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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung expands corporate practice with large round of promotions and new hires in Jakarta

Leading Indonesian law firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung has announced five new partner-level promotions and appointments in its corporate and M&A practice. The investment follows several years of record client demand and the firm's regular involvement in headline corporate transactions.

The expansion of the senior corporate team, all based in Jakarta, further strengthens the firm’s sought-after service to top international and local clients on corporate transactions.

The expansion also builds on Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung's strong 22-year association with leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, with two of the promotions amongst Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel seconded to Jakarta.    

"This record round of senior appointments reflects both of our firms' confidence in the opportunities generated by Indonesia’s expanding and evolving economy,” said Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung Managing Partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin.

"These talented lawyers reflect both our traditional strengths as a firm and the diversity and legal innovation now entrenched here in Indonesia and through our ever-growing association with Herbert Smith Freehills."


Cellia Cognard, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills/Senior international Counsel, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, whose practice focuses on cross-border M&A in the consumer, pharma and healthcare sectors, and international clients.

Michelle Virgiany, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills/Senior International Counsel, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, whose practice focuses on financial services and technology, with both cross-border M&A and advisory expertise.

Stephanie, Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, whose practice focuses on cross-border M&A, Indonesian business groups, growth companies and the healthcare sector.


Abimata Putra, Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, whose practice focuses on cross-border M&A and financial services (including insurance).

Irfan Ghazali, Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, whose practice focuses on TMT and telecoms infrastructure, public M&A and capital markets.

Promotions are effective 1 May 2022.

"Our association in Jakarta has grown exponentially alongside Indonesia's booming and evolving economy over the past 20 years," said Herbert Smith Freehills partner Vik Tang, who will lead the combined firms' corporate and M&A practice in Indonesia from 1 May 2022. 

"Together we’ve built a generation of outstanding corporate lawyers; these promotions and new appointments continue that proud tradition and continue the rapid expansion of services to our growing list of clients."

"Indonesia is a critical market for so many of our clients, and the ongoing expansion of our strong association with Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung is an integral part of our ambition to be the leading firm in Asia Pacific," said May Tai, Asia managing partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.

"Together we have built a diverse and talented team that resonates with our clients both culturally and professionally, and this round of promotions demonstrates our commitment to that proud tradition for the years ahead."

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