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At Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, Chandra Hamzah and Eri Hertiawanare highly competent, expert, professional and trustworthy’. The group successfully represented Holcim Indonesia in first instance, appeal and Supreme Court proceedings in a land dispute with the Ministry of Forestry. In addition to the department’s litigation capabilities, several members of the team are also internationally certified arbitrators and mediators.

Frans Winarta & Partners is adept at handling disputes spanning a variety of sectors, but has particular specialism in corporate and IP issues. The team is headed by managing partner Frans Winarta, who has received numerous new arbitration appointments in 2015-2016, and is currently serving on the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

The lawyers at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie have experience in both local Indonesian courts and international arbitration institutions. Practice head Timur Sukirno jointly leads a team with Andi Yusuf Kadir that is representing Berlian Laju Tanker in a Supreme Court case regarding the company’s amended restructuring plan.

The team at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the few local Indonesian firms with experience in both domestic and international arbitration. Practice head Narendra Adiyasa is particularly noted for employment matters and internal investigations. Antony Crockett is representing Hutchinson Ports in a lawsuit seeking the annulment of contractual agreements with Pelindo II.

Sitting on various arbitration and mediation panels, Tony Budidjaja leads the arbitration practice at Budidjaja & Associates. He has represented large multinational corporates and Indonesian clients in domestic and international arbitration cases.

Jointly led by Sartono and Linna Simamora, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners’ disputes team falls under the employment and litigation practice, and indeed works closely with the firm’s many other practice groups. It has showcased its litigation capabilities in various levels of court proceedings, including representing Nunukan Jaya Lestari in the Supreme Court regarding a land dispute.

Pheo Hutabarat leads the sizeable disputes team at Hutabarat Halim & Rekan, which has handled a variety of commercial disputes, especially in matters involving debt restructuring. Hutabarat has advised multinational and domestic companies as well as foreign law firms.

The litigation department at SSEK Legal Consultants draws a considerable amount of work from disputes arising out of insolvency matters. In other work, Darrell Johnson is acting for Jakarta Intercultural School in a highly publicised sexual assault suit.

At Soemadipradja & Taher, Hafzan Taher’s team has experience in domestic and international arbitration, litigation, including at Supreme Court level, and other alternative dispute resolution.

Working for domestic corporates and Indonesian subsidiaries, Christian Teo & Partners’ is involved in several matters involving corruption, fraud and breach of contract. Christian Teo is the key contact.

Name partner Ignatius Andy is the primary partner in Ignatius Andy Law Offices’ litigation and arbitration departments. In addition to Andy’s experience in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, he has represented household name clients like Pfizer Indonesia, HSBC and Kraft Foods in litigation.

The lawyers at KarimSyah are especially adept at cross-border matters, representing foreign corporates with interest in Indonesia. The firm is active in alternative dispute resolution, and also has a dedicated medical malpractice defence practice. Karen Mills and Iswahjudi Karim are key contacts.

Timbul Thomas Lubis heads the litigation department at Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo. He has experience in international arbitration, having represented domestic and foreign corporates and individuals.

Lubis, Santosa & Maramis’ dispute resolution group regularly acts for individuals, private and state-owned corporates, and government agencies. The team, led by Lelyana Santosa, works closely with the firm’s corporate department, making it well positioned to handle commercial and corporate disputes.

Adnan Buyung Nasution & Partners draws its clients from a range of sectors, but primarily focuses on companies with interests in projects, telecoms and foreign and domestic investment. The three-partner team has capabilities in litigation and arbitration.

Dyah Ersita & Partners’ disputes team focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, although the two-partner team also handles cases involving labour, IP and family law. Practice head Dyah Ersita Yustanti has acted for various Indonesian state banks as well as the government of Indonesia in litigation.

At Leks&Co, Eddy Leks and Ivor Pasaribu act primarily for domestic corporates involved in real estate disputes. The team is instructed on matters at various levels of Indonesian courts, including an ongoing Supreme Court case.

Luhut Pangaribuan is the key partner in Luhut M P Pangaribuan & Partners’ commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice. His team has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes heard at first instance, appellate courts and the Supreme Court, and handled judicial reviews.

Makarim & Taira S.’s dispute resolution team has experience in acting for international organisations and foreign embassies. Joint heads Lia Alizia and Alexandra Gerungan represent clients, drawn from a range of sectors, at first instance and appeals.

Debby Sulaiman leads the practice at Oentoeng Suria & Partners. The team is representing HP in a $12m Indonesian Supreme Court case involving the termination of agreements with one of the client’s local business partners.

At Suhardi Somomoeljono & Associates (SSA Advocates), Suhardi Somomoeljono represents clients across a variety of sectors. For example, the team acted for Minerina Bhakti in a $3.8m mining dispute with BS Global Resources Singapore

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