17 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – MARCH 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM my legal confidence when faced with legal challenges.” Rakesh’s willingness to delve into clients’ business intricacies earns him acclaim as a trusted advisor. Mika Isac Kriyasa partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (Dentons HPRP), Indonesia Mika Isac Kriyasa, a partner at Dentons HPRP focuses on TMT, fintech, and general corporate law, leveraging extensive expertise to assist with transactions and counsel domestic and international companies. Beyond TMT, he offers deep experience in data privacy, banking and finance, and investments. Notable engagements include Kriyasa providing legal services related to TMT to Bank Indonesia, Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Syariah Mandiri, and other major Indonesian business players. In addition to domestic clients, Kriyasa also counselled U.S. and Chinese multinational conglomerates on its Indonesia business and provided regulatory advice to a global internet giant expanding from e-commerce to offer cloud computing solutions, regarding its data centre in the country. Dentons HPRP brings unmatched TMT expertise, empowering fintech businesses, supporting compliance with data protection regulations, navigating e-commerce intricacies, and optimising AI ecosystems. As a key figure in Dentons HPRP’s TMT group, Kriyasa frequently produces articles, offers free startup assistance, conducts complimentary webinars, and speaks at workshops on data protection law for state-owned enterprises (such as Bank Mandiri, BNI, and their subsidiaries) to improve public awareness of TMT law. “Working with Mika was a truly great experience. He has tremendous mastery of data protection law and an ability to smoothly and clearly convey dense legal concepts and their practical implementations to clients. Mika also delivers speedy legal services, empowering us to complete transactions on tight deadlines,” says one client. Lim Chong Kin managing director of corporate & finance, head of telecommunications, media & technology, Drew & Napier, Singapore Lim Chong Kin is a renowned expert in telecom, media, and technology law at Drew & Napier, where he has served for 29 years. He currently holds several key positions, including managing director of the corporate and finance department, head of the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) practice, and co-heads of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, and competition law and regulatory practice groups. Lim’s impact extends beyond the firm. He is a respected figure who has demonstrably impacted the regulatory environment in Singapore. A prime example is his role as the lead partner assisting the Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore with the implementation and drafting of the landmark Converged Competition Code. This comprehensive framework governs competition within the telecommunications and media industries, addressing market access, consumer protection, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Beyond traditional regulatory matters, Lim Chong Kin embraces innovation. He recently served as the lead partner for a groundbreaking project involving a leading American legal AI startup. This project involved the firstof-its-kind pilot program deploying generative AI to assist court users in an ASEAN nation. Lim Chong Kin’s expertise ensured the project complied with all relevant legal and ethical considerations, paving the way for potential advancements in legal services. Clients praise Lim Chong Kin’s role in “liberalising strategic industries” and his work on “sectoral competition laws.” They value his “care” and “superb communication,” highlighting ASIA SUPER 50 TMT LAWYERS 2024 Supratim Chakraborty Khaitan & Co. Nick Chan Squire Patton Boggs Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Tilleke & Gibbins Dr. Abhimanyu Chopra AZB & Partners Jonathan Chu CMS Dang The Duc Indochine Counsel Phisit Dejchaiyasak Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Agus Ahadi Deradjat ABNR Counsellors at Law Naufal Fileindi GHP Law Firm Bryan Ghows Ghows Rahul Goel AnantLaw Mark Gorriceta Gorriceta Law Sheena Jacob CMS Holborn Asia Hiroyasu Kageshima Ushijima & Partners Gabriela Kennedy Mayer Brown Kim Sun Hee Yulchon Rose Marie M King-Dominguez SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Rakesh Kirpalani Drew & Napier