Makarim & Taira S. is a distinguished law firm in Indonesia, founded in 1980 by Harvard alumni Nono Anwar Makarim and Frank Taira Supit. Since then, it has grown into a premier legal institution, known for its exceptional services.

Guided by a vision to further its standing as a leading Indonesian law firm, Makarim & Taira S. is trusted for delivering value-driven legal services and maintaining professional excellence for corporations worldwide. This vision aligns with the firm's core values of integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, growth, service excellence, and compassion. These values form the bedrock of its approach to legal practice, ensuring that clients receive not only expert legal advice but also a commitment to ethical conduct, continuous improvement, and a genuine understanding of their challenges. 

The firm offers comprehensive services across various practice areas, including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition & Antitrust, Construction, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Foreign Investment, Franchise & Licensing, Insolvency & Restructuring, Projects & Energy, Intellectual Property Rights, Real Estate, as well as Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution.

Over the years, Makarim & Taira S. has cultivated enduring relationships with clients, reflecting the trust and loyalty inspired by the quality of services provided. The firm's international presence is bolstered by collaborations with globally recognized firms, membership in the World Law Group (WLG), and a strategic alliance with Drew Network Asia (DNA).

Amid numerous accolades and rankings from leading global legal directories, Makarim & Taira S. remains dedicated to delivering high-quality, value-driven services. With a focus on trust, integrity, and expanding its global presence, the firm continues to be a top-tier legal partner in Indonesia, positioned to fulfil its vision and be a trusted choice for corporations worldwide.

What Our Clients Say

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023

“The team is reliable and responsive. In terms of billing, the team is flexible and willing to consider alternative fee arrangements in order to keep the clients satisfied.”

“The team at Makarim has a deep understanding of Indonesian law.”

“The firm is excellent at cross-cultural interpretation to help clients navigate successfully in unfamiliar waters..”

“They understand the business needs and are capable of providing business-oriented solutions.”

“The Makarim corporate and M&A team is very professional and responsive.”

“Very strong project finance and development team. Usually responsive and detailed in their responses”

“They are very clear in their advice (in what is a very tricky jurisdiction).”

“Each member takes time to understand the client’s issues and provides very clear advice addressing the issue and providing commercial solutions on Indonesian matters”


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

"Makarim & Taira S has managed everything with rigour, and everything has happened as anticipated and explained to us, which is very useful."

"Makarim & Taira S do excellent work and are practical. They give enough background on Indonesian law to help us make decisions."

"They understand clients' commercial needs."

"Makarim & Taira S is very responsive, providing clear and structured advice. It has been a real pleasure to work with them."

"The firm provides a quick turnaround time."

"Makarim & Taira S are very responsive and practical with a keen eye for detail."

"They have a strong grasp of the employment legislation and rules at both the federal and provincial levels."

IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific 2023

“Makarim & Taira S. is a very reputable law firm with a deep understanding of the law as well as of the relevant sectors of business and the needs of the clients.”

“They are quite practical and really understand our wishes.”

Asialaw Profile 2023

“Their response is reasonable and professional.” 

“Experienced, swift and professional.” 

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 CERTIFIED

ISO 90001:2015 sets quality management system standards for organizations. On-site audits by competent teams assess the implementation and effectiveness of the system.

Meanwhile, ISO 27001:2013 establishes and improves information security management systems. It also sets standards for assessing and addressing information security risks based on organizational needs.


Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Top Tier Firm
IFLR 1000 Top Tier Firm 2023
Benchmark Litigation 2023 Top Tier Firm
Asialaw Profiles 2023 Outstanding Firm
ABLJ Award winning law firm 2023
Makarim & Taira S. is ISO 27001:2013 Certified
Makarim & Taira S. is ISO 9001:2015 Certified
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 trusted advice and reliable service derive from 40-plus years of experience in Indonesia’s complex and constantly evolving legal landscape. High responsiveness and proactiveness are our signature, honed by our involvement in numerous high-profile transactions and strategic commercial deals.