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What Others Say About LGS in 2010

 

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What we say about the firm's legal practice in Indonesia
 
Banking and Finance
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo is a ‘law firm of choice’, and under the guidance of M Idwan Ganie and Arief Surowidjojo continues to advise lenders on large-scale refinancings. Clients have included DBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Panin Bank.
 
Capital Markets
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo recently acted as local counsel to the underwriters on a $800m high-yield bond offering, the largest such offering in Asia in over two years. Arief Surowidjojo is the name to note.
 
Corporate and M&A
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo advises a broad range of clients, including coal mining and financial services companies. Clients have included Unilever, Recapital Investors and Retower.
 
Dispute Resolution
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo leverages off its restructuring practice, increasingly acting in disputes arising from bankruptcy proceedings, troubled assets and failing debtors. Timbul Thomas Lubis heads the practice, which is one of the largest in the country.

Intellectual Property Rights
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo mainly handles IP matters arising from corporate transactions, and also has experience advising on trade mark and copyright registrations.
 
Projects and Energy
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo’s experience covers coal and mineral mining, toll roads and other infrastructure projects. Mohamed Idwan (Kiki) Ganie is the name to note in this area.
 
Real Estate
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo is noted for its construction expertise, with Timbul Thomas Lubis the main point of contact.
 
Restructuring and Insolvency
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo has a solid record advising on bank restructurings, and has acted as counsel to the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA).
 
Shipping
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo handles both wet and dry work for clients that include Pan Maritime, Orchard Maritime and Bulk Trading. Mohamed Idwan (Kiki) Ganie is well known for shipping work, with a solid ship finance practice.
 
Tax
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo provides advice on due diligence, as well as handling applications and filings with the Indonesian tax agencies.
 
 
 
 
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Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
 
"It's difficult to replicate the brilliance of the older partners."
 
LGS is a very well-respected and have some young partners and doing more selective work. The Firm team's intended concentration on more innovative and exotic deals, drawing in clients who trust the firm's competence and experience to do complicated transactions. The firm also recently ended their strategic alliance with Norton Rose, boasting itself as an independent entity free from attachment to a foreign name.
 
In capital markets, the team plays with the big guys, acting for famous investment banks and seeing top firms on the other side. Demonstrating their ability to take on chunkier cross-border matters in the handful of deals they select, the highly-regarded Mohamed Idwan Ganie and his team represented Goldman Sachs in its sale of Adaro Energy shares to Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and Korea South-East Power.
 
In the biggest high-yield bond offering out of Asia since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, some more of the firm's legal professionals acted for Credit Suisse, DBS and UBS as the underwriters' Indonesian counsel in Adaro Indonesia's $800 million issuance of guaranteed senior notes due in 2019.
 
In a domestic transaction, the renowned Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo and his team advised Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional on its issuance of fixed-rate bonds of up to Rp750 billion ($81.5 million) with three to five-year maturities.
 
On the M&A front, the outfit has been especially visible in acquisitions of local mining targets. Partner Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and his party advised Pamapersada Nusantara, a subsidiary of a publicly-listed heavy equipment distributor in Indonesia, as the purchaser of Asmin Bara Bronang and Asmin Bara Jaan, coal mining companies in Central Kalimantan.
 
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
 
Respected for its senior talent and involvement in high-profile deals, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo takes an active role in legal reforms and various practice areas inclusive of banking and energy. Boasting a wide clientele, the firm advised a number of international banks this year, including Standard Chartered, DBS, United Overseas Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
Respected for its senior talent and involvement in high-profile deals, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo takes an active role in legal reforms and various practice areas inclusive of banking and energy. Boasting a wide clientele, the firm advised a number of international banks this year, including Standard Chartered, DBS, United Overseas Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
 
In a significant multi-jurisdictional transaction, partner Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and his legal team advised a syndicate of banks that comprised the aforementioned institutions as well as the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, HSBC and other mandated lead arrangers and lenders in Adaro Indonesia's procurement of a $500 million amortising revolving credit facility agreement.
 
The lawyers also advised a pool of lenders on Indonesian regulatory issues in the restructuring of a $750 million facility to Adaro Indonesia and Coaltrade Services International. Another highlight saw the firm guide Bank OCBC NISP on a $15 million term loan facility to Sarana Daya Mandiri, a subsidiary of Adaro Indonesia.
 
In the energy and natural resources space, the team is involved in several projects, including Indonesia Power's establishment of a joint venture company to develop geothermal resources in West Java.
 
 
 
 
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Banking and Finance
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo is still undeniably a highly respected name in the legal industry owing its successfu history and bright-minded founders. In the last year, the firm witnessed growth, hiring no less than eight associates in early 2010 and ended its aliiance with Norton Rose.
 
Boasting quality rather than volume, the outfit is selective in its work and features in innovative and coveted deals. In the biggest high-yield bond offering in Asia since the financial crisis started in 2008, some of the brand’s legal practitiners worked for credit suisse, DBS and UBS as the underwriters’ Indonesian counsel in Adaro Indonesia’s US$800 million issuance of guaranteed senior notes due 2019. In another highlight, the renowned Arief tarunakarya Surowidjojo and his team advised Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional on its up to Rp750 billion (US$81.5 million) fixed-rate offering.
 
The firm’s long and impressive client list includes well-known names such as Standard Chartered Bank, DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui banking Corporation. In one transaction, partner Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and his legal team counselled a syndicate of banks that comprised the aforementioned institutions as well as other mandated lead arrangers and lenders in Adaro Indonesia’s obtainment of a US$500 million amortising revolving credit facility agreement. The lawyer also guided a consortium of lenders on Indonesia regulatory issues in the restructuring of a US$750 million facility to Adaro Indonesia and Coaltrade Services International. In yet another accomplishment, the firm acted for Bank OCBC NISP on a US$15 million term loan facility to Adaro Indonesia’s subsidiary, Sarana Daya Mandiri.
 
In the project finance space, the team is involved in Indonesia Power’s establishment of a joint venture company to develop geothermal power plants in West Java, The outfit’s standout professional include Mohamed Idwan Ganie, Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo.
 
Corporate and M&A
On the M&A front, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo keeps a reputable practice and has mad several appearances in acquisitions in the mining sector of late. In one example, partner Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and his team acted for Parmapersada Nusantara, a subsidiary of a publicly-listed heavy equipment supplier in Indonesia, in buying Asmin Bara Bronang and Asmin Bara Jaan, coal mining companies in Central Kalimantan.
 
In another highlight, the reputable Dr. Mohamed Idwan Ganie and his party represented Goldman Sachs in selling Adaro Energy shares to Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and Korea South-East Power Company. Mohamed Idwan Ganie, Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo each bring long-standing experience in corporate and M&A work in addition to other practices.   
 
Dispute Resolution
The renowned Timbul Thomas Lubis and partner Harjon Sinaga head the firm’s dispute resolution practice, which has represented both individuals and large corporates, such as Mars, on a variety of civil and anti-monopoly cases. In a notable highlight, Sinaga led a team that featured for Fairfield Indonesia, Fair Field Industries and Toba Sejahtera in a labour dispute brought upon the court by Elizabeth Utomo, the former director of Fairfield Indonesia. In an ongoing matter, the team is representing Richard Bruce Ness, former CEO of Newmont Minahasa Rayam against the New York Times on articles published about the company’s alleged environmental damages.
 
Energy and Natural Resources
The Energy and Natural Resources department of this well-respected firm is headed by partners Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo, Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum and Arisia Pusponegoro, each of whom boast expertise in other transactional areas of work. Furthermore, the team offers knowledge of forestry, and oil and gas issues as well as assists with infrastructure developments.
 
In progressing deal, the outfit is advising Indonesia Power on establishing a joint venture company for the production of Tangkuban Perahu geothermal power plants. Some of the firm’s noteworthy clients include Recapital Advisors, Astra International and Financial institutions such as JP Morgan Securities and Credit Suisse.
 
Shipping Maritme and Aviation
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo keeps its tier one stance for handling a considerable volume of aviation work. In the last year, the team advised Calyon and the Expert Credit Guarantee Department on the aircraft mortgage registration over an Airbus 330 aircraft owned by Jetstream Aircraft leasing and operated by Garuda Indonesia. In addition, the lawyers are guiding Deutsche bank, Singapore branch as the mortgagee in an aircraft mortgage registration for three Nepture Capital-owned operated by TriMG Intra Asia Airlines. Names to note for this field of work include Mohamed Idwan Ganie and Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum, who co-headed the department.
 
 
 

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