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Withers and KARNA partnership forge alliance to elevate legal services in Southeast Asia

Withers and KARNA partnership forge alliance to elevate legal services in Southeast Asia


This partnership aims to fortify the capabilities of both firms in providing comprehensive legal advice to clients in Indonesia and beyond

As associated firms, Withers and KARNA Partnership will collaborate closely to broaden the spectrum of cross-border advice available to their respective clients. This collaboration entails sharing knowledge and expertise, coordinating marketing endeavours, facilitating mutual referrals, and developing joint training programs.

Joel Shen, corporate partner and Head of Withers' Indonesia practice, expressed enthusiasm about the expanded presence in Indonesia, emphasising the synergy between Withers and KARNA Partnership in delivering holistic legal strategies rooted in a profound understanding of Indonesia's evolving business landscape.

Riski Dwianda, Founder and Managing Partner of KARNA Partnership, highlighted the significance of becoming part of the Withersworldwide network, underscoring the opportunity to provide clients with access to experienced lawyers globally while leveraging local market insights.

Recognised by prominent legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters's Asian Legal Business, Withers and KARNA Partnership boast a strong reputation in the Indonesian market, particularly in areas such as private wealth, corporate M&A, and corporate finance.

Both firms cater to a diverse clientele, including high net worth individuals, businesses, digital services companies, energy corporations, investment funds, public companies, family businesses, and entrepreneurs. Notable clients served by Withers include Grab, Tokopedia, PT Atlas Resources Tbk, and investment funds like AC Ventures and MDI Ventures. Meanwhile, KARNA Partnership has garnered acclaim for its services to public companies like PT Indika Energy Tbk and PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi Tbk, among others.

With a shared commitment to excellence, Withers and KARNA Partnership are poised to deliver seamless and high-quality legal advice to clients, leveraging their combined expertise and global network to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape in Southeast Asia and beyond.