Today Taylor Wessing announces the addition of a new office in Jakarta, Indonesia. A cooperation agreement has been signed with leading Indonesian law firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP). This cooperation agreement will see Taylor Wessing and HPRP share knowledge, resources and best practice, enabling them to provide a seamless service to clients in Singapore, Indonesia and across Taylor Wessing’s wider network of offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
HPRP in Indonesia and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing in Singapore both have reputations as leading firms in their respective jurisdictions, and have been close partners over the last two years. This partnership marks another strategic step forward for both firms in deepening their Southeast Asian presence.
“This past year has seen significant growth for Taylor Wessing,” says Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and Member of the International Management Board of Taylor Wessing. “In Singapore we are fortunate to have grown into new markets, and developed practice specialisms along the way. Our partnership with HPRP, one of the most respected law firms in Indonesia, will give a tremendous boost to our regional Southeast Asian practice. It will add value and counsel to our clients, many of whom are Indonesian or have a presence in Indonesia. This new and exciting arrangement will not only bring about greater integration in our practices, but also raise our capabilities to a higher level, enhancing our reputation as a firm that blends the best of local knowledge with international capability. This partnership not only brings our two firms closer together; it also brings our people closer together. This is what we have always been good at.”
Constant Marino Ponggawa, Managing Partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners added: “Our partners have enjoyed a long-standing and solid relationship with the partners of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and are pleased to be in association together to offer our clients the added resources and expertise of a full-services international firm. Both our firms share common values and are committed to ensuring that great opportunities are created for our clients. This new partnership will give us a new regional footprint in the market.”
With the addition of HPRP, Taylor Wessing offers clients access to more than 950 legal professionals across 23 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is one of the top tier law firms engaged in transnational practice as a full service firm, with roots in one of Indonesia’s first post-independence law firms, the Law Offices of Mr. L. Hanafiah, which was established in 1953. The firm was reconstituted in 1990 as Hanafiah Soeharto Ponggawa and reorganized at various times in the 1990s to reflect Indonesia’s changing situation before taking its present structure in 2004.
Providing clients with access to 63 lawyers, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is active in the practice areas of Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Natural Resources, Power, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Real Property, Transportation, Banking and Financial Services including Sharia, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Commercial Law and Information Technology.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is based in Singapore and offers clients access to a network of over 900 legal professionals across 22 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe via membership with Taylor Wessing group. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is also the Singapore member of The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms.