Established in 1998 by our managing partner DR. HOTMAN PARIS HUTAPEA, S.H., M.HUM, who made it to the New York Times titled "AN ADVOCATE FOR INDONESIA’S DEBTORS" ( -NEW YORK TIMES JULY 1999) as the nation's LEADING bankruptcy and litigation lawyer in Indonesia. He was the FIRST lawyer who registered the first cases (case no.1, no.2, and no.3) when the bankruptcy court and bankruptcy law was firstly introduced in Indonesia.
He is famously known in Indonesia and Asia to be handling the country's biggest financial cases, namely:
the APP BONDS SINARMAS case;
Borneo Lumbung Energi (BORN) standard chartered case;
Lippo Group's Wal-mart dispute;
Tri polyta (Chandra Asri Petrochemical) bonds case ;
Mayora Bankers trust International case;
PT Jakarta International Hotel Development Bankers Trust case;
He is also known for handling one of the biggest mining case in Indonesia, during the administrative court dispute famously known as the Churchill mining saga. He also frequently argues cases in domestic and international arbitration especially SIAC.
He is also a familiar face in the criminal court of Indonesia, especially when defending the Jakarta International School's teachers accused of molestation.
Although he has been famous for representing Debtors in the history book, the firm has been representing numerous indonesian banks, both internationally private and state owned, inside and outside the court.
The firm's hands on approach in managing its cases shows in the size of the firm, as the managing partner chooses to run a small firm with no client left behind. In the legal world of Indonesia Dr. hotman is famous for being a very detailed and hands-on lawyer, when working on case.
Dr.Hotman also currently running a pro-bono free consultation that he himself give free legal advice during weekends for the poor citizen of Indonesia that is famously known in the country as warung kopi Johnny.
Soemadipradja & Taher has market-leading experience advising on and representing clients in the dispute resolution sector.
Our dispute resolution department is consistently ranked in industry publications and directories, and helps clients choose the best available legal options to resolve their disputes and provide thorough and effective strategies for dispute resolution, including litigation, international or domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. We regularly advise international and multinational corporations, government entities and state-owned enterprises and understand the legal and regulatory environment, language, and culture. We believe that each client has their own specific, individual needs, for which we offer full service legal services tailored to meet these needs that extend beyond traditional approaches.
Our dispute resolution practice covers the criminal and commercial litigation as well as labour and civil disputes. We assist and represent our clients in all stages of dispute resolution before Indonesian courts or at alternative dispute resolution forums, such as arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers have an in-depth knowledge and practical experience not only on the substantive law, but also the procedural law. Our aim is to achieve the best, most efficient, and cost-effective resolutions for each of our clients’ interest.
The Firm adheres to strict ethical principles when representing clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels, ensuring there can be no doubts on the credibility of any judgment obtained from the courts. We have extensive experience with a wide range of issues -- no case is too complex as we deliver skilled and decisive legal action based on rigorous analysis. Our clients are kept informed about the legal process as we investigate, research and prepare our cases diligently.