Sudirman Kav. 28
Jakarta, 12920 Indonesia
is a specialist in Indonesian oil and gas law, foreign investment law, maritime law, real estate, construction, and corporate and commercial law. She has been a guest speaker at numerous domestic and international conferences, has lectured at various government agencies, including the Department of Forestry and the Department of Finance, and was involved in preparing Indonesia's draft foreign investment law.
From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Soewito assisted a private sector client in preparing recommendations for the Indonesian government policy on the development of a major gas project.
Ms. Soewito has been recognized by Asialaw & Practice as one of the leading practitioners in Indonesia in mergers and acquisitions, property, and shipping, maritime and aviation law. She is recognized by the International Financial Law Review as one of the leading Indonesian practitioners in mergers and acquisitions, property, and maritime and aviation law; and by Chambers Asia as one of Indonesia's top real estate lawyers.
Ms. Soewito is a founding partner of SSEK, Indonesia's largest independent law firm. She is a member of the Association of Indonesian Legal Consultants and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. She was a member of the Board of Advisors of the ELIPS Project, Indonesia's commercial law reform project (1992-1996).
Ms Soewito is a graduate of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law (1977) and participated in the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1988. That same year she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law.
Ira A. Eddymurthy
is a founding partner of SSEK. She graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law in 1984, was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law from 1990 to 1991, and attended the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1991. She specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking law, finance, including project finance, insurance and tax law.
Ira has been recognized as one of the top corporate, commercial and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in Indonesia by Chambers Global. She is acknowledged as a leading capital markets lawyer by the International Financial Law Review, Legal 500, Chambers Asia and Who's Who Legal. She has been endorsed by Who's Who Legal and Legal 500 as a leading banking lawyer, and by Asia Law & Practice as a leading restructuring and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, IT and telecommunications, securitization and structured finance, and general corporate practitioner.
Ira was included in the TDH250, the elite list of the world's leading tax advisers, in the 2014 Tax Directors Handbook. She was one of only two lawyers in Indonesia to receive this honor.
She has written and published articles on Indonesian law in Capital Market Laws of the World (1997), Capital Markets Yearbook (1998), Banking Yearbook (1998), Mergers & Acquisitions Yearbook (2000), Global M&A Yearbook (2000), Doing Business in Indonesia (2004), Watson Wyatt Asia-Pacific Employment Terms & Conditions Report (1998-2007), the International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency (2007) and Getting the Deal Through: Securities Finance (2007).
Ira is a member of the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). A regular participant and speaker at IPBA conferences, Ira represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of this body from 2002-2008. She is also a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association and is licensed as an Advocate and Indonesian Capital Markets Legal Consultant