Maria Sagrado is a leading practitioner and a highly skilled negotiator with extensive high-level experience in structuring foreign investment and financial transactions. She represents the interests of numerous foreign clients investing in Indonesia, including companies and investors from China, USA, UK, Singapore, and European Union across various sectors, including power plants, pharmaceuticals, distribution, port-related activities, mining, and fintech.
Combining her European and Indonesian exposure, Maria’s well-rounded experience in relevant corporate and commercial practices enable her to comprehensively advise and guide foreign clients entering into local investments or transactions in Indonesia, with due consideration of the various aspects involved.
Her ability to forge rapport between disparate parties and drive solutions is also showcased by her successful track record executing prominent finance transactions involving leading foreign banks, in particular banks from China, Germany, Malaysia and other European countries, as well as offshore export credit agencies in the financing of Indonesian borrowers including State Owned Enterprises (SOE), power plant, major mining related industries and manufacturing companies.
Maria is a pioneer and among the few Indonesian lawyers who are active in fintech transactions in Indonesia. She was involved in the drafting of the first Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan) regulation on Fintech, i.e. Peer-to Peer lending in Indonesia that was issued in late 2016. She also published an article that discusses the country’s central bank’s regulatory sandbox initiative for fintech players as published in IFLR1000’s Fintech Special Focus 2018. Maria is a Recommended Lawyer in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, IT and Telecoms as well as Projects and Energy in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide 2021.