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Todung Mulya Lubis


Todung Mulya Lubis is the founder and Senior Partner of Lubis Santosa & Maramis. He graduated from Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (Sarjana Hukum) in 1974 and attended law course at the Institute of American and International Law in Dallas (1977). Todung Mulya Lubis obtained his master degree (LL.M) from University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and Harvard University in 1987. He also holds Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of California at Berkeley (1990). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Todung Mulya Lubis is heavily engaged in all corporate and commercial practice as well as dispute resolution works of the firm. He led the corporate and commercial practice group of the firm in the number of major transactions. He also intensively involved and led the firm’s dispute resolution practice group in high profile litigations of the firm. Todung Mulya Lubis has been described in Chambers Global as the “most highly effective advocates in Indonesia” and “an invaluable lobbyist with an extraordinary profile and enormous clout”.

Todung Mulya Lubis has been described in Chambers Global as the “most highly effective advocates in Indonesia” and “an invaluable lobbyist with an extraordinary profile and enormous clout”

He is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution in Indonesia. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2006/2007 edition also voted Todung Mulya Lubis as a leading individual in dispute resolution practice in Indonesia.

Todung Mulya Lubis is a member of Indonesian Bar Association (IKADIN), Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal/HKHPM) and International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a licensed Receiver and Administrator as well as Registered Patent Consultant. Currently, he is a panel arbitrator of the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia/BANI) and the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Paris.

In addition to his professional activities, T Mulya Lubis is a lecturer in a number of universities in Indonesia. He lectures law related subjects in the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Faculty of Law Atmajaya University, Yogyakarta and Faculty of Law University of North Sumatra, Medan. He is also active as a speaker in various onshore and offshore workshops, seminars or conference in the field of law and human rights.

Todung Mulya Lubis is one of Indonesia’s productive writers and has published a number of law books as well as hundreds of articles in legal and other publications. Some of the publications are:

  • Human Rights and Us, Sinar Harapan, Jakarta, 1984;
  • Legal Aid and Structural Poverty; LP3ES, Jakarta, 1986;
  • Law and Economy; Sinar Harapan, Jakarta, 1986;
  • The Role of Law in Developing Countries Economy; The Obor Foundation, Jakarta, 1986;
  • In Search of Human Rights : Legal-Political of Indonesia’s New Order 1966 – 1990, PT. Gramedia Pustaka in cooperation with SPEC Foundation, Jakarta, 1993;
  • Soeharto vs. Time : in Search and Finding of the Truth, Penerbit Buku Kompas, Jakarta, 2001;
  • Development and Democracy; Tempo, March 28, 1992;
  • SIUPP (Press License) Insurance; Tempo, May 9, 1992;
  • License Revocation, the Cruelest of Punishments; Forum Keadilan, December 10, 1992;
  • Corruption; Tempo, September 19, 1999;
  • The Foundation Bill: The Return of the Power Paradigm; Tempo, September 24, 2000;
  • Government by Assembly; Tempo, February 18, 2001;
  • Constitutional Reform; Tempo, May 6, 2001;
  • Free and Independent Judiciary; Kompas, March 31, 2002;
  • The International Criminal Court; Tempo, April 14, 2002;
  • “Judicial Corruption”, The Endless Road; Kompas, July 30, 2002;
  • Civil Society and State Policy: The Case of the Anti-Terrorism Bill; Kompas, February 3, 2003;
  • Commission for the Eradication of Corruption; Tempo News, February 14, 2003;
  • Quo Vadis Our Advocates; Kompas, April 3, 2003;
  • Accountability of the Advocate’s Profession; Kompas, April 24, 2003;
  • Jayson Blair, The Tempo Case and Journalistic Audit; Paper, August 2003;
  • Lawyer and Money; Tempo, January 12, 2004;
  • Corporate Responsibility; Kompas, January 28, 2004;
  • Assets Recoveries; Kompas, December 7, 2004;
  • International Arbitration Developments in Indonesia; Jakarta Post, December 10, 2004

Todung Mulya Lubis is also involved in the large number of non governmental organizations. He is the Chairman of the Indonesian International Crisis Group (ICG), Chairman of the Executive Board of Transparency International Indonesia (TI), Member of the Board of Trustees