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Insan Fernaldi Lubis

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nsan Fernaldi Lubis graduated with a degree in Law from Padjadjaran University in November 2015 majoring in International Law, and shortly afterwards came to Lubis, Santosa & Maramis as an intern, before being made an associate in September 2016.

While studying in Padjadjaran Univeristy, he actively participated in numerous organizational, seminars, training and events.

In Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, he is a member of the dispute resolution practice group. He has gained considerable experience across a broad range of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters, including drafting statements of claim and other pleadings at the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels, legal opinions and other legal documents related to dispute resolution. He also frequently advises on manpower and intellectual property issues for multinational company from highly diverse sectors, among others:

  • Represented and advised a Cayman Islands company with regard to pretrial petition arising out of 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money laundering crimes matter, which involves civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the United States Department of Justice as well as seizure affected by the Criminal Investigation Board of Police of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Represented the biggest international consumer goods company on possible trademark infringement enforcement against its competitor.
  • Represented and advised a foreign investment pharmaceutical company on employment and termination of employment issues.
  • Represented and advised a foreign investment construction company (as a claimant/contractor) in a factory facilities project dispute (under the FIDIC Red Book contract format) in BANI.
  • Advised a major insurance company in the scheme of co-insurance on a construction project (mall and condominium) located in North Jakarta in a potential dispute on insurance claim submitted by insured.
  • Represented and advised a Japanese steel manufacturing company with regard to allegations of environmental crimes.
  • Advised an international pharmaceutical company as defendant with regard to a tort claim arising out of distributorship agreement brought by its former partner in Indonesia.
  • Represented and advised FMC Corporation, FMC (Shanghai) Commercial Enterprise and FMC Philippines, Inc. in a breach of contract lawsuit arising out of distributorship agreement brought by its former partner in Indonesia.

He has passed the Indonesian Bar Exam organized by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Kenzo Hadi Bangga

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Kenzo Hadi Bangga is an associate of the firm. He joined the firm in September 2011 and has been providing legal services to clients at the Corporate and Commercial Practice Area of the firm since then.

He graduated in 2009 from the Faculty of Law, University of Gadjah Mada. Prior to joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Kenzo worked for an emerging boutique firm in Jakarta that specializes in mining, infrastructure and financing.

In Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Kenzo’s main practices are general corporate, investment, energy and natural resources. He advises and assists both foreign and local clients from diverse sectors and industries, inter alia:

Oil & Gas

  • Advising a United Kingdom permanent establishment in tax-related matter.
  • Advising a French permanent establishment on the implementation of its Concession Agreements.
  • Advising a United Kingdom permanent establishment on the implementation of its Gas Sales Agreement.
  • Advising an American permanent establishment in regional tax-related issue.

Mining & Energy

  • Advising a Spain company on investing in geothermal sector.
  • Advising an Indonesian company on the implementation of its coal contract of work (CCOW).
  • Advising the biggest Indonesian mining company in converting its coal contract of work (CCOW) to IUP.

Aviation

  • Advising an Indonesian aviation company in a spin-off transaction.
  • Assisting an Indonesian aviation company in reviewing airplanes charter.
  • Assisting an Indonesian aviation company in an agreement to install on-air wifi.
  • Assisting an Indonesian aviation MRO company in manpower issue and joint operation agreement.

Other sectors

  • Advising a German construction company in restructuring its joint venture company in Indonesia.
  • Advising a United States company on investing in security services sector.
  • Assisting a Japanese company in acquiring an Indonesian fisheries company.
  • Assisting a Singaporean company in acquiring an Indonesian health clinic.
  • Advising a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organization in establishing an office in Indonesia.
  • Advising an Indonesian foundation in allocating its funds in Indonesia.

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

Kristian Takasdo Simorangkir

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ristian obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Indonesia in 2013. During his time in law school, he involved in various organizations and activities. He involved in the Executive Board of Students, the Asian Law Students’ Association, the Law Students’ Association for Legal Practice, and the Paragita Student Choir. He also won a national debate competition, a national scientific paper competition, and international choir competitions.
 
Before joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Kristian worked for 2 years in other prominent law firm in Jakarta. During his tenure, he involved in commercial dispute resolution, bankruptcy and insolvency, and environment.He is experienced in advising and representing clients before Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore High Court, and Federal Court of Australia.Some of Kristian’s substantial representations or involvement are, as follows:
  • Shimizu Corporation in an investment dispute worth to USD 1.4 billion related to Jakarta MRT (mass rapid transportation) project brought by its former Indonesian partner;
  • Itochu Corporation in a USD 2.5 million civil claim brought by its former distributor before the District Court of Central Jakarta;
  • PT Freeport Indonesia in a dispute brought by several people before the District Court of South Jakarta;
  • PT Tokyu Land Indonesia in a dispute brought by a company before the District Court of Central Jakarta;
  • A joint operation between Japanese company and Indonesian state-owned company (contractor) in a dispute against its former employer before arbitration proceedings;
  • An Indonesian coal mining company (employer) in a dispute brought by its contractor (a consortium composed of a state-owned company and a private limited liability company) before arbitration proceedings;
  • A Switzerland export company in a dispute against publicly listed limited liability company before Singapore High Court;
  • An international material handling company in a criminal case against its former distributor in Indonesia;
  • An international consumer goods company in a dispute against its competitor concerning commercial advertising and advertising ethics compliance.

Kristian has attended the legal practice course for lawyers and passed the Indonesian Bar Exam organized by Indonesian Bar Association (Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia or PERADI).

Kristian has a passion in music. He devotes most of his free time to musical activities and church service.
He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

M. Ponti Azani

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M Ponti Azani is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Lubis, Santosa & Maramis. Prior to joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, he served as an Associate at another premier Jakarta law firm for 5 (five) years, where he focused his practice on litigation & dispute resolution practices. During that time, he advised and represented clients in various commercial legal disputes, such as bankruptcy, restructuring, competition, consumer protection, arbitration cases before the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) & Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI), and many other commercial cases.

 

Educational Background

M. Ponti Azani graduated in Law from University of Indonesia. M. Ponti Azani completed his Master degree in Trade, Investment, and Competition Law & Policy (MTIC) from the World Trade Institute (WTI) – University of Berne, Switzerland in cooperation with the University of Pelita Harapan, Indonesia.

Professional and Career Background

In Dispute Resolution practice, M. Ponti Azani regularly works on both commercial and criminal matters spanning the entire range of practice areas. Some of his substantial cases that he was involved in are as follows:

  • Subsidiaries of Ooredoo Qatar (formerly known as Qatar Telecom) competition case against a finding by the Indonesian competition authority (KPPU) that it was involved in illegal cross-ownership that had breached Indonesian antitrust laws (2008);
  • Indonesia Communications Ltd. and Indonesia Communications Pte. Ltd. class action cases, in relation to the allegation of excessive telecommunications pricing before the Tangerang District Court (2008);
  • PT Graha Layar Prima (operator of Blitz Megaplex cinema) competition case against 21 Cineplex (operator XXI cinema), in relation to the allegation of monopoly practices in the film industry before the Indonesian competition authority (KPPU) (2009);
  • PT Combined Imperial Pharmaceuticals (a major pharmaceuticals company in Indonesia) in a bankruptcy case examined by the Central Jakarta Commercial Court (2010-2012);
  • ASL Shipyard Pte. Ltd. (one of a major ship building company in Singapore) and its subsidiary case against PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk., in connection with ship detention before the Batam District Court (2013).
  •       Shimizu Corporation (one of the oldest construction  company) cases, in connection with commercial disputes  before the Central Jakarta District Court (2014);
  •       PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (a state electricity company) administrative case against the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP), with regard to State Losses Audit Report issued by BPKP before the Jakarta Administrative Court (2014);
  •       2 (two) French journalists in criminal cases, who were arrested by Police in Papua in connection with covering news related to the Free Papuan Movement (OPM) (2014);      
  • Languages

    English, Indonesian

    Publications

    In addition to his professional activities, M. Ponti Azani co-authored the Indonesian chapter of “Arbitrating and Mediating Disputes – Benchmarking arbitration and mediation regimes for commercial disputes related to foreign direct investment” Book (October 2013, The World Bank); and has assisted in the writing of a number of legal articles on dispute resolution matters, inter alia, (1) “The Judicial Commissions Effectiveness in Monitoring the Behavior of Unethical Judges” (February 2012); (2) “Feasibility of A Settlement Plan in the Process of Suspension of Debt Payment Obligation (PKPU)” (December 2011); (3) “The Mediation Process in Indonesian Courts” (June 2011); and (4) “Bill on Commercial Court” (March 2011).

    Professional and Organizational Activities

    • A registered Advocate of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI)
    • Researcher at the Environmental Committee of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN) (2011)
    • Researcher at the Centre for Finance, Investment and Securities Law (CFISEL) (2009-2010)

Muhammad Bonar

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uhammad Bonar is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Lubis, Santosa & Maramis. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of University of Indonesia in 2013 majoring in procedural law. During his studies, he actively participated in student organizations such as Student Research Department (Lembaga Kajian Keilmuan FHUI/LK2 FHUI), FHUI Student Executive Board (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa FHUI/BEM FHUI) and Law Student Association of Legal Practice.

 
Muhammad Bonar gained his initial experince in law practice as he started his law career at the Indonesian Court Observation Community of Faculty of Law of University of Indonesia (Masyarakat Pemantau Peradilan Indonesia FHUI/MaPPI FHUI) as a researcher since he was still a student. As a researcher, he has published some of his research, inter alia: (i) Law Enforcer’s Corrupt Behaviors in Trial Proceedings at Court (in collaboration with Badan Pembinaan Hukum Nasional, 2013); (ii) The Quality of Disclosure of Public Information in Indonesian Court (in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013); (iii) The Examination of Corruption Court Decision on behalf Mr. Hotasi Nababan (in collaboration with Management Systems International, 2013); (iv) Assessment and Reform of the Attorney General’s Office (in collaboration with Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice, 2012) (v) Unnecessary Criminal Provisions in the Draft of Law on Attorney (2012); (vi) The Duties and the Authorities of Attorney in Civil State Administration and its Problem (2012); (vii) Cassation in the Interest of Law by Attorney General (2012).
 
Prior to joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Muhammad Bonar had worked for 2 (two) years in another prominent litigation firm in Jakarta. During that period, he was intensively involved in advising and representing clients in various dispute matters from various types of industries including but not limited to several beverage company conglomerates, a multinational paint company, foreign-owned energy companies, as well as several state-owned enterprises.

Muhammad Bonar is a member of the Lubis, Santosa & Maramis legal team assigned to the various cases including but not limited to civil and commercial litigation, criminal, administrative, and arbitration.

Muhammad Bonar has passed the Indonesian Bar Exam organized by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English

 

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