Gustaaf specializes in corporate and M&A, and competition / antitrust, advising clients across a broad range of industries, including automotive, aviation, consumer goods & e-commerce, education, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, power & renewables, real estate & infrastructure, shipping & maritime, telecoms, and tourism.
Prior to joining ABNR, he worked as an associate in the Amsterdam and Brussels offices of a Netherlands-based tier-1 law firm.
In his corporate and M&A practice, Gustaaf has assisted a long list of high-end multinational clients with their M&A and FDI deals in Indonesia, the Indonesian aspects of global M&A deals, and the drafting of transaction documents, such as share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements, asset purchase agreements, shareholders agreements and related commercial agreements. He also regularly advises on the establishment of joint-venture companies in Indonesia and the negotiating and drafting of joint-venture agreements.
In competition / antitrust, he focuses on cartel, dominant-position, and merger-control matters, and has worked on several landmark merger-control cases in Indonesia. In addition, he regularly reviews commercial agreements from an antitrust perspective and has been involved in corporate internal investigations relating to antitrust issues for a range of multinational clients with operations in Indonesia. He also regularly assists international and regional law firms with the Indonesian competition law aspects of global and foreign-to-foreign deals.
As a key member of ABNR’s award-winning aviation practice, Gustaaf advises across the entire industry spectrum (airside and groundside), including aircraft and aircraft-engine financing, acquisition, and leasing (wet and dry), comprising secured lending (Cape Town Convention), operating and finance leasing, and syndicated financing. He also regularly handles the Indonesian aspects of aviation matters on behalf of leading international law firms.
Gustaaf is a graduate of Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he earned an LL.M in private law, an MA in Indonesian studies, and a PhD for a dissertation on Indonesian land law. In addition, he read law at King’s College and The School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England, and studied French at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France.
He regularly publishes articles and makes presentations on Indonesian legal matters, and serves as a guest lecturer at several Indonesian universities, as well as the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2008, is a registered foreign lawyer in Indonesia, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Gustaaf is recognized as a leading individual for competition and antitrust and a key lawyer for aviation by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Note: Mr. Reerink’s practice does not include the administration of escrow funds.