Working within Indonesia’s financial markets requires dealing with both the demands of structuring a framework for economic growth and the regulatory goals of establishing systemic order. In such a context, the role of legal advisors is to assist in providing a transaction structure to reflect the broad policy goals and the needs of the commercial parties as well as regulatory and compliance advisement with respect to Indonesian law. Our Firm represents both domestic and overseas financial institutions including banks, securities companies, insurance companies, multi finance companies, etc. and is especially strong in the representation of Japanese and other Asian institutions. Members of this Group have represented both overseas and domestic lenders and borrowers in various financing, syndications, export and trade financing, etc. While most of the Group’s work has been for domestic and/or overseas project lenders, the Group has also represented borrowers, suppliers and contractors. In multi finance transactions, the Group assists various multi finance companies, and sometimes the lessees or borrowers, in factoring transactions, lease financing, venture capital transactions, etc. The Group also engages in both factoring syndications and lease financing syndications. Furthermore, a method of financing which has appeared in Indonesia in recent years is that using Sharia or Islamic banking. Our Firm is well known as a leader in legal services related to sharia-based transactions, including spin-offs of sharia business units and the establishment of sharia commercial banks, or sharia financing such as mudarabah muqayadah and qardh wal murabaha. The Firm has been awarded the 2007 Trade Finance Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News, The World’s Global Islamic Finance News Provider as well as the 2008 Sharia Law Firm of the Year by ACQ Magazine.