Johannes C. Sahetapy-Engeljsahetapyengel@aksetlaw.com

Johannes has practiced for more than 15 years, including 6 years with international law firms in Singapore. He handles a broad range of cross border transactions.

Johannes represents a broad spectrum of multinational, regional, and local investors in their Indonesian interests, with specific emphasis on the energy field. He practiced in Singapore for over five years, where he was one of the first Indonesian lawyers to work on major cross border transactions, including major restructurings and reorganizations triggered by the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

As a founder of AKSET, Johannes advises clients in a multitude of industries on mergers and acquisitions, financings, and complex transactions. Notable projects include:

  • advising a multinational client on building and operating renewable energy power plants across Indonesia;
  • representing an Indonesian company in negotiating the first KSO (cooperation agreement) with PT Pertamina EP for a producing oil block;
  • representing an international restaurant franchisor in the disposal of all Indonesian assets;
  • representing a South Korean conglomerate in acquiring coal mines in Indonesia; and
  • representing an emerging group of companies in simultaneous acquisitions of several plantation, mining, infrastructure and mining services companies.

He also assists non-governmental organizations and aid-funded contractors in setting up operations in Indonesia.  He also widely recognized for his expertise in labor and employment and commercial dispute resolution.

Johannes graduated from Airlangga University in 1994 (Sarjana Hukum degree) and holds a Magister Hukum degree (Master of Laws) from Gadjah Mada University. He is the author of the Indonesian chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment.

Johannes has a network of lawyers that help you figure out the contract structure that works for your new venture and protects your interests. I have found Johannes’ advice to be practical and his counsel wise as we navigated how to work in Indonesia. It is my pleasure to recommend that you consider his firm.

Shelley Spencer, Project Director/Consultant for the e-MITRA Project, USAID-NetHope


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