Mr. Freddy Karyadi

Freddy Karyadi has over two decades of practising law in Indonesia and has been heavily involved in numerous complex cross border deals including project financing, capital market (including offshore and local offerings, asset backed securities, corporate actions involving public companies), M&A, investment, employment and dispute settlement/bankruptcy.


Karyadi was one of the pioneers who focused on the digital industry and has handled many transactions involving technology and fin-tech/health-tech/edu-tech/TMT companies, from early stage fund raising, integration, exit, public offering preparation to regulatory compliance. Karyadi has represented independent power producers (IPP), giant ECAs and commercial banks for various electricity sector financing. Karyadi’s clients vary from multinational to start-ups which span across a wide range of industries including natural resources, energy, financial institutions (including multi-finance and insurance), health-care, private equity funds, and property. With a strong knowledge of legal, commercial, TAX and accounting issues that these industries encounter, Karyadi can quickly identify the key issues and offer practical business oriented legal solutions.


On litigation matters, Karyadi handled various suspensions of payment and bankruptcy proceeding of various industries including aviation, shipping, and mining sectors..


Karyadi has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by several international publications including Asialaw, Legal500, Asia Business Law Journal, and IFLR1000 for the last half decade.


He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Derivatives and Financial Instrument Journal of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentations. He contributes numerous  law articles of IFLR, International Tax Review, Thomson Reuters, International Comparative Legal Guide and Getting the Deal Through. Karyadi was also a speaker at IBA, IPBA, IFA and IFLR events and gave seminars for tech start-up communities.


Recent transactions highlight:

  • Assisting project owner in EPC agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. amounting to US$1.42 billion thermal power plant construction project in Indonesia (2019);
  • Assisting a world leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry in its cooperation (initial investment around USD 100 milion) with the Indonesian state-owned integrated rolling stock manufacturer (2019);
  • Assisting a multi million dollars partial divestment in a market leading printing company to a major Japanese printing company and the relevant cooperation (2019);
  • Assisting PT Layar Persada in sale of shares in PT Graha Layar Prima Tbk (an Indonesia-based company primarily engaged in the operation and management of movie theater chain and food and beverages) to Coree Capital Limited amounting to approximately US$ 70 million (2018);
  • Assisting a prominent conglomerate investor in the USD 50 million funds raising by PT Sicepat Ekspres Indonesia, an e-commerce-focussed logistics company (2018);
  • Assisting a  major Japanese investor in its investment in CROWDE, an Indonesian agriculture-focused P2P lending (2018)


PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association)
HKHPM (Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants)
IKPI (Indonesian Tax Consultant Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
IFAC (International Federation of Accountants)







  • University of Indonesia – Bachelor Degree in Law, graduated in 1998
  • Trisakti University – Bachelor Degree in Economics - Accountancy, graduated in 1997 (Cum Laude).
  • Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands - LLM in International Taxation Degree, graduated in 2002.
  • Peking University, PRC – MBA, graduated in 2015
  • Columbia University, USA – Summer Program – American Law, 2002