Eri is a seasoned litigator with an extensive experience in commercial disputes, alternative disputes resolution, aviation law and shipping law. In addition, he is certified as an accredited mediator by the National Mediation Centre (Pusat Mediasi Nasional) in Indonesia and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in United Kingdom.

As an all-round litigator, Eri regularly works on high-profile tort, corporate/banking, antitrust and criminal cases. He is also highly regarded for his expertise and track record in the arbitration arena, and frequently appears before the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI) and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

In addition to Eri’s extensive experience in commercial litigation, he has also made his mark in disputes involving airline clients. In the past, Eri has represented the Indonesian national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia and Garmin in various matters, such as tort action brought by passengers, contract breach dispute, allegation of cartel brought by the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU).

Eri’s work has consistently been recognised in numerous leading legal publications, including Legal 500, Chambers Global/Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles and Benchmark Litigation.

Experience Highlight

  • Successfully defenced PT Vale Indonesia Tbk in a breach of contract lawsuit against PT Lusiana Group Indonesia before the District Court of Palopo.
  • Representing PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. in a lawsuit against Rolls Royce Plc and its subsidiary.
  • Successfully defended PT Tokopedia in a civil lawsuit regarding data privacy and consumer protection.
  • Successfully defended PT Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia (CCBI) and one of its executives in the District Court and High Court against charges that they had caused pollution and extracted water without a license. In fact, the extraction license was in process of renewal at the time when the charges were laid. The prosecution subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court, which ultimately found in CCBI’s favour and dismissed the prosecution’s claims.
  • Representing a state-owned company which is engaged in electricity industry in an arbitration that is related with the termination of a power purchase agreement under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Representing a state-owned company which is engaged in construction industry in the dispute concerning construction project in BANI.
  • Representing a state-owned company which is engaged in oil industry the dispute concerning oil and gas investment in SIAC.
  • Represented Garuda Indonesia in the Central Jakarta District Court and the Supreme Court in relation to KPPU’s allegation of cartel on fuel surcharge.
  • Represented the former director of PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur as the accused in a corruption case in the Bontang District Court and the Supreme Court in relation to the repair and purchase of a gas turbine generator.
  • Represented PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk., the owner of SCTV, a national TV station in Indonesia, in submitting a compulsory notification to KPPU regarding the acquisition of shares in PT Indosiar Karya Media Tbk.
  • Represented PT Metrotech Jaya Komunika in relation to a merger review and investigation by KPPU regarding the acquisition of Affinity Group by Spice i2i.