Michael D Twomey is a senior foreign advisor with SSEK Legal Consultants, one of the largest and most highly regarded corporate and commercial law firms in Indonesia. Mr Twomey has been with SSEK since its founding in 1992 and in that time has been extensively involved in major and highly complex transactions in the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, as well as the private power, mining and shipping sectors.
Mr Twomey counts numerous successful projects to his name, including the development, financing and refinancing of oil and gas and mineral extraction and processing projects, coal supply agreements, private power projects, pipeline and gas projects and other deals involving oil, natural gas and other natural resources. Among his deals, he recently advised an FPSO client on its chartering of an FPSO to an Indonesian production sharing contractor in a deal valued in excess of US$800 million, and advised a client on a project to upgrade and expand several oil refineries in Indonesia. He has also been actively involved in the private power sector, including representing clients in negotiations of their power purchase agreements with Indonesia's state electric company, PLN.
One client called Mr Twomey "the most talented foreign legal consultant in Jakarta" (IFLR1000). Another said, "When I work with Michael Twomey, I am always impressed. He knows the rules on foreign investment in and out" (Chambers & Partners).
In addition to being one of Indonesia's leading energy lawyers, Mr Twomey is experienced in a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial law fields, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, commercial real estate development, leasing and financing, and project finance.
Besides appearing in this publication, Mr Twomey is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading practitioner in projects and natural resources, and corporate/M&A, and has been cited by IFLR1000, Asia Law & Practice and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 as a top practitioner in the fields of corporate finance, corporate restructuring, energy and infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and real estate law. Mr Twomey has been recognized by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as one of the leading practitioners in the fields of oil and gas, project finance and public procurement.
Mr Twomey is a 1980 graduate of Yale University, where he received a B.A., graduating magna cum laude with distinction in economics, and a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he earned his J.D. degree. He is a member of the State Bar of New York.