Syahdan Z. Aziz

Syahdan Z. Aziz

Syahdan Z. Aziz joined SSEK in 2005. He has been involved in numerous projects relating to mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, energy and mining, foreign investment, TMT (including cryptocurrency and data privacy/protection), and general corporate law.

In addition to his work in these sectors, Syahdan is experienced in all aspects of Indonesian labor and employment law and is a supervising partner of SSEK’s labor and employment practice. This includes advising corporate clients on severance matters, personnel policies and work rules, employment contracts, including contracts for foreign workers, secondment arrangements, labor disputes and social security programs. He is particularly active in advising companies on labor and employment matters across business sectors in Indonesia.

Syahdan is the firm representative to the Employment Law Alliance, a global network of leading labor and employment lawyers.

Syahdan has been recognized as a leading practitioner for energy and natural resources, and projects and infrastructure.

Areas of Focus
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Foreign capital investment
  • Labor and employment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Oil and gas law
  • Private power
  • Project finance and infrastructure development
  • TMT (including cryptocurrency and data privacy/protection)
Representative Matters
  • Advised SunEdison, a US public company engaging in solar power business in developing a preferred corporate structure for its energy business in Indonesia and in preparations for PLN tenders.
  • Acting for the IFC in preparing model documentation, including a model PPA and government guarantee, for the 2×1000 MW Central Java coal-fired IPP project
  • Advised a Chinese engineering and research company on their participation in an aluminium smelter upgrading project owned by an Indonesian state-owned company.
  • Acted as Indonesian counsel for Sinohydro Resources of China in establishing a joint venture company in Indonesia for the development of the Lasolo Hydropower Project.
  • Acted as Indonesian counsel for Lanco International in an in-depth review and comment on a draft PPA for bidding purposes in relation to a 2×200 MW coal-fired steam IPP in East Java.
  • Advised an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas company in the development of Indonesia’s petrochemical industry, which involves the acquisition of a strategic petrochemical company.
  • Advised a world-leading supplier company of protective coatings to the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets in connection with a compliance review, including data protection matters.
  • Assisted several global crypto trading companies with establishing a presence in Indonesia.


  • University of Indonesia, S.H., 2005
  • University of Groningen, Netherlands, LL.M. in international economic and business law, 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)
  • Employment Law Alliance (ELA)
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