Profile Description

IABF Law Group (“IABF”) is a leading firm in Indonesia, with a great spirit of teamwork and collegiality. IABF has started to actively providing legal services to the business communities in Indonesia since 2003. IABF’s clients range from individuals and start-up enterprises to leading business companies in Indonesia, including large national and multinational companies. Our focus is on building on-going relationships with our clients. One way in which we assist our clients beyond standard legal services, is by tapping into our strong network of both private and public-sector contacts in Indonesia, in connecting clients with relevant business contacts, market intelligence and opportunities. Our team is comprised over 30 lawyers. Our lawyers selected from a range of diverse career backgrounds, including multi-national corporations, national and international law firms, financial institutions, government bodies and university academia. This breadth of experience and sector knowledge contained within our team guarantees that we guide our clients to the best commercial business outcome available.

Key People

Ivan F. Baely, S.H., LL.M.
Partner

Ivan obtained his Master of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne, upon completion of his Law Degree from the University of Indonesia. He is fluent in both…

Almaida Askandar, S.H
Partner

Almaida, one of the founder of the Firm (2003), obtained her Law Degree from the University of Indonesia (Business Law). She is fluent in both Indonesian and English…

Chandra Kurniawan, S.H.
Partner

Chandra is a Litigation Partner at Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah Law Firm. Chandra obtained his Law degree from the University of Padjajaran in 2006. He is…

Top Stories

Fintech in Indonesia is rapidly growing, buoyed by a young population, quick Internet adoption, and innovative new businesses. However, lawyers say that policies and regulations need to keep up with this growth, so as to ensure business innovation continues and customers are not left out in the cold.
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Given the importance of the water resources in Indonesia, the governments of Republic of Indonesia just recently issued Law No. 17 of 2019 on Water Resources (“Water Resource Law”) to reform the former water resources law. Previously, according to Law No. 7 of 2004 on Water Resources (which has been nullified by the…
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For all the talk of sluggish economic growth in 2018, Southeast Asia’s largest economy had a number of bright spots, including infrastructure spending, a jump in tax revenue and a booming digital economy. And the legal market became increasingly competitive as clients became more demanding. Lawyers in Indonesia talk…
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Less than a year since taking office, Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s scorecard is decidedly mixed, with attempts to reignite the stalling economy and increase investment thwarted by delays, bureaucratic infighting and vested interests. But infrastructure remains an area of great promise, with some $22 billion…