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Vik is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills on long-term secondment to the firm. He currently heads up our Indonesia Corporate practice and he specialises in cross-border M&A, with particular expertise in financial services, fintech, TMT and real estate.
Vik specialises in public and private M&A, private equity and joint ventures. He has broad experience in cross-border transactions involving Asia and the UK, with particular specialisation in Indonesia, where he has been based since 2012.
Vik is described by clients as “very competent and knowledgeable in market and regulatory practices” and “always generous with his time and knowledge”. He has an “excellent reputation for handling complex cross-border mandates” and is “one of the best lawyers that I've had the pleasure to work with.”
Vik has advised:
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Vik previously spent 10 years in London working at a “magic circle” firm, and five years at Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore, working on cross-border M&A transactions. He was also one of the founding partners at Herbert Smith Freehills Kuala Lumpur, where he spent a year before returning to Jakarta. He has also previously been seconded to Morgan Stanley in London. Vik graduated with a first class degree in law from Oxford University and is qualified to practice in England and Wales. He is fluent is Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia.