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Miftahul Ari Khairi


Ari is a dual qualified associate (New York and Indonesia) and has more than eight years of experience advising on joint venture, M&A, foreign investment, energy, and banking and finance deals in Indonesia. Ari previously worked for a top-tier corporate law firm in Jakarta and another international law firm in Singapore where he assisted multinational clients in multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and market entry in various sectors such as banking, energy, extractive industries, real estate, data centres, and technology spaces.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New YorkRegistered foreign lawyer in SingaporeAdvokat admitted by Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia


  • Acted for PT Bank Tabungan Negara (Persero) Tbk., one of Indonesia’s largest state-owned banks (trading under the name of BBTN on the Indonesian Stock Exchange), as its international counsel on its IDR4.13t (USD360.2m) rights offering
  • Acted for Indus Gas Limited, an oil and gas exploration and development company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on its exchange offer for USD150m 8% unsecured notes and the concurrent new notes issuance of its USD300m Multicurrency Medium Term Note Programme
  • Acted for Restaurant Brands Asia Limited (RBAL) in its acquisition of controlling stake in PT Sari Burger Indonesia (franchisee of Burger King in Indonesia) and the related qualified institutional placement by RBAL*
  • Acted for GIC in its joint venture with PT Mega Manunggal Property Tbk., an Indonesian publicly listed logistics developer, along with its subsidiaries to develop logistics warehouses in Jakarta and its satellite cities*
  • Acted for NTT Communications Corporation in its acquisition of PT Cyber CSF and its data center asset in Indonesia*
  • Acted for China Construction Bank Corporation in its acquisition of controlling stake at PT Bank Windu Kentjana International Tbk and the related merger with another bank (PT Bank Antar Daerah)*
  • Acted for Macquarie Capital in its purchase of significant non-performing loans portfolio from PT Bank Permata Tbk*
  • Acted for PT Bank Rabobank International Indonesia in its sale of non-performing loans portfolio*
  • Acted for various multinational mining companies in their acquisition or sale of interest in Indonesian companies holding the mining concessions (under IUP or Contract of Work).*
  • Acted for multinational oil and gas companies in their purported acquisition of participating interest in various oil and gas blocks (under Production Sharing Contracts) in Indonesia.*
  • Acted for multinational clients in infrastructure projects such as the bidding for acquisition of Indonesian company which holds water concessions in Jakarta and Tangerang, the bidding for the development of Hang Nadim Airport Batam under public and private partnership scheme, and the planned development of oil refineries in Indonesia*
  • Acted for various real estate developers in their acquisition or sale of land assets in Indonesia for satellite cities development, data centers, resorts and commercial buildings*
  • Acted for PT Well Harvest Alumina Refinery and the sponsor in the financing of the first integrated alumina smelter in Indonesia*

*Denotes experience from the previous firm

  • English
  • Bahasa Indonesian
  • Columbia Law School, LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone scholar), 2020

  • Universitas Indonesia, LL.B. 2014

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI)



+65 6512 9506
(Work, Singapore)
+65 9621 0759
(Mobile, Singapore)