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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung promotes three to partnership

Leading Indonesian law firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT) has announced the promotion of three new partners in its corporate and disputes practices. 

The expansion of these two practices reflects the strong growth in HBT’s market-leading disputes, capital markets, financial services, technology, and mergers & acquisitions practices.  

It also builds on Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung's 24-year association with leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, with one of the promotions amongst Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel seconded to Jakarta.   

Dandy FirmansyahCapital Markets, M&A and Financial Services Regulatory
Tedy RachmantoCommercial Litigation
Michelle Virgiany*Financial Services and Technology

*To meet regulatory requirements, Michelle Virgiany will retain the title Senior International Counsel

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung Managing Partner Tjahjadi Bunjamin said: "These promotions reflect where the Indonesian economy is booming – capital markets, financial services and technology."

"I am also very proud that they show our commitment to investing in, and retaining home-grown talent. With these appointments, 44% of our partnership in Jakarta will be women and over 80% of our partners will have been with the firm for at least six years." 

"It warms my heart to see that so many of my colleagues have found a home in this firm. Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung takes pride in creating a great working environment." 

These promotions take effect 1 May 2024.


Dandy Firmansyah, Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Dandy is a corporate lawyer specialising in capital markets, public M&A and financial services regulatory. He advises international and Indonesian clients on equity and debt capital markets transactions (including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings), public mergers and acquisitions under Indonesia's complex regulatory regime, financial services regulatory issues, and public company advisory.  

Tedy Rachmanto, Partner, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Tedy is a disputes lawyer and an Indonesian law-qualified litigator. He specialises in criminal law, dispute resolution, corporate crime and investigations and contentious employment issues. He advises and acts for international financial institutions and multinational corporations on high-profile investigations across industry sectors.  

Michelle Virgiany, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills/Senior International Counsel, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Michelle is a corporate lawyer on secondment to associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta. Her practice spans both transactional and advisory work in the financial services and technology sectors. She advises clients in the digital economy sector on investment structuring, licensing, and roll-out of new business models, and represents clients in M&A, fundraising, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions. 


Richard Pedler, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Jakarta (M +62 812 9391 3991  E

Sally Greig, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong (T +852 2101 4624  M +852 9815 4096  E

Dora Cheok, Herbert Smith Freehills, Singapore (T +65 6868 8011  M +65 9232 521  E

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