Indonesia & SE Asia: 9th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Jakarta Local Time
     December 13, 2023
     9:15 am - 4:50 pm

This will be conducted in English and according to Jakarta local time. 

Legal Plus is pleased to be back in Jakarta for our Indonesia & SE Asia: 9th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit on Wednesday 13 December 2023 at the Pullman Jakarta Hotel. 

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected businesses after the pandemic as well as looking through the looking glass into the near future.  Speakers with a broad range of expertises will be joining the event to present on topics in relations to international arbitration, technology disputes, competition law and other dispute matters that affects your business now and in the future.

It will be an excellent platform to ask questions to Legal household names in the region, network and create business opportunities, meet & greet and make some new friends!

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  • Opening Message by Chairman & A Glance on the One Belt Initiative & Arbitration in Hong Kong & China
    Charles Chan K C, Harcourt Chambers, Hong Kong
  • Welcome Address by BANI Arbitration Center
    Dr. Anangga W. Roosdiono, Chairman, BANI Arbitration Center
  • ESG Disputes & Corporate Greenwashing & Sustainability in the Region & Indonesia
    Nick Dingeman, Co-Head of Energy & Natural Resources Group, Pennington Manches Cooper
  • Distinction Between Arbitration Clauses & Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses in Winding Up Proceedings From the Perspectives of Hong Kong, Singapore & PRC Laws
    Jacky Darsono, Partner, RPC
  • Do Investment Treaties Protect Digital Investments? — Rare Case Studies and Predictions for Treaty-Making Practice
    Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • The Energy Trilemma: Challenges And Opportunities For GCs And Clients
    John Zadkovich, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper Singapore LLP
  • 1st Grand Panel: Monetising Your Awards — Enforcement Tips and Regional Updates Heading into 2024
    Moderator: Christopher Bailey, Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
    • Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners
    • Alexandra Gerungan, Partner, ADCO Law
    • Narada Kumara, Managing Partner, Tamba & Kumara Law Offices (T&K)
  • Understanding Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts
    • Nicholas Tan, Partner, Chua & Partners LLP
    • Ng Si Ming, Partner, Chua & Partners LLP
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Ask the Experts — Expedited & Emergency Procedures in International Arbitration After the Pandemic — Is Faster Better and Who Really Benefits?
    Moderator: Andrew Pullen, Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers, Singapore
    • Prof. Dr. Frans H. Winarta, Managing Partner, Frans Winarta & Partners
    • Christopher Bailey, Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
    • Indiana Rai, Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, Indonesia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
  • Governing AI in Indonesia — Issues for Companies To Know!
    Ajar Edi, Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam
  • Recent Developments in Indonesian Merger Control Regulations: Navigating Your Transaction & Filing Process
    Verry Iskandar, Associate Partner, Soemadipradja & Taher
  • 3rd Grand Panel: Investigations — Anti-bribery, Whistleblowing, Compliance & Regulatory Issues in SE Asia & Indonesia
    Moderator: John Zadkovich, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper Singapore LLP
    • Daniel Lubis, Legal Manager, Premier Law LLC
    • Andi Yusuf Kadir, Head of Dispute Resolution, HHP Law firm


Charles Chan K C, Chairman
Harcourt Chambers, Hong Kong
Charles is an English-qualified barrister, based in China, Hong Kong. He read for the Bar Finals while in New College, Oxford University and has an active civil and criminal practices in Hong Kong. He teaches criminal, contract and company law at the LL M and JD level in the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. He also regularly gives law seminars to local government officials and Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the local quasi central bank. Charles is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and has recently been appointed as arbitrator of the Shantou Arbitration Commission in China after passing the qualification examination for legal practice in the Greater Bay Area of China. On the pro bono front, Charles serves as presiding arbitrator for the Willem C Vis East Moot, FDI Moot Shenzhen, Judge for the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, and Chairman for Appeal Tribunal Panel of the HKSAR Government.
Dr. Anangga W. Roosdiono, Welcome Message
Chairman, BANI Arbitration Center
Dr. Anangga W. Roosdiono, S.H., LL.M, FCBArb., is the Chairman of BANI Arbitration Center, Vice President of Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group and Vice Chairman the Indonesian Sports Arbitration Board (BAKI). He is listed arbitrator at the Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Dr. Anangga is the founder and Senior Partner of Roosdiono & Partners, He is member of the Association of Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM). He is also a member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council. Dr. Anangga lectures at the Business and Management School, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, and at the Law School, University Pelita Harapan, Jakarta.
Christopher Bailey, Moderator - 1st Grand Panel
Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Chris is a highly ranked international arbitration partner with 20 years of leading private practice experience. He specialises in complex multijurisdictional disputes with an emphasis on international arbitration, commercial litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations. Chris represents clients in a wide variety of complex high-value cross-border commercial disputes which regularly include claims for in excess of a US$ billion and predominantly arise out of the energy, resource, transport, infrastructure, financial services, media and IT sectors, with Chris having a particular expertise in oil and gas, construction and investment treaty cases. He is a Solicitor Advocate, All Higher Courts of England & Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a panel arbitrator of the JCAA, KCAB and SIAC institutions and a member of the JIDRC Operation Subcommittee, AIPN Japan Sub-Chapter Committee and SIAC Users Council.
Andrew Pullen, Moderator — 2nd Grand Panel
Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers, Singapore
Andrew Pullen specialises in international arbitration, appearing as counsel and sitting as arbitrator. Described as ‘enthusiastic and well informed’… with ‘a deep knowledge of arbitral rules’ (Chambers & Partners), Andrew’s experience includes cases determined under a wide variety of governing laws and arbitral rules, in Asia, Europe and the US. With experience across a diversity of business sectors, Andrew’s recent cases range from construction disputes in Australia and Asia, to claims relating to software licensing and the development of pharmaceuticals, to joint venture disputes. He has considerable experience of arbitrations relating to Indonesia: recent examples include a claim against a contractor arising from a fire at a power plant and a dispute arising from a mining venture. Andrew frequently works as co-counsel with lawyers from many jurisdictions and has significant experience of interim measures and jurisdiction issues in arbitration. Andrew is an English-qualified barrister, based in Singapore since 2011. He originally qualified as a solicitor in 2002, and practised as a solicitoradvocate in Allen & Overy’s international arbitration group before joining Fountain Court Chambers. Andrew is ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. He has served on the council of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators since 2017 and is the current Vice-President of the Institute.
John Zadkovich, Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper Singapore LLP
John advises on a range of energy, trade and finance matters, with particular expertise in international commercial arbitration, investigations and public international law. He has a strong legal and commercial understanding of the trade, energy (including oil and gas, mining/natural resources, renewables), infrastructure and finance sectors. John is experienced in working with most international arbitration rules and recognised institutions, including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA, HKIAC, CIETAC and UNCITRAL, and frequently appears as counsel before arbitral tribunals. He has also advised clients regarding regulatory and internal investigations and appeared as counsel before regulatory tribunals. John’s clients range from sovereign states, state owned entities, and multinational and domestic companies, to trading houses, private equity firms and family offices. He has more than 15 years of legal experience across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, having previously worked at Australian, English and American law firms, including six years in Hong Kong.
Jacky Darsono
Partner, RPC
Jacky Darsono is a commercial disputes partner based in our Hong Kong office. He represents clients in court, arbitration and financial regulatory matters. He has advised and litigated cases before the Courts of Hong Kong, Singapore and England and Wales, with a substantial portion of those matters involving applications for urgent interim injunctive relief. He has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc (Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Indonesia). He has dealt with a broad range of disputes including corporate, commercial, shareholder disputes, financial services, regulatory investigations, judicial review, professional negligence, product liability, cross-border contentious insolvency, fraud and asset recovery, defamation and shipping. Jacky is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. Due to his background, Jacky has had extensive experience in advising clients from various jurisdictions and backgrounds and in particular offering support in respect of legal matters with Indonesian elements.
Shobna Chandaran
Director, Shobna Chandran LLC
Upon graduation with a close to perfect academic record, Shobna was a Justices Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal bench until 2008. Shobna has worked with at least 3 Senior Counsel over her 15-year career. She thrives in appellate advocacy and high stakes cross border commercial disputes. She has argued against Senior Counsel in the Court of Appeal and succeeded. She has acted as lead counsel on more than 6 appeal matters in the span of the last 2 years. Having argued cases all the way up to the Court of Appeal against Senior Counsel, Shobna relishes the opportunity to be the David that takes on Goliath and routinely punches above her weight to obtain the best outcomes for the clients. On the arbitration front, Shobna has spent her entire career doing international arbitration, having handled arbitration matters in excess of billion dollars. She is currently a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Her cases range from telecommunications to pharmaceutical industry to solar/renewable energy, shareholder disputes and banking and finance related disputes. The jurisdictions involve include Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, USA and Africa. Shobna has also been involved in cutting edge international law briefs including boundary disputes, law of the sea matters and advising clients on investment treaty claims against Asian states, an area of law that is nascent in Singapore and the region. Shobna relishes her barrister role and has taken on and argued cases on almost point of law from civil and commercial, equity and trust, banking and finance, restitution, choice of law, arbitration, insolvency and even criminal appeals. Apart from her active case load, Shobna dedicates time for the causes she supports including pro-bono work. She has been appointed as Assisting Counsel in the LASCO scheme – where lawyers are appointed by the Court to assist in capital cases. She is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion and was a Founding Member of Women in Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. Shobna also has a keen interest in academia and has been appointed as a faculty member of the Singapore International Arbitration Academy, Centre for International Law at National University of Singapore. She is also a member of the Faculty of SILE and teaches ethics and professional responsibility to students who are sitting for their bar examinations.
Nicholas Tan
Partner, Chua & Partners LLP
Nicholas specialises in international arbitration, international litigation and arbitration-related litigation. Prior to co-founding Chua & Partners LLP, Nicholas started his practice in the Singapore office of a globally recognized international firm, before making Partner in one of Singapore’s foremost law firms. Nicholas’ practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional and high-value commercial and corporate disputes. He regularly appears in arbitrations (both ad-hoc and institutional) seated across Asia and internationally, such as Geneva, London, Mauritius, Madrid and Paris. He also has significant experience advocating before all levels of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Nicholas represents a wide range of regional and multinational clients across various industries, including hospitality, technology and media, energy, construction and engineering, private equity and banking and financial institutions. He has also been active in numerous China-related disputes including shareholder and joint venture disputes, intellectual property and technology-related disputes.
Olga Boltenko
Partner, Fangda Partners
Ms. Boltenko is an investment and trade lawyer with over ten years of experience in public international law and investor-State dispute resolution. She has acted as legal counsel in investor-state disputes under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICSID, the SCC, the ICC, the LCIA, and as tribunal secretary in dozens of commercial disputes in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, across Asia and beyond. Ms. Boltenko teaches a master of laws degree in arbitration and ADR with a focus on Belt & Road investment law at The University of Hong Kong. She is also a professor of law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she teaches a course in investment law at the dual degree program with the Free University of Brussels. Ms. Boltenko is listed as an arbitrator on the panels of the HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, CIETAC, AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa), XAAC (Xi’An Arbitration Commission) and RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).
Alexandra Gerungan
Partner, ADCO Law
Alexandra Gerungan is a seasoned litigator with over two decades of experience in dealing with litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Alex, as she is more commonly known, has represented high-profile clients in a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters, including civil lawsuits, arbitration, employment, debt recovery and restructuring, insurance claims, police and anti-corruption investigations, compliance and internal investigations, as well as general corporate or commercial issues. Alex has been recognized as a top litigator by numerous local and international legal publications. Alex received her bachelor degree from the University of Indonesia and her master degrees in European and International Business Law from Leiden University. She is the member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIARB).
Narada Kumara
Managing Partner, Tamba & Kumara Law Offices (T&K)
Narada Kumara, the Managing Partner of Tamba & Kumara Law Offices (T&K), specializes in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, construction, and banking and finance. Prior to establishing T&K, he served as a partner and practice group head at a leading Indonesian law firm, where he demonstrated success in leading the dispute resolution and restructuring & insolvency practice groups. Narada brings substantial expertise to representing both domestic and international clients in intricate litigation before Indonesian courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, encompassing forums such as SIAC, HKIAC, and BANI rules. His proficiency extends to managing the subsequent enforcement processes with diligence and precision. Most of the disputes are related to mining and natural resources, commodities, shipping, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, insurance, construction, and real estate issues. To name a few, Narada had successfully assisted a South Korea civil engineering and contractor company as the award creditor in enforcing the BANI arbitration award against the Ministry of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia such that the client obtained full payment as ordered under the award worth around IDR62 billion due to breach of construction contract for bypass expansion project in the Sumatera area. He has a commendable record of defending arbitration award creditors in opposition claim proceedings initiated by award debtors seeking to challenge or annul the award before Indonesian courts. Narada has extensive experience representing both creditors and debtor companies in numerous insolvency and restructuring/suspension of payment (PKPU) proceedings, as well as out-of-court restructuring processes in Indonesia. Additionally, he possesses significant expertise in guiding clients through police investigations and criminal defense proceedings.
Ajar Edi
Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam
Ajar Edi has more than 20 years of experience leading work across advocacy, social impact management, stakeholders engagement, strategic social investment, public relations, and journalism. Currently, he works as Director of Government Affairs at Microsoft Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, with the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Seattle. His responsibility for corporate affairs, compliance, advocacy, public policy, strategic issue management, and stakeholder engagement's strategy. Specialties: Advocacy, Compliance, Social Impact Management, Social Resettlement, Social Investment, Corporate Communications, Strategic Media Relations, Issue Management and Stakeholder Engagement, also Strategic Thinking.
Prof. Dr. Frans H. Winarta
Managing Partner, Frans Winarta & Partners
Frans is the Managing Partner of Frans Winarta & Partners and Chairman of the Arbitration and ADR Commission of ICC Indonesia. With more than 30 (thirty) years of experience as a counsel in the Dispute Resolution practice, which involves various clients from extensive business sectors, and a strong academic background, he has been numerously entrusted to act as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and expert witness in a number of domestic and international arbitration proceedings under the SIAC, ICC, BANI, UNCITRAL and KLRCA Rules of Arbitration. Given his experience and participation in arbitration and litigation, a number of prestigious legal directories have rewarded him awards and recognitions. For the past few years, Prof. Winarta has been regularly recognized as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution in Indonesia’s Jurisdiction by the Legal 500. In addition, he is also recognized as Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers in Asia Business Law Journal.
Daniel Lubis
Legal Manager, Premier Law LLC
Daniel has been in practice in Singapore for more than a decade. His main areas are oil and gas, investment, infrastructure and technology and telecommunication, both contentious and non-contentious. Daniel possesses a wealth of expertise as legal counsel, with a comprehensive background spanning diverse international and treaty arbitration cases and cross-border commercial conflicts across the Asia-Pacific region. His specific proficiency encompasses handling disputes within the realms of oil and gas, joint ventures, shareholder disagreements, infrastructure as well as technology and telecommunications matter. Daniel is a dual-qualified lawyer and mediator in Indonesia, and he also possesses a solid grasp of common law principles. His representation has extended to an array of clients, including businesses, financial institutions, state owned entities, and the government in domestic as well as international arbitrations conducted under SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID. Daniel presently heads the Indonesia Desk to develop Indonesian related legal matters, and provides contentious and non-contentious legal assistance to clients. Daniel is based in Singapore and practises out of Premier Law LLC.
Si Ming Ng
Partner, Chua & Partners LLP
After more than a decade within the arbitration practices of large firms, Si Ming co-founded Chua & Partners LLP, a boutique dispute resolution firm, in 2023. Si Ming has a diverse dispute resolution practice with a focus on international arbitration in the infrastructure, construction, and energy sector. In addition to the infrastructure, construction, and energy sector, he has acted in international arbitrations involving a broad spectrum of subject matters including complex financial transactions, joint ventures, service agreements, and Web 3 and digital assets.
Nick Dingeman
Co-Head of Energy & Natural Resources Group, Pennington Manches Cooper
Nick Dingemans is the co-head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group at international law firm Pennington Manches Cooper. Nick is a corporate energy lawyer with over 25 years’ experience. He advises on energy, natural resources and infrastructure transactions globally. Based in Singapore, he advises clients on cross-border and emerging market transactions including project development, acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. He also advises technology clients working in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Most recently Nick has been advising clients on the emerging carbon economy, from the creation of carbon (offsets and insets) to the legal commercial requirements for building carbon capture and storage at scale. He has a particular interest in the development of the regulatory and commercial models required for carbon capture utilisation and storage.
Indiana Rai
Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, Indonesia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Indiana is the Deputy Director, Arbitration & ADR, Indonesia, who works based out of the national committee office in Jakarta. Before stepping into his role at ICC, Indiana started his legal journey by practicing at a law firm, honing his experience in commercial arbitration and litigation. Indiana’s interest in arbitration was first kindled during a pivotal ICC case early in his career, which inevitably led him to the compelling path of joining the esteemed organisation
Andi Yusuf Kadir
Head of Dispute Resolution, HHP Law firm
Andi is a senior partner and the head of the Dispute Resolution at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners. With more than 20 years of experience, he has broad experience in arbitration (domestic and international), litigation (including employment litigation), PKPU/bankruptcy/insolvency and enforcement of collateral, compliance and investigation, corporate crime investigation, insurance disputes, cybersecurity, administrative proceedings against government agencies and judicial review against the government regulations. He has extensive experience in diverse industries such as construction, energy, shipping and logistics, financial services, consumer goods and retail, healthcare and life sciences, and TMT. Andi is a co-chairman of the arbitration and ADR commission of ICC Indonesia, and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He is also a registered arbitrator at Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI), the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC) and Lembaga Alternatif Penyelesaian Sengketa Sektor Jasa Keuangan (LAPS-SJK). He has served as a member of tribunals in Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) arbitration cases involving Indonesian businesses. Andi is a member of International Insolvency Institute (III). He is also an honorary member to the Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDE) Task Force by the Insolvency Law Academy.
Verry Iskandar
Associate Partner, Soemadipradja & Taher
Verry Iskandar joined Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) in 2014 after over a 10 year career with the Indonesia Competition Commission (KPPU), in the last years serving as head of its investigation division. Verry heads the firm’s Competition/Anti-trust practice. Verry acts for domestic and international clients on various merger filings involving complex cross-border transactions and is highly skilled in competition tribunal proceedings and litigation and regularly appears before KPPU in many cases. Verry has advised companies on matters relating to Indonesian competition law, in key areas including cases involving cartel investigations, abuse of market dominance, vertical restraints, resale price maintenance, tender and procurement, collusion, common directorship, and competition compliance programs. Verry also advises on Indonesian company law, consumer protection law and foreign investment in the logistics, distribution and franchising businesses. Verry is the first point of contact on anti-trust/competition and merger filing questions, anti-trust dawn raids, tender issues, and franchise licensing and registration.). Verry is also recognised as a rising star in the competition & antitrust sector by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and as an associate to watch by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023. These achievements are a testament to Verry’s expertise, dedication and commitment to delivering the best outcome to his clients.

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