Ibrahim joined Assegaf Hamzah & Partners in 2009, having earlier served as director of an Indonesian online legal publisher, as consultant to the Supreme Court and as an associate at another leading Jakarta law firm. He was made a partner of Assegaf Hamzah in 2011.
Currently the head of the firm’s banking, finance & projects practice, he represents both domestic and international financial institutions in negotiating, drafting and advising on corporate, government and project financing transactions. In addition, he has advised and represented clients in relation to a number of significant insolvency/debt restructuring matters. He has also worked on a number of significant capital markets, structured finance and syndicated loan mandates. For these works, as well as those in energy and infrastructure, Ibrahim is recognised as a Notable Practitioner and Leading Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific and the International Financial Law Review respectively.
Prior to moving to the banking, finance & projects practice, he was a senior member of the firm's M&A/general corporate practice. Having worked on a long series of complex takeover and capital markets deals involving both Indonesian and overseas corporates, Ibrahim was also listed by Chambers Asia Pacific as a Notable Practitioner in M&A.
With an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Indonesia (1997), he spent time as a visiting research fellow at Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Program (2002-03), before earning an LLM in 2009 from the University of Melbourne, Australia, facilitated by an Australian Development Scholarship.
He has been involved in various law reform initiates in Indonesia, including advising the Indonesian Supreme Court’s Judicial Reform Committee, as well as working on a law reform project funded by the Australian Government. In 2005 he was presented with an Asia Foundation 50th Anniversary Award in recognition of his contribution to legal reform in Indonesia.