Bama is a well-rounded lawyer with more than 9 years experience working on legal matter in government institution, law firms and in multi-national company. Currently, Bama serve as the Vice Head for the practice group which covers Aviation & Shipping, International Trade & Customs and Insurance & Re-Insurance. Additionally, his practice areas also including Commercial Dispute Resolution and Environment.
Bama have represented numerous domestic and multi-national companies in proceedings before Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) and Indonesian courts, in wide ranging matters from general commercial issues, trade secret disputes, vessel collisions to complex subsea construction disputes. On the non-contentious side, he advised and assisted his clients on various issues, inter alia, contract negotiations, company acquisitions, regulatory compliance issues and mitigation of potential regulatory breach.
Most recently, he successfully defended a global subsea construction service company in several contentious cases in Indonesian court proceedings and arbitration proceedings before BANI against a certain Technical Assistant Cooperation by Indonesian State-owned Oil & Gas company, in connection with dispute arising from construction services agreement with total claims value of more than USD 60 million. Recently Bama also assisted a prominent global investment company in a successful acquisition deal involving six companies in three legal jurisdictions, with transaction value of more than USD 70 million; as well as advised a Singaporean ship-owner in connection with an oil spill pollution claim before Singaporean court by Indonesian NGO and citizens, with claims value of more than USD 92 million.
Bama has been invited as speaker for international seminars and conferences at various countries across Asia, speaking on wide range of issues from the enforcement of foreign arbitral award in Indonesia to practical guidance on conducting cross-border transaction from Indonesian laws perspective. He has also contributed to international publications such as the “International Comparative Legal Guide: Shipping Law” and “Global Competition Review: Merger Control”, as well as being regular contributor to the World Bank’s “Doing Business” project since 2014.
During his undergraduate study, Bama was elected as the Director of the Asian Law Students’ Association for Local Chapter Diponegoro University, and served as Head-delegate for Diponegoro Univesity delegation in many national events.
Outside the firm, Bama currently serve as Executive Committee at the Indonesian Independent Mediator and Arbitrator (Mediator dan Arbiter Independen Indonesia/MedArbId) and as Management Board at the Indonesian Air Law Society. He is a member at the Indonesian Advocate Association (Peradi), and admitted to practice in Indonesian courts.
Bama speaks Indonesian and English.