Rahayu Hoed

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Makarim & Taira S.

Jakarta, Indonesia
    Local Time: Wednesday 14:14

Practice Expertise

  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Hotels, Resorts and Tourism
  • Infrastructure and Major Projects
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mining and Energy
  • Real Estate
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Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has been with Makarim & Taira S. for more than 30 years rendering her the most senior partner at the firm. She has extensive experience in almost every aspect of legal practice due to her background as journalist and paralegal and is a widely recognized authority on corporate and M&A transactions, arbitration, employment, and project financing. Praise for Yayuk’s advice from clients include: “incredible, extremely well-considered advice”, “ensuring that deals always involve remarkable levels of risk management.”

Rahayu has represented many major multinationals companies such as Sumitomo Corporation, Halliburton, Marubeni Corporation, Shell, GAP Inc, Kellog Brown & Root and more. Her achievements include project financing for the 1,320MW large capacity Tanjung Jati B power plant and its expansions, major land acquisitions for infrastructure and mining projects, and highly sensitive mass terminations of employees. Her expertise is recognized in major International legal directories such as Chambers and Partners Global as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific as Highly Ranked and Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolutions and Real Estate. She is also recognized as Elite Practitioner in Project Development, Project Finance, and M&A by IFLR1000 and Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. Asialaw has also ranked her Elite Practitioner in Corporate and M&A. She has also been ranked as Leading Individual in Corporate M&A, Projects & Energy, Employment and Real Estate and awarded the highest award, a Hall of Fame for Projects & Energy by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.

Bar Admissions
Member, The International Bar Association (IBA)
Member, The International Chamber of Commerce (ICI)
Member, The Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)
Member, The Indonesian Translator Association (HPI)

University Diploma in Taste, Gastronomy and Arts de la Table (DUGGAT), Université de Reims (FRA, 2017)
LL.M. (Outstanding Student Award), Boston University (USA, 2001)
S.H., (Best Student Award), Universitas Pancasila (IDN, 1996)
S.S., (Best Student Award), Universitas Indonesia (IDN, 1985)

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Hotels, Resorts and Tourism
  • Infrastructure and Major Projects
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mining and Energy
  • Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Chambers & Partners Global
Highly ranked for Projects and Energy (2017-2021)

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific
Highly ranked for Projects & Energy (2017-2021)
Highly ranked for Real Estate (2017-2021)

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Hall of Fame for Projects & Energy (2020-2021)
Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A, Projects & Energy, Employment, and Real Estate (2014-2021)

Highly Regarded Lawyer for M&A, Project Development, and Project Finance (2017-2022)

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Top 100 Women in Litigation and Litigation Star (2021)
Recognized as Litigation Star (2019 - 2021)

Asialaw Profiles
Elite Practitioner for Energy and Real Estate (2017-2021)
Market-Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution and Litigation (2017)

Asia Business Law Journal
The A-list – Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers (2017-2021)
ABLJ Top Women Lawyers (2021)Seminars
Lecturer/Speaker for training of officers from BPKP and BPK (State Auditors) and BULOG (National Logistics Board). Topics given: Due Diligence, Legal Entities and Merger and Acquisitions, organized by Yan Apul Training Center and Ikadin
Moderator at Seminar on Taxation Court Law, organized by Multi Utama, 2002.
Host and Moderator at Seminar on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration, organized by Multi Utama, 2002
Trainer on corporate courses organized by Ikadin in cooperation with Jakarta Study Center. Topics given among others: Agencies and Powers of Attorney, Contract Drafting, Due Diligence, Legal English, Legal Entities and Mergers and Acquisitions (ongoing activities)
Speaker at 1st (2003) and 2nd (2004) Annual Employment Law in Asia Conference, Singapore, 2003, 2004, organized by CCH
Sole speaker at Legal Aspects and Regulations Workshop for Public and Private Provision of Infrastructure Projects organized by Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs under World Bank Project
Speaker at Corporate Governance, Directors and Commissioners Liabilities, organized by Marcus Evans, Jakarta, 2006
Speaker at HRM Updates & Staff Relocation to Indonesia organized by CPISG, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 2006
Lecturer of Legal Translation in the Linguistics Department, Post Graduate Study, Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia
Speaker at various seminars regarding Contract Law and Regulations for in house lawyers organized by MUC Development Center, Jakarta, 2005 and 2006
Speaker at various seminars/trainings on Certified Financial Analysis for Lawyers and Legal Consultants for in house lawyers organized by the School for State Accountancy (STAN), Jakarta 2005, 2006 and 2007
Speaker at various seminars/workshops on Legal Officer Certificate for in-house lawyers organized by LP3-MKA & the Legal Business Institute, Jakarta, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Sole speaker at a two day professional workshop on Legal Drafting organized by the Legal Business Institute, Jakarta 2006 and 2007
Speaker at Continuing Legal Education: Law Firm Management from planning to succession, a seminar organized by the Centre for Finance and Securities Law (CFISEL) in collaboration with Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (PERADI - Indonesian Bar Association), Jakarta, 2006
Speaker at a Workshop on Employment in Indonesia for executives and businessmen in Batam, organized by Batamindo Business Council, Batam, 2007


Additional ArticlesCo-author of Chambers Global Practice Guide Template Real Estate 2020.
Co-author of Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016: Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 77 Economies (Indonesia), World Bank Group, 2015
Co-author of Global Legal Insights to Commercial Real Estate: The Indonesia Chapter, Global Legal Group, 2015
Co-author of Journal of the International Institute for Law and Medicine 2014: Distribution of Imported Pharmaceuticals in Indonesia, Yorkhill Law Publishing, 2014

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