Foreign legal advisor


+62 21 521 2038

Elite Practitioner




Practice area:

Corporate and M&A
Private equity

Michael S. Carl has more than two decades of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia, principally in Indonesia. Prior to joining SSEK, Michael was associated with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in its Singapore and Bangkok offices, where he handled capital markets and investment transactions and represented Indonesian and Thai companies in US debt and equity offerings and debt restructurings.

Michael’s practice is oriented toward banking and finance, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, projects and energy, restructurings, and technology.

Michael is recognized by legal directories as a leading practitioner for Indonesia in the fields of banking and finance, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, projects and energy, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency.

Acted for Singapore-based Princeton Digital Group in the sale of a strategic stake in its data centers business, including data centers in Indonesia.

Advised PepsiCo, Inc. on the sale of its stake in and termination of its joint venture in Indonesia with PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur.

Acting for SoftBank Vision Fund in its investments in PT Tokopedia, the leading Indonesian e-commerce market platform, and Grab. Inc., a leading Southeast Asian provider of ride-hailing services.

  • Banking and finance
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking and financial services
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • State Bar of California

  • B.A. in history, Harvard University (1988)
  • M.A. in economics, University of Hawaii (1990)
  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law (1994)
  • Indonesian law degree, Atma Jaya University, Jakarta (2012)