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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

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP is commended for its ‘unique blend of experience, strategy, and a genuine willingness to listen and consult with clients‘ with a wide-ranging practice experienced in commercial arbitrations, investor-state arbitrations, infrastructure disputes, and international arbitration-related court litigation. The practice is adept at acting on multi-jurisdictional arbitration matters across the ASEAN region. The practice is led by a range of impressive individuals, with Kelvin Poon SC and Avinash Pradhan both Singapore-based, and Eri Hertiawan and Simon Barrie Sasmoyo leading the Indonesia practice. Ben Dominic Yap and Surasak Vajasit lend their expertise to the ‘results driven, and quick on their feet‘ team, acting out of Philippines and Thailand respectively. In Vietnam, Chau Huy Quang and Logan Leung are key names.

Indonesia > Shipping

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners provides a complete service for its clients in the shipping sector. This includes financial matters, security enforcement, collisions, charter parties, securitization, natural resource transportation and marine insurance. The firm’s membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia network allows it to draw legal expertise and resources from other Asian jurisdictions, enabling a seamless service for its clients in shipping matters that are frequently multi-jurisdictional. Eri Hertiawan, an experienced litigator and ADR specialist in shipping law, leads the shipping practice alongside Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf and Chandra Hamzah. Another noted practitioner is Wildan Lukman Nurmajid for the primary focus of his practice being vessel financing and acquisitions.

Indonesia > Aviation

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is primarily focussed on disputes in the aviation space, covering cases relating to tort claims brought by passengers, allegations of cartel made by the KPPU, and contract breaches. The firm also has capabilities in relation to complex restructuring and insolvency-related mandates, with experience advising major carriers in their high-profile insolvency proceedings. Eri Hertiawan leads on the firm’s aviation work and, being the co-head of the firm’s disputes practice, has particular expertise in disputes involving airline clients. Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf, as head of banking, finance, and projects work, is active in relation to insolvency proceedings in this space, and senior associate Alvin Ambardy, besides his predominantly arbitration-based practice, is similarly of note for his work relating to insolvency matters.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Eri Hertiawan Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has industry strength across the government, financial services, energy, manufacturing, construction and aviation sectors, and has a track record in assisting with some of the most high-profile restructures of major corporate debtors and other stakeholders. The practice is able to draw on the wider capabilities of the firm, with practice head Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf leveraging his banking and finance expertise to assist related operators with their debt restructuring and insolvency mandates. Eri Hertiawan has extensive disputes experience which he deploys in representing his clients in the proceedings around their restructures. Tracy Tania focuses on transactional matters with a nexus to restructuring and insolvency.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Eri Hertiawan – Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners‘ practice is home to a sizeable corporate litigation team which handles the gamut of dispute resolution matters, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The group leverages the bench strength of the Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP Asia network to assist with a range of contentious cross-border matters. Department co-heads Chandra Hamzah and Eri Hertiawan are highly regarded practitioners, with established expertise in handling both litigation and arbitration. Simon Barrie Sasmoyo is experienced in handling complex cases involving financial and anti-corruption disputes. Heru Pamungkas was promoted to partner in April 2023.