Emir Nurmansyah is a distinguished name in the Indonesian market. He has 30 years of experience in M&A and direct foreign investment matters.
Emir Nurmansyah has been recognised as “Indonesia Deal Maker of the Year” for an unprecedented two years in a row at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards (2018 and 2019). Emir is also ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific, and recommended by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for corporate/M&A.
With regard to other practice areas, he is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific, and identified by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “leading individual”, for banking and finance, and projects and energy. The latter guide also recommends him for aviation; restructuring and insolvency; shipping; and IT and telecoms. In addition, he is lauded by IFLR 1000 as a “market leader” for M&A; capital markets; restructuring and insolvency; banking; project finance; energy; and financial services.
Emir's recent work in M&A includes assisting: Uber with all Indonesian aspects of the merger between its South East Asia operations and those of Singapore-based ride hailing company Grab, the largest deal of its kind in the region; Global Infrastructure Partners with all Indonesian aspects of its US$5 billion acquisition of Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy deal ever; General Electric with the disposal of its Indonesian industrial solutions and water technology assets as part of a US$2.6 billion global sale to ABB Group; and Rexel Développement with all Indonesian aspects of the sale of its South East Asian operations to the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation Group.
Emir Nurmansyah ranks highly among peers for his deep expertise in bank financing and M&A related to complex infrastructure and energy projects.
Recognised as “Indonesia Deal Maker of the Year” for an unprecedented two years in a row at the 2018 and 2019 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards, Emir is recommended as a “leading individual” for project finance, and banking and finance, by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He is also ranked for Projects and Energy, Banking an Finance, and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia Pacific.
As head of ABNR’s project finance and development practice, Emir has been involved in most of the major power projects developed in Indonesia in recent years, including the US$1.74-billion, 1000 MW Cirebon expansion project; the US$3 billion, 2000 MW Java 9 and 10 project; and the US$2.7 billion, 2 x 660 MW Tanjung Jati A project.
He is currently working on the recently initiated US$413 million Peusangan 4 hydro peaking power plant, and the US$413 million Siborpa hydro power plant. He continues to act for the project company in the Semangka hydro project; and for the lenders to the Wampu and Asahan hydro projects.
In other infrastructure sectors, Emir headed the ABNR team that advised a consortium of domestic and international lenders for the US$1.85 billion trustee borrowing scheme financing provided to PT Pertamina EP Cepu (a wholly owned subsidiary of Indonesia’s state energy company, PT Pertamina Persero) for the development of the Jambaran-Tiung Biru gas project. The financing, which was closed in mid-2019 and consisted of a US$1.75 billion conventional facility and a US$100 million shariah-based Wakala facility, was named the 2020 Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.