Ms Lia Alizia > Makarim & Taira S. > Jakarta, Indonesia > Lawyer Profile

Makarim & Taira S.

Work Department

Competition Law, Employment, Foreign Investment & General Corporate Practice, Franchise Law, Insolvency and Restructuring, Inteleectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Media, IT and Telecommunications, Mergers and Acquisitions


Lia, the Managing Partner at Makarim & Taira S., is a talented lawyer, litigator, a leading advisor to many top businesses worldwide, and also one of the country’s foremost legal practitioners, having been involved in some of the most high-profile matters over the years.  She is the Managing Partner and leads the Corporate, Commercial, and Litigation and Dispute Resolutions departments of M&T. She provides expert advice and oversight in large, complex corporate negotiations, and brings over 20 years of experience in managing legal aspects of commercial, transactional and corporate governance matters.

Lia adheres to strict ethical principles when representing clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels. Her practice does not only focus on litigation but also aims to provide advice to clients on how to minimize potential risks related to employment, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and litigation issues.

She is a sworn translator, author of a number of significant publications, and often speaks at local and overseas seminars and training programs on employment, litigation and corporate matters.  She is also an Instructor Faculty at TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation, an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant and an active member of Indonesia Labour Law Consultant Association.


Indonesian and English.


  • Member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)
  • Vice Chairman of Association of Indonesian Advocates/Attorneys (HAPI)
  • Member of the Board Management of British Chamber and Commernce in Indonesia
  • Head of Focus Group Discussion in ILLCA on the draft implementing regulation on the Omnibus Law, employment sections particularly on a non-employment security program
  • Instructor Faculty, TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA)
  • Faculty Member, Expatise Academy, Netherlands for a lecture on Indonesian employment matters
  • Member of Indonesian Labor Law Consultant Association (ILLCA)
  • Member of Indonesia’s Cyber Law Community (ICLC)
  • Member of Indonesian Intellectual Property Association (AKHKI)
  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)
  • Registered Sworn Translator for English-Indonesian Language under Decree of Governor of Jakarta, 2006


S.H., Jayabaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia, Faculty of Law, 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Indonesia > Intellectual property

Noted for its expertise in the hospitality and retail sectors, Makarim & Taira S. acts for its roster of clients on trademark registration and licensing matters. Managing partner Lia Alizia, who is noted for her capability in IP litigation, jointly leads the practice alongside Norma Mutalib, who advises on the IP aspects of hotel franchising and management arrangements. Key clients include Hilton Worldwide Manage Limited, Foot Locker Retail and Global Hospitality Licensing, to name a few.

Indonesia > Restructuring and insolvency

Led by senior partner Rahayu Ningsih Hoed, the team at Makarim & Taira S. acts for multinational financial institutions on insurance liability issues, in addition to advising foreign banks on bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring matters concerning Indonesian companies. On account of its alliances with Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore, and Shearn Delamore & Co in Malaysia, the practice is well-placed to manage cross-border instructions. Managing partner Lia Alizia represents clients in bankruptcy cases, while foreign consultant Hilton King advises on restructurings matters in the mining sector.

Indonesia > Labour and employment

(Leading individuals)

Lia Alizia – Makarim & Taira S.

Housing a strong employment practice, Makarim & Taira S. advises on a broad range of matters concerning restructuring plans, mass termination strategies and termination disputes, as well as reviewing company regulations. The cross-jurisdictional capability of the team is supplemented by its association Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore and Shearn Delamore & Co in Malaysia. ‘Business-orientedLia Alizia leads the practice and focuses on employment litigation, in addition to anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues. Other key members of the group include Rahayu Ningsih Hoed and Harris Toengkagie, who was promoted to partner in February 2022.

Indonesia > Antitrust and competition

Managing partner Lia Alizia leads the antitrust and competition team at Makarim & Taira S. and acts for clients across the insurance, industrials and manufacturing, aviation and shipping sectors. The practice has demonstrable experience in submitting merger filings and notifications to the KPPU, in addition to advising on local asset transfers and acquisition-related matters. On account of its strong connections with Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore and Shearn Delamore & Co in Malaysia, the team is well-placed to assist on cross-border antitrust and competition mandates. Associate Budhy Apriastuti Evita, who advises clients on merger filings, is another key member of the group.

Indonesia > Dispute resolution

A ‘very dynamic practice with an international vision’, Makarim & Taira S. handles a range of disputes work, including commercial litigation, employment disputes and contentious insolvency cases. It acts for multinational corporations and state-owned enterprises and the team is led by Rahayu Hoed and Lia Alizia. Hoed has been at the firm for over 30 years and handles corporate, project finance and employment matters in addition to disputes. Alizia is an experienced litigator who represents clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels, and also advises on risk management, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues. Senior associate Rudy Sitorus is recommended for high-value disputes, regulatory and compliance matters; Harris Toengkagie was promoted to partner in February 2022.