IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Walalangi & Partners, founded in 2017 by managing partner Luky Walalangi, is a domestic firm that enhanced its practice by entering into a full association with Japan’s largest law firm Nishimura & Asahi.  


Focusses / specialisms    

The firm is recognised for its work in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, project development and restructuring.  

Sectors of focus include real estate, technology, infrastructure, logistics and energy. 


Key clients 

Notable clients include Airbus, Cool Japan Fund, Daimler AG, Denso Corporation, Dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara, Diamond Development Indonesia, Family Mart, Google, GS Yuasa Corporation, Haseko Corporation, Hitachi Transport System, Hokkan Holdings Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan, INPEX and Itochu Corporation. 


Research period review: 33rd edition (2022/2023)    

The banking team was active on confidential mandates, while the firm was active in the equity capital markets.   

The corporate team was active in acquisitions for the buy sides. The firm covered clients from different sectors including industrial and manufacturing, real estate and urban development and financial services. 

In the projects space, the team was involved in various sectors such as logistics, transport and telecommunication. 

The firm was also active in restructuring and bankruptcy space  


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2022/2023)    

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group acquisition of 100% shares of HC Consumer Finance Philippines and 85% shares of PT Home Credit Indonesia 

Mitsui $115 million acquisition of Lee Soon Seng Plastic Industries 


Client Feedback: 33rd edition (2022/2023)    


“Luky Walalangi and his team are responsive, provide practical advice, are level-headed and adaptable in adjusting and improving new structures as the deal evolves.” 

Walalangi & Partners' dedicated team proposed a good solution to a deal breaking issue.” 


Luky Walalangi 

“He is a good leader. He encourages colleagues to contribute to clients.” 

“Luky remains calm and levelheaded in providing advice and has the experience of knowing which avenue to take that has the minimum amount of risk. He is adaptable to changes in transactional structure and can elevate the proposed structure to be more beneficial to the client.”