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Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 March 2005 – Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partn…

Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 March 2005 – Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) was named Indonesian Law Firm of the Year 2005 by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) at IFLR’s Asian Awards 2005 held at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong on 10 March 2005.

This was the fifth win in a row for HHP, the Firm having won this award every year since it started in 2000. IFLR gives the award to the best-performing law firm in each of the 14 Asian jurisdictions that it covers. In giving the award, IFLR considers deal submissions from law firms, and obtains input from in-house counsel, private-practice lawyers and finance specialists throughout the Asia Pacific on their views on key players and significant deals.

As a member firm of Baker & McKenzie, HHP is part of a large international network, and as a result its lawyers are able to work as one team with other member firms on cross-border issues and are able to quickly and efficiently share knowledge and resources across the network.

Managing Partner, Timur Sukirno, and Senior Partner, Sri Indrastuti Hadiputranto, accepted the Law Firm of the Year award at IFLR’s Asian Awards 2005 ceremony in Hong Kong. Mr. Sukirno said, “We would like to thank IFLR for this recognition and also sincerely thank our clients for their support which has been as strong as ever over the past year. Accolades such as these confirm our Firm’s success in continuing to develop our business across the range of industry sectors in Indonesia to suit our clients’ needs, further reinforcing our position as a leading law firm in Indonesia.”

Ms. Hadiputranto said, “We are honored to win this award. This is the 5th win in a row for us, but it is something we would never take for granted. It is and always has been our Firm’s culture to continue to improve our abilities and services through training and an open and enquiring outlook. This attitude helps us in fulfilling our priority of providing the best service possible to our clients. We understand that IFLR speaks to a large number of business players in deciding these awards, and this gives us a great deal of satisfaction. We are grateful to those who spoke positively about us, and we are especially grateful to our clients for their ongoing support.”

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