We partner with our clients to help manage risk and solve serious business problems, avoiding proceedings unless necessary. With expertise in conducting internal and regulator-driven investigations, as well as litigation and arbitration, our team, both local and internationally qualified lawyers, can handle large, complex cross-border cases seamlessly.

When litigation is unavoidable, we weigh business objectives against legal, commercial and reputational risk to determine the best path to success – whether through settlement or a fight. We analyse negotiating weaknesses and devise optimal procedural tactics or creative settlement approaches, executing as promptly and as cost effectively as possible.

Recent cases include advising:

  • A leading ASEAN universal bank on a dispute against a Japanese group of insurance companies with operations in Indonesia arising from a bancassurance agreement subject to SIAC arbitration
  • A leading investment company on a c.US$100m dispute with its joint venture partner in an Indonesian securities business – a complex dispute that involved substantial crisis management elements
  • An Asian state-owned oil and gas exploration and production company: succeeded in an SIAC arbitration concerning the sale of a participating interest in an Indonesian Production Sharing Contract and subsequently represented the client in proceedings to enforce the SIAC award
  • An Indonesian oil and gas joint venture of multinational parties: representing in a c.US$300m ICC arbitration over the applicable gas price to a gas sales agreement, arising from a price increase imposed by the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. We achieved a favourable settlement for our client.

Key Contacts

Narendra Adiyasa

Partner, Jakarta

Jelita Pandjaitan

Partner, Head of Asia Dispute Resolution, Linklaters, Singapore

Widyawan & Partners works as one firm with Linklaters, making cross-border work much easier for clients, and it has in-depth knowledge of Indonesia in terms of practical challenges and considerations that we should consider.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021: Indonesia