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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has expertise in civil and commercial litigation, including ADR. Practice co-head Chandra Hamzah recently defended Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia on charges of causing pollution and extracting groundwater without a permit, and advised Indosat on a dispute with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics regarding alleged unpaid spectrum frequency usage charges. Co-head Eri Hertiawan worked on a complex inheritance dispute regarding the estate of Agus Nursalim. Ahmad Maulana has a strong track record in employment disputes, but also recently represented OPIC in a tort claim.

Frans Winarta & Partners assists with both civil and criminal litigation, and provides specialist expertise in ADR and IP disputes. Frans Winarta leads the practice and is experienced in civil and criminal litigation and arbitration. The firm recently assisted an outsourcing services provider, a telecoms company and a foreign shipping company on separate tort cases. The firm also acted for a hotel brand in a licence agreement dispute, advised a Singaporean law firm on how to execute an SIAC arbitration award, and defended an Indonesian citizen in a corruption case.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie handles complex litigation and arbitration. Managing partner Timur Sukirno heads the practice and has expertise in civil disputes and international arbitration. Andi Kadir has extensive experience in complex commercial disputes, bankruptcy litigation, employment disputes, and arbitration. Hendronoto Soesabdo is an expert in arbitration and anti-corruption compliance matters. Senior associate Brian Manuel is also a key figure.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills’ disputes practice is led by Narendra Adiyasa, who is experienced in contentious matters, particularly employment-related disputes. He recently defended Hutchison Ports Holding and Hutchison Ports Jakarta in a citizen lawsuit brought by individuals who sought to annul the authorisation agreement signed between the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation and Jakarta International Container Terminal. He also defended Standard Chartered Bank against Monas Permata Persada, which tried to annul an arbitral award issued to the bank against Monas Permata Persada’s parent company Jembo Cable Company. Debby Sulaiman, who formerly headed the disputes practice at Oentoeng Suria & Partners, recently joined the firm.

Soemadipradja & Taher is ‘one of the best law firms in Indonesia’, according to one client, and ‘delivers useful advice in the technical legal field as well as from a strategic point of view’. Hafzan Taher heads the practice and Nira Nazarudin is known for her ‘sharp analyses’ and being ‘straightforward in delivering her opinion’. She defended TEPI in a land entitlement dispute. Senior associate Winotia Ratna is ‘a fine litigation lawyer’ who is ‘a quick thinker’.

Budidjaja International Lawyers has significant expertise in commercial dispute resolution. Tony Budidjaja is experienced in arbitration and mediation, and has acted for both domestic and international clients.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners’ team, which is led by Sartono and Linna Simamora, assists its clients in litigation and ADR. Sartono has expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration and has worked for both domestic and international clients. Simamora is skilled in arbitration as well as civil and criminal litigation, and is particularly active in the retail, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan’s practice is led by Pheo Hutabarat, who has a strong track record in commercial litigation. The firm recently represented Global Digital Niaga, the owner of online marketplace, in an antitrust matter relating to its acquisition of online travel agent The firm also advised Schlumberger Geophysics Nusantara on a breach of contract claim brought by Intipratama Mulyasantika, and represented PBJV in a tort lawsuit brought against it by an Indonesian company.

SSEK Legal Consultants handles contentious matters for many multinational clients, with a particularly strong track record in the natural resources sector. Michael Carl represented Bank Danamon in a fees dispute with a global consulting firm, and assisted Vi Holding with a payments dispute. Dewi Savitri Reni is also a key figure and has expertise in debt restructuring and arbitration.

Christian Teo & Partners has expertise in fraud, corruption and breach of contract matters. Name partner Christian Teo is a key figure.

Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners’ disputes practice is led by Chalid Heyder, who joined in 2016 from Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills. He also advised the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore – Jakarta on potential disputes management and strategies.

KarimSyah’s disputes practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. The firm also has expertise in medical malpractice defence and aviation disaster settlements. Iswahjudi Karim and Karen Mills are key contacts.

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo’s disputes practice is led by Timbul Thomas Lubis, who has a strong reputation in the field of international arbitration. The firm recently represented Goldman Sachs in a counterclaim against an Indonesian businessman regarding the ownership of shares in a business he manages.

Makarim & Taira S.’ team ‘always gets to the point’, according to clients, which include the likes of Club Med Asie, Hipra SA Laboratories and HBO Asia. Commercial litigation specialist Alexandra Gerungan has ‘deep knowledge’ which makes her advice ‘more accurate’. Lia Alizia is a key contact and advised the former president director of Geo Dipa Energi in criminal proceedings involving allegations that he misled a contractual partner into the understanding that Geo Dipa Energi was entitled to manage the geothermal projects in West and Central Java. Senior associate Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus is also a key figure.

Hendra Soenardi is ‘a focused’ and ‘high-quality firm’ that handles a variety of complex disputes. Soenardi Pardi is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and is ‘able to present a balanced and practical approach to resolving difficult legal dilemmas in Indonesian law’. She recently advised an investor in a coal development project on a dispute with another investor, and represented a construction company in arbitration proceedings with one of its subcontractors.

Ignatius Andy Law Offices has expertise in litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Name partner Ignatius Andy is a key figure.

Leks&Co has expertise in litigation and ADR, and is presently very active in the real estate sector. The firm represented Dinas Perumahan dan Gedung Pemda in a land ownership dispute, and acted for Pacific Indopalm Industries in a dispute involving environmental regulations. Eddy Leks and Ivor Pasaribu are key contacts.

Suhardi Somomoeljono & Associates (SSA Advocates) has expertise in litigation and arbitration and is particularly active in real estate, construction and employment relations matters. The firm ‘thinks outside the box’ and provides ‘practical solutions’. Recently it assisted Minerina Bhakti with submitting a bankruptcy petition to its debtors and advised an agribusiness company on a bankruptcy petition filed by one of its creditors. Suhardi Somomoeljono and Dianyndra Kusuma Hardy are key figures.

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