common banner.  It comprises law practices in 8 out of the 10 ASEAN countries and includes regional desks focused on Japan and South Asia. It is the largest legal services provider in Southeast Asia but  more importantly, it is the first legal services provider spanning the region that is fully owned, controlled and operated by Southeast Asian lawyers, and is testament to the potential of partnership, collaboration and integration of private enterprises in ASEAN.

 Date of Story: 3 November 2014