18 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – MARCH 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM his ability to think creatively and provide “legal workarounds” while ensuring compliance. One client appreciates his “timely updates on new laws,” reflecting his commitment to proactive legal advice. Ken Prasadtyo partner, TnP Law Firm, Indonesia Ken Prasadtyo, a partner at TnP Law Firm, brings expertise in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), capital markets, M&A, and general corporate law. Combining strategic thinking with deep industry knowledge, he is committed to client success. Prasadtyo’s leadership was instrumental in securing the largest TelcoTower acquisition in Indonesia for PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel). This complex deal, valued at $720 million, involved acquiring 6,000 towers, negotiating numerous agreements, and achieving completion within a tight regulatory window. His expertise ensured a smooth transaction, solidifying Mitratel’s position as Indonesia’s leading and Southeast Asia’s largest Telco tower operator. Beyond TMT, Prasadtyo’s experience extends to capital markets. He played a key role in the successful IPO of PT VKTR Teknologi Mobilitas (VKTR), a subsidiary of the prominent Bakrie & Brothers conglomerate. Under his guidance, VKTR secured vital funding of Rp 875 billion ($60 million). His strategic pre-IPO restructuring ensured compliance with regulations and maximised value for the client. Clients consistently praise Prasadtyo’s “pragmatic approach” and ability to translate complex legal matters into clear, actionable solutions. He is lauded for his “understanding of the nuances of contract drafting” and for staying “wellversed in relevant regulations.” His focus on commercial practicality resonates with clients, who appreciate his ability to “formulate exactly what clients need” and consider “commercial and business perspectives” in his advice. One client succinctly summarises Ken’s impact: “He is one of the best TMT lawyers I know. He is very smart and diligent. His knowledge about TMT is beyond other lawyers.” Maria Sagrado managing partner, Makarim & Taira S, Indonesia Maria Sagrado is the managing partner at Makarim & Taira S. She has spent 24 years at the firm, where she currently heavily involves in the TMT, banking and finance, and fintech practices. As a pioneer in the field, Sagrado is one of the few Indonesian lawyers actively involved in fintech transactions. She contributed to drafting Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority’s first 2016 regulation on peer-to-peer lending. Sagrado has authored extensive legal advisories and articles, including an in-depth explanation of Indonesia’s central bank regulatory sandbox initiative for fintech players, published in IFLR1000’s 2018 Fintech Special Focus. A highlight of her recent work included representing PT Asianet Media Teknologi (PT AMT), an Indonesian company that develops and provides fibre optic network technology in Indonesia when obtaining financing from various banks. Additionally, Sagrado played a leading role in facilitating Razer Fintech’s investment in E2Pay, an Indonesian company specialising in digita payment solutions. Sagrado’s expertise and attention to detail helped address the complexities of this transaction. Through comprehensive legal due diligence, she provided vital insights to enable Razer Fintech to make well-informed decisions and mitigate potential risks. This deal signified payment solutions infrastructure’s increasing importance as e-commerce including games sales in Indonesia expand. “Their responsiveness and commitment to providing reliable advice and keeping us informed at every stage gave ASIA SUPER 50 TMT LAWYERS 2024 Nikhil Krishnamurthy Krishnamurthy & Co. (K Law) Mika Isac Kriyasa Dentons HPRP Lam Chung Nian WongPartnership Gilbert Leong Dentons Rodyk Lim Chong Kin Drew & Napier Gordon Milner Morrison Foerster Nguyen Viet Ha Lexcomm Minchul Park Kim & Chang Ferish Patel Cooley Ken Prasadtyo TnP Law Firm Anirudh Rastogi Ikigai Law Maria Sagrado Makarim & Taira S Wincen Santoso Santoso, Martinus & Muliawan Advocates Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) Anupam Shukla Pioneer Legal Bryan Tan Reed Smith Jeremy Tan Bird & Bird Jessie Tan Shin Associates