Eko Ahmad Ismail Basyuni

Eko Ahmad Ismail Basyuni

Eko is a partner and heads our General Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He joined AHP in early 2005 and commenced his legal career in 1999.

Prior to joining AHP, Eko served as legal counsel with the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) during a tumultuous period that saw the agency rebuild the country's decimated financial services sector from the ruins of the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis. This provided him with invaluable first-hand experience of the banking industry that continues to serve him and his clients at AHP well to this day.

Besides his practice in M&A arena, he also regularly plays leading roles in capital markets, banking & finance, and FDI matters. He has in-depth experience and expertise across an array of sectors, including mining and energy, ICT, plantations, banking, oil and gas, retailing, broadcasting, telecommunications, and infrastructure.

Among recent significant engagements, Eko advised PT Multimedia Nusantara (a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk) on its joint venture with eBay International AG to operate a C2C online marketplace business in Indonesia, PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk on its proposed acquisition of an Indonesian shariah bank, and Kuala Lumpur-based Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) on its indirect acquisition of PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk.

Other major mandates include a shariah and conventional bond issuance by PT Indosat Tbk, and a rights issuance by the Indonesian subsidiary of the world's biggest cement producer, PT Holcim. He also recently advised a leading Korean retailer on its proposed acquisition of one of the largest hypermarket chains in Indonesia.
 

Qualifications

  • LLB, University of Indonesia (1999)
  • LLM, Boston University School of Law, United States (2004)
  • Licensed to practice law as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi)
     

Memberships / Directorships

  • The Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants
     

Recognition, Accolades & Awards

  • Named as one of Indonesia's Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Law Business Journal (2018).
  • Named as Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018
  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" for Project Finance by IFLR (2016)
  • Named as a "Recommended Lawyer" by AsiaLaw Profiles (2014 to 2019)
  • Named "The deal maker of the year 2017" by Asian Legal Business
  • Recommended for Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016).

 

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