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Dispute Resolution — Indonesia


Assegaf Hamzah & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains an excellent reputation for handling a diverse range of contentious matters, from commercial disputes to competition litigation. Areas of focus include employment law, corporate fraud and real estate. Clients further benefit from the firm's membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia Network.

Strengths Interviewees note the firm's "formidable" strength in this area, highlighting its expert handling of competition disputes as a key strength.

Work highlights Successfully defended Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia before the District and High Courts against charges of extracting ground water without a permit.

Represented Indosat in a case against the Ministry of Telecommunications and Informatics regarding the wrongful issuance of a fine for unpaid spectrum frequency usage charges.

Notable practitioners

Eri Hertiawan is joint head of the firm's dispute resolution practice and is well placed to advise on a range of commercial disputes. Sources are quick to highlight his expert knowledge of contentious antitrust matters. In a recent highlight, he represented Bermuda-based technology company BluTether in a USD35 billion arbitration case against two Indonesian companies for breach of contract.

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KarimSyah - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Remains at the forefront of the dispute resolution market, owing to its breadth of expertise across litigation and arbitration. Frequently handles high-profile work for the Indonesian government and is recognised for its expertise in employment matters. Also equipped to handle cases of medical malpractice and aviation disaster settlements.

Strengths It is described by sources as "one of the most established firms for dispute resolution in Indonesia" and is noted for for its engagement on "many high profile cases."

Notable practitioners

Foreign legal consultant Karen Mills continues to be "hugely renowned in Indonesia for her expertise and work in dispute resolution" cases. Interviewees regard her as a "top litigation specialist" and praise her "remarkable insight" in this field.

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Soemadipradja & Taher - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its outstanding litigation practice and known for handling both commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, the team has extensive experience of representing clients before district courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court. Possesses additional expertise in aviation and construction cases.

Work highlights Defended Total E&P Indonesie against a claim brought by an individual regarding the ownership of a plot of land in Senipah, Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Hafzan Taher has a strong reputation as a litigator and is widely regarded as a "very senior figure" in this field. He is well equipped to advise Indonesian conglomerates and multinational clients on a variety of disputes.

Nira Nazarudin handles a wide range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on cross-border litigation. One source appreciates her level-headed approach to cases, while another commends her responsiveness: "She understands the demands we have and acts accordingly."

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Established in 1991 by Rahmat Soemadipradja and Hafzan Taher, Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) is a leading full-service commercial law firm that provides international standard legal services. Consistently ranked top-tier by legal directories, S&T and its lawyers have advised on some of Indonesia’s most significant and complex transactions, providing domestic, foreign and multinational clients with extensive market knowledge, coupled with a solutions-focused approach, and offering unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise. S&T maintains relationships with various leading international and regional law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. In Indonesia’s constantly changing legal environment, S&T is able to assist its clients in navigating the intricacies of Indonesian law, culture and commerce, while meeting the highest ethical and professional standards.


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Frans Winarta & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong reputation for handling civil, criminal and commercial litigation work, with an established track record of representing high-profile corporates on contentious issues. Additionally acknowledged for its work in arbitration cases.

Notable practitioners

Frans Winarta is recognised by peers as Indonesia's chief litigator and "a very senior lawyer." Renowned for his expertise in arbitration cases, he is actively involved in numerous industry committees and also works as a university lecturer. Sources suggest that he is "brilliantly respected" for his work in this field.

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Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for handling the full range of contentious work for both domestic and international clients. Leveraging its association with Baker McKenzie, the team offers particular capability in cross-border disputes, including international arbitration. Possesses additional expertise in insolvency litigation and regulatory investigations.

Strengths Clients highlight the "precise and comprehensive" nature of the work carried out by the firm.

Notable practitioners

Andi Kadir is recommended by clients for his thorough preparation and "very clear communication" when presenting cases. He frequently advises international companies on cross-border disputes, with particular expertise in debt restructuring matters. He is described by sources as "a very smart lawyer."

Department head Timur Sukirno is a senior practitioner with considerable experience advising clients on a range of contentious matters, including civil disputes and arbitration. Sources recognise him as a prominent figure in the market.

Hendronoto Soesabdo possesses wide-ranging experience in a variety of disputes, with a particular focus on commercial litigation. He is also well placed to handle contentious restructuring and insolvency cases. Clients applaud his responsiveness and "good client counselling skills."

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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Commended for its handling of complex work for domestic and international clients across a range of contentious issues, most notably employment-related work. Offers further expertise in insolvency, competition and private wealth disputes.

Strengths Clients also highlight the firm's sensitivity to cultural issues: "They are knowledgeable from a local law perspective and they know the local culture, which can be challenging to an outsider."

Sources are quick to praise the speed of the firm's responses: "They do very well and are very responsive."

Work highlights Represented Hutchison Ports Holding as defendant in a civil lawsuit that sought to annul the company's USD215 million authorisation agreement to operate the Tanjung Priok container terminal in Jakarta.

Acted for Toshiba in a USD35 million civil claim filed by a former distributor of its air-conditioning products.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Narendra Adiyasa is frequently instructed to advise on a range of disputes, with a particular focus on matters of employment law and internal investigations. In a recent highlight, he acted for Standard Chartered Bank in enforcing an arbitral award issued by SIAC requiring Jembo Cable Company to pay USD16 million in damages for default under an ISDA agreement.

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Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely regarded as a go-to firm for local dispute resolution work. Valued for its well-honed skills in arbitration and litigation matters, and demonstrates additional capability in bankruptcy proceedings for both local companies and international creditors.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's "good litigation capability," highlighting its particular expertise in handling corporate disputes.

Stefanus Haryanto is recognised for his expert handling of arbitration and litigation matters. His strong knowledge of competition and environmental law further complements his litigation practice.

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Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Garners recognition for its substantial background in complex disputes. Particularly noted for its representation of domestic clients in commercial litigation and arbitration. Also well placed to advise on competition-related disputes.

Strengths Interviewees praise the firm's efficiency, noting: "They are a big name and a traditional firm which is well run and managed."

Notable practitioners

Harjon Sinaga is a key point of contact for the firm's dispute resolution department.

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Lubis, Santosa & Maramis - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Vastly experienced team with a strong track record for advising public and private corporates, as well as individuals, on disparate contentious matters. Draws on the strength of its corporate and commercial teams to offer a comprehensive service to clients. Demonstrates particular expertise in handling arbitration.

Notable practitioners

Todung Mulya Lubis is a highly respected and "very well-known litigator," sources say. He is recognised for his expertise in criminal litigation, and is also well placed to advise on corporate and commercial matters.Interviewees regard him as a "giant" in the field of dispute resolution.

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Senior Statesperson

Frans Winarta & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Frans Winarta is recognised by peers as Indonesia's chief litigator and "a very senior lawyer." Renowned for his expertise in arbitration cases, he is actively involved in numerous industry committees and also works as a university lecturer. Sources suggest that he is "brilliantly respected" for his work in this field.

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Eminent Practitioner

Soemadipradja & Taher

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Hafzan Taher has a strong reputation as a litigator and is widely regarded as a "very senior figure" in this field. He is well equipped to advise Indonesian conglomerates and multinational clients on a variety of disputes.

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Band 1

Todung Mulya Lubis

Lubis, Santosa & Maramis

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Todung Mulya Lubis is a highly respected and "very well-known litigator," sources say. He is recognised for his expertise in criminal litigation, and is also well placed to advise on corporate and commercial matters.Interviewees regard him as a "giant" in the field of dispute resolution.

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Band 1

Luhut Pangaribuan

Luhut Marihot Parulian Pangaribuan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Luhut Pangaribuan of Luhut Marihot Parulian Pangaribuan is widely regarded as "one of the best criminal litigation lawyers" in Indonesia. Interviewees also highlight his experience handling environmental litigation cases. One impressed source notes that he is "extremely talented" and "knows the law exceptionally well."

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Band 2

Ignatius Andy Law Offices

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ignatius Andy of Ignatius Andy Law Offices has experience advising clients on a range of commercial disputes and competition matters. Sources are impressed by his "experienced and astute" handling of cases.

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Band 2

Budidjaja & Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Tony Budidjaja of Budidjaja & Associates is regarded as "a very dynamic name in dispute resolution." Sources recognise his expertise in litigation and observe that he is especially well equipped to handle corporate disputes. He frequently advises clients from the mining, shipping and construction sectors.

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Band 2

Stefanus Haryanto

Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Stefanus Haryanto is recognised for his expert handling of arbitration and litigation matters. His strong knowledge of competition and environmental law further complements his litigation practice.

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Band 2

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Eri Hertiawan is joint head of the firm's dispute resolution practice and is well placed to advise on a range of commercial disputes. Sources are quick to highlight his expert knowledge of contentious antitrust matters. In a recent highlight, he represented Bermuda-based technology company BluTether in a USD35 billion arbitration case against two Indonesian companies for breach of contract.

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Band 2

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Andi Kadir is recommended by clients for his thorough preparation and "very clear communication" when presenting cases. He frequently advises international companies on cross-border disputes, with particular expertise in debt restructuring matters. He is described by sources as "a very smart lawyer."

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Band 2

Soemadipradja & Taher

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Nira Nazarudin handles a wide range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on cross-border litigation. One source appreciates her level-headed approach to cases, while another commends her responsiveness: "She understands the demands we have and acts accordingly."

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Band 2

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Department head Timur Sukirno is a senior practitioner with considerable experience advising clients on a range of contentious matters, including civil disputes and arbitration. Sources recognise him as a prominent figure in the market.

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Band 3

Ricardo Simanjuntak

Ricardo Simanjuntak & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ricardo Simanjuntak of Ricardo Simanjuntak & Partners is held in high regard by interviewees for his expertise in bankruptcy-related disputes. One source observes: "He is a senior litigator and very active in the bankruptcy area."

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Band 3

A. Kemalsjah Siregar

Kemalsjah & Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Kemalsjah Siregar of Kemalsjah & Associates is widely recognised for his expertise in employment-related disputes. Interviewees also highlight his experience advising on arbitration matters.

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Band 3

Hendronoto Soesabdo

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Hendronoto Soesabdo possesses wide-ranging experience in a variety of disputes, with a particular focus on commercial litigation. He is also well placed to handle contentious restructuring and insolvency cases. Clients applaud his responsiveness and "good client counselling skills."

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Band 4

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Practice head Narendra Adiyasa is frequently instructed to advise on a range of disputes, with a particular focus on matters of employment law and internal investigations. In a recent highlight, he acted for Standard Chartered Bank in enforcing an arbitral award issued by SIAC requiring Jembo Cable Company to pay USD16 million in damages for default under an ISDA agreement.

^ See whole ranking table