Withers Links In With Indonesian Firm

UK private client powerhouse Withers has bolstered its Indonesia offering after forming an alliance with Jakarta boutique Karna Partnership.

Withers said it would work closely with 17-lawyer Karna to expand the range of cross-border advice to their respective clients by sharing knowledge and expertise, collaborating on marketing efforts, making mutual referrals and developing joint training programmes.

“Indonesia is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and represents a key market for us, and I am thrilled about our expanded presence in Indonesia,” said Joel Shen, corporate partner and head of Withers’ Indonesia practice. “The synergy between Withers and Karna stems from a shared vision to provide our clients with holistic legal strategies that are based not only on legal expertise but an understanding of the rapidly evolving business environment in Indonesia.”

Karna was founded in 2020 by a trio of partners and currently houses two other partners and a further 12 lawyers. The firm focuses on corporate and commercial law matters, including M&A, capital markets, venture capital and private equity investments and corporate restructuring.