Melli Darsa

Indonesia

Melli Darsa & Co
Menara Standard Chartered, 19th Floor
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio No. 164
Jakarta 12950, Indonesia

Tel: 62-21 2553 2019
Fax: 62-21 2553 2020

Email: melli_darsa@darsalaw.com
Web: www.darsalaw.com

Ms. Melli Darsa holds a law degree from the University of Indonesia (1990) and a Master of Law degree from Harvard Law School (1994). She has practiced as a lawyer in Indonesia since 1990 and was admitted in 1996 to practice in the State of New York, USA. In addition, Ms. Darsa is a registered lawyer with Bapepam & LK or the Indonesian Capital Markets & Financial Institution Supervisory Agency. Ms. Darsa has working experience in the United States and prior to establishing MDC, was an international partner of a global firm active in Indonesia.

Ms. Darsa has been the responsible attorney for some of the most complex and high profile transactions in Indonesia during the past twelve years. Having grown up primarily in the United States, Switzerland, and Indonesia, Ms. Darsa is able to deal comfortably and equally well with both foreign and Indonesian clients. Her understanding of clients’ expectations has allowed MDC to have excellent working relationships with some of the world’s leading financial institutions as well as some notable Indonesian and foreign blue chip companies.

Her knowledge of legal systems of other countries has also made Ms. Darsa a trusted advisor to the General Counsels of some of the most respected international banks investment banks and other financial institutions active in Indonesia. Having practiced over 21 years also means Ms. Darsa has good connections with many government and regulatory agencies.

Ms. Darsa is a member of PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association) and now serves as a member of the Honorary Board of HKHPM (Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants) for the period 2012-2015. Previously she was the Vice-Chairman of HKHPM specifically in charge of Basic and Continuing Legal Education. Ms. Darsa also has a personal interest in integrity building and anti-corruption matters, and is becoming more active in this area through her position as founder of Strategic Reform Indonesia and the President of the Alumni Association of the Law School of the University of Indonesia.

MDC is considered the “go-to-firm” for Capital Markets & Securities. We have handled numerous high profile debt and equity offerings or private placements by Indonesian blue chip companies, either as counsel to the issuer or the underwriter. These offerings and private placements are conducted either as pure Indonesian capital market transactions or in reliance of Rule 144A and Regulation S of the US Federal Securities law. We provide counsel to clients in the preparation of offering circulars, prospectuses, registration statements and various reports filed with Bapepam & LK, the Indonesian Capital Markets & Financial Institution Supervisory Agency. In addition to conducting legal due diligence, preparing and advising on underwriting and trustee agreements, and other documents related to capital markets and securities transactions, we also from time to time advise on corporate actions regulated by Bapepam & LK, such as conflict of interest transactions and material transactions. Our lawyers are also well-versed in advising on global and domestic ESOPs and MSOPs, as well as in the setting of Indonesian mutual funds (reksadana). MDC has been the firm of choice of a number of international investment banks for capital markets & securities which looks either for itself or its clients, a firm that has a solid track record for being able to handle international aspects capital market transactions and work seamlessly with the global firms specializing in securities work.
MDC was founded by Ms. Melli Darsa who holds a law degree from the University of Indonesia (1990) and a Master of Law degree from Harvard Law School (1994). She has practiced as a lawyer in Indonesia since 1990 and was admitted in 1996 to practice in the State of New York, USA. In addition, Ms. Darsa is a member of PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association) as well a registered lawyer with Bapepam & LK or the Indonesian Capital Markets & Financial Institution Supervisory Agency.

Ms. Darsa had working experience in the United States and prior to establishing MDC, was an international partner of one of global firms active in Indonesia.

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Melli Darsa is the head of the capital markets team and a cornerstone of the firm, and is considered “Indonesia’s consummate capital markets lawyer.”
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2014