Ira A Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants. She has more than three decades of experience advising multinationals and domestic companies on Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment. Ira specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking law, finance, including project finance, insurance law, and tax law.
Chambers & Partners quotes clients praising Ira’s “sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian law” and “comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commercial aims of clients.”
Ira’s recent projects include:
- Acting for Pigments Spain, S.L., part of the Esmalglass-Itaca Group, a portfolio company of American private equity firm Lone Star Funds, in the acquisition of two Indonesian manufacturing companies.
- Assisting McDermott, the American multinational engineering, procurement, construction and installation company, with the restructuring of several companies in Indonesia.
- Leading the SSEK team advising Malaysian investment holding company RII Holdings Sdn Bhd on its acquisition of a substantial equity interest in leading Indonesian logistics company PT Pandu Siwi Sentosa.
- Assisting Indonesian state-owned oil and gas corporation PT Pertamina (Persero) on the acquisition of Tuban Petrochemical Industries.
Ira has been named to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for banking and finance in recognition of her years of continued excellence and constant praise from clients and colleagues. The Legal 500 also names her a leading practitioner for capital markets and corporate law and M&A. Ira is included in IFLR1000 Women Leaders, which recognizes the leading female transactional lawyers in the world who are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service.
Chambers & Partners and Asialaw recognize Ira as a leading lawyer in Indonesia for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. She is included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 lawyers.
Ira was a featured speaker at the 2017 US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC, which brought together C-Suite women from Indonesia and the United States for a “series of lively, open, and uniquely personal conversations on how they did it, how they do it and how they are planning for the future.” Ira was named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards.
Ira graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law in 1984 and was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law from 1990 to 1991. She is a member of the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and represented the Indonesian jurisdiction of the IPBA from 2002 to 2008.
Ira is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) and leads the International Division of Peradi. Ira also is a member of the Association of Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM).