Law firm Kusnandar & Co is building its full-service reach to entrepreneurs and Chinese in archipelago
An increasing number of foreign investors and small to medium-sized companies have started to take notice of Indonesia beyond its economic centre, Jakarta. For these organisations to realise good investment returns, they need to effectively steer through the regulatory landscape of doing business in the archipelago’s secondary cities and rural areas.
A reliable partner they can turn to is Kusnandar & Co – one of Indonesia’s most respected independent law firms known for its expertise in the fields of foreign direct investments and intellectual property rights. Even the World Bank has relied on Kusnandar & Co from year to year for advice in the past 12 years.
With a successful track record representing high-profile multinationals and Fortune 500 companies, Kusnandar & Co is now focused on building up its local client base and its reach across Indonesia. The firm is set to open two offices in Bali and Surabaya to serve unmet local needs for legal expertise.
“More and more foreign investment companies, notably Chinese firms and entrepreneurs, are entering the country, and they’re not only targeting Jakarta but are going directly to the regions,” says Winita Kusnandar, founding partner. “With our almost 40 years of experience in the legal and business worlds complemented by a strong local network, we can assist these organisations lay solid foundations for their businesses.”
Kusnandar & Co also provides a wide range of high-calibre legal services to its Indonesian clients in connection with their investments and expansion overseas. It nurtures strong bonds with many associate firms globally, especially in Asia, Europe and the United States. To strengthen its foothold in Asia, Kusnandar & Co seeks more strategic partnerships, especially with companies from mainland China and Taiwan.
“It is in our firm’s culture to have a high sense of ownership of our clients’ companies,” Kusnandar says. “We take things personally when it comes to them and work 110 per cent for their interests. That’s why many of them have been with us since the beginning.”