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Withers and KARNA Partnership form association to enhance legal services in Southeast Asia

18 March 2024 | Applicable law: Indonesia, Singapore | 5 minute read

International law firm Withers has formed an association with KARNA Partnership, a dynamic and multi-service law firm based in Indonesia. The association strengthens both firms' capacity to provide Indonesia and international legal advice to their clientele.

As associated firms, Withers and KARNA Partnership will work closely to expand the range of cross-border advice available to their respective clients by sharing knowledge and expertise, collaborating on marketing efforts, making mutual referrals, and developing joint training programmes. 

"Indonesia is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, and represents a key market for us, and I am thrilled about our expanded presence in Indonesia. The synergy between Withers and KARNA Partnership stems from a shared vision to provide our clients with holistic legal strategies that are based not only on legal expertise but a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving business environment in Indonesia," said Joel Shen, corporate partner and Head of Withers' Indonesia practice. 

"We are excited to become a part of the Withersworldwide network, as it provides a platform for our clients to access experienced lawyers globally who will support their legal needs and international ambitions. At KARNA Partnership, we offer local value to global clients and aim to complement Withers' international expertise, by leveraging our deep understanding of local markets and practice. We look forward to working hand in hand with Withers' market-leading lawyers across 17 offices in the US, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean to deliver high-quality seamless legal advice to our clients," expressed Rizki Dwianda, Founder and Managing Partner of KARNA Partnership.

Withers, KARNA Partnership, and their lawyers are ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Thomson Reuters’s Asian Legal Business (ALB), Asia Business Law Journal, and Hukumonline as leading law firms and lawyers serving the Indonesian market, particularly for private wealth, corporate M&A, corporate finance and venture capital. 

Withers' Indonesian clients range from high net worth individuals and their businesses to innovative digital services companies such as Grab, Tokopedia, Tokocrypto; Hijra, and Alami; energy, resources and infrastructure companies such as PT Atlas Resources Tbk, PT PLTG Celukan Bawang, Consolidated Equatorial Energy and FKS Group; to investment funds like AC Ventures, Central Capital Ventura, Kejora Ventures, MDI Ventures, Patamar Capital, Telkomsel Mitra Inovasi, and Venturra Capital. 

KARNA Partnership has made its mark on the Indonesian legal market and built an excellent client following, notably public companies, state owned companies, family businesses, entrepreneurs and closely held investment funds. Its clients include PT Indika Energy Tbk., PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi, Tbk., PT Menthobi Karyatama Raya Tbk., Deliberate Capital, Sele Raya Group, Investidea Ventures, Jagartha Advisors, Joy Group, Tin Men Capital, Grow Commerce Indonesia, Narra Capital, and KUY Media. 

This document (and any information accessed through links in this document) is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this document.


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