Ira Andamara Eddymurthy

Ira Andamara Eddymurthy

Ira A. Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Law Firm and one of Indonesia’s most experienced and highly regarded lawyers. She has more than three decades of experience advising multinationals and domestic companies on Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment.

Chambers & Partners, a leading independent legal directory, quotes clients praising Ira’s “sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian law” and “comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commercial aims of clients.”

Ira was named to IFLR Asia Best Lawyers 2022, which recognizes the top individual legal practitioners in the region, and was included in the 2022 IFLR1000 Women Leaders, a ranking of the most prominent women lawyers across the world. Ira has been included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of the Top 100 lawyers in Indonesia every year since the list was introduced in 2018.

Ira has been admitted to the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) panel of arbitrators.

Areas of Focus
  • Banking and finance, including project finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate law and mergers and acquisitions
  • Insurance law
  • Oil and gas law
  • Tax law
Representative Matters
  • Acted for PT Indo Kordsa Tbk, a leader in tire cord technology, in a merger with its subsidiary PT Indo Kordsa Polyester, a transaction valued at about $41 million, as has been reported.
  • Advised PT Indosat Tbk on the establishment of a data center joint venture with Indosat subsidiary PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta and BDx Asia Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Assisted Restaurant Brands Asia Limited, a listed Indian company that operates major F&B brands, as Indonesian counsel in the acquisition of a controlling stake in PT Sari Burger Indonesia, the franchisee of Burger King in Indonesia.
  • Advised on the formation of the Indonesian Oil and Gas Holding SOE, a US$4 billion deal that resulted in the creation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company.
  • Represented Pertamina in negotiations with Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance over a strategic partnership for the development of Indonesia’s petrochemical industry.
  • Acted for Gesit Companies, a diversified Indonesian conglomerate that operates in the property, trading and services, manufacturing and natural resources sectors, in a transaction with MEA Commercial Holdings, a leading Singapore holding company that focuses on real estate investments.
  • Advised Malaysian investment holding company RII Holdings Sdn Bhd on its acquisition of a substantial equity interest in leading Indonesian logistics company PT Pandu Siwi Sentosa.
  • University of Indonesia, S.H., 1984
  • Visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1990-91
  • Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, 1991
  • King’s College London, LL.M., International Corporate and Commercial Law, 2023
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) and leads the International Division of Peradi
  • Licensed as an Indonesian capital markets legal consultant
  • On the panel of arbitrators at the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia or BANI).
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of the IPBA from 2002-08
  • International Chamber of Commerce Indonesia
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