Mr Harris Toengkagie > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Antitrust & Competition Litigation & Dispute Resolution Real Estate Employment


Harris Toengkagie is a Partner at Makarim & Taira S. whose expertise is built on almost two decades of representing and advising national and multinational corporations in litigation and dispute resolution, employment matters, real estate, competition, and corporate compliance.

In litigation, Harris has represented national and international companies in facing commercially related lawsuits, complex civil litigation cases, state administrative disputes, and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards through Indonesian courts. He provides valuable assistance to clients before, during, and after the investigation process. This includes providing support during questioning by government institutions, such as the police, immigration, and the public prosecution service. His litigation approach goes beyond winning cases in court; he focuses on negotiating and developing effective strategies to achieve timely and mutually beneficial settlements aligned with his clients’ business goals. Extending his expertise to real estate, Harris has successfully dealt with challenging land acquisition matters related to major power plant and property developments.

Harris also has extensive experience across the full spectrum of employment advisory, possessing detailed knowledge of intricate and reputationally sensitive employment and remuneration matters across numerous sectors. His work routinely involves assisting clients with both executive and mass recruitments and terminations, grievances and disciplinary matters, corporate governance, as well as immigration issues concerning foreign employees. Furthermore, Harris has strong expertise in corporate compliance, helping companies and organizations to ensure adherence to internally established guidelines or industry regulations.

A passionate speaker, Harris has been invited to various seminars, webinars, and forums. He has co-authored several legal publications on employment. His clients appreciate his exceptional teamwork and value his unique skill set that contributes to high quality results in complex multi-jurisdictional projects. In recognition of his professional achievements, Harris was named one of Indonesia’s Future Legal Leaders by Asia Business Law Journal in 2022.


Indonesia & English


  • S.H. (2004) Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • LL.M. (2006) Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Real estate

Makarim & Taira S. advises a wide range of clients, including embassies, power plant developers, resort owners, and oil & gas companies on land acquisitionss. The firm draws from its global connections, as part of Drew Network Asia, to provide the relevant expertise to its clients on cross-border issues. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed is the head of the real estate practice and has acted on matters relating to power, infrastructure and mining. Harris Toengkagie is another key member of the practice.

Indonesia > Labour and employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Harris ToengkagieMakarim & Taira S.

Makarim & Taira S. provides ‘excellent services both for litigation and corporate matters’ and has a notable track record in handling mass redundancies and issues arising from employee misconduct. Employment disputes related to M&A transactions is another strength of the team. Co-head Lia Alizia is highly experienced in employment litigation, while co-head Rahayu Ningsih Hoed focuses on mass redundancy work. Harris Toengkagie is noted for mass terminations and settlement of labour disputes.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution

Makarim & Taira S. is very well known in the Indonesian market for its broad dispute resolution practice. Rahayu Hoed is a highly regarded practitioner with an established track record in handling arbitration cases alongside employment, corporate and financing matters. Hoed co-heads the team with firm managing partner Lia Alizia, who fields extensive experience in representing clients before arbitration panels and Indonesian courts. Harris Toengkagie and Rudy Sitorus are key names in the group.