Francine Adityani

What were you doing before the MCL?

After obtaining my law degree from Universitas Pelita Harapan, I joined two of the most repubtable law firms in Jakarta, Indonesia. The nature and scale of the cross-border transactions I was involved in familiarized me with aspects of global capital markets. This exposure also reaffirmed my decision to further my legal career through academic study, in order to deepen my understanding of the theoretical side of different types of transactions that are taking place in today’s corporate world.

What were your impressions of the MCL?

The MCL was the ideal programme for me due to the corporate-oriented nature of the course. The practicality of the MCL modules enabled me to take a great deal out of them, despite coming from a civil law jurisdiction. The elective modules were current, interesting to learn and provided a foundation on which students could relate to other aspects of corporate law. The Deals course that ran throughout the whole academic year has equipped me to critically evaluate corporate decisions and transactions, and has also significantly improved my analytical skills with respect to different legal documentation and structures. The analytical framework that MCL students learn in the course is universal and therefore will be useful for me in years to come. The City practitioners involved in the Deals Course have offered invaluable insights to all students wishing to further their legal career. The small cohort of the MCL class prompted students to be active and created a climate for interactive yet challenging discussions in class. But above all else, it is the friends and acquaintances I have made throughout my time here that I am most grateful for, both from the MCL programme itself and from my college.

What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?

With the newfound knowledge I learned this year, I will be able to navigate corporate transactions in a new light. I am confident that my MCL experience has sharpened my legal skills set, which will undoubtedly further my professional career back in Jakarta.