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Todung Mulya Lubis

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Todung Mulya Lubis is the founder and Senior Partner of Lubis Santosa & Maramis. He graduated from Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (Sarjana Hukum) in 1974 and attended law course at the Institute of American and International Law in Dallas (1977). Todung Mulya Lubis obtained his master degree (LL.M) from University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and Harvard University in 1987. He also holds Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of California at Berkeley (1990). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Todung Mulya Lubis is heavily engaged in all corporate and commercial practice as well as dispute resolution works of the firm. He led the corporate and commercial practice group of the firm in the number of major transactions. He also intensively involved and led the firm’s dispute resolution practice group in high profile litigations of the firm. Todung Mulya Lubis has been described in Chambers Global as the “most highly effective advocates in Indonesia” and “an invaluable lobbyist with an extraordinary profile and enormous clout”.

Todung Mulya Lubis has been described in Chambers Global as the “most highly effective advocates in Indonesia” and “an invaluable lobbyist with an extraordinary profile and enormous clout”

He is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution in Indonesia. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2006/2007 edition also voted Todung Mulya Lubis as a leading individual in dispute resolution practice in Indonesia.

Todung Mulya Lubis is a member of Indonesian Bar Association (IKADIN), Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal/HKHPM) and International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a licensed Receiver and Administrator as well as Registered Patent Consultant. Currently, he is a panel arbitrator of the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia/BANI) and the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Paris.

In addition to his professional activities, T Mulya Lubis is a lecturer in a number of universities in Indonesia. He lectures law related subjects in the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Faculty of Law Atmajaya University, Yogyakarta and Faculty of Law University of North Sumatra, Medan. He is also active as a speaker in various onshore and offshore workshops, seminars or conference in the field of law and human rights.

Todung Mulya Lubis is one of Indonesia’s productive writers and has published a number of law books as well as hundreds of articles in legal and other publications. Some of the publications are:

  • Human Rights and Us, Sinar Harapan, Jakarta, 1984;
  • Legal Aid and Structural Poverty; LP3ES, Jakarta, 1986;
  • Law and Economy; Sinar Harapan, Jakarta, 1986;
  • The Role of Law in Developing Countries Economy; The Obor Foundation, Jakarta, 1986;
  • In Search of Human Rights : Legal-Political of Indonesia’s New Order 1966 – 1990, PT. Gramedia Pustaka in cooperation with SPEC Foundation, Jakarta, 1993;
  • Soeharto vs. Time : in Search and Finding of the Truth, Penerbit Buku Kompas, Jakarta, 2001;
  • Development and Democracy; Tempo, March 28, 1992;
  • SIUPP (Press License) Insurance; Tempo, May 9, 1992;
  • License Revocation, the Cruelest of Punishments; Forum Keadilan, December 10, 1992;
  • Corruption; Tempo, September 19, 1999;
  • The Foundation Bill: The Return of the Power Paradigm; Tempo, September 24, 2000;
  • Government by Assembly; Tempo, February 18, 2001;
  • Constitutional Reform; Tempo, May 6, 2001;
  • Free and Independent Judiciary; Kompas, March 31, 2002;
  • The International Criminal Court; Tempo, April 14, 2002;
  • “Judicial Corruption”, The Endless Road; Kompas, July 30, 2002;
  • Civil Society and State Policy: The Case of the Anti-Terrorism Bill; Kompas, February 3, 2003;
  • Commission for the Eradication of Corruption; Tempo News, February 14, 2003;
  • Quo Vadis Our Advocates; Kompas, April 3, 2003;
  • Accountability of the Advocate’s Profession; Kompas, April 24, 2003;
  • Jayson Blair, The Tempo Case and Journalistic Audit; Paper, August 2003;
  • Lawyer and Money; Tempo, January 12, 2004;
  • Corporate Responsibility; Kompas, January 28, 2004;
  • Assets Recoveries; Kompas, December 7, 2004;
  • International Arbitration Developments in Indonesia; Jakarta Post, December 10, 2004

Todung Mulya Lubis is also involved in the large number of non governmental organizations. He is the Chairman of the Indonesian International Crisis Group (ICG), Chairman of the Executive Board of Transparency International Indonesia (TI), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center For Electoral Reform (CETRO), Member of the Board of Trustees of TIFA Foundation, Founding Member of the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor - IMPARSIAL, Founder of Foundation of Human Rights Studies Center (YAPUSHAM), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Indonesian Procurement Watch (IPW), Member of the Advisory Council for Conservation International Indonesia (CI).

Todung Mulya Lubis served as a Director of Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) (1980-1983); Chairman of Regional Council on Human Rights in Asia, Manila, Philippines (1981 – 1985); Member of the Asian Coalition of Human Rights in Asia, Manila, the Philippines (1981 – 1985); International Advisor at Human Rights Advocates, Berkeley, USA (1983 – 1989); Member of the Asian Commission on Human Rights, Hong Kong (1984 – 1986) Founder of the Board of Human Rights Internet, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1987 – 1989); President of The Jakarta Lawyer Club (1992 – 2000), Coordinator of University for Free and Fair Election (UNFREL) (1998 – 1999), Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Advocates Association (IKADIN) (1999 – 2000); Vice Chairman of Central General Election Supervising Committee (PANWASLU) (1999), Vice Chairman of Human Rights Investigation Commission for East Timor (1999) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Transparency International Indonesia (TI) (2000 – 2003).

Lelyana Santosa

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Lelyana Santosa is Senior Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution practice of Lubis Santosa & Maramis. She graduated from Faculty of Law Padjadjaran University (Sarjana Hukum) in 1980 and attended fall course on real estate transactions at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.Lelyana Santosa is intensively involved in many dispute resolution works of the firm. She has been intensively involved and led the team member of Lubis Santosa & Maramis in civil and commercial litigations for large national and multinational clients of the firm from diverse industries.

Lelyana Santosa was the attorney involved, whether as the leader or member of the Lubis Santosa & Maramis’s attorneys, assigned in defending the interest of clients, such as Time Inc, PT INCO, Bank Multicor, PT Apac Inti Corpora, Total E&P Indonesia, Citibank, N.A, Halliburton, Diebold Inc, PT Diebold Indonesia, P & G, PT Asuransi Hanjin Korindo, PT Asuransi Samsung Tugu and PT Staco Graha, Matahari Group, PT Global Putra International, PT Nestle, PT Grahawita Santika and PT Tirta Investmana, in their civil and commercial disputes or arbitration.

Lelyana Santosa was the attorney involved, whether as the leader or member of the Lubis Santosa & Maramis’s attorneys, assigned in defending the interest of clients, such as Time Inc, PT INCO, Bank Multicor, PT Apac Inti Corpora, Total E&P Indonesia, Citibank, N.A, Halliburton,etc.

She was also intensively engaged in the high profile cases of the firm involving media law issues, such as in representing Time Inc, Asian Wall Street Journal, Matra Magazine and Tempo Magazine. She became a member of a team representing the Indonesian Television Journalists Association (Ikatan Jurnalis Televisi Indonesia), Indonesian National Commercial Radio Broadcasters Union(Persatuan Radio Siaran Swasta Nasional Indonesia), Persatuan Perusahaan Periklanan Indonesia, Indonesian Association for Television Broadcasting (Asosiasi Televisi Siaran Indonesia), Indonesian Dubbing Association (Persatuan Sulih Suara Indonesia), Indonesian Television Community (Komunitas Televisi Indonesia) in a Judicial Review against the Broadcasting Law at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia.

In industrial relation litigations, Lelyana Santosa has represented and led the team member of the firm assigned to assist clients such as The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (BPPN) on the closure of a number of national banks in 1998, Arco/BP West Java Ltd. and PT Pertamina (Persero) on the claim filed by ex-employee of Arco, Exxon Mobil Inc and others. She also represented clients, whether overseas or local clients, involved in administrative law litigations as well as criminal issues in their business operation in Indonesia. Additionally, she advises clients on general dispute resolution matters.

Lelyana Santosa is a member of Indonesian Bar Association (IKADIN), member of Supervisory Board of the National Movement for Foster Parents Foundation (GNOTA), Arbiter of Indonesian Commodity Future Trading Arbitration (BAKTI) and Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal/HKHPM). She speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Teguh Irianto Maramis

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Teguh Irianto Maramis is a partner at Corporate and Commercial Practice Area of the firm. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia) (Sarjana Hukum) in 1988 and obtained his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the Faculty of Law, University of Leiden (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden), the Netherlands in 1994. He has also attended and given various workshop, seminars or conference in the field of corporate law, foreign investment, property, international trade, arbitration, debt & corporate restructuring.

Teguh is intensively engaged in all corporate and commercial practice of the firm. He advises and assists overseas and local clients, privately and state owned, from diverse industries including manufacturing, trading, telecommunication, oil, gas and mining, real property developer, multi media, electricity and power, construction, aviation, international hotel chain, plantation, toll roads, shipping and ports operator.

Teguh is intensively engaged in all corporate and commercial practice of the firm. He advises and assists overseas and local clients, privately and state owned, from diverse industries including manufacturing, trading, telecommunication, oil, gas and mining, real property developer, multi media, electricity and power, construction, aviation, international hotel chain, plantation, toll roads, shipping and ports operator.

He advises and assists clients in the establishment of all types of companies or other legal presence establishment, including foreign investment limited liability company, representative office, joint operation and partnership.

Professional Experience

  • Corporate, Commercial and Foreign Investment
    Providing various advices to clients related to corporate matters; Involved in right issue process of several public companies (Indosat, TPI); Retained by the leading cellular operator in Indonesia (Telkomsel); Providing various advices related to activities which include mining (Flame SA), telecommunication and multi media (Indosat and IM2), cellular telecommunication (Telkomsel), hotels (Westin Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels), toll roads (Nusantara Infrastructure), aviation (Garuda Indonesia), distribution and trading (Reckitt Benckiser), duty free (Prima Group), industrial packaging (Panverta); conducting certain legal due diligence with respect to pet food distribution (Hill’s Pet Nutrition), toll road’s operator acquisition (Nusantara Infrastructure), IT Company (Gree).
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    Involved in merger of multimedia companies being subsidiaries of an international telecommunication operator in Indonesia (Indosat); Involved in various acquisition transactions in the fields of information technology, real property, telecommunication, mining, hotels, health service, pulp & paper (Kiani Kertas), plantation (Mahaka Group).
  • Banking and Finance
    Representing lenders (domestic: Bank Mandiri, Bank Bukopin, Lippo Bank; and foreign: Midland Bank, Standard Chartered Bank) and borrowers in various types of financial transactions; Preparing various types of financial transaction documents, including loan syndicated agreements, standard banking and finance documents, restructuring agreements, bonds, notes; Conducting certain legal due diligence with respect to compliance to the banking and finance regulations (Bank Bukopin, PT Astra Sedaya Finance).

  • Restructuring
    Providing various advices and documents/agreements related to corporate and financial restructuring; Involved in corporate restructuring of groups of Indonesian companies, including restructuring of a group of companies in MSAA (APAC, Sulfindo); Involved in financial restructuring conducted by several financial institutions and IBRA.
  • Oil, Gas, Energy and Resources
    Rendering advices related to the issues of Government Regulation Number 79/2010 (BP), gas sale and swap (Premier Oil), applicability of certain regulations (PLN), gas distribution (Air Liquide) and mining activities (Flame SA, PT RST International).
  • Construction and Port Services
    Preparing, advising and reviewing agreements related to construction of various infrastructures (Thyssen Krupp), gas pipelines of a state owned company engages in gas distribution (Air Liquide), waste water treatment, building construction, etc.; Involved in tender process for a container terminal services company in several Indonesian sea ports (ICTSI).
  • Real Property
    Providing various advices related to real property issues; Retained by a foreign embassy in Indonesia (US Embassy, Brazilian Embassy) with respect to its various real property matters and employment matters in Indonesia; Preparing standard documents for a number of developers which engage in the development of houses, office buildings and apartments (PT Ratu Sayang International, PT Jakarta Stock Exchange Building, PT Matahari Putra Prima); Representing Indonesian government agency (the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board - BKPM) for lease of their offices in Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, New York.
As a member of the Investment Committee (Komite Penanaman Modal) of BKPM in 2009, Teguh was involved in the team representing the Republic of Indonesia in negotiation and preparation of various investment and investment insurance agreements with the United States, Canada and France. As a counsel of BKPM until now, he assists BKPM in various dispute cases as well as advising on certain legal and regulatory issues.

Teguh is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Hesti Setyowati

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Hesti Setyowati is a Counsel of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Lubis Santosa & Maramis. She graduated from Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (Sarjana Hukum) in 2004, and earned her LL.M degree from the Faculty of Law Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2007. During her studies, Hesti Setyowati was honored with the Outstanding Student Award by the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (2003). She was also awarded several scholarships for academic excellence and community development, namely the Djarum Scholarship (2001 and 2002), STUNED Scholarship (2006) and the KOICA Grant for ITLOS Internship Program (2007). Aside her academic activities, Hesti Setyowati served as the Chairman of the Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (2003-2005) and Chairman of the student’s organization for press, film and photography (Pers, Film dan Fotografi Mahasiswa, FHUI) (2001-2002).

Hesti Setyowati joined the dispute resolution practice group of Lubis Santosa & Maulana in 2004. She focuses his practice in civil and commercial, arbitration, administrative law and unfair business practices litigations. She was a member of the Firm’s legal team assigned in representing Morgan Stanley & Co.

Before joining the firm in 2004, Hesti Setyowati interned at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Masyarakat Pemantau Peradilan Indonesia (Society of Indonesian Judiciary Monitoring), and subsequently worked at Pusat Studi Hukum dan Kebijakan Indonesia (The Centre for Study of Law and Policy, Indonesia). Throughout this period, she has been actively engaged in the law enforcement activities, which, among others, are the Alternative Law Reform and the Law Summit III. She was also interned at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in 2007, which where she benefited the experience in assisting the Tribunal in the 88th Hoshinmaru Case and the 53rd Tomimaru Case (both Japan v. Russian Federation), concerning Prompt Release of the Vessels.

Hesti Setyowati joined the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm in 2004. She focuses his practice in civil and commercial, arbitration, administrative law and unfair business practices litigations. She was a member of the Firm’s legal team assigned in representing Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Credit Suisse, in the tort claim brought by PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper and PT Lontar Papyrus Pulp & Paper (both are subsidiary of Asia Pulp & Paper Company (APPC)) before the Bengkalis District Court and Kuala Tungkal District Court; STT Communication Ltd and Indonesia Communication Ltd in the defence of a citizen lawsuit and a class action lawsuit filed at the Central Jakarta District Court; and Exxon Mobil Indonesia Incorporation, in the defense of citizen lawsuit filed at the Central Jakarta District Court concerning the appointment of operator of Cepu Block, Indonesia. In the administrative law litigation, she represented PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk., a state owned coal mining company, in the proceeding before the District Administrative Court of Palembang, South Sumatra with regard to the cancellation of the exploitation mining right of PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk by the local administration. She is also the firm’s team member assigned in several cases of unfair business practice case at the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition of the Republic of Indonesia (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha) and subsequently at the District Court, in representing Goldman Sachs Singapore Pte. Ltd. with regards to the sale of 2 (two) Very Large Crude Carrier of PT Pertamina (a state owned petroleum company, PT Semen Gresik (Persero) Tbk., with respect to its distribution issues, and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in the allegation of monopolistic practices relating to the shareholding of two Indonesian major telecommunication services provider.

Hesti Setyowati is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) and the International Bar Association (IBA). She speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Ahmad Irfan Arifin

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hmad Irfan Arifin is a Partner at Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Lubis, Santosa & Maramis. He graduated from the Parahyangan Catholic University (Sarjana Hukum) in 2005. He obtained his master degree (LL.M.) from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, United States of America in 2013, where he received an Award on Best Advocacy for Legal Research and Writing.

Ahmad Irfan Arifin specializes himself in civil and commercial litigation including complex litigation matters such as class action and citizen lawsuit claims, administrative law and unfair business competition. Prior to joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis in 2009, Ahmad Irfan Arifin had worked for 4 (four) years in another prominent litigation firm in Jakarta. During that time, he was intensively involved as a leading lawyer in advising and representing clients from various types of industries including but not limited to media conglomerates, land and property, major supermarket groups as well as several state- owned enterprises.

In his tenure with the previous firm, Ahmad Irfan Arifin had been acting as a leading lawyer in advising and representing clients from various types of industries including but not limited to media conglomerates, land and property, major supermarket groups as well as several state-owned enterprises

Some of his substantial representations are as follows:

  • The New York Times Company LLC (The New YorkTimes Newspaper) together with Its investment journalist, in libel suits brought by US Mining Executive before the Central Jakarta District Court in 2007 and 2008;
  • Royal International Investment (Mauritius) Limited against a major Indonesian Plastic Manufacturer in connection with a convertible bonds dispute before the Central Jakarta District Court in 2006;
  • Raymond International, Ltd in defending its Indonesian investment arm with regard to several industrial disputes at the Surabaya Industrial Relations Court, in 2006-2008;
  • PT. Carrefour Indonesia in its defence against a tort claim under the margin debt arrangement filed by its distributors before the South Jakarta District Court in 2008;
  • PT. Istaka Karya (Persero) against a Japanese International Investment Company with regard to the dispute in connection with medium term note redemption in 2006;
  • PT.Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero)Tbk, in its defence before the Central Jakarta District Court against the claim concerning the award of South Sumetera West Java Project-Phase II (SSWJ II Project) in 2006.

In year 2009, at Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Ahmad Irfan Arifin led the firm’s legal team in a successful representation of Astro All Asia Networks, Plc in several class action claims brought by subscribers of its local disputed investment arms before the Jakarta, Surabaya and Medan District Courts. He was also successful in leading a legal team assigned to represent such entity in an Objection matter filed by PT. MNC Sky Vision against the Decision of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) at the West Jakarta District Court as well as in another Objection efforts of Astro All Asia Networks, Plcat Civil Review stage (Peninjauan Kembali) before the Supreme Court of Indonesia.

In 2011, Ahmad Irfan Arifin continued his involvement in defending clients in a class action claim filed a group of individuals where at the time he led the Lubis, Santosa & Maramis legal team in representing the Age Limited and the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper before a Central Jakarta District Court.
Ahmad Irfan Arifincurrently leads the Lubis, Santosa & Maramis legal team assigned to the following high profile cases:

  • Conoco Phillips Grissik Ltd, in an administrative challenge with regard to a BPH Migas decree which increases the gas transportation tariff of Grissik – Singapore Line;
  • Salim Groupin the defence of proceedings before Kota Bumi District Court and Gunung Sugih District Court over the sales of Sugar Group Companies and cancellation of the companies US$ 75 million Loan Agreements;
  • Asia Mineral Resources, Plc (formerly Bumi Plc) in defending its Indonesian subsiadiary PT Berau Coal with regard to an investment dispute before the South Jakarta District Court;
  • Shimizu Corporation in an investment dispute related to Jakarta MRT (mass rapid transportation) project brought by its former Indonesian partner.

In addition to his professional activities, Ahmad Irfan Arifin is also active as a speaker in various seminars held by a number of Indonesian Law Schools in which he speaks on the matters related to Press Law, Arbitration and Investment Dispute.

Ahmad Irfan Arifin is a member of Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English

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