Current position: Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Investments, M&A, tax planning, litigation, bankruptcy / restructuring, transfer pricing, property, co working space, fin-tech and digital sector
Career highlights: Freddy Karyadi has over two decades of practising law in Indonesia and has been heavily involved in numerous complex cross border deals including project financing, M&A, tax, capital market, investment, and dispute settlement/bankruptcy.
Karyadi was one of the pioneers who focused on the digital industry and has handled many transactions involving technology and fin-tech/TMT companies, from early stage fund raising, integration, exit, public offering preparation to regulatory compliance. Karyadi has represented independent power producers, giant ECAs and commercial banks for various electricity sector financing. Karyadi’s clients vary from multinational to start-ups which span across a wide range of industries including natural resources, energy, financial institutions, private equity funds, 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 including aviation, shipping, and mining sectors and also assisted clients in tax disputes. Karyadi has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by several international publications including Asialaw, Legal500, IFLR1000 and Top100 Indonesian lawyers by Asian Business Law Journal.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentations. He contributes numerous legal and tax articles of IFLR, International Tax Review, Thomson Reuters, International Comparative Legal Guide and Getting the Deal Through. Karyadi was also a speaker at IBA, IPBA, IFA and IFLR events and gave seminars for tech start-up communities.
His professional membership includes Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultant, Indonesian Tax Consultant, International Fiscal Association, International Federation of Accountant. He is fluent in English and Bahasa.
Freddy read law at the University of Indonesia (1998) and earned an LLM International Tax from Leiden University (2002). He also graduated cum laude in 1997 from the Faculty of Economics of Trisakti University in Jakarta, holds an MBA degree from Peking University (2015), and is a licensed tax consultant and a chartered accountant. In 2010, he was seconded to a leading Dutch law and tax firm.
Assisting million dollars Series B investment in Alodokter (2017);
Assisting project owner in EPC agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. amounting to US$1.42 billion thermal power plant construction project in Indonesia (2019);
Assisting PT Layar Persada in sale of shares in PT Graha Layar Prima Tbk to Coree Capital Limited amounting to approximately US$ 70 mio (2018);
Assisting An investor in the USD 50 mio funds raising by PT Sicepat Ekspres Indonesia (2018)
Assisting An Investor in its investment in CROWDE, Indonesian agriculture-focused P2P lending (2018)
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A