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VDB Loi finds synergy with new Indonesia partners

July 5, 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 5 July 2012 – Specialist Indonesian law firm Larasati & Manullang has joined regional legal and tax firm VDB Loi. The Jakarta-based firm, with two partners and six legal associates, will operate as Larasati & Manullang – In association with VDB Loi in Indonesia.

“We recognized a high level of compatibility between our firms, and shared the same values and work culture,” said Jean Loi, Managing Partner, VDB Loi. “Our strategy will be to make Indonesia a priority for integrated legal and tax advisory services, particularly in terms of infrastructure and energy projects, private equity and M&A. Based on the demand of our clients there, we expect Indonesia to become our largest tax practice in the region.”

New Partners D. Larasati and Professor Fernando Manullang have over 25 years of experience in assisting international and Indonesian clients in corporate, M&A and infrastructure matters. Their experience is highly complementary to VDB Loi’s international legal expertise, led by partner Chris Muessel, and widely recognized tax skills in Southeast Asia, led by partners Jean Loi and Edwin Vanderbruggen.

“Our match with VDB Loi makes perfect sense, we clicked from the outset,” said Professor Fernando Manullang, Partner, Larasati & Manullang – In association with VDB Loi. “VDB Loi’s practice in Southeast Asia provides our clients with access to services in exciting new markets, and to high-quality tax services. We are building a dream-team of legal and tax expertise in the region.”

VDB Loi is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing legal and tax services firms with more than 50 outstanding local and international consultants.

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