Dyah Soewito is a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants, one of the largest and most highly regarded full-service corporate law firms in Indonesia. Ms. Soewito leads the firm's shipping practice. She specializes in shipping and maritime law, oil and gas law, foreign investment, construction and real estate, and corporate and commercial law.
Ms. Soewito has deep ties to the Indonesian legal community and government offices, giving her a unique insight into the country's regulatory framework. "[Dyah Soewito]," as one client said, "excels in face-to-face negotiations thanks to her complete knowledge of relevant legislation and accurate analysis of the positions of various parties" (Chambers & Partners).
Ms. Soewito assists multinational and joint venture shipping and offshore drilling companies with all aspects of their operations in Indonesia. Her recent projects include acting for a London-headquartered offshore drilling contractor in the preparation of a loan agreement and other documents to finance the purchase of an oil drilling rig, and advising a leading Asian provider of integrated submarine cable installation and maintenance services on structuring the purchase of vessels from a third party. She also recently assisted the Indonesian subsidiary of a leading Italian multinational oil and gas industry contractor with the establishment of a joint venture company that would reflag, own and operate a drilling rig for offshore projects in Indonesia.
Ms. Soewito advised a global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry in an $870 million lease deal. She has assisted a European multinational in navigating foreign ownership restrictions under Indonesia's shipping law, represented a leading European contractor on a possible joint venture with an Indonesian shipping entity, and advised an Australian dredging marine company on the importation and reflagging of dredgers.
Ms. Soewito's other projects include representing a leading Asia-based multinational property developer in a joint venture arrangement with an Indonesian real estate company to develop residential and commercial towers in Jakarta, with a total investment of more than $425 million.
In addition to appearing in this publication, Ms. Soewito is recognized by Legal 500 as a leading practitioner for shipping, and projects and energy, by Asialaw for energy and natural resources, construction and real estate, and corporate law and M&A, and by IFLR1000 for energy and infrastructure, project finance, and M&A. Ms. Soewito was named to Asia Business Law Journal's A-List of Indonesia's Top 100 lawyers.
Ms. Soewito is a graduate of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law and was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. She was a member of the Board of Advisors of the ELIPS Project, Indonesia's groundbreaking commercial law reform project.