Asep Ridwan

Asep Ridwan

Asep is a seasoned commercial litigator whose diverse practice focuses on competition, employment and bankruptcy matters, the areas of the law where he has specialised in since commencing his professional career in 2004.

Among the major competition law cases in which Asep has played a leading role are the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU)'s actions against various large companies, including Singapore Technologies Telemedia over allegation of cross-ownership in the telecommunications sector, PT Carrefour Indonesia over allegation of abuse of dominant market position, PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia over allegation of a cartel to fix text-message charges, and PT Pfizer Indonesia and PT Salim Ivomas Pratama over allegation of a cartel in the pharmaceutical and cooking oil industries. He has also handled a number of merger and acquisition notifications to KPPU in relation to competition issues, in addition to conducting due diligence on commercial arrangements and activities of clients and providing advice or memorandum on distribution arrangement, joint venture agreement and other commercial arrangements, both from an Indonesian Competition Law perspective.

Asep has also worked on a ground-breaking class action in the telecommunications sector, which involved a claim against a number of telecommunications companies based on KPPU's finding that these companies had breached their obligations under the Indonesian Consumer Protection Act.

In the employment arena, companies of all sizes turn to Asep for assistance with a variety of labour and employment matters. Asep has represented employers and executives in litigations in the Indonesian district courts as well as the Industrial Relations Court, in various matters including a tort action related to allegation of appropriation of employees and dispute with employees over working hours.

Asep is also regularly invited to speak at trainings and conferences on competition law, consumer protection, bankruptcy and suspension of payment, as well as corruption issues.
 

Qualifications

  • LL.B., Diponegoro University (2003)
  • LL.M., University of Indonesia (2008)
  • Licensed to practice law as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi)
     

Memberships / Directorships

  • Chairman of the Indonesian Competition Lawyers Association (ICLA)

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