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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has a diverse disputes practice that handles cases relating to commercial, antitrust, tax and customs, aviation and intellectual property (IP). Chandra Hamzah co-heads the group and advised Japfa Comfeed Indonesia after it was discovered to be operating a cartel. Fellow practice head Eri Hertiawan acted for Sudirman Kurniawan on a tort action against PSL for violation of shareholder rights.

Frans Winarta & Partners is well known for its work on civil and criminal disputes, as well as arbitration and mediation mandates. The department's client roster includes multinational and domestic clients, and is particularly active in the energy, automotive and financial services sector. Managing partner Frans Winarta is a key figure and acts in across commercial contracts, antitrust, aviation, bankruptcy and employment disputes.

Regularly instructed by international clients on contentious issues, Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie is particularly active in disputes involving a banking or commercial element. Managing partner Timur Sukirno leads the team that includes Andi Yusuf Kadir, and Hendronoto Soesabdo, who is notably strong in anti-corruption compliance. Senior associate Brian Manuel is also recommended.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in association with Herbert Smith Freehills' has expertise in civil litigation, arbitration, criminal investigations and employment disputes. Narendra Adiyasa leads the team and recently acted for Hyundai on a contractual dispute with one of its sub-contractors. He also advised Hutchison Ports Jakarta on a labour dispute between its subsidiary Jakarta International Container Terminal and a workers' union, which alleged that an unlawful concession agreement was undertaken between the subsidiary and the port company PelindoII. The group has been strengthened with the addition of Debby Sulaiman, who previously headed the disputes practice at Oentoeng Suria & Partners. Bridgestone and Toshiba are key clients.

Soemadipradja & Taher has a strong reputation in both litigation and arbitration with Hafzan Taher, Nira Sari Nazarudin and Ahmad Djosan at the fore. Taher specialises in litigation and has advised a number of international clients. Nazarudin has expertise in corporate, insurance, aviation and shipping disputes, and recently represented Total E&P Indonesia on a land dispute. She also defended Astra Honda Motor before the KPPU regarding alleged price fixing. Djosan is skilled in disputes relating to energy, insurance, banking and finance, telecoms, and technology. Senior associate Winotia Ratna is also a key figure. Notable clients include Marubeni and Chevron.

The oil and gas, shipping and insurance sectors are among the industry specialisms of Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners. Sartono co-leads the practice and has handled cases involving land ownership, industrial relations and contract breaches. He represented Shanghai Sunrun Supply Chain Management on a payment dispute against a third party. Linna Simamora also leads the team and has acted on commercial, employment and competition disputes.

Hutabarat Halim & Rekan advises on complex litigation and arbitration, and is currently active in contentious matters for clients in the media, retail, financial services and energy sectors. Pheo Hutabarat is a key figure and has handled commercial, competition and employment disputes. Also recommended is Asido Panjaitan, who is an expert in securities, corporate and commercial litigation.

The 'always prompt and timely' disputes team at Makarim & Taira S. is headed by managing partner Lia Alizia, who handles contentious matters in the corporate and commercial space. She recently represented Dipa Energi concerning its rights to develop geothermal projects in West and Central Java.  Alexandra Gerungan is also a key figure with notable strengths in arbitration, civil lawsuits and investigations. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed acts on employment sphere disputes, as well as contentious land acquisitions. Also recommended is senior associate Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus, who is very active in energy-related disputes.

SSEK Legal Consultants is experienced in corporate, commercial and natural resources-related litigations and arbitrations. Key figures from the team include Dewi Savitri Reni and Michael Carl. Reni recently defended Ford from a complaint following its decision to exit its business from Indonesia. GE Power, China Development Bank and United Overseas Bank are key clients.

Litigation, arbitration and investigations are the three key pillars of Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners' practice. The team is led by Chalid Heyder, who is particularly strong in arbitration, civil disputes, and bankruptcy matters. He is supported by senior associate Teguh Darmawan, who is experienced in financial services, natural resources and infrastructure disputes.

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro's work on contentious across corporate, infrastructure, energy, banking and finance, real estate, employment, aviation and shipping sectors. Sahat Siahaan leads the team and has expertise in both litigation and arbitration, and is very active in shipping disputes; he acted for Allied Assets whose vessel collided with Indonesian shipping company's vessel. Ulyarta Naibaho is also a key figure and has been acting for Marubeni on a Supreme Court order to pay aggregate damages on a number of disputes relating to the Indonesian financial crisis. Also recommended is Nafis Adwani, who focuses on employment and industrial relations disputes.

Real estate disputes is Leks&Co's USP, with broader expertise in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Eddy Leks and Ivor Pasaribu are two noteworthy names and are particularly strong in land-related disputes.

Oentoeng Suria & Partners' new disputes practice is led by Prawidha Murti , who recently joined from Makes & Partners. She has extensive experience of both litigation and arbitration in commercial and family disputes.

The team at Suhardi Somomoeljono & Associates (SSA Advocates) acts on commercial, corporate, real estate, construction and industrial relations disputes. Key members of the team include managing partner Suhardi Somomoeljono and Dianyndra Kusuma Hardy, who acts are experienced in commercial and corporate disputes.

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