Alvin Sukmana Ambardy

Alvin Sukmana Ambardy

Alvin started at AHP as a junior associate in 2013 and was promoted as a senior associate in June 2018. Prior to joining AHP, he served as a junior associate in another premier Jakarta law firm.

Alvin has been a member of the firm’s Disputes Practice Group since joining the firm. He has gained considerable experience across a broad range of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters, including drafting statements of claim and other pleadings at the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels, legal opinions and memoranda, and other legal documents related to dispute resolution. He has a strong interest in Arbitration and is an active member of Young SIAC committee.

He also frequently advises on manpower issues, and recently completed an employment-document localization project for a major South Korean electronics company planning to establish an Indonesian subsidiary. In addition, he was a member of the Assegaf Hamzah team that earlier this year prepared a compilation of Indonesian Insolvency Law to be used by Singapore-based law firm Rajah & Tann and its sister firms throughout Southeast Asia, as well as its representative offices in China and Japan.


  • S.H. University of Indonesia
  • Licensed to practice law as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi)


  • Member of the Young SIAC (YSIAC) Committee of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Notable Cases & Transactions

Commercial disputes

  • Defending BMW Indonesia in the West Jakarta District Court against a defective product claim brought by a disgruntled customer
  • Representing PT Courts Indonesia in a dispute with their liquidators over whether the firm has been properly dissolved in accordance with the Companies Act.

Administrative disputes

  • Representing PT NYK Line Indonesia in bringing an action in the Administrative Court against the Directorate General of Maritime Communications in connection with its refusal to register a vessel on the grounds that PT NYK does not satisfy the domestic ownership requirement for the operation of shipping services

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

  • Represented a multinational bank in enforcing a personal guarantee through bankruptcy process (2016)
  • Represented a mining services company to successfully file a suspension of payment application (PKPU) against its debtor (2014)
  • Represented an Indonesian subsidiary of a garment company who to file a voluntary bankruptcy (2015)

Admiralty & Shipping

  • Represented a national shipping company in filing a general average claim under Gencon charter (2014)
  • Represented a Japanese based shipping company in filing a state administrative claim for the registration of vessel (2014)


  • Assisted a Singaporean based company in the drafting and ratification process of the company regulation and other manpower related documents (2016)
  • Assisted a Japanese based e commerce company in the closing and retrenchment process of its Indonesian subsidiary (2015)
  • Assisted a Japanese based metal company in the closing of its Indonesian representative office (2014)