SSEK Partner Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Indonesia for Shipping


Dyah Soewito, a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants, has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading Shipping practitioner in Indonesia.

Ms. Soewito is the head of the firm’s shipping practice. She specializes in shipping and maritime law, oil and gas law, foreign investment, construction and real estate, and corporate and commercial law.

She has deep ties to the Indonesian legal community and government offices, giving her a unique insight into the country’s regulatory framework. Ms. Soewito, as one client said, “excels in face-to-face negotiations thanks to her complete knowledge of relevant legislation and accurate analysis of the positions of various parties” (Chambers & Partners).

Ms. Soewito assists multinational and joint venture shipping and offshore drilling companies with all aspects of their operations in Indonesia. Most recently, she advised a global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry in an $870 million lease deal. She has assisted a European multinational in navigating foreign ownership restrictions under Indonesia’s shipping law, represented a leading European contractor on a possible joint venture with an Indonesian shipping entity, and advised an Australian dredging marine company on the importation and reflagging of dredgers.

In addition to being recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Ms. Soewito is recognized by Legal 500 as a leading practitioner for projects and energy and by Asialaw as a leading lawyer for energy and natural resources.

SSEK Legal Consultants was named the 2014 Indonesian Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal. It was the third straight year SSEK has received this honor and the sixth overall, the most of any law firm in Indonesia.

Who’s Who Legal is an official research partner of the International Bar Association and is one of the leading legal publications in the world. Who’s Who Legal lists only the leading lawyers in each practice area, based exclusively on comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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