ZICOlaw’s Jakarta member joins forces with Japanese firm to tap inbound FDI

The Indonesian member of the ZICOlaw network has teamed up with Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) to offer advice to Japanese clients making inbound Indonesian investments.

AMT has set up a Jakarta desk in Roosdiono & Partners’ (R&P) offices with the aim of providing advice to Japanese clients expanding into Indonesia. According to the firms Japan is one of Indonesia’s largest foreign direct investors, injecting $2.7bn into the country in 2014.

The desk, which will be staffed by AMT lawyer Takahiro Ikeda, will be able to advise Japanese clients in their own language while working with R&P on local issues.

R&P managing partner Leoni Silitonga said that clients in both Japan and Indonesia would be able to benefit from “the high quality and wide range of services offered through one desk with time and cost efficiencies”.

Founded in 1999, Jakarta-based R&P is one of three non-branded firms that form part of the ZICOlaw network, the others being Sok Siphana & Associates in Cambodia and Vientiane Law Co in Laos.

The network is run by Malaysian firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co and includes own-branded offices in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Silitonga said that AMT’s clients could “obtain access to strong ASEAN connectivity through R&P’s membership in the ZICOlaw network”.