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ABNR Counsellors at Law




Indra is a key figure in ABNR’s labor and employment practice, assisting blue-chip domestic and multinational corporations across the entire spectrum of manpower law, including with employment contracts; the complex rules governing the employment of expatriates in Indonesia; the use of agency/contract labor; termination policies, strategies and their execution; employee benefits and entitlements; and regulatory & compliance issues.

He also often frequently represents employers directly during negotiations with employees and labor unions in relation to industrial disputes and strikes, and proposed terminations.

In contentious manpower matters, he regularly acts for clients at mediation, before the Industrial Relations Court and on appeal in the Supreme Court.

He also plays an instrumental role in compiling ABNR’s annual report to The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, the prestigious guide to manpower law in key jurisdictions around the world.

He is recommended for labour & employment by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and was recently once again named one of Indonesia’s top-100 lawyers by Vantage Asia/Asia Business Law Journal.

Indra’s key clients operate across a wide range of industries and sectors, including:

  • Life Sciences – Novartis, Ciba Vision (a subsidiary of Novartis), Bayer, Merck & Co Inc., Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Merck KGaA, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, B Braun Melsungen AG, and 3M;
  • Telecommunications & Technology – NEC Corp, ByteDance (and its subsidiary TikTok), Tencent; and PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Internasional;
  • Industrial & Manufacturing – Hyundai, SAAB, Cabot, Pegatron, Daimler AG, British American Tobacco Indonesia, Covestro, Volvo, Hankook Tire, PT  Smelting (operator of Indonesia’s largest copper smelter and refinery), Pirelli, and KMK Global Sports;
  • Financial Services – PT CIMB Niaga Tbk, Shinhan Bank, APRO, Industrial Bank of Korea, PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, BC Card Co., International Finance Corporation (IFC), and National Australia Bank;
  • Media, Marketing & Services – GroupM, Edelman, Thomson Reuters, WPP, The Nielsen Company, BBC News, and SAI Global;
  • Retail & Property – Alfamart (one of Indonesia’s largest convenience-store chains), Amway, and PT Plaza Indonesia Realty Tbk.


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Indra SetiawanABNR Counsellors at Law

ABNR Counsellors at Law advises on all aspects of employment law and regularly advises clients on employment contracts, employment of expatriates, termination policies, employee benefits and entitlement, regulatory and compliance issues. Nafis Adwani co-heads the labour and employment practice and has a wide range of industry expertise that covers the life sciences, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture and automotive industries. Co-head Indra Setiawan has a similar practice and also advises on issues arising from trade unions and industrial strikes.

Comparative Guides

Indonesia: Employment & Labour Law March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employment & Labour Law laws and regulations that may occur in Indonesia.