Alan specialises his practice in employment law, as well as dispute resolution and restructuring & insolvency. His expertise in employment spans the full spectrum of labour-related issues that often arise in Indonesia. These include advising on Indonesia’s complex expatriate employment rules, conducting manpower-related investigations for both public and private companies, providing regulatory advice, representing employers in negotiations with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and labour unions, preparing legal action against employees suspected of fraud, and advising employers on matters related to agency/or contract labour – something that Indonesia’s labour unions are fiercely opposed to and which has recently been the subject of important Constitutional Court litigation and new governmental restriction.

In the dispute resolution front, Alan’s expertise qualified him to take the lead in noteworthy cases by representing prominent companies such as Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Experience Highlight

  • Advising a global giant soft drink manufacturing company in adjusting its employment termination strategy based on the recently implemented revisions of Indonesian labour law under the Omnibus Law.
  • Indonesia’s Labour Law received a significant overhaul under the Omnibus Law and these new aspects have not been tested before. We are currently assisting the Client in navigating these uncharted waters, among others, in adjusting their termination of employment strategy, to ensure that pitfalls are avoided. Successfully guided PT Traveloka Indonesia in terminating more than 600 employees to ensure Traveloka’s sustainability in the middle of a global pandemic.
  • Successfully guided PT Clariant Indonesia in dealing with an illegal strike by a labour union resulting from a non-payment of discretionary bonus. We also assisted the Client in issuing warning letters to the striking employees as the strike was deemed to be illegal.
  • Successfully led the negotiation to terminate a senior level employee due to a global restructuring in Tyco Electronics Pte. Ltd. which resulted in a termination agreement that is acceptable to both parties. This ensured that the agreement was able to be registered smoothly at the Industrial Relations Court. We also assisted the Client in preparing the necessary documents and calculation to expedite the termination process.
  • Successfully led an intense negotiation between a state-owned enterprise and its labour union before the Ministry of Manpower. The negotiation resulted in an amicable conclusion of the dispute as evidenced by the execution of a settlement agreement that is acceptable for both the state-owned enterprise and the labour union.
  • Successfully assisted Imerys Asia Pacific in handling a police report and health and safety issues resulting from a negligent roadside accident involving 15 Imerys’ employees and prevented an employee from being detained by the police based on an allegation of health and safety violatio
  • Represent an Indonesian Sugar Manufacturer Company against a state-owned plantation company in a dispute over sugar factory joint management agreement at the Surabaya branch of the Indonesian Arbitration Board.
  • Acting as Indonesian Counsel for Shipping Financing by Singaporean Creditors e.g. DBS Bank Ltd, UOB Ltd, Orix Leasing, Malayan Banking Berhad and OCBC. Liaise with Singaporean firms e.g. Khattar Wong, HaridassHo & Partners, Gurbani & Co and Rodyk & Davidson.
  • Assisting one of the biggest consumer goods companies in conducting forensic audit in relation to potential violation towards anti-corruption and bribery law;
  • Assisting a shareholder of a renewable energy company in relation to the findings on potential violation towards anti-corruption and bribery law.