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Lia Alizia

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Makarim & Taira S.

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Litigation, Corporate and Commercial


Lia Alizia is a Partner in the Makarim & Taira S. Corporate, Commercial and Litigation department, with particular expertise in anti bribery matters together with employment and Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Indonesia. She has a successful track record of effectively advising a variety of firms from digital startups to multinational firms on their concerns and issues.

Keeping abreast of developments in the fast-evolving field of IP law, she draws on her significant experience to interpret and advise clients on application, protection and enforcement. She is also able to provide counsel on sensitive employment and litigations issues, including mass terminations of employees and resolution of commercial disputes. She is often requested to speak in in-house trainings, local and international workshops on employment, anti-bribery and other compliance related issues. Lia has authored or co-authored a number of significant publications.

Lia is a recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015. She is also recommended for Employment by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 and 2015, and is named by Employment Law Experts from the UK in 2014 as an Employment Expert from Indonesia. She has been identified as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, Legal Media Group for 2014; a Woman Lawyer of the Year from the Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards in 2017; a Leading Lawyer for Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment by Asialaw in 2018; and is also one of Indonesia's A-List Lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in Indonesia in 2018.

She is an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant and serves the central committee of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) as well as the Intellectual Property Rights Association (AKHKI).


Trainee, Makarim & Taira S., Jakarta, 2000; Associate, Makarim & Taira S., Jakarta, 2000-2008; Senior Associate, Makarim & Taira S., Jakarta, 2008-2012; Partner, Makarim & Taira S., Jakarta, Present.


Indonesian and English.


The Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI); LAWASIA (the Law Association for Asia and Pacific); Indonesia’s Cyber Law Community (ICLC) and a regular contributor to Legal Clinic Column on Hukum related to the IP, Media and Telco; International Relations Department of the Indonesian Advocates Association; Indonesian Intellectual Property Association (Asosiasi Kekayaan Hak Intelektual Indonesia/AKHKI) 


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


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Makarim & Taira S.'s team adopts 'a client-first approach' that is 'very practical and solution-oriented'. Corporate specialist Richard Cornwallis has broad expertise and is particularly active in the hospitality sector; he acted as local counsel on Ferro Corporation's global purchase of Endeka. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has a similarly diverse skillset but is notably strong in real estate transactions. Teddy Suprijadi specialises in M&A and restructurings and Lia Alizia advises on general corporate issues for multinational clients. Alizia advised Aventis Pharma on a contract termination with an Indonesian party. Maria Sagrado focuses on foreign investment and financial transactions. Banking and finance specialist Kurniawan Tanzil also acts on corporate transactions.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'always prompt and timely' disputes team at Makarim & Taira S. is headed by managing partner Lia Alizia, who handles contentious matters in the corporate and commercial space. She recently represented Dipa Energi concerning its rights to develop geothermal projects in West and Central Java.  Alexandra Gerungan is also a key figure with notable strengths in arbitration, civil lawsuits and investigations. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed acts on employment sphere disputes, as well as contentious land acquisitions. Also recommended is senior associate Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus, who is very active in energy-related disputes.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Makarim & Taira S. has a strong track record advising employers on terminations and redundancies, and has a client roster that includes Hilton, Cisco and Kerry Ingredients. Lia Alizia is the key point of contact.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Makarim & Taira S. is heavily involved in real estate and land acquisitions, with notable strengths in transactions relating to the hospitality and energy sectors. Rahayu Ningsih Hoed leads the team and regularly advises on infrastructure-related land acquisitions. Also recommended are corporate partners Richard Cornwallis and Lia Alizia.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Makarim & Taira S. advises multinational financial institutions on their insurance liabilities and has represented several foreign banks regarding the bankruptcy and restructuring of Indonesian companies. Alexandra Gerungan leads the practice which assists clients with strategic investments in distressed assets, debt restructurings, and complex recapitalisation schemes. Gerungan is supported by restructuring expert Lia Alizia and banking and finance specialist Kurniawan Tanzil.

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