Eric Pratama Santoso

Eric is the Partner leading the Corporate practice at the firm Indrawan Darsyah Santoso (IDS).

Eric regularly acts as Indonesian counsel in a multitude of M&A transactions, representing either side of parties in acquisition transactions, joint ventures as well as being lead counsel in merger and restructuring arrangements. He is mostly known for his skills in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, entrusted by clients to take the forefront in often challenging and time-pressured transactions. He understands that clients want clear advice – however complex the issues – and that prompt response and direct accessibility are most valued.

With his creditable experience in dealing with cross-border transactions and multiple jurisdictions, he is adept in identifying the issues at hand and offer practical solutions, tailor-made to each client’s unique needs and long-term objectives. Eric has counseled clients in a variety of M&A matters, such as foreign shareholding restrictions, direct or indirect change of control, employment benefits triggered by change of ownership, closing conditions, representations & warranties, escrow/holdback arrangement, intellectual property ownership, limitation of liability, indemnification, governmental and third party consents, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, and choice of dispute resolution forum.

Eric is a member of Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM).

Firm Overview:

Indrawan Darsyah Santoso (IDS) is an independent Indonesian firm established in 2013, when its founders decided to start a new venture, having amassed years of experience working in the biggest firm in Indonesia. The idea since the inception of IDS has always been to provide quality legal services at an international standard, by consistently providing direct accessibility, a client-focused approach, as well as timely and insightful advice.

Having been forged in a high-profile international environment, we are equipped with the experience as well as the know-how to adapt to worldwide market demands. We are able to work seamlessly in a global environment, and we relish the opportunity to assist in the most complex and challenging transactions. In every transaction, we seek to learn about the client’s specific requirements and then work in a way that is best suited to the client’s needs.

The collaboration of our lawyers creates a unique law firm able to provide a complete package of corporate, securities and dispute resolution legal services.

Shabbir Harianawala

Shabbir Harianawala is a specialist M&A lawyer with a focus on telecom, oil & gas (upstream and downstream), banking and pharmaceutical sectors. Shabbir is also routinely sought by clients to advise on private equity and joint venture transactions and is well versed with complex shareholder arrangements, corporate re-organisations, foreign exchange & takeover laws, corporate governance, payment systems and general disclosures and compliances concerning listed companies. As Pakistan has a robust and well developed regulatory regime, Shabbir is routinely engaged to advise on various regulatory issues involving Competition Commission, State Bank of Pakistan, Securities Exchange Commission and other sector specific regulatory authorities.

Before moving to Karachi, Shabbir was heading the Islamabad office and was instrumental in developing the Islamabad office into a full-service practice and amongst the leading legal service providers in the region. According to Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, clients have praised Shabbir as “he has proved himself to be really, really competent, he’s good at his work and managing relationships” and “one of the sharpest lawyers I have dealt with in a long time.” Shabbir has also been consistently ranked by leading publications as amongst the leading lawyers in the country.

Due to Shabbir’s diverse exposure in several sectors, he commands a strong commercial grip on every step of the transaction and the underlying commercial sensitivities which helps him render effective and practical advice. Shabbir prefers to remain personally involved from kick-off until completion and is lauded for his accessibility and quick turn-arounds.

Outside work, Shabbir enjoys traveling. Additionally, he also likes to teach and has been a visiting lecturer to a leading business school in Pakistan on topics of business law and its practical application. Shabbir likes to read and write and has contributed editorials to leading newspapers of Pakistan (such as Dawn and Daily Times) on issues of socio-political significance.

Firm Overview:

At HaidermotaBNR, we are committed to providing practical solutions to complex issues faced by clients and establishing market standards for others to follow. We strive to challenge conventions and push existing boundaries.

Between our transactional, advisory and dispute resolution services the firm provides clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. Admired for its dynamism, our team has executed countless first-of-the-kind transactions across key sectors including Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial Advisory, Project Finance, Privatisation, and Public-Private Partnerships. Equipped with a deep market perspective and topnotch negotiation skills, we anticipate risks, and leverage opportunities. In tandem, our highly qualified and experienced litigation team, consisting of distinguished practitioners of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, offers clients an exhaustive service in the field of dispute resolution.

With a dedicated team of over 40 lawyers and offices in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and an affiliated office in Dubai we are always available to assist our clients in overcoming any legal challenge. Anjarwala, Collins and Haidermota (AC&H), our affiliated firm in Dubai, provides a broad range of corporate, commercial and property related legal services. AC&H has significant experience of handling transactions for clients in the Middle East, Pakistan, UK and Canada and benefits from being part of the Africa Legal Network (ALN).

At all times, we honour and value our clients’ goals, strive to exceed their expectations, and ensure “timely service delivery.”

Anjan Neupane

Anjan Neupane leads the firm’s corporate and international business practice. He has notable expertise in banking, corporate, foreign investment, M&A, project finance, and dispute resolution. He has advised many of the world’s leading companies in various innovative and high-profile matters. Chambers & Partners ranks him as a leading lawyer for business law in Nepal. Its recent editions describe him as “very competent and highly professional lawyer who possesses excellent knowledge”, “popular choice for many clients who enthuse about his commercial and practical approach” and “very reliable and has given very high-quality advice where there is limited legal precedent.” He is an Advocate licensed by the Nepal Bar Council.


Anjan has extensive experience in aviation, foreign investment, private equity, franchising, M&A, joint ventures, project finance, litigation, and arbitration. He has deep knowledge of energy, financial services, hospitality, and information technology sectors. His recent experience includes advising:

  • Reynolds Group in the sale of Closure Systems International Nepal to Pact.
  • Daraz Group in the sale of Daraz Kaymu Nepal to Alibaba.
  • Saisan in acquisition of majority stake in NL Gas Limited to form Gas One Nepal.
  • CCK Power in the acquisition of two hydropower projects totaling over 350MW.
  • Bank of China and other lenders in financing for Hongshi Shivam Cement.
  • FMO and other lenders in financing for 82MW Lower Solu Hydropower Project.
  • IFC and other lenders in financing for 37MW Kabeli-A Hydropower Project.
  • Visa in legal issues relating to payment system regulation imposed by Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation in compact agreement with Nepal Government.
  • Nissan Motors in defending various lawsuits filed by a distributor.
  • Northern and Western Insurance Company in defending aviation reinsurance claim lawsuit.

He has also advised global banks (Deutsche Bank, Bank Julius Baer, Masherq, China Development Bank) in cross-border banking and financial regulation; technology companies (Uber, Iflix, Kaymu, Milvik) in market entry and structuring; global hotel chains (Marriott, Hilton, Duisit Thani) in international franchising, management agreements and intellectual property; and leasing and aviation companies (ICBC Financial Leasing, CDB Leasing, Avtrade, Minsheng) in leasing and sale of aircrafts.


  • Anjan has obtained LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He graduated with “First Class Honours”.


  • Anjan has excellent fluency in English and Nepali.

Firm Overview:

We are a group of lawyers who strive for excellence in providing legal services. We aim to offer the highest international standards and extensive local expertise. We have advised our clients in many notable transactions and disputes for over 35 years.

Edward Lehman

Edward Lehman is the managing attorney of LehmanLaw Mongolia LLP. Edward is licensed in the State of Illinois in the United States and is also a Foreign Registered Attorney in Mongolia and a registered Senior Legal Counsel in the PRC. Edward is based in the firm’s Beijing office and has over 29 years of experience advising on cross-border transactions throughout Asia. Edward is fluent in both written and spoken Mandarin.

Firm Overview:

LehmanLaw Mongolia, a leading law firm with a full time presence in Mongolia, employs qualified Mongolian attorneys and experienced foreign lawyers, each acquainted with Mongolian laws and experienced with the country’s legal system, business climate and political affairs. The firm’s Mongolian attorneys are graduates from Mongolia’s leading law school; many have training or work experience overseas and are fluent in English and in Russian.

LehmanLaw Mongolia represents many of the world’s most successful multinational corporations and minerals industry giants, as well as small to medium-enterprises, international financial institutions, non-government organizations, religious organizations, start-ups, and foreign diplomatic missions in all aspects of their Mongolia enterprise; from establishment, through structuring and governance to operations and transaction closure. We are often involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions, in addition to complex dispute resolution proceedings.

The firm, founded in 1995, is the first private law firm established in Mongolia (formerly known as Lehman, Lee & Xu Mongolia), and is the first to employ foreign legal professionals. The firm is also proud to be the first law firm in Mongolia to employ Intellectual Property lawyers. LehmanLaw Mongolia is associated with Lehman, Lee & Xu, a Chinese Law firm based in Beijing. The firm was founded by Mr. Edward Lehman, a legal professional in China and Mongolia for nearly 30 years.

Mongolia, like many developing countries is a fast changing country facing many challenges. The laws and legal system are rapidly changing, as population grows and urbanization trends increase. LehmanLaw has experienced these changes from a unique perspective on the ground in Mongolia. We are uniquely placed to meet the legal needs of foreign companies seeking to invest or do business in this changing country. We know Mongolia.

Mariana Estradé

Mariana Estradé is specialized in the fields of M&A, Corporate, International and Environmental Law. She advises local and foreign companies, to set up and develop their businesses in our country. She also has ample experience in Project Finance -in particular of energy projects- and during the last years, she has been largely devoted to the environmental area. She is an active member of several local and international organizations and has held executive positions for the Uruguayan Bar Association, International Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee of the Uruguayan Bar Association and Uruguayan Centre of Environmental Law of the Law School, University of the Republic.

Firm Overview:

Our Firm was founded in 1899. Since then, the world has seen a lot of changes, and so has our Firm. We have come a long way of development and evolution, from a family to an institutional full service firm. Ever since, our core values have remained unchanged.

The Firm was founded by Baltasar Brum, Domingo Arena, and Asdrúbal Delgado. The first two devoted their life to politics (Baltasar Brum was president of Uruguay between 1919 and 1923) and Asdrúbal Delgado continued to practice as a lawyer. He then partnered with his son in law, the late Conrado H. Hughes, father of Conrado Hughes Delgado, who years later joined the Firm and eventually the name Hughes & Hughes became the brand of the Firm.

Since its foundation the Firm had an international outlook, working for clients such as Shell, Colgate Palmolive, Kodak, during their setting up their business in Uruguay.

With a unique understanding of the Uruguayan market and the global legal world, we accompanied the development of our country and the region handling the toughest legal challenges and complex business deals of our national and international clients.

Over the last century, our Firm has dynamically grown to become a benchmark in the legal environment. We have encompassed long-term expertise with a modern approach to business and an updated organization. We may, therefore say, that we are a traditional firm with a contemporary feel.

Sofiya Zhylkaidarova

Sofiya Zhylkaidarova graduated with honors from the Kazakh State National University named after Al-Farabi and obtained Bachelor of Laws, with further Master degree from the same University. She participated in various trainings and workshops on legal and business skills and in oil and gas and mining trainings, has consulting experience in both local and international law firms, and in in-house/industry experience in an international oil and gas company.

Sofiya is currently an EMBA Candidate’2018 at INSEAD. She is an arbitrator of the Kazakhstan International Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Eurasian Mediation Center. She is an active arbitrator of ICC (Paris) and member of Managing Council of KazBar and Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association (KPLA). Sofiya is a native speaker of Kazakh and Russian and fluent in English.

Firm Overview:

SIGNUM is an independent Kazakhstan law firm that services domestic and international clients. The leading Kazakhstan law firm offers out-of-the-box thinking and world-class professional services.

SIGNUM is known for the depth and breadth of its experience, its reliable support of clients and its delivery of effective and creative solutions.

SIGNUM lawyers have successfully served as advisors on numerous complex transactions and high-profile matters involving major local and international companies in a wide range of business sectors.