Our Firm

Our Firm
SSEK is one of the largest and most highly regarded independent law firms in Indonesia
Combining experience and expertise, the highest standards of service, and innovation to guide clients and deliver timely solutions

Our attorneys offer the highest levels of local and international expertise and experience, expertise that is continually updated and enhanced through further advanced training and education, both in Indonesia and abroad.

In terms of quality, we only know one way to do our job – correctly, professionally and to international standards. We concentrate on being thorough, applying the highest standards of integrity, never taking shortcuts or taking chances on the unknown.

SSEK Journey
Story of Growth

SSEK is founded by four women, including Dyah Soewito and Ira A. Eddymurthy, and moves into Mayapada Tower, in the heart of Jakarta’s business district.

SSEK’s senior foreign legal advisor, Darrell R. Johnson, is the founding member of the Board of Advisors and the principal coordinator of the Economic Law and Improved Procurement Systems (ELIPS) Project, Indonesia’s commercial law reform project from 1992-1998, at the time the largest single-country effort of its kind in the world.

Members of SSEK participate on the Board of Advisors of the ELIPS Project, helping to draft, finalize and socialize several laws, including the Company Law and the Fiducia Law.


During the Asian economic crisis, SSEK participates in the Initiative Group and contributes ideas on ways to deal with unsettled debt, including Indonesia’s new Bankruptcy Law.


SSEK advises several clients with assets held by the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA).


SSEK celebrates its 10th anniversary at Gedung Arsip Jakarta (National Archives Building) with more than 1,000 guests.

SSEK founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy represents Indonesia at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, a role she holds through 2008.


SSEK appoints new partners for the first time, welcoming Rusmaini Lenggogeni, among others, to the firm’s partnership team, and defines SSEK as an open partnership.

Eight SSEK lawyers are recognized as Asialaw Leading Lawyers across 12 practice areas, illustrating excellence in capital markets, corporate finance, insurance, intellectual property, IT and telecommunications, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, property, restructuring and insolvency, shipping, and taxation.

SSEK advises the creditor group on the restructuring of Asian Pulp & Paper, the largest debt restructuring in Asian history.

Ira. A Eddymurthy speaks at the 15th annual Inter-Pacific Bar Association Conference in Bali, which is opened by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal, the official research partner of the International Bar Association. SSEK is the first Indonesian law firm to receive this recognition.


SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.


SSEK introduces three new partners, including Fitriana Mahiddin, and becomes the largest independent law firm in Indonesia.


SSEK holds a cocktail reception in Singapore to thank clients and international law firms for their support over the years. With more than 145 employees, SSEK continues to be the largest independent law firm in Indonesia.


SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Chambers & Partners.


SSEK advises on the PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line restructuring, one of the most complicated debt restructurings in the history of Indonesia.

Michael S. Carl is voted an Indonesian External Counsel of the Year by Asian-MENA Counsel readers, who cite his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law.


SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Chambers & Partners.

SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.


SSEK is named Indonesia Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.


SSEK celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala event at Grand Hyatt Jakarta and a cocktail party in Sydney.

Founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy is a featured speaker at the inaugural US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC, featuring high-profile women from Indonesia and the United States.


Six SSEK lawyers are named to Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers.

SSEK advises the Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and PT Pertamina on the formation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company, the Oil and Gas Holding SOE, winning several Deal of the Year honors.

SSEK wins several M&A Deal of the Year awards for its work on Grab’s acquisitions of Uber’s Southeast Asia business.

SSEK celebrates its 30th anniversary and unveils a new-look logo.

Affiliations & Memberships
SSEK is affiliated with a number of influential organizations that recognize the firm’s standing and enhance its international and professional connections
American Chamber of Commerce Indonesia
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American Chamber of Commerce Indonesia

SSEK is a longstanding member of the oldest and largest US-oriented business association in Indonesia.

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Employment Law Alliance
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Employment Law Alliance

As part of the world's largest network of labor and employment law firms and lawyers, with leading employment and labor attorneys in more than 120 countries, SSEK can provide global labor and employment expertise.

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The Law Firm Network
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The Law Firm Network

The Law Firm Network offers businesses an alternative to global law firms: successful independent law firms working together, in an integrated way, offering choice, competitive pricing and local knowledge.

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The Interlex Group
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The Interlex Group

The Interlex Group is an association of leading law firms around the world that cooperate to provide a complete range of international legal and business services to clients.

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Transatlantic Law International
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Transatlantic Law International

Transatlantic Law International (TALI) is a global legal service provider with a 15-year track record of success providing business law services across a wide range of disciplines to multinationals and investors seeking growth or restructuring worldwide. TALI provides integrated legal services across a wide range of disciplines in over 95 countries with more than 4,500 counsel from leading independent firms working together on a global, regional and local level to deliver cost-effective solutions worldwide through an innovative service platform from a client-driven, results-oriented perspective.

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Awards & Accolades
We are recognized as a top-tier firm across multiple practice areas
A friend and mentor for countless lawyers over thirty-plus years
SSEK remembers Dyah Soewito, a founding partner, one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers and a mentor to generations of lawyers.