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.

Experience Highlight

  • Representing PT Meratus Line before the Supreme court in defence against the KPPU’s decision on price fixing.
  • Represented PT Goodyear Indonesia Tbk., before KPPU and an Indonesian court on allegation of cartel conduct in the tyre industry in Indonesia.
  • Represented Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd., STT Communications Ltd. and Asia Mobile Holdings Company Pte. Ltd. before KPPU and an Indonesian court on allegation of cross ownership in the telecommunications sector in Indonesia.
  • Represented PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia before KPPU and an Indonesian court on allegation of cartel conduct in the telecommunications sector.
  • Successfully defended PT Tokopedia in a civil lawsuit regarding data privacy and consumer protection.
  • Successfully defended PT Antam (Persero) Tbk in front of the Supreme Court against several mining companies
  • Represented PT Indosat Tbk., against Asosiasi Pengusaha Wartel Indonesia (APWI) before the District Court and the High Court on telecommunications issues.
  • Represented PT Supreme Energy Rajabasa before the Administrative Court in relation to licensing for geothermal energy exploration.
  • Represented PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) in a dispute against another party before the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI) in relation to a breach of contract under a project development contract in geothermal energy.
  • Represented Mining Resources Pte. Ltd. against other parties before BANI in relation to a dispute over the results of a coal survey analysis.