BLP announces Indonesia member of Asia Network
International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has today announced that a local law firm in Indonesia has become the newest member of BLP’s Asia Network.
Mataram Partners (“Mataram”), whose office is located within the Indonesian Stock Exchange Building in the capital city of Jakarta, is led by Senior Partner, Andi Zulfikar. They practice nearly all areas of civil and commercial law in Indonesia and have expertise in the mining sector, which complements BLP’s extensive work in that industry.
Mataram will become the Indonesia member of BLP’s Asia Network of law firms, which will consist of selected local legal practices operating independently across Asia. In March BLP welcomed Myanmar member, Yangon-based Legal Network Consultants, to the Network.
The Network was created to help BLP build upon its successful pipeline of work in South East Asian countries such as Indonesia, and to strengthen existing client relationships in the region.
BLP now has three offices in Asia – Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore – and this latest development further reiterates the importance of the firm’s Asian practice and the region as a whole as an area of focus and growth.
Alistair Duffield, Head of BLP Singapore and South East Asia, said: “Indonesia is a key market for BLP. Already the largest economy in South East Asia, and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, this is a country with enormous potential.
“The country’s dynamic sectors, including natural resources, manufacturing and agriculture, are attracting increasing foreign attention and investment. Today’s announcement grows BLP’s speciality knowledge of the region and allows us to provide companies with unique and in-depth advice when investing in Indonesia.”
BLP’s Indonesia team comprises of specialists in mergers and acquisitions, mining, oil & gas, asset finance, dispute resolution and the private client sector and have been at the forefront of some of the country’s largest and most strategically important projects in recent years, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector
As part of the firm’s Asia growth, BLP last month announced that Asset Finance Partner, Nigel Ward, will be joining its Hong Kong office.