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Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Corporate and M&A

Michael D. Twomey has been an advisor to SSEK since the firm’s founding in 1992. Michael is experienced in a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial law fields, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, oil and gas and energy projects, commercial real estate development, leasing and financing, and project finance.

Michael advises clients on complex and major transactions in many of Indonesia’s most dynamic sectors, including the oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining, private power, hotel, real estate and shipping sectors.

Michael is recognized by legal directories as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, projects and natural resources, and real estate law. He has been described by clients as “the most talented foreign legal consultant in Jakarta” (IFLR1000).

  • Advising an American multinational on a project to develop a mine mouth coal gasification plant for the processing of coal into dimethyl ether through an advance regasification process, with our work including assisting with the establishment of the joint venture project company.
  • Advising a multinational petroleum and natural gas company in a project to upgrade and operate an oil refinery in Indonesia.
  • Advised several property developers on various projects to develop hotels, offices and/or apartment towers (both for lease and condominiums) in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

  • Banking and finance
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate

  • New York State Bar

  • B.A., magna cum laude, economics, Yale University (1980)
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1986)