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Iman Sjahputra & Partners


Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Sjahputra founded Iman Sjahputra & Partners in 1987. Currently he serves as the Managing Partner of the firm. He has over 30 years of experience in legal professional services, representing local and foreign companies. Mr. Sjahputra is an expert in Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, International Business Transactions Law, Corporate Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, International Trade Law, Investment Law and Employment Law.

Mr. Sjahputra’s legal articles and columns have been regularly featured in “Suara Pembaruan” daily, “Bisnis Indonesia” daily, “Analisa” daily, “Legal Review” magazine, “Ombudsman” magazine, “Info Gading” magazine and "Jia Xiang Hometown" Magazine. He has published and compiled several books, including: Undang-Undang Perseroan Terbatas Indonesia (Indonesian Limited Liability Company Regulations); Undang-undang Hak Tanggungan atas Tanah beserta Benda-Benda yang Berkaitan dengan Tanah (Land Mortgage Regulation and all related materials); Undang-Undang Bea dan Cukai di Indonesia (Indonesian Customs and Taxes Regulation); Peraturan Perundang-undangan Ketenagakerjaan Baru di Indonesia (New Labor Regulations in Indonesia); Hukum Merek Baru Indonesia, Seluk Beluk Tanya Jawab Merek (New Indonesian Trademark Law - Question & Answer), Problematika Hukum Internet Indonesia (Problems of the Indonesian Internet Law), Lorong-lorong Keadilan (Justice Alleys), and many more.


English, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.


Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi), The Indonesian Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (AKHKI).


Mr. Sjahputra earned his Legal Doctorate (DR.) from the University of Padjadjaran, Master of Law (LL.M.) from American University, Washington College of Laws, USA, Bachelor of Law (S.H.) and Candidate Notary (C.N.) degrees from the University of Gadjah Mada, and completed International Intellectual Property Courses in Japan.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Iman Sjahputra & Partners’ practice is led by Iman Sjahputra, who represents domestic and international firms in IP issues. Other key figures include Willy Isananda, who works on IP registration matters, and Wawan Santoso, who works on contentious IP matters. The firm also has extensive expertise in IP administration.

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