Established in 1980 by two Harvard graduates, Nono Anwar Makarim and Frank Taira Supit, Makarim & Taira S. (M&T) is one of Indonesia’s leading business law firms, offering a full range of corporate, banking, litigation and specialist legal services to national and international clients. Our longstanding reputation among policymakers, regulators, State-owned companies and world-leading industry groups provides us with unique insights into the latest government policies and developments in industry. We guide clients through Indonesia’s complex, dynamic regulatory landscape so they can achieve their commercial goals.

We are committed to providing excellent service in a timely and commercially oriented manner. From the initial foreign investment decision to the establishment and operation of a successful Indonesian business, from dispute resolution to M&A, banking and capital market deals, M&T provides practical solutions and advice on every aspect of doing business in Indonesia. Some of our clients have been with us since our establishment, and we have grown together with them over the years. We are honored by the trust and loyalty of our longstanding clients, which is the best proof of the quality of the services we provide.

What Our Clients Say

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022

“The team’s expertise, competence and integrity are the reasons why we trust Makarim & Taira S. to provide us with their consultancy services.”

“The team is driven and motivated and willing to go the extra mile for clients. They are technically strong and commercial-minded at the same time.”

“Their bilingual proficiency, responsiveness and accessibility.”

“Local know-how; pragmatic advice.”

The lawyers are experts in the area. We feel comfortable working with them, they listen to what we say and need, and respond in time.”

The team is very responsive, professional and provides practical legal solutions.”

The team offers creative strategies and solutions for client’s problems.”

“Makarim has assisted us with an Indonesian arbitration matter for a Global Fortune 500 client against a prominent Indonesian state-owned listed company. The firm gave an overall impression of soundness and practical commercial sense. Definitely one to keep on our panel to refer work to – communication skills are good.”

“This is a small, dedicated team that can protect clients’ interests in the Indonesian courts. They are able to recommend creative strategies and solutions.”


IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific 2020-2021

"The firm always give an update if any challenge with the client and Indonesia regulation - we have received good advice and solution that benefits our client and us."

"Excellent in know-how and efficiency."

"Provided sound advice and went out of their way to assist us over the Christmas period."

"Knowledgeable, attentive, timely in terms of responses. Sensible advice. "

"The Makarim team understands the client's issue and is able to provide quick feedback."

"Their advice was always very insightful, clear and addressed thoroughly the issues and questions we had. Their response was always very prompt."

"Understanding on the PPA and related laws and regulations, as well as a practical approach to the matter."

"As we do not have in-house legal in country M&T has provided consistent support across all areas with strong working knowledge of our organisation and its people."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

"The strengths definitely lie in the legal abilities of their lawyers. Each is an expert in their field. Staffing projects with the appropriate expertise and level is another strength."

"We are very pleased with their responsiveness, standard of work and group organisation. They are a pleasure to work with."

The team "has strong punctuality and outstanding analytical skills."

Makarim & Taira S "always provides us with valuable advice, clearly and practically."

"They are seasoned litigators who are resourceful and practical in their solutions. Their advice and guidance are precisely to our needs."

Asialaw Profile 2022

“The firm was extremely responsive and provided very effective legal advice.” 

“Working with them was a very satisfactory experience.” 

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Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Makarim & Taira S. Top Tier Firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Top Tier Firm
Makarim & Taira S. is ISO 27001:2013 Certified
Makarim & Taira S. is ISO 9001:2015 Certified
Asialaw Profiles 2022 Outstanding Firm
IFLR 1000 Top Tier Firm 2021 - 22
Asialaw Outstanding Firm 2021
IFLR Award Shortlisted Firm of the Year Indonesia
ABLJ Award Winning Law Firm 2021
Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
Top Tier Firm The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Leading Firm The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2021
IP Experts 2021
Top Tier Firm 2021-22
The A List Asia Business Law Journal
ABLJ Award winning law firm 2020
IFLR1000 Top Tier Firm
Ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Top Tier Firm The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Rankings 2020
Outstanding Firm - Asialaw Profiles 2019
IFLR1000 Top Tier Firm 2019
Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018
IFLR1000 Top Tier Law Firm 2018
Outstanding Firm - Asialaw Profiles 2018
IP Rankings 2018 by the Asian Legal Business (ALB)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Rankings 2018
Asian Legal Business M&A Rankings 2018
IFLR1000 Top Tier Law Firm 2017
ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2016
IFLR Leading Lawyer
Outstanding Firm - Asialaw Profiles 2016
Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
Top Tier Law Firm Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
Asian-Mena In-House Community Firm of the Year 2015
Asia Legal Awards 2015
IFLR Asia Awards 2015
Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015
ALB 2014 Indonesia Law Awards


Our advice and service derive from 40 plus years of in-depth experience in Indonesia’s complex and rapidly changing landscape. High responsiveness and proactiveness are our signature, having been involved in various high-profile transactions and strategic commercial deals.