Current position: Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Power projects, project financing, capital markets, litigation, M&A, shipping, bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, property, natural resources and tax.
Career highlights: Mr Freddy Karyadi joined ABNR as senior associate in July 2007 and became a partner on January 1 2012.
Before joining ABNR, he worked for a number of years in other prominent law firms in Jakarta. In 2010, he was seconded to a leading Dutch law and tax firm. His special practice areas are power projects, project financing, capital markets, litigation, M&A, shipping, bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, property, natural resources and tax. He has represented international financial institutions, independent power producers, giant commercial and investment banks, private equities, venture capital, tech start-ups, mining companies, and publicly listed companies.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, in the Netherlands, and is the regional correspondent for Indonesia for Tax Notes International of Virginia in the US. Freddy also contributes articles to International Financial Law Review (IFLR), International Tax Review, International Comparative Legal Guide, Getting the Deal Through and acts as a speaker at the IBA, IPBA and at various forums of IFLR. He is also a tax attorney, chartered accountant and licensed tax consultant. He has received accolades from IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles and the Asia Pacific Legal 500.
Education & professional memberships: Bachelor of Economics degree from Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia (1997); Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (1998); Master of Laws in international tax, Leiden University, the Netherlands (2002); Master of Business Administration from Peking University, Beijing, China (2015). He is a licensed advocate and member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI). He is a member of the Association of Indonesian Advocates (AAI) and Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM). Other professional membership include: Indonesian Tax Consultant Association (IKPI); International Fiscal Association (IFA); and, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Recent deals: Divestment of PT Toba Bara Sejahtra Tbk shares (2017); international bonds issued by Saipem Finance International (2016); acquisition of majority shares of PT Champion Pacific Indonesia Tbk by Mitsui and Fujimori (2016); and, acquisition of majority shares in PT Kudo Teknologi Indonesia and Kudo Digital Solutions by GP Network Asia (2017).
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2017 in Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A