ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2020

JUDGING PANEL

Aldi Pagaruyung
Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, & Singapore (Lead) Counsel, Hewlett Packard

Country Counsel for Indonesia, Philippines & Pakistan which heads legal business strategies, commercial negotiations, and compliance processes, also Lead Counsel for Singapore specializes on escalation and strategic deals. 

Channel & Supplies Counsel for Greater Asia & Greater China region which oversees governances, programs, strategic alliances and initiatives 

Joined HP Inc (Previously Hewlett-Packard Co.) in 2013. Previous experience includes in-house counsel for mining/infrastructure & telecommunication company
 

Citta Prasidha
Southeast Asia Counsel, Becton Dickinson

She has been Southeast Asia Legal Counsel for BD, a US-based medical technology company for over 4 years. She’s sitting in Jakarta, and oversees BD’s legal matters across all ASEAN countries plus a few other countries within our business team coverage. Prior to BD, she had a stint experience as a country counsel for an oil and gas company, and before that she has spent over 7 years in law firms, the longest was with Baker McKenzie. During her law firm life, she mostly did commercial IP work (and says that she still love it!) and now she has the opportunity to broaden her horizon to pick up and learn new things from In-house legal role from quality to tax, from conventional needles to sophisticated medical device instruments.

Fathurahman P. Ng. J
Head of Legal Division, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk

Fathurahman P. Ng. J currently serves as head of legal division of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk, the largest natural gas company in Indonesia. As the company’s general counsel, he is responsible for providing advice to the management regarding corporate compliance, contracts, dispute resolution, and other legal issues. He has advised the management on corporate matters and various projects such as gas pipeline project, LNG FSRU project, and other medium and large scale projects related to gas commercial and infrastructure including the dispute resolution.

Within 15 years of service to the company, partly he was seconded to PT Pgas Solution, the subsidiary of the company which provides services to the group and other customers. At the subsidiary, he was appointed as the corporate secretary. In the specific area of dispute resolution, he was actively involved in the arbitration team in 2010 for few years ahead where PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk faced multiple arbitration proceedings either domestically or internationally, including foreign litigation. These exposures had brought a wide range of perspective where he is now aiming to strengthen the company’s legal division with broader international legal knowledge. 

Fathurahman obtained his bachelor of law degree from Padjajaran University in 2003, and master of law from the University of indonesia in 2016.

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.
Vice Rector of President University

Handa S. Abidin is the Vice Rector as well as a Lecturer in law at President University, Indonesia. Handa was involved as one of the judges of the ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015 and 2017-2020 as well as the ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018-2019. He graduated from Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia (S.H.), the George Washington University Law School (LL.M.), and the University of Edinburgh Law School (Ph.D.).

Josef Sunario
Group Head of Legal, DSSP Power – PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa, Tbk.

Josef Sunario is a legal professional with over fifteen years of experience in various of industries.
He had been entrusted with various roles during his career, starting as an intern at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners; and then as associate at Bahar & Partners, providing legal advice to various clients which cover a broad range of corporate matters, such as energy, mining, infrastructure, merger and acquisitions, general corporate and project financing.  During his time period working at Bahar and Partners, he was seconded for one-year at a major coal mining company on site in East Kalimantan, giving him the opportunity to experience the nature to work as an in-house legal counsel, by obtaining first-hand knowledge and understanding on the energy industry.

Aspiring to become an integral part of the business, he further went in-house as Corporate Legal Manager of PT Surya Semesta Internusa Tbk, a public listed company engaged in the business of commercial real estates, hospitality (including Gran Melia Jakarta), construction services and industrial parks.
His experience in the energy industry during his early years brings him to the next path as in-house legal counsel at Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit, exposed to various assignments to provide legal support across the business unit’s operation from onshore operation to offshore operation, and further expanded to compliance, commercial, development projects, joint operations and PSC-related matters.

After more than 10 years with Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit, Josef expanded the spectrum of his legal career by moving to another industry as the Head of Legal of PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari (a member of the Zuellig Pharma) a major pharmaceutical distribution  company providing healtcare products across all provinces in Indonesia. Currently, Josef is entrusted as the Group Head of Legal Affairs of DSSP Power, leading the Legal Division in providing legal support to the power generation business of the operating companies under PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa,Tbk.     

Josef graduated from Universitas Padjadjaran and further earned his Master Degree (LL.M.) focusing on Energy Law from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas.

Justisiari Kusumah

Justisiari P. Kusumah
Managing Partner, K&K Advocates

Justi has a long and distinguished career in IP law and is recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading figures in the area. He is recognized by WTR 1000 as The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals and Highly Recommended lawyer in IP by legal 500 Asia Pacific for 3 consecutive years. 
In addition to being the Managing Partner, Justi’s main role in the firm is to lead and oversee the Litigation & Enforcement, Arbitration as well as the Commercial IP, and Corporate & Technology practice group.
Justi has been actively involved in promoting IP protection/awareness in Indonesia. He currently serves as Chairman of MIAP. Justi is also a regular instructor for various training organized by and for the Indonesian Police Force and National IP Task Force.
Justi holds a Bachelor and Master of Law degrees from Padjadjaran University and Doctoral Degree of Law from University of Pelita Harapan. He also a licensed Advocate and a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi).
 

Lia

Lia Alizia
Managing Partner, Makarim & Taira

Lia 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 a Partner in the Corporate, Commercial, and Litigation and Dispute Resolutions departments of M&T. She provides expert advise and oversight in large, complex corporate negotiations, and brings 20 years of experience in managing legal aspects of commercial, transactional and corporate governance matters including anti competition regulations and policies.
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, an instructor faculty member in TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation, and often speaks at local and overseas seminars and training programs on employment, litigation and corporate matters.

RECENT AWARDS
• A Band 2 lawyer in Employment by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, 2017-2020
• A Highly Regarded Lawyer for Restructuring & Insolvency, and M&A (2020) and a Rising Star by IFLR1000 2019
• Indonesia’s A-list lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in Indonesia, 2018-2020
• A Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate/M&A (2019-2020), Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment by Asialaw, 2017-2020
• A Dispute Resolution Star in Commercial and Transactions, Intellectual Property, and Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2018-2020
• Woman Lawyer of the Year in the Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards, 2017
• A recommended lawyer for labor and employment in Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, 2016
• A recommended lawyer for Labor & Employment in Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards, 2016

Marshall

Marshall Pribadi
Chairman, Indonesia’s Regtech and Legaltech Association

Marshall is currently Chairman for Indonesia’s Regtech and Legaltech Association. He is also the Founding CEO of Privy ID.

Awards and Accolades

  • Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur at the 85th International Selection Panel in San Fransisco
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 under Finance & Venture Capital Category
  • Fintech Category Winner of Echelon Summit Asia 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Telkom Indigo Incubator 2019
  • Danamon Entrepreneur Awards 2017 as The Most Promising Fintech Player
  • 1st Prize Winner of Finspire 2016 held by Mandiri Capital Indonesia

Guest Speaker

  • Guest Lecturer at Bank Indonesia Institute Batch XXXIV Year 2019, March – June 2019
  1. Bank Indonesia Institute – High Ranking Leader School (SESPIBI)
  2. Bank Indonesia Institute – Main Leader School (SESTABI)
  3. Bank Indonesia Institute – Medium Ranking Leader School (SESMABI)
  4. Bank Indonesia Institute – Young Leader School (SESMUBI)
  • Speaker at the 3rd Asia Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (APRISH) for University of Indonesia Conference,13 August 2018
  • Speaker at “E-KYC Implementation in Indonesia” Hosted by Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (APU-PPT) Financial Service Authority (OJK), 07th August 2019. 
  • Speaker at the International Conference on Law and Governance 2019 (ICLAVE) “Legal Resilience in Network Society: Challenges and Opportunities” Hosted by University of Indonesia, 30th October 2019
  • Speaker at FGD: Efektivitas Pemanfaatan Tanda Tangan Elektronik Tersertifikasi dalam Penggunaan Dokumen Elektronik Hosted by Kominfo RI & Tempo, 11th November 2019
  • Speaker at FGD: The State and Future of Digital Identity in Indonesia Hosted by World Bank and Co-hosted by Indonesia RegTech and LegalTech Association, 6th February 2020. 
     

Nobel November Hasibuan
Independent Consultant

Nobel has +/- 17 years of experience as In-House Legal Counsel in Financial Institutions with broad range of responsibilities and it is leads for Nobel to have strong and solid fundamental as Indonesian qualified Legal Counsel and he is confident on what he had done and through provide the savvy of services for cross segments of its Clients and his stakeholders within the company. As an in-house Legal Counsel for several Financial Institutions as above, covering among other things to lead and to oversee commercial legal issues in connection to its company medium-size of corporate (Large Commercial Segment) (“Clients”) through preparing, reviewing and negotiating various legal documents. Providing advisory to his stakeholders covering Large Commercial Banking, Sector Solutions Group, Small Medium Enterprises (SME) in relation to banking facility(ies) that the Company provide to its Clients including but not limited to advising Clients on any related to Terms & Conditions over those Legal Documentations (consist of Bilateral Loan, Club-Deal Loan and Syndicated Loan Arrangement), managing and coordinate with Public Notary in preparing Facility Agreements (“FA”) and its Collateral Documents, Letter of Undertaking (LoU), Letter of Intents (LoI), MoU, Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), Legal Opinion, and also with external Legal Counsel (as necessary needed), assisting and in coordination with Special Assets Management (SAM) on NPL related matters from legal perspective. He is also strong experience in Corporate Secretarial Affairs, with overseen on all Legal and Secretarial matters for his Company(ies), member of Working Group Discussion for Product Deployment team as to obtain approval from the regulatory (OJK & BI) supervisory board, conduct KYC/DD related and regulatory compliance and ethics (when required), manage necessary adjustment to Company standard template legal documents and policy(ies) as to be in-line with the changes and/or requirements of new enactment of regulations which may has significant impact for Company business & operations and its Clients, and also transversal matters amongst others things IT/Digital Transformation, Procurement, Property, HR & Employment Law, Corporate Governance matters, SLA & Intra-Group Agreement, IP Issues, Data Privacy, Support of Management of Litigation as well as Regulatory & internal investigation and involved in Local, Regional & Global Project related matters.

Nova

Nova Herlangga Masrie – Head of Legal Services Division
Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

Nova has been working at BKPM for more than 12 years. In his recent position, he responsible in handling legal issues or disputes associated with BKPM. He also gives advice on legal or regulatory issues to the related unit in BKPM and other institutions.

Prior to this position, he was a Head Section in the Investment Cooperation Directorate that has a function in negotiating bilateral and regional investment treaty between Indonesia and dialogue partner. He was a member of Indonesian delegation in some investment treaty/agreement negotiations, e.g. ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement, ASEAN-China, ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand, ASEAN-Korea, Indonesia-Kuwait, and Indonesia-EFTA.

He obtained his law degree from University of Parahyangan (2003) and master degree from University of Indonesia (2005). In addition, he also teaches Introduction of Indonesian Law and Private Law at Faculty of Law, Jakarta University since 2016.

Puspita Hendra Sari
Country Legal Counsel, 3M

Puspita Hendra Sari (Nita) is a Country Legal Counsel at 3M.  Prior to 3M, she worked in a pharmaceutical industry and a multi-industry conglomerate group in Indonesia. She provides business-minded legal supports on translating global business development transactions, trade, intellectual property, data privacy, consumer protection, employment, litigation and also regulation advocacies. Being an in-house counsel requires her to be pragmatic, be a commercially savvy legal business partner with good sense of business acumen.

Admitted in Indonesia (PERADI holder), prior to her journey as in-house counsel, she was a practicing lawyer in both Jakarta and Singapore, namely Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro, Lubis Ganie Surowidjo and Colin Ng & Partners. Nita earned her bachelor degree from University of Indonesia and master degree from National University of Singapore.

Dr. Ricardo Simanjuntak, SH.LL.M
Vice President, Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (PERADI)

Dr. Ricardo Simanjuntak, SH.LL.M is now being trusted as the Vice President of Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI), The Chairman of Advisory Board of the Indonesian Receivers and Administrators Association (AKPI), the member of Experts Board of the Association of Insurance Management Expert of Indonesia (AAMAI), the member of Experts Board for Business Legal Reform, for bankruptcy law, enforcing contracts and establishing business entities of the National Law Development Body of the Indonesia Ministry of Law and Human Rights, member of the Central Supervisory Council of Notaries of the Indonesia Ministry of Law and Human Rights, member judges of the Asia Business Law, and also the Counsellor at the LawAsia.

His main Job/profession is an advocate, a founder Partner of the Law Firm of Ricardo Simanjuntak and Partners, addressed at Wirausaha Building, Kuningan,South Jakarta. Beside as an Advocate, he is also a Receiver and Administrator at the Indonesia Commercial Court, the Authorised Mediator at the Court of Indonesia, a lecturer for a post graduate program, and the Independent Commissioner of PT.Sunlife Financial Indonesia. He is also invited as a speaker in many national and international seminars, workshops  and conferences. He is also Lecturer of Post graduate program at the University of Airlangga and the University of Sumatera Utara.

Retno

Retno Muljosantoso
Partner, Soemadipradja & Taher Advocates (S&T)

Retno Muljosantoso (Rini) is a Partner at Soemadipradja & Taher Advocates (S&T) and a senior legal practitioner whose main areas of practice are general corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investment, capital markets, finance (conventional and sharia), employment and immigration as well as real property.  She has over 25 years’ experience providing advice to domestic and international clients, including a year’s experience working as a solicitor at one of the biggest law firms in Australia, on secondment from S&T.  

Educated at a prestigious university in Bandung from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, Rini was admitted to the practice of law in Indonesia by the Jakarta High Court in 2002, and is currently a member of the Association of Indonesian Lawyers (IKADIN), the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), and the International Bar Association (IBA).  Rini also sits as an independent member on both the Integrated Corporate Governance Committee of Manulife Indonesia and the Audit Committee of PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia.
 

Siendy

Siendy K. Wisananda
Head of Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary, PT Medco Energi International

Education

  • 1986-1990 | Parahyangan Catholic University (Civil Law), Bandung
  • 1986 – aborted | University of Padjadjaran, Bandung (French Literature), Bandung

Professional Experience

  • March 1991 – October 1991 | Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP)
  • October 1991 – December 2002 (11,7 years) | Senior Associate Capital Market Practice Group, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP)
  • January 2003 – present (17,5 years) | Head of Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary, PT Medco Energi Internasional, Tbk
  • Currently Member of Good Corporate Governance Committee, PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk

Course

  • 1988 – AFS Summer Exchange Student, English Course at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign & Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (USA)
  • 1996 – Asian Debt Securities conducted by Asia Information Association Limited (Hongkong) ·
  • 1997 International Debt Securities Training conducted by Baker & Mc Kenzie (HongKong)
  • 2000 – Due Diligence in Asia conducted by the New York Institute of Finance (Singapore)
  • 2001 – Bapepam Registered Capital Market Legal Consultant organized by the Institute of Management, Finance and Accountancy, the Ministry of Finance
  • 2001 – Advanced English Drafting Course for Civil Code Lawyers, conducted by Prof. Mark E. Wojcik J.D., LL.M., the John Marshall School of Law (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A)

Steffen Hadi

Steffen Hadi
Partner, H & A Partners (in association with Anderson Mori & Tomotsune)

Steffen is an experienced corporate commercial lawyer admitted in both Indonesia and New York State with more than ten (10) years of practice. He graduated as valedictorian from Parahyangan Catholic University and obtained LL.M Degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton Business and Law of Wharton Business School. He is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) and American Bar Association.

Steffen has considerable experience in working with many foreign and local sponsors or investors especially in various high profile investment projects and corporate transactions in Indonesia. He advises clients on corporate secretarial compliance, corporate licenses and regulatory compliance, acquisition transactions, legal due diligence exercises and transfer of shares and assets transactions. He also has wide array of experience in employment, personal data protection and e-commerce.

In his spare time, Steffen actively involves in various non-profit organization, which supports education, he often delivers motivational seminar for educational institutions and provides free English lectures in some non-profit foundations in Jakarta.

Tetty

Tetty Lubis
Foreign Counsel, Gamseana Maritime International, Malta

Tetty Lubis is a legal educator and practitioner over fifteen years of experience in maritime laws with specialization in Maritime Security Law, Maritime Safety, International Law of the Sea, Marine Environmental Law, and Carriage Goods by Sea. Prior to joining IMO-IMLI Malta, Tetty Lubis worked in a state owned company, Pelindo III, Surabaya, where she handled the corporate international affairs and was the country representative at international port and harbor forums. Upon the completion of her LL.M in London, she joined a United Nations-supported international network of investors, Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI), based in London, while also assuming a position as an associate at Halliwell LLP.  She has taught law and business in prominent universities both in Indonesia and overseas, including Binus Universty International, Prasetiya Mulya University, Chitkara University, New Delhi University and UPF, Barcelona. She obtained her LL.B from UGM, Indonesia, LLM in Commercial & Maritime Law from University College London on a Chevening Award, and an MBA in Marketing from Monash University on ADS scholarship. She also receives a Maritime Women Fellowship to do a PhD study in Barcelona, a joint program between UPF, Leiden University and Columbia University.  In addition to her academic job, Tetty Lubis also served as a foreign counsel at Gamseana Maritime International, a centre of research and capacity building in maritime affairs and law of the sea for small island countries. 

Toby

Toby Grainger
Managing Partner,CMS Singapore 

Toby is the Managing Partner of the CMS Singapore office.  With a long-standing record advising on cross-border transactions in the APAC region, in particular, Indonesia, Toby heads up both the corporate practice and Indonesian desk. 

Toby’s core specialism is corporate and M&A transactions with a focus on TMT, natural resources, energy and related industries and he acts for a range of multi-national and regional clients transacting in the APAC region.  Toby is recommended across all key legal ranking directories for his practice, including Chambers (2016-2018 as an expert based abroad for Indonesia – Corporate / M&A) and in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2018-2019 for Corporate M&A) and is commended as being “very client oriented” and for his “excellent business acumen and understanding of clients’ needs”.
 

Vinay Ahuja

Vinay Ahuja
Partner – Indonesia, Lao PDR & Thailand; Head of Indonesia Practice

Vinay is a partner in the regional Banking & Finance Practice Group and is the Group Leader. He also serves as the head of the India Desk and as well as leading the firm’s Indonesia Practice. He is a fintech and technology specialist.

With 15 years of transactional and advisory experience, a decade of which has been spent in Southeast Asia with DFDL, Vinay has advised several domestic and international banks both lenders and borrowers, sponsors, private and institutional investors, insurance companies, development banks, governments, agencies and state owned enterprises in their domestic and cross-border finance transactions including commercial and institutional lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, securitization and structured finance, derivatives, secured and unsecured transactions, and regulatory advice and compliance. He also leads on a number of key client relationships and is one of the firm’s B&F sector leaders.
He has also advised a vast spectrum of corporate and multinational clients on complex transactions in Indonesia, Lao PDR and Thailand relating to energy, infrastructure, mining, information technology, telecommunications, transport and logistics, and agriculture. Of late, he has been advising several clients operating in the realm of block chain and crypto currencies.

A regular speaker at various international industry conferences, seminars, and workshops, Vinay has also authored a number of articles and papers published in various newspapers, magazines and journals, including the IPBA Journal, Asian-MENA, ALB, and IBLJ.

Vinay has also been recognized as a ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ by Asia Law in 2020 and Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyer in 2019 by Asia Business Law Journal.  

Yossy Sulistyorini
Director & Head of Legal, UPC Renewables Indonesia

Yossy Sulistyorini is a Director and the Head of Legal of UPC Renewables Indonesia.

Yossy has been handling legal matters of UPC entities in Indonesia, and she was deeply involved in the financial closing of the Sidrap project, being the first utility scale wind power project in Indonesia that reaches financial closing.

Prior to joining UPC, Yossy was a senior associate of the finance and project practice group of Baker & McKenzie Indonesia, and she has various experiences in handling major projects transactions.

Yossy holds a bachelor degree from the University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia, and as a member of PERADI (the Indonesian Bar Association), she is admitted to practice law in Indonesia.

Yudha

 

Yudha Dewangga Kusuma
Group Head Legal – Contract Management, PT. XL Axiata Tbk

Yudha is a professional Legal with almost 15 years experiences in legal field as Director, General Manager Corporate Legal, Corporate Secretary, Head of Legal & Compliance, and Attorney at Law.

Having legal portfolio in various industries including Telecommunication, Aviation, Medical & Healthcare, Property & Construction, and General Corporate.

He started his career in one of Law Firm in Jakarta. Currently serves as Group Head Legal – Contract Management at PT XL Axiata Tbk, one of the leading multinational telco company.

Prior joining XL Axiata, he was a Group General Manager Corporate Legal & Corporate Secretary of OMNI Hospitals Group for more than 4 years, with the main role was leading and handling all of the legal aspects over the 6 entities within the group. At the same period, he was assigned also as the Head Legal of the New Hospital & Real Estate (NHRE) Program under the Property Development Company within the same Holding.

Before his tenure in OMNI Hospitals Group, he has served AirAsia Indonesia as Head of Legal & Compliance for more than 6 years, and assigned a double role as a Director in one of AirAsia affiliate company in property management business.

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