Eko commenced his legal career in 1999 straight after graduating from the University of Indonesia with a degree in law. He earned his LL.M. in banking and financial law from Boston University School of Law in 2004, and joined Assegaf Hamzah & Partners in early 2005. He was made a partner of the firm in June 2010.
As a member of Assegaf Hamzah’s General Corporate Practice Group, Eko focuses on M&A, although he also regularly plays leading roles in capital markets, banking & finance, and FDI matters. He has in-depth experience and expertise across an array of sectors, including mining and energy, ICT, plantations, banking, oil and gas, retailing, broadcasting, telecommunications, and infrastructure..
Eko is listed as a “Recommended Lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles.
Prior to joining AHP, Eko served as legal counsel with the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) during a tumultuous period that saw the agency rebuild the country’s decimated financial services sector from the ruins of the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis. This provided him with invaluable first-hand experience of the banking industry that continues to serve him and his clients at AHP well to this day.
Among recent significant engagements, Eko advised PT Multimedia Nusantara (a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk) on its joint venture with eBay International AG to operate a C2C online marketplace business in Indonesia, PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk on its proposed acquisition of an Indonesian shariah bank, and Kuala Lumpur-based Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) on its indirect acquisition of PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk.
Other major mandates include a shariah and conventional bond issuance by PT Indosat Tbk, and a rights issuance by the Indonesian subsidiary of the world’s biggest cement producer, PT Holcim. He also recently advised a leading Korean retailer on its proposed acquisition of one of the largest hypermarket chains in Indonesia.