SSEK Legal Consultants was again ranked as one of the best firms in Indonesia in the 2014 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide to the region's leading firms and lawyers. SSEK was recognized in all the major practice areas, including in the key practice areas of Corporate/M&A and Real Estate, where SSEK received the highest ranking.
Chambers researchers also placed SSEK among the leading firms in Indonesia for Banking & Finance, Employment, Projects & Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution, and Capital Markets.
SSEK was short-listed for Indonesian National Firm of the Year, an honor that SSEK received from Chambers in 2013 and 2011.
In discussing the lawyers at SSEK, one of the firm's clients told Chambers researchers, "They have an extraordinary understanding of Indonesian legislation and give good guidance."
Many of SSEK's partners and foreign legal advisors were highly ranked in their practice areas. Founding partner Ira Eddymurthy was ranked in the top tier of Corporate/M&A lawyers in Indonesia, as was Darrell R. Johnson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK.
Ira was praised as an established presence in the area of M&A who knows how to protect her client's interests.
Michael D. Twomey and Michael S. Carl were also ranked as leading Corporate/M&A lawyers. Talking about Michael Carl, one client told researchers, "He is very thorough. He has cultural understanding and brings depth to the table."
Richard D. Emmerson was named as a leading Employment and Real Estate lawyer, and founding partner Dyah Soewito was recognized for her work in Real Estate.
Four of SSEK's foreign legal advisors were ranked in Projects & Natural Resources: Darrell Johnson, Michael Twomey, Jonathan M. Streifer and Michael Carl.
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