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Kristian Takasdo Simorangkir


ristian obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Indonesia in 2013. During his time in law school, he involved in various organizations and activities. He involved in the Executive Board of Students, the Asian Law Students’ Association, the Law Students’ Association for Legal Practice, and the Paragita Student Choir. He also won a national debate competition, a national scientific paper competition, and international choir competitions.
Before joining Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Kristian worked for 2 years in other prominent law firm in Jakarta. During his tenure, he involved in commercial dispute resolution, bankruptcy and insolvency, and environment.He is experienced in advising and representing clients before Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore High Court, and Federal Court of Australia.Some of Kristian’s substantial representations or involvement are, as follows:
  • Shimizu Corporation in an investment dispute worth to USD 1.4 billion related to Jakarta MRT (mass rapid transportation) project brought by its former Indonesian partner;
  • Itochu Corporation in a USD 2.5 million civil claim brought by its former distributor before the District Court of Central Jakarta;
  • PT Freeport Indonesia in a dispute brought by several people before the District Court of South Jakarta;
  • PT Tokyu Land Indonesia in a dispute brought by a company before the District Court of Central Jakarta;
  • A joint operation between Japanese company and Indonesian state-owned company (contractor) in a dispute against its former employer before arbitration proceedings;
  • An Indonesian coal mining company (employer) in a dispute brought by its contractor (a consortium composed of a state-owned company and a private limited liability company) before arbitration proceedings;
  • A Switzerland export company in a dispute against publicly listed limited liability company before Singapore High Court;
  • An international material handling company in a criminal case against its former distributor in Indonesia;
  • An international consumer goods company in a dispute against its competitor concerning commercial advertising and advertising ethics compliance.

Kristian has attended the legal practice course for lawyers and passed the Indonesian Bar Exam organized by Indonesian Bar Association (Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia or PERADI).

Kristian has a passion in music. He devotes most of his free time to musical activities and church service.
He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

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