SSEK Lawyers Discuss Private Placements in Indonesia at AIMA Conference

Michael Carl and Bezaliel Erlan

Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Legal Consultants, and Bezaliel B. Erlan, a senior associate at the firm, were featured speakers at the recent AIMA Asia Navigating Private Placement Conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Alternative Investment Management Association held the conference on October 17 in Hong Kong and October 19 in Singapore. The full-day event focused on marketing and private placement requirements in key fundraising jurisdictions globally.

Michael and Bezaliel updated conference attendees on the requirements applicable to private placements and other types of fundraising in Indonesia.

You can find their presentation here. Read more »

SSEK Legal Consultants Named Leading M&A Firm for Indonesia

ALB M&A Rankings 2017

SSEK Legal Consultants has been recognized as a Tier 1 M&A law firm in the 2017 M&A Rankings from Asian Legal Business (ALB). SSEK was one of only five firms to receive the Tier 1 ranking.

ALB reports that M&A activities in Indonesia doubled in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period last year. The country recorded 81 M&A deals in the first six months of the year, with a total value of approximately $4 billion, an increase from 71 M&A deals worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.

SSEK has 25 years of experience working with and advising multinationals and major domestic firms on the largest and most complex transactions in Indonesia. This latest recognition from Asian Legal Business underlines SSEK’s standing as one of the leading deal firms in Indonesia.

SSEK is also recognized as a leading M&A firm in Indonesia by Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and Asialaw. Read more »

SSEK Partner to Speak at Employment Law Alliance Conference in China

Fahrul Yusuf

Fahrul S. Yusuf, the supervising partner of SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants’ award-winning labor and employment practice, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Employment Law Alliance conference in Shanghai, China.

Fahrul will be on the panel discussing “Trends in Discrimination/Harassment Law Around the World.” The session is scheduled for October 17th.

SSEK is a premier labor and employment law firm that is rated by legal publications as a top-tier Indonesian law firm that has “always been great at providing high-level advice” (Chambers Asia).

SSEK is the Indonesia member firm of the Employment Law Alliance, the leading global network of labor and employment lawyers and law firms, and ranked as an elite law firm network by Chambers & Partners. Read more »

Free Employment Law Alliance Webinar on Workplace Leave Laws in Canada


The Employment Law Alliance is offering a free 90-minute webinar on Thursday, October 26, on “Workplace Leave Laws: Strategies to Navigate the Changing Landscape in Canada.”

Webinar Description

This interactive presentation will provide an overview of paid and unpaid leave laws governing employers throughout Canada, with views from seven provinces, including Quebec. Attendees will be provided with guidance and strategies to navigate the challenges of complying with varying and multifaceted leave laws across the country.

Topics to be addressed include: Read more »

SSEK Partner Delivers Training on the Indonesian Property Sector

Land and Property Training Seminar

Denny Rahmansyah, a supervising partner of SSEK’s award-winning land and property practice, was a featured speaker at a recent training seminar on the regulatory framework of Indonesia’s land and property sector.

The seminar, organized by, was aimed at business actors, in-house lawyers and banks.

Denny covered a number of topics related to Indonesia’s land and property sector, including legal due diligence and property asset acquisitions, financing schemes for the development of property projects, and the resolution of property business disputes.

You can find Denny’s presentation on land due diligence and property financing here, and his presentation on legal issues and dispute resolution in the Indonesian property sector here. All of the materials are in Bahasa Indonesia. Read more »

SSEK Founding Partner to Speak at CEO Summit in the US

US-Indonesia Women's CEO Summit

Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC, where she will join a lineup of high-profile women from Indonesia and the United States.

The US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit, being held for the first time, is organized by the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. It will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The summit, with a keynote address by Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, will bring together C-Suite women from Indonesia and the United States for a “series of lively, open, and uniquely personal conversations on how they did it, how they do it and how they are planning for the future.”

Ira will discuss her role in founding SSEK and building it into an internationally recognized law firm and one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in Indonesia. Read more »

SSEK Adviser Delivers Updates on Banking, Insurance and Financial Technology, and Non-Cash Payment Transaction Processing in Indonesia

Michael Carl

Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Consultants, recently provided updates to audiences in Tokyo on banking, insurance and financial technology regulation in Indonesia, and on non-cash payment transaction processing in Indonesia.

You can find his update on banking, insurance and fintech in Indonesia here. And you can find his presentation on non-cash payment transaction processing in Indonesia here.

Michael joined SSEK in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia. Before joining SSEK, he was associated with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in its Singapore and Bangkok offices, where he represented Indonesian and Thai concerns in US debt and equity offerings and debt restructurings. Read more »

SSEK Organizes Book Drive

SSEK Book Drive

“Literacy changes the world.”

SSEK Legal Consultants has organized an office book drive, with the collected books donated to Komunitas 1001buku, an Indonesian NGO that distributes donated books to underprivileged communities across Indonesia.

Thanks to everyone at SSEK, we were able to collect close to 300 books in total, including children’s books and books for adults.

The lawyers and staff members of SSEK understand the importance of reading and are proud to be part of efforts to help more people pick up a book.

Among Komunitas 1001buku’s programs is Taman Baca Anak, which helps maintain local libraries and reading communities around the archipelago. You can learn more about Komunitas 1001buku at Read more »

SSEK Partner Denny Rahmansyah Features at Land and Property Seminar

Denny Rahmansyah

Denny Rahmansyah, a supervising partner of SSEK’s award-winning land and property practice, was a featured speaker at a seminar on Indonesia’s land and property sector.

Denny discussed the legal framework for Indonesia’s land and property sector, including land titles in Indonesia, foreign ownership of land, land acquisition, land-related taxes and recent developments in the sector. Denny also looked at the do’s and don’ts of land due diligence in Indonesia.

You can find his presentation materials here.

The seminar, Land and Property: Acquisition, Foreign Ownership, Investment and Taxes, was organized by SSEK and Deloitte Indonesia’s Chinese Services Group, and was held at Deloitte’s office.

The seminar also featured a presentation from a high-ranking official at the Indonesian National Land Office (BPN), who provided an update on BPN policies. Read more »

Michael Carl of SSEK Discusses Indonesian Investment Environment at China Mining Conference

China Mining 2017

Michael Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at the recent China Mining conference in Tianjin.

China Mining has been held annually since 1999 and is one of the world’s top mining events.

You can find Michael’s presentation in English here.

For the presentation materials in Chinese, click here.

Michael is a supervising foreign adviser of SSEK’s mining practice. He advises multinationals and large domestic companies on all aspects of their operations in Indonesia’s mining sector, including advising on smelting and other possible investments in mining assets in Indonesia. Read more »