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


Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Capital markets
Corporate and M&A

Practice area/industry focus: Investment, Tax, M&A and restructuring. Industry: TMT, Healthcare, Logistics

Career highlights: 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, energy, 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, and IFLR1000 for the last half decade.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal of the IBFD. He contributes numerous TAX and law articles in various international publications. Karyadi was also a speaker at IBA, IPBA, IFA and IFLR events and gave seminars for tech start-up communities.

Recent transactions highlight:
Assisting project owner in EPC agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. amounting to US$1.42 billion thermal power plant construction project in Indonesia (2019);

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);

Assisting a multimillion dollar partial divestment in a market leading printing company to a major Japanese printing company and the relevant cooperation (2019);

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);

Assisting a prominent conglomerate investor in the USD 50 million funds raising by PT Sicepat Ekspres Indonesia, an e-commerce-focussed logistics company (2018);

Assisting a major Japanese investor in its investment in CROWDE, an Indonesian agriculture-focused P2P lending (2018)

Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2021 in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A