Our core specialist legal services are in these areas:
We advise issuers, shareholders, investment banks and foreign law firms on various aspects of fundraising processes
Products We also advise on a wide range of derivatives and equity-linked structured products including call warrants, structured warrants and basket warrants.
Our lawyers work hand in hand with investment bankers, Islamic finance advisors and other specialist advisors so your transactions benefit from professional synergy. We cover sectors such as mining, plantations, property, manufacturing, communications, banking, insurance, energy, maritime transport and air transport.
We have access to first hand experience in establishing some of the largest debt restructuring exercises in the region.
We have an innovative approach towards advising domestic and international corporations on fund structuring, management and exit mechanisms for investors. We have access to hands-on experience in public funds like unit trusts and investment trusts as well as private equity funds as well as local and offshore funds.
Islamic Banking and Finance is more commonly understood. We know this, having advised on the first ever Islamic debt syndication in Indonesia, and on many deals since then. Our indepth insight provides clients with a nuanced understanding of their options. We also have access to skills that have created multi-billion dollar Islamic financial deals.
Through our association with ZICOlaw, we have access to expertise in the specialist field of production, exploitation and distribution of content, programming and licensing arrangements. We can advise on regulatory issues and compliance with various applicable laws governing content and advertisements, and the various approvals required for the broadcast of content. In the broadcasting and media sector, we are in a position to advise on foreign ownership, cross media issues, acquisitions and disposals.
We can provide advice on the development, protection, exploitation and use of technology-related assets and technology transfer arrangements. Our areas of expertise include:
We assist clients in establishing limited liability companies. We also provide advice on corporate actions including dissolution of companies, as well as tax implications and exemptions. We also advise on powers and authorities of corporate organs, i.e. shareholders, commissioners and fiduciary duty of directors, aiming at achieving good corporate governance.
We provide legal solutions that aim to maximise your investment returns and enhance your competitive advantage in Indonesia. We help our clients establish foreign investment companies, starting from the application process all the way to obtaining approval from the capital investment board and legalisation by the Minister of Law and Human Rights, including registration at the Company Registry and announcement in the State Gazette. We also work together with securities companies and investment bankers to raise finance and can help to match investors with ideal parties.
We assist our clients in every aspect of their business activities, from day-to-day operations to commercial transactions. We draft, advise and negotiate contracts on behalf of our clients for a wide spectrum of businesses, including: • Distribution, agency and licensing agreements • Franchise agreements • Manufacturing and supply agreements • E-commerce transactions • Outsourcing contracts
We also draft, advise and negotiate on behalf of our clients in legal documentation for joint ventures and partnerships between foreign and Indonesian investors/enterprises. Our broad understanding of business dynamics allows us to best anticipate our clients’ present and possible future interests as applicable in Joint Venture and Shareholders’ Agreements. From the US to China, from Japan to Mexico, clients of diverse backgrounds have called on us to advise on joint ventures, shareholding, co-investment and strategic alliance arrangements worldwide. In complying with the Indonesian legislative and regulatory framework, our arrangements uphold our clients’ interests while observing the interests of minority shareholders alike.
We provide advice and consultation regarding immigration issues for non-Indonesians and help to obtain work, stay and other related permits for expatriate clients
We advise issuers, shareholders, investment banks and foreign law firms on various aspects of fundraising processes.
We also provide advice on a wide range of derivatives and equity-linked structured products including call warrants, structured warrants and basket warrants.
Our lawyers work hand in hand with investment bankers, Islamic finance and other specialist advisors so your transactions benefit from professional synergy. We cover sectors such as mining, plantations, property, manufacturing, communications, banking, insurance, energy, maritime transport, and air transport.
We have access to first hand experience in establishing some of the largest debt restructuring exercises in the region.
We have an innovative approach towards advising domestic and international corporations on fund structuring, management and exit mechanisms for investors. We have access to hands-on experience in public funds like unit trusts and investment trusts; private equity funds; and local and offshore funds.
When taking on employment issues in the face of mergers, acquisitions, business reorganisations, outsourcing and the introduction of new processes or methods, the drafting of legal documentation is only one part of a delicate equation. We can assist you with the other equally important part, namely, the method of delivery and appropriate communication strategy for your voluntary separation schemes, workforce reductions or transfers of employees so that transitions are as smooth and seamless as possible.
As an employer, you need to know your rights and obligations. And you’ll also want to ensure your employees’ rights are respected in the work place. We can draft contracts of employment and confidentiality agreements as well as review your existing employment contracts, HR policies, Code of Ethics and employee handbooks to ensure that they are in compliance with the relevant local legislation.
We can advise you how to best manage your people issues in a manner that is consistent with legal requirements for fairness and just cause. We can also advise you when you embark into collective bargaining with trade unions or employee representation officials and assist you to draft collective agreements.
We are well-placed to represent you in the relevant Labour courts.
Our experienced team can help guide you through existing laws on conducts which lessen competition, collusive agreements, bundling arrangements and rules affecting licensees in a dominant position. We work with you to navigate the best route through the restrictions of competition and fair trade practice legislation, so you are confident your business continues to thrive and flourish in the local market
Our lawyers are thoroughly familiar with compliance issues and the process of dealing with key regulatory bodies and authorities including the Ministry of Finance and the Insurance bureau of the Capital Market Supervisory Board (Badan Pengawas Pasar Modal dan Lembaga Keuangan or BAPPEPAM-LK).
We have represented major insurance organisations in M&A transactions, insurance companies formations, and related business transactions such as banc assurance. We have also advised on their investment policies, insurance products, and agents’ codes of conduct.
Our range of services extends to providing both advisory work and court representation to Indonesian as well as foreign individuals and corporations, many of whom are top-tier Indonesian anchor banks, global based financial institutions as well as multi-national corporations.
The approach that we adopt is simple and pragmatic. We work with you to understand your needs and customise a solution that works best for you.
Our specialised areas of practice include:
Experience in acting for independent power producers (IPPs), including on development, financing, regulation, acquisition, construction, operation, disposition of power generation, transmission, distribution, trading, and marketing. Acting as advisors in the proposed restructuring of an ASEAN country’s electricity supply and drafting of necessary laws; a work which was recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500.
Experience in multi-billion dollar water projects, including wastewater and sewage treatment with experience in operation and maintenance arrangements, flood mitigation as well as the corporatisation and privatisation of water supply.
We have been involved in all aspects from contract preparation to implementation of construction, up to the operation, maintenance and concession-related issues. Experience in this sector includes being appointed as legal advisor in a World Bank project within the region.
We have advised on the development and financing of various airports in the region.
Port dealings include the development, construction and operation of port facilities as well as the privatisation of a naval dockyard.
Experience in some of the more complex oil and gas transactions in the region, relevant to multinational oil and gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.
Through ZICOlaw, we have provided advice on the regulatory framework for a monorail project in Indonesia and other countries within ASEAN.
Our experience includes providing advice on redevelopment and structuring the legal framework for the development of an integrated township, for both private and public sector clients.
As environmental issues gain more attention, we see an increase of environmental projects in the region. Our lawyers are familiar with regional environmental regulations and requirements.
The scope of the construction and engineering (whether civil, mechanical and/or electrical) practice covers: • Advice on design, construction and management of infrastructure projects • Procedures for contract process • Manufacturing and supply agreements • Advice on risk management, tenders and document preparation • Contract administration, including drafting and negotiation of agreements.
(with pic) Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co Senior Foreign Counsel, Roosdiono & Partners +62-21 5289 5115 <>
Corporate Commercial Islamic Finance & Banking Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities Real Estate Resources & Projects
• Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya • Barrister-at-Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom • Executive Education program, NYU Stern Business School, New York, USA • MBA (Honours) degree from University of Wales at Cardiff, United Kingdom • LL.B (Honours) degree from Sheffield University, United Kingdom
A partner of Zaid Ibrahim and Co (a member firm of ZICOlaw) since 2005, Hanim heads the Corporate M&A group at Roosdiono & Partners. Her 15 years of regional practice experience includes being resident in Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia where she specialised in major infrastructure project financing and M&A deals in aviation, banking, insurance, mining, oil and gas, plantations, and property.
She is also well-versed in cross-border securitisation deals, structured financial products, and Islamic finance, where she has represented the interests of investors from Asia, the US, UK, and Europe in key onshore and offshore multi-currency transactions. She has been recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Indonesia, in Corporate & Commercial, Cross Border, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Infrastructure Finance (Islamic Finance News, 2011).
Hanim has written articles and essays including ‘A Giant in the Making – Recent legal and regulatory developments for Islamic banking and finance in Indonesia’ in Guide to Islamic Banking and Finance (Imperial College Press, 2010).
Hanim’s experience in Japan includes five years in corporate and banking practices at leading Japanese law firm, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo, where she also worked on various award-winning deals as recognised by Asia Law Business Journal, AsiaLaw and Thomson Deal Watch. As the Jakarta resident partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co at its associated firm in Indonesia, Roosdiono & Partners, she is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences and seminars in Asia relating to foreign direct investment in Indonesia. She also guest lectures at leading Indonesian universities and sits on the Executive Committee of the Malaysia Club Jakarta.
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) English Indonesian Japanese
(with pic) Partner, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel +603 2087 9999 <>
Capital Markets Corporate Advisory Corporate Commercial Corporate Finance & Securities (CFS) Cross Border Transactions Foreign Direct Investment Joint Ventures & Shareholders Arrangements Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Securities & Corporate Law Securities & Regulatory Compliance
• Advocate and solicitor, High Court of Malaya • Advocate and solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Kar Han heads the firm’s Commercial Business Unit and has been a Partner of the firm since 1995. Recognised as one of the leading corporate and mergers & acquisition lawyers in Malaysia, he is well versed in advising clients on a broad spectrum of corporate, commercial and financial transactions. He has advised on some notable takeovers of listed companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring as well as debt and equity issues. Kar Han has extensive experience in advising domestic as well as foreign direct investors in cross-border transactions. Kar Han also advises multi-national clients in the automotive, energy, infrastructure, primary resources, media, retail and technology industries as well as local government-linked corporations.
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) English
(with pic) Managing Partner, Vietnam Tel +848 3915 1000 <>
Corporate Advisory Foreign Direct Investment Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities Real Estate Regulatory Reform
• Advocate and solicitors of the High Court of Malaya • Foreign Lawyer Practising Certificate (Vietnam) • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Warwick
David is a corporate lawyer with a strong emphasis in the foreign investment sector. Being based in Vietnam for more than 9 years, he advises foreign investors on their investments in Vietnam across a wide variety of sectors including competition law issues. David brings extensive knowledge of the Law on Investments of Vietnam to foreign investment projects that encompass a wide range of market sectors. His work on investments for all types of projects includes guidance on issues ranging from investment structures to tax and foreign exchange issues.
David is acknowledged as a Leading Financial and Corporate Lawyer (IFLR1000 2011/12) and a Recommended Corporate and M&A Lawyer (Legal 500 2012). He is also ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate (Chambers 2011/12/13 and Legal 500 2012).
Chambers Asia 2010 recognises his presence in Vietnam, where he ‘impresses peers with his extensive real estate background and exceptional understanding of local law’. Asialaw (2011) acknowledged his contribution to a global firm in which it is stated that the firm ‘… is well-known by peers to have a strong focus in real estate, particularly owing to the expertise of David Lim’s enviable track record… and extensive client list’. Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010) described him as ‘one of the best lawyers in Vietnam for property development projects, joint ventures and land issues‘.
David was admitted to the Bar in Malaysia in 2000, when he commenced practice with Messrs Lee Hishammuddin. He then continued his legal practice in Zaid Ibrahim & Co before practising as foreign lawyer in Vietnam, and was a partner heading the Real Estate Practice Group in Mayer Brown JSM (Vietnam) since 2006. He is with ZICOlaw commencing August 2012.
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)
with pic) Partner, Cambodia Tel +855 23 999 878; +855 12 666 499 <>
Banking and Finance
Business and Government
Compliance & Governance
General Civil Litigation
Human Capital Services
• Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in Delaware, United States • Doctor of Philosophy from BondUniversitySchool of Law in Queensland, Australia • Member of Cambodian Bar • Member of Pennsylvania Bar (inactive status)
Dr. Sok is a practicing attorney and the Principal at SokSiphana&associates, a law and consulting firm specialized in international trade and corporate law in Phnom Penh.
Dr. Sok has unique experiences and insights related to the development of the Cambodian legal system, the business environment and the intricacy of the commercial and investment law evolution in Cambodia. His vast hands on experiences as a former Commerce Secretary of State (Vice Minister) in the Cambodian Government, where he worked extensively on issues related to commercial and investment legal framework, trade promotion, trade policies, trade development, and economic intégration, gives him a unique perspective on both the macro and micro needs of businesses and foreign investors alike. In the area of policy formulation and policy mainstreaming he was responsible for leading a large multidisciplinary inter-agency task force to prepare complex action plans (including the National Legislative and Regulatory Agenda) and to negotiate successfully Cambodia’s accession to the WTO. He was also instrumental in initiating the development of the first ever trade Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) for Cambodia.
He was responsible not only for the preparation of the various commercial laws currently in force in Cambodia, but also for their defense in front of the Council of Ministers, the National Assembly and the Senate.
Previously from 1999 to 2005, Dr Sok served as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, where he worked extensively on issues related to trade policies and development, commercial legal framework and economic integration. During his service at the Ministry, he was also a negotiator in Cambodia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). From October 2005 to July 2009 he served as Director at the International Trade Center (ITC) a joint technical agency of the UNCTAD and the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was appointed by Prime Minister Samdech Decho Hun Sen as Advisor of the Royal Government of Cambodia and Advisor to the Supreme National Economic Council with rank of Minister in August 2009 and November 2011 respectively. He is the Chairman of the Board of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Cambodia’s oldest and prominent independent research institute. He resumed legal practice in 2009.
(with pic) Partner, Laos Tel +856 21 410 033 <>
Banking and Finance
Viengsavanh Phanthaly (Vieng) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Vientiane Law Co. Ltd.
Vieng has been practising as a lawyer in Laos for more than 10 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Hanoi Law University (Vietnam), majoring in Economic Law and International Law. Vieng subsequently completed a Master of Law (LL.M.) – Comparative Law, from Nagoya University Graduate School of Law in Japan, majoring in International Commercial Arbitration. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake the Humphrey Program (Fulbright Scholarship) in 2010-2011, specializing in Corporate Law and Security Regulation from American University Washington College of Law, USA.
Vieng is admitted to practise before all the courts of Lao PDR and is licensed to advise clients on any matters relating to the laws of Laos. He is also a qualified Mediator and Arbitrator having completed the Mediator / Arbitrator Training Course at the Economic Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Vieng is also the Vice President of Lao Bar Association since January 2010. Apart from native Lao, Vieng is able to converse in Japanese and is also fluent in English, Vietnamese and Thai.
(with pic) Partner, Myanmar Tel +951 654 929 <>
Business and Government Advisory Communications, Media & Technology Corporate Commercial Cross Border Transactions Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Real Estate
• Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, Japan, 1997 • Masters in Law, Osaka University, Japan, 1994 • Masters in Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar, 1990 • Bachelor of Laws, University of Yangon, Myanmar, 1983
Dr. Win, the new Managing Partner of the Yangon office in Myanmar, has extensive experience in advising numerous companies on a range of cross-border investments in the energy, mining, telecommunications, real estate and agricultural sectors as well as on general corporate and commercial matters. Dr. Win’s practice also includes advising on major project in financing, M&A, taxation, customs, labor and employment as well as government contract matters.
Dr. Win holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. from the Osaka University, Japan and an LL.M. and an LL.B. from University of Yangon, Myanmar. She has authored and co-authored articles on Law, Policy & Tax Investment Law, Foreign Investments Law, Taxation & Business and Investment Law, Employment Law of Myanmar in many established publications inside and outside of Myanmar. She has also co-authored articles on industry led Legal and Regulatory Process, Business Legal Regulations, Taxation & Investment Law of various leading industries. Dr. Win converses well in Japanese, English and native Burmese.