External Counsel of the Year 2009

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DR. Todung Mulya Lubis
Founder and Senior Partner, Lubis Santosa & Maulana

Recent professional history;
The founder ans senior partner of Lubis Santosa & maulana, Lubis is heavily engaged in the firm's corporate, commercial, and dispute resolution practice. In the second half 2009, the President of Indonesia appointed Lubis to participate in two teams: one team specially formed to select and recommend to the President three interim members of KPK (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi - Corruption Eradication Commission) leadership, following temporary suspension of three members as a result of criminal proceedings being instituted against them; and one team specially formed to verify the facts and legal process concerning the criminal proceedings being instituted against two members of the KPK leadership.
Lubis also represented Time Magazine in a defamation suit filed by former Indonesian President Soeharto. He was involved in the case from 1999 (in the court of First Instance) up to the Review's at the Indonesian Supreme Court in 2008 and the Review's decision in April 2009, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Time Magazine.
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