Vik is one of our International Counsel specializing in cross-border mergers & acquisitions. He is a Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills on a permanent secondment arrangement to Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta. Prior joining us in to Jakarta, Vik worked for 10 years in corporate practice in London and then four years in Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore working on South East Asia M&A transactions. He has broad experience in cross-border transactions involving the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with particular specialisation in Indonesia. He also has a strong understanding of Indonesia's competition law. He also regularly advises the client on real estate and telecommunications investments and transactions in Indonesia. He has also been seconded to Morgan Stanley (for a year) in London. Vik is fluent in Bahasa Malaysia, and has a good working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, both spoken and written.
Vik's transaction experience includes advising:
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) on its acquisition of a 47-storey office tower in Jakarta to be developed by Rajawali
Mitsubishi Corporation on its minority investment in Sriboga’s flour mill business in Indonesia
Dubai Islamic Bank on its minority investment in Bank Panin Syariah
Chinese State Owned Bank on major Indonesian bank acquisition
Carlyle on its investment in a telecom sector related company in Indonesia
Asahi on its strategic Indonesian beverage joint venture with Indofood (an affiliate of Salim Group, one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates)
Pirelli on its Indonesian tyre manufacturing joint venture with Astra Otoparts, an affiliate of Jardine Matheson, and related land acquisition for construction of factory
Garudafood on its Indonesian beverage joint venture with Suntory.
Bank Danamon Indonesia on the increase of its stake in Adira Finance (an Indonesian listed finance company) to ninety five per cent.
Iril Hiswara, David Dawborn and Vik Tang ‘understand the regulatory and legal framework of Indonesia very well
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2017
Vik Tang is considered 'smart yet commercially pragmatic' and is also commended for providing 'dedicated client service'.
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
Vik is one of the most meticulous, quick-witted and systematic lawyers I have worked with. His analyses were always all-encompassing, easy to follow and robust,” says one client
Vik Tang is an "excellent lawyer who is able to create workaround solutions when interpreting the law."
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
"David Dawborn and Vik Tang are recommended."
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013 and 2014