SSEK Adviser to Feature at IBA Investing in Asia Conference

Michael Carl

Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming International Bar Association conference on Investing in Asia.

The conference will be held December 7-8 in New York City. It is co-presented by the IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum and North American Regional Forum, and supported by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum, the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, and the IBA International Trade and Customs Law Committee.

Michael will be a panelist during a session on the conference’s opening day titled, “East Meets West Meets South: Legal and Cultural Challenges in Doing M&A in Asia.”

Among the topics to be discussed by the panel are regional differences in legal systems and the general corporate cultures related to M&A.

Michael is well positioned to offer insights into the legal and cultural challenges of M&A transactions in Southeast Asia, Indonesia in particular. Michel 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.

Michael received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar. Michael earned an Indonesian law degree in 2012 from Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, graduating at the top of his class. He is fluent in Indonesian.

Michael is recognized by Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000 as a leading practitioner in the fields of banking and finance, corporate law and M&A, projects and energy, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and telecommunications. In 2012, Michael was voted an External Counsel of the Year for Indonesia by the readers of Asian-MENA Counsel, who cited his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and responsiveness to client needs.

About SSEK

SSEK was formed in 1992 by experienced lawyers with a vision of creating a modern Indonesian law firm capable of delivering legal services at the highest international standard. Today, SSEK has more than 60 lawyers and fee earners, is one of the largest, if not the largest, independent law firms in Indonesia and is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the country.

SSEK is a full-service law firm and is recognized by leading independent legal publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Asialaw, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asian-MENA Counsel and Asian Legal Business as one of the top M&A firms in Indonesia.

SSEK has worked on several recent deals that have been recognized as Deals of the Year by different publications. These include Alibaba’s acquisition of online retailer Lazada and the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.

IBA Investing in Asia Conference

The Investing in Asia conference is co-presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the IBA North American Regional Forum.

The conference will examine a number of topics, including:

  • M&A in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and current developments
  • East meets West meets South: Legal and cultural challenges in doing M&A in Asia
  • Adapting and implementing international trade strategies in a time of uncertainty
  • Recent developments in investment arbitration in the Asia Pacific
  • Risk mitigation: Bulletproofing deals and learning lessons from the litigation battlefield
  • New media: New frontiers in Asia technology and IP investment

For more information about the Investing in Asia conference, please click here.

About the IBA

The International Bar Association was established in 1947 and is today the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming International Bar Association conference on Investing in Asia.

The conference will be held December 7-8 in New York City. It is co-presented by the IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum and North American Regional Forum, and supported by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum, the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, and the IBA International Trade and Customs Law Committee.

Michael will be a panelist during a session on the conference’s opening day titled, “East Meets West Meets South: Legal and Cultural Challenges in Doing M&A in Asia.”

Among the topics to be discussed by the panel are regional differences in legal systems and the general corporate cultures related to M&A.

Michael is well positioned to offer insights into the legal and cultural challenges of M&A transactions in Southeast Asia, Indonesia in particular. Michel 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.

Michael received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar. Michael earned an Indonesian law degree in 2012 from Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, graduating at the top of his class. He is fluent in Indonesian.

Michael is recognized by Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000 as a leading practitioner in the fields of banking and finance, corporate law and M&A, projects and energy, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and telecommunications. In 2012, Michael was voted an External Counsel of the Year for Indonesia by the readers of Asian-MENA Counsel, who cited his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and responsiveness to client needs.

About SSEK

SSEK was formed in 1992 by experienced lawyers with a vision of creating a modern Indonesian law firm capable of delivering legal services at the highest international standard. Today, SSEK has more than 60 lawyers and fee earners, is one of the largest, if not the largest, independent law firms in Indonesia and is one of the most highly regarded law firms in the country.

SSEK is a full-service law firm and is recognized by leading independent legal publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Asialaw, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asian-MENA Counsel and Asian Legal Business as one of the top M&A firms in Indonesia.

SSEK has worked on several recent deals that have been recognized as Deals of the Year by different publications. These include Alibaba’s acquisition of online retailer Lazada and the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.

IBA Investing in Asia Conference

The Investing in Asia conference is co-presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the IBA North American Regional Forum.

The conference will examine a number of topics, including:

§ M&A in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and current developments

§ East meets West meets South: Legal and cultural challenges in doing M&A in Asia

§ Adapting and implementing international trade strategies in a time of uncertainty

§ Recent developments in investment arbitration in the Asia Pacific

§ Risk mitigation: Bulletproofing deals and learning lessons from the litigation battlefield

§ New media: New frontiers in Asia technology and IP investment

For more information about the Investing in Asia conference, please click here. (https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/conf822.aspx)

About the IBA

The International Bar Association (https://www.ibanet.org/) was established in 1947 and is today the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

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