Maurice Maulana Situmorang is a partner with Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (now Dentons HPRP). He commenced his legal career in 2007 by joining Dentons HPRP straight after graduating from Universitas Indonesia with a degree in law and was made a partner of the firm in February 2018.
As a member of Dentons HPRP’s Corporate and Commercial practice group and the Natural Resources practice group, Maurice advises domestic and international clients operating in the plantation, forestry, mining, energy, and other resource-related sectors.
Among the significant transactions he’s been involved in, Maurice was actively involved in the Reverse Take Over (RTO) of Silkroad Nickel Ltd, formerly known as China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd., the first nickel mining company ever listed on SGX, he also advised Hartawan Holdings Limited (now known as Wilton Resources Corporation Limited) in their listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Catalist through Reverse Take Over (RTO), Maurice represented many industry leading Malaysian oil palm companies, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, IJM Plantations Berhad, United Plantations Berhad, Golden Land Berhad, Kumpulan Fima Berhad, NPC Resources Berhad, TSH Resources Berhad, Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad, and Metro Kajang Holdings, in various modes of cross-border complex transaction structures, Maurice has advised on mining transactions, structuring of investments, acquisition and restructuring of companies, sales of minerals and coals, licensing and approvals, and mine operation related agreements.
Other major transactions include representing Pusat Investasi Pemerintah (PIP) – a Government institution, as the buyer in the divestment of shares in PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara – a major nickel Contract of Work (COW) holder, and representing PT Pertamina (Persero), Tbk. in relation to the restructuring of subsidiary and joint venture companies related to PT Pertamina (Persero). Maurice’s representation in the above cases included leading negotiations, overseeing the legal due diligence exercises, conducting and supervising legal research, memorandums, and opinions, as well as providing day to day legal advice to his clients.
Maurice is registered with PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association) as an Advocate.