& Construction

Key Partners

Christopher Chong

Head, Construction & Engineering / Director, Dispute Resolution
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Mahesh Rai

Deputy Head, Construction & Engineering / Director, Dispute Resolution
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Heru Mardijarto

Partner / Infrastructure & Construction
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Vincent Ariesta Lie

Partner / Mergers & Acquisitions / Energy / Infrastructure & Construction / Insurance
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Rodney Gomez

Partner / Head, Infrastructure & Projects / Head, Engineering & Construction / Dispute Resolution / Arbitration & Mediation
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Putri Noor Shariza Noordin

Partner / Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure & Projects
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Singapore | Drew & Napier

Asialaw Profiles
Construction 2019 to 2021 – Recommended firm (3 consecutive years)
Construction & Real Estate 2013 to 2018 – Highly Recommended firm (6 consecutive years)
Infrastructure 2021 – Recommended firm

Christopher Chong – Identified as a Distinguished Practitioner for Construction

Market feedback for Mahesh Rai:

  • “Demonstrates commitment and responsiveness to queries at all hours. A very driven individual who has sensible commercial solutions. A capable lawyer who delivers results we ask for.”
  • “Mahesh is a first-rate litigator with a good eye for detail. He grasps issues quickly, was accessible and was excellent in providing commercial solutions to our problems.”
  • “Mahesh is an excellent disputes lawyer and a master strategist with a deserved reputation for solving complex issues. He was very user friendly, commercially-minded and was one of the best lawyers my company has worked with.”
  • “To the point discussion. In-depth knowledge of the matter and the industry. Hands-on related to the approach and strategy.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Construction 2021 – Band 4
Construction 2020 – Noted Practitioner (2 consecutive years)

Christopher Chong – Band 3 for Construction 2021; Leading Lawyer in 2020

  • Christopher is "a very sound construction lawyer".
  • A client praised Christopher for his "knowledge and practical experience," added that "he is excellent and has a very bright mind".

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Mahesh Rai – Recommended Lawyer for Projects & Energy and Next Generation Partner for Construction and International Arbitration in 2020

Indonesia | Makarim & Taira S.

Asialaw Profiles 2021 edition
Highly Recommended for Construction & Real Estate from 2014 to 2021
Outstanding for Project & Infrastructure from 2019 to 2021
Highly Recommended from 2015 to 2018

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed identified as an Elite Practitioner (2019 to 2021) and a Market Leading Lawyer (2017 to 2018)
Lia Alizia – Distinguished Practitioner (2019 to 2021)
Vincent Ariesta Lie – Rising Star Lawyer (2018-2021)

  • “They can always provide flexibility and sound judgements.”
  • “Advanced knowledge in the Indonesian energy sector and precise advice for corporate documents.”
  • Heru Mardijarto: “He is very knowledgeable and approachable. He builds up good relationships with clients.”
  • Vincent Ariesta Lie: “Vincent has very good legal knowledge both in corporate transactions and projects, and corporate litigation. He is the lawyer to go to anytime we need to consult on mostly anything. Even during times when an issue is not his primary expertise, he can give very good insights and enlightenment on the issues.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Tier 1 for Real Estate from 2014 to 2020
Tier 1 for Projects & Energy from 2017 to 2020; Tier 2 from 2014 to 2016

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed – Leading Individual (2016 to 2016, 2018 to 2019)
Yohanes Masengi – Next Generation Lawyer (2019)

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Tier 2 for Energy & Infrastructure/Project Development from 2015 to 2020

Rahayu Ningsih Hoed – Highly Regarded Lawyer (2017 to 2020)
Vincent Ariesta Lie – Highly Regarded Lawyer (2019 to 2020); Notable Practitioner (2018)

  • “Excellent Jakarta-based law firm. Very responsive and collaborate in multi-jurisdictional teams very well.”
  • “They are reliable and provide excellent technical and practical advice in a difficult jurisdiction. They advise us on a broad range of issues including dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, employment law and transaction work in Indonesia.”
  • “Responsive, cost effective and good understanding of industry and regulatory issues.”
  • “Good teamwork.”
  • “The firm is very responsive and very commercial. When we need a quick response for a client, Makarim & Taira S. are always happy to oblige.”
  • “Makarim & Taira S. has provided excellent, sufficiently detailed and timely advice on our projects.”
  • “Fast response and very strong advisory capability.”
  • “Resourceful.”

Malaysia | Shearn Delamore & Co.

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Construction 2020 – Top Tier (11 consecutive years)

Rodney Gomez – Recommended Lawyer (5 years ranked)

  • “Shearn Delamore & Co has diverse areas of practice and are able to provide excellent legal services and advice to us.”
  • “Their advice and solutions have been brilliant and enabled us in making decisions for complex situations”

Asialaw Profiles
Construction 2021 – Outstanding (4 consecutive years)
Infrastructure 2021 – Recommended (5 consecutive years)

Rodney Gomez – Distinguished Practitioner in Construction
Rodney Gomez – Leading Lawyer in Infrastructure (3 years ranked)

  • Their commercial acumen is very good and would always try to make the deal work for both sides,” says an in-house counsel. “They don’t waste clients’ time and always give their suggestion on how things work.”

Infrastructure 2020 – Tier 2 (7 consecutive years)

Putri Noor Shariza Noordin - Notable Practitioner (3 consecutive years)
Alexius Lee – Notable Practitioner (3 consecutive years)