Bagus Enrico & Partners (BE PARTNERS)
Founded by professionals with more than 18 years of legal practice in handling various notable transactions in Indonesia, BE Partners has been widely recognised as an excellent boutique practice focused on client service and serving domestic and international MNC clients in a huge variety of business sectors.
BE Partners has gained recognition from the top legal market reviewers, and it has been ranked among Indonesia’s leading firms in several practice areas. BE Partners’ size and relatively flat hierarchy ensures that its partners can be in regular contact with clients. The firm is characterised by its capability to provide creative, innovative, tailored services – the high quality of which accounts for its strong reputation in the market.
BE Partners’ has an outstanding reputation in diverse areas of Indonesian law, especially corporate/commercial law; banking, finance and insurance; mergers and acquisitions; energy and resources; property and real estate; media; IT and telecommunications; and infrastructure.
Corporate & M&A: BE Partners has extensive experience in cross-border deals and advises on the full range of M&A transactions. The firm acted in several major deals in 2013, and advised many large multinational corporations on all aspects of the M&A dealmaking process. The firm’s partners – Bagus Nur Buwono, Enrico Iskandar and Meiny Meirany Rasmin – have been involved in all aspects of legal practice, including advising on the acquisition structure as well as preparing, negotiating and completing all transaction documents. They are all recognised as leading individuals in corporate/M&A.
Banking: BE Partners has actively represented foreign banks, investment banks and financial institutions on all types of loan and financing-related transactions, as well as on restructuring, traditional loan agreements, project financing and more complex syndicated facilities. In 2013, the firm continued to be the main counsel for various foreign banks. Principal partner of the firm, Bagus Nur Buwono, is recognised as a commercially minded and flexible lawyer.
Insurance: BE Partners has a comprehensive insurance practice and regularly advises major clients such as AIG Insurance, ACR Retakaful Holdings Ltd, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful and Manulife Insurance, on transactions as well as regulatory matters. Meiny Meirany Rasmin leads the firm’s insurance practice. In 2010, she was named as a “leading individual” in the market for her acquisitions work on behalf of large public companies and for her handling of insurance transactions.
Property and real estate: BE Partners has actively represented many multinational corporations, hotel operators, developers and individuals on all types of land-related transactions in a variety of business sectors, including hotels, retail, tourism, general mining, plantation, forestry and infrastructure. The firm’s representation includes advisory on acquisitions, sale, relinquishment and mortgage, encumbrances of lands, establishing of joint venture companies, drafting and reviewing various commercial contracts, and steering licensing approval documentation through government agencies. In 2009, one of the principal partners of the Firm, Enrico Iskandar, was recognised as a “leading individual” in real estate.
IT, media and telecommunications: BE Partners has extensive experience in IT, media and telecommunications. Enrico Iskandar, recognised as a “leading specialist”, has led the firm’s practice on a broad range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters and regularly advises on regulatory issues on telecommunications, networks and satellite operations, data protection/privacy, encryption, outsourcing, IT contracts, and e-commerce (online securities, trading and advertising). Recent work carried out by the team includes advising a subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunication in a potential acquisition of an Indonesian satellite company; a major US-based IT company in relation to various IT contracts; and major telecommunication and IT companies on various cases including projects, procurement arrangements and complex regulatory matters.
Corporate restructuring and insolvency: Bagus Nur Buwono and his team have advised such foreign clients as Barclays Bank, Proton Malaysia, and Commonwealth Bank on the restructuring and liquidation process regarding their Indonesian subsidiaries.