Freddy Karyadi

ABNR - Indonesia


Graha CIMB Niaga 24th Floor
Jl Jenderal Sudirman Kav 58
Jakarta 12190


Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Capital markets
Corporate and M&A

Freddy Karyadi has over two decades of practising law in Indonesia and has been involved in complex cross border deals including fintech, TAX, restructuring distressed assets, M&A, investment, employment and dispute settlement/bankruptcy.

Karyadi was one of the pioneers who focused on the DIGITAL INDUSTRY and is the head of fintech practice team. Freddy has handled many transactions involving technology and fin-tech/Media/TMT companies, from early stage fund raising, integration, exit, to regulatory compliance.

Karyadi’s clients vary from multinational to start-ups which span across a wide range of industries including natural resources, ecommerce, financial institutions (including MULTIFINANCE, P2P, insurance, insurance brokerage, bank, etc), health-care, private equity funds – venture capital, and property. With a strong knowledge of legal, commercial, TAX and accounting issues that these industries encounter, Karyadi can quickly identify the key issues and offer practical business oriented legal solutions. On litigation matters, Karyadi handled various suspensions of payment and bankruptcy proceeding of various industries and also assisted clients in TAX disputes.

Karyadi has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by several international publications including Asialaw, Legal500, Asia Business Law Journal/Vantage Asia, and IFLR1000 for more than the last half decade.

He is a member of the Board of Ethic of the Indonesian Fintech Association (AFTECH) and Editorial Board of The Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal of the IBFD. He contributes numerous TAX and law articles in various internal publications including Conventus Law, IFLR, International Tax Review, Thomson Reuters, Lexology, International Comparative Legal Guide and Getting the Deal Through. 

  • Investment
  • Tax
  • M&A and restructuring

  • TMT
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Ecommerce
  • Natural resources

  • Leading ABNR team in advising PT Indo Raya Tenaga, around US$ 3.6 billion project company Java 9&10 power plant; (2020);
  • Leading ABNR team in advising a prominent investor in the approx USD 18 billion mega-merger of Indonesian top tech companies (2021);
  • Leading ABNR team in assisting a divestment majority stakes in around USD 100 million dollars fintech to a top leading Indonesian technology company (2020);
  • Leading ABNR team in assisting major international fintech driven investment firm in providing multimillion dollars facility to a leading peers to peers platform (2020);
  • Leading ABNR team in assisting a world leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry in its cooperation (initial investment around USD 100 million) with the Indonesian state-owned integrated rolling stock manufacturer (2019);
  • Leading ABNR team in assisting a multi million dollars partial divestment in a market leading printing company to a major Japanese printing company and the relevant cooperation (2019);
  • Leading ABNR team in assisting PT Layar Persada in sale of shares in PT Graha Layar Prima Tbk (an Indonesia-based company primarily engaged in the operation and management of movie theater chain and food and beverages) to Coree Capital Limited amounting to approximately US$ 70 million (2018);
  • Leading ABNR team in advising a giant investor in the around USD 100 million IPO of a leading hospital chain (2018).