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Andrew Gadd

Andrew Gadd

International Counsel

Andrew is an International Counsel in the Jakarta Corporate M&A and Energy and Resources teams.



Andrew has been working in Indonesia for over 10 years and joined  Herbert Smith Freehills in 2019. Before then, he worked for one of the largest Indonesian family-owned conglomerates, where he provided Indonesian corporate and foreign investment regulatory advice on a variety of large cross-border transactions, investments and projects in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong, primarily in the energy and resources, infrastructure, and TMT sectors.

Andrew's experience includes advising:

  • Aspen Medical and Docta in relation to its $US1 billion project in West Java to build and operate 650 healthcare clinics and 23 hospitals across Indonesia in co-operation with the regional owned enterprise PT Jasa Sarana
  • Newcrest Limited in relation to the successful divestment of its controlling interest in PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, an Indonesian gold mining company, as required in accordance with Indonesia’s local divestment obligations
  • PT Inti Bangun Sejahtera Tbk in relation its divestment of up to 3,000 telecommunication towers to PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk in a transaction valued at US$280 million
  • Fortum in relation to its proposed greenfield development of the first waste-to-energy plant in Indonesia in Sunter, Jakarta in co-operation with a regional-owned enterprise, including in relation to joint venture, power purchase agreement, waste supply arrangements, financing and other operational arrangements
  • an Indonesian infrastructure & TMT company on the acquisition of a 30% participating interest in an ISP company with assets in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand
  • PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (part of the Sinar Mas Group) in relation to its US$394 million disposal of a majority interest in three operating coal-fired power stations in Indonesia to China Datang Corp, the Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate
  • Hutchison Port Holdings in relation to its joint venture investment in, and the project-related documentation for, the Belawan Port Container Terminal in Indonesia
  • a Hong Kong listed company in relation to its proposed acquisition of a minority interest in toll-roads in Medan and Jakarta from state and regional owned enterprises
  • an Indonesian infrastructure & TMT company on a tender application for a new Satellite Public Private Partnership Project with the Indonesian government
  • Hayman Capital on the acquisition of an Indonesian P2P microfinance lender


Andrew is admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Charles Darwin University.  Andrew has also completed a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney majoring in M&A, Debt & Equity Capital Markets, and doing business in Asia.