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DFDL partners with Mataram to boost its Indonesian practice


We are delighted to announce that DFDL’s Indonesian Practice has established an exclusive association with Mataram Partners, effective immediately.

Mataram Partners is a trusted and dynamic Indonesian law firm serving the needs of domestic and foreign investors in Indonesia since 2006.  Staffed by lawyers with exceptional academic and professional backgrounds, all of whom are fluent in English, Mataram Partners delivers international standard legal advisory services tailored to international clients, while being solidly grounded in Indonesian law. Their practice spans virtually all areas of civil and commercial law in Indonesia, across a broad range of industries.

DFDL’s Indonesian practice is managed by DFDL’s Managing Director in Singapore, Rashed Idrees, who works closely with Mataram Partners and lead partner Andi Zulfikar with whom Rashed has worked, including as colleagues, for more than a decade.

Andi Zulfikar graduated from the law school of the University of Indonesia, the country’s premier law school, in 1994, and was admitted as an Indonesian advocate the following year. He was an associate with the Indonesian affiliate of Baker & McKenzie before moving to Singapore in 2000 to join Denton Wilde Sapte (now SNR Denton), where he worked for four years. He then moved back to Jakarta and founded Mataram Partners in 2006.

Andi handles all aspects of investment in Indonesia, including concessions, joint ventures, M&A, asset acquisitions, financing, construction and disputes. He is particularly valued by clients for his negotiating and problem-solving skills and is a familiar figure in the Jakarta business and legal communities through his active involvement in community affairs.

DFDL Indonesian Practice


Rashed Idrees
Partner; Managing Director,
Singapore and Bangladesh
Head of Indonesia Practice


Andi Zulkifar

Mataram’s clients include:

ABN AMRO, Adidas, AT&T Wireless, Bank of America, Banyan Tree, Barclays, BG Group, Bic, Boeing, CEMEX, Citigroup, CNOOC, COSL, Conoco Phillips, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DHL, El Paso Corporation, Fortis Bank, GE, HSBC, IMR, Itochu Corporation, JBIC,  Jumeirah Limitless, LNG Japan, LUKOIL, Marriott, Marubeni Corporation, Media One, Microsoft, Mizuho Corporate Bank, MoneyGram International, Nikko Cordial, Noble Group, ONGC Videsh, Pacific Oil & Gas, Petronas, RZB Bank, Samsung Corporation, Scholastic, Shimizu Corporation, Sime Darby, Singapore Technologies, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Tomen Corporation, Total, Trafigura, Turner Broadcasting Systems, UPS, US Exim, Welltec, ZTE.

Considering Indonesia’s current situation and economic outlook, the legal competitive landscape in the archipelago and the rising interest in Indonesia from our clients, the practice will focus primarily on Energy & Mining projects, infrastructure and natural resources, banking and finance including structured finance, M&A/FDI transactions, tax structuring, real estate developments and other outbound and inbound transactions.

“This is another move forward in our international strategy to seamlessly serve our international clients’ outbound and inbound matters from and in our various offices in Asia. Mataram Partners has been successfully advising prestigious local and international clients and their professional standards and values are in line with DFDL’s.  I trust this partnership with Mataram Law will bring value to our clients willing to invest in Indonesia and those who want to diversify out of the Archipelago.” Martin Desautels, Managing Partner

About DFDL

DFDL is the first leading international law firm specialized in emerging markets with a pan regional legal and tax expertise developed throughout the Mekong region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam), Bangladesh, Indonesia and Singapore, and with a dedicated focus on other SEA jurisdictions, South Asia and the Middle East.

With a team of over 250 foreign and local lawyers, advisers and support staff working closely together within a fast growing network of 11 offices in Asia, we provide personalized and cost-effective legal, tax and consulting services and solutions with particular expertise in:

  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation & Customs
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • M&A
  • English law governed transactions

Founded in 1994, DFDL has acquired an outstanding reputation in providing seamlessly integrated and solution-oriented legal and tax services to establish, structure and protect our client’s business interests.  DFDL is also actively involved, in tandem with local jurisdiction stakeholders, in developing the legal and regulatory environment of the emerging markets in which we operate.

Our experts are committed to provide international standard state of the art legal and tax solutions throughout the region and beyond. 

Alexander Lynch
CEO; Head of Marketing & Business Development