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Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Co-Head, Dispute Resolution, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners


At Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Eri co-heads one of the foremost commercial disputes practices in the country. He is listed in 2013 edition of The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators and the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. In addition, he is recognised as a “Leading Litigation Star” by Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 and 2018, and as “Key Individual” in Real Estate by Chambers Asia Pacific (2013 Ed.).


·         LL.M, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2005)

·         LLB, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung (1992)

·         Licensed to practice law as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi)

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Shipping

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners  has expertise in contentious and non-contentious shipping issues through its experienced banking and finance partner Chandra Hamzah and renowned litigator Eri Hertiawan. Its shipping disputes work primarily involves financing and competition related issues as well as casualties. Other areas of interest include advising on charter parties, cargo claims and securitisation.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has partners from its banking and finance and dispute resolution teams that regularly advise on major restructuring and insolvencies, more specifically in takeovers, recapitalisations and asset recoveries. Banking and finance head Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf has been advising on debt restructuring, the suspension of debt payments, as well as the restructuring of a Sharia financed structure. Litigator Eri Hertiawan works alongside the team when the bankruptcy goes to arbitration or litigation.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners’s highly respected team has regularly appeared before the Supreme Court and district courts, as well as acting on international and domestic arbitration. Senior partner Eri Hertiawan is a key name in the market for alternative dispute resolution, as illustrated by his recent appointment as member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. His disputes have involved corporate, banking aviation, criminal and competition law cases. Founding partner Chandra Hamzah is another key name and most notably known for his work handling anti-corruption cases.

Indonesia > Aviation

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is the standout firm for aviation disputes, with a client roster consisting of three of the country’s six major airlines. Eri Hertiawan is an expert in both litigation and arbitration and has acted on disputes that typically falls under commercial agreements and consumer law. Recent instructions include acting for Garuda Indonesia in its lawsuit against a Rolls Royce subsidiary concerning the fraudulent behaviour of a former director.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s international arbitration team is headquartered in Singapore and excels in commercial and construction disputes. Andre Yeap SC, Francis Xavier SC and infrastructure-disputes expert Ng Kim Beng remain key contacts while Paul Tan moved to Cavenagh Law LLP. The group also benefits from several affiliated offices in the region, at which Chau Huy Quang in Vietnam, aviation expert Eri Hertiawan in Indonesia and Han Li Meng in Malaysia are other names to note.