Giovanni Mofsol Muhammad is a Partner of HANAFIAH PONGGAWA & PARTNERS (HPRP). Joining the firm when he graduated from Universitas Indonesia with a Bachelor of Law degree (S.H.), Giovanni was made a Partner at HPRP in 2007.
During his almost 20-year career as a corporate lawyer, Giovanni has gained expertise in corporate and commercial law covering Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Joint Ventures (JV), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), restructuring, divestment., In particular, Giovanni has worked with and represented numerous Indonesian Governments and State Owned Companies (BUMN). He assisted the Indonesian Ministry of Industry in the shares acquisition of PT INALUM (Indonesia Asahan Aluminium) and the Indonesian Ministry of Finance c.q. Government Investment Centre (PIP – Pusat Investasi Pemerintah) in the planned divestment of shares in PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara and several financing projects involving PT PLN (Persero), PT KAI (Persero), and PT INKA; provided legal reviews on the planned restructuring of 62 subsidiary and joint venture companies of PT Pertamina (Persero); assisted in acquisitions of shares in PT AXA Mandiri Financial Services by PT Bank Mandiri (Persero), Tbk. and in PT Bank Agroniaga, Tbk. by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk. (Bank BRI); assisted in the spin-off of assets and liabilities of PT PANN relating to its purposes and objectives and business activities in the field of maritime financing to its subsidiary company PT PANN Pembiayaan Maritim and the divestment of some shares owned by Kopelindo and Yabinstra as the controlling shareholders in PT Bank Bukopin, Tbk.; assisted PT PINS Indonesia – a subsidiary of PT Telkom (Persero) in acquiring PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia, Tbk., and also various legal works for international companies such as Bridgestone Corporation, FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd., TCL Electronic Group.
Having in-depth knowledge in the resources and infrastructure practice area, Giovanni has assisted in power plant projects: among others PT Indika Energy, Tbk., PT Kassa Listrindo, PT Universal Batam Energy, and PT Berkah Tirta Energi. He was also involved in shipping projects with ASL Marine Group, IMC Shipping, PSA Marine, and PT Pertamina Tongkang. In the plantation and mining sectors he has represented among others KLK Berhad, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd., Patni Projects Pvt Ltd., Anik Industries Limited, Bhoruka Overseas Limited, JSW Energy Limited, and MGM Investment Overseas.
Giovanni has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops in both domestic and international forums where he presented and discussed investment, joint ventures, energy and infrastructure from the legal perspective.
Giovanni is a registered Advocate in PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association).
His excellent works in legal practice have been recognized by global institutions and publications, among others:
- Named as a “Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions in Project Finance practice
- Listed as a “Asialaw Recommended Individual” in Asialaw Profile 2016 edition.
- Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Profile 2015, 2016, and 2017 edition in Energy & Natural Resources practice