SSEK Adviser to Feature at IBA Investing in Asia Conference

SSEK Adviser to Feature at IBA Investing in Asia Conference
26 October 2017

Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming International Bar Association conference on Investing in Asia. The conference will be held December 7-8 in New York City. It is co-presented by the IBA's Asia Pacific Regional Forum and North American Regional Forum, and supported by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum, the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, and the IBA International Trade and Customs Law Committee.

Michael will be a panelist during a session on the conference's opening day titled, "East Meets West Meets South: Legal and Cultural Challenges in Doing M&A in Asia." Among the topics to be discussed by the panel are regional differences in legal systems and the general corporate cultures related to M&A.

Michael is well positioned to offer insights into the legal and cultural challenges of M&A transactions in Southeast Asia, Indonesia in particular. Michel joined SSEK in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia. Before joining SSEK, he was associated with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in its Singapore and Bangkok offices. Michael received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.

Michael earned an Indonesian law degree in 2012 from Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, graduating at the top of his class. He is fluent in Indonesian.

Michael is recognized by Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000 as a leading practitioner in the fields of banking and finance, corporate law and M&A, projects and energy, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and telecommunications. In 2012, Michael was voted an External Counsel of the Year for Indonesia by the readers of Asian-MENA Counsel, who cited his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and responsiveness to client needs.

About SSEK

SSEK Legal Consultants is a leading full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since its founding in Jakarta in 1992, SSEK has grown to one of the largest and most highly regarded corporate law firms in Indonesia. SSEK is recognized by independent legal directories including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Asia Law as a leading law firm in Indonesia across all major practice areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, construction and real estates, energy and natural resources, IT and telecommunications, labor and employment, project finance, restructuring and insolvency, and shipping. SSEK has been named the Indonesian Law Firm of the Year on multiple occasions.

IBA Investing in Asia Conference

The Investing in Asia conference is co-presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the IBA North American Regional Forum. The conference will examine a number of topics, including:

  • M&A in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and current developments
  • East meets West meets South: Legal and cultural challenges in doing M&A in Asia
  • Adapting and implementing international trade strategies in a time of uncertainty
  • Recent developments in investment arbitration in the Asia Pacific
  • Risk mitigation: Bulletproofing deals and learning lessons from the litigation battlefield
  • New media: New frontiers in Asia technology and IP investment

About the IBA

The International Bar Association was established in 1947 and is today the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

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