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Santi is a founding partner of Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung. She has been a commercial lawyer for more than two decades.

She advises on major foreign investments and Indonesian corporate issues. She also has many years experience of Indonesian employment and manpower issues and practices. 

Santi’s transactions include advising:

Merger and Acquisition and Foreign Investment

British American Tobacco (BAT) on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Bentoel Internasional for US$494 million, following a tender offer and merger with BAT's pre-existing listed Indonesian subsidiary

Cargill Group on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Indonesian sorbitol, sweetener and starch producer, Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo, a public listed company and resulting mandatory general offer and innovative ESOP options buy-out

Novartis in the capital restructuring of its Indonesian joint ventures in the area of medical and health products

Group 4 Securicor restructuring of the holding structure for its Indonesian subsidiaries upon the worldwide merger with Group 4 Falck

Sandoz on the acquisition of the Indonesian production facilities of Schering Bayer

Syngenta in relation to its business restructuring in Indonesia

H&K International, an international manufacturing company, in relation to its incorporation and initial investment into Indonesia

Mars, Inc. on establishment of its pet food distribution company in Indonesia, as well as the regulatory compliance of the group's other subsidiaries in Indonesia that operate chocolate and confectionery manufacturing and distribution operations

Employment and Industrial Relations

Heinz ABC Indonesia in relation to various manpower matters

Morgan Stanley Asia (Hong Kong) advising in relation to various manpower matters

Diageo on an employment matter resulting from the restructuring of the Guinness business in Indonesia

Hewlett Packard in relation to various manpower matters

Rio Tinto on various employment matters, employee structure and working permits to new expatriates in relation to the opening of its new business operation in Indonesia

Kaltim Prima Coal on employment issues arising from the sale of BP and Rio Tinto interests

International Mining company on work permit and immigration issue

International Hotel chain  on various employment matters, including issues surrounding employment termination and work permit


Santi Darmawan leads on employment industrial relations matters, including advising on regulatory issues and handling disputes

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2014 

Santi Darmawan advises international clients such as Hewlett Packard and Diageo on labour law issues

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung has a strong pedigree in advising international clients on local labour issues, including termination and redundancy, M&A, service agreements and union matters. Clients of the practice, headed by Santi Darmawan, have included BHP Billiton, Ikea, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto and Hewlett-Packard

Asia Pacific Legal 500,2011 

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung is well placed to advise on industrial relations, termination and redundancy, service agreements and union work. The practice also advises on the procedures for employing expatriates. Santi Darmawan is recommended

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010 

Santi Darmawan heads the team at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, which is frequently instructed on employment and industrial relation issues arising from transactions

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2009 

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