Suharsanto Raharjo

Suharsanto Raharjo is our exclusively recommended Commercial Dispute Resolution expert in Indonesia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Suharsanto directly using the contact details listed above.

Suharsanto is our litigation Partner, and he handles commercial dispute resolutions for clients of the Firm. He has represented clients in a variety of disputes such civil/commercial disputes (before courts and arbitration tribunals) representing claimants or respondents, manpower disputes representing employers or employees, state administrative disputes, bankruptcy and reorganization matters, anti-competition cases, and intellectual property rights disputes. He also has extensive experience in corporate crime and internal investigations.

He represents clients from various industry sectors such as mining, oil and gas, energy, pharmaceutical, property, plantation, and fast-moving-consumer-good companies. The following is the list of his notable cases:

  • assisted a Japanese style restaurant chain in Indonesia in relation to its intellectual property claim;
  • represented an Indonesian gas trader in an arbitration dispute before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC);
  • represented a Japanese clothing brand in relation to its dispute with former employees;
  • represented an Indonesian foreign investment coal mining company in relation to its administrative dispute against Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal Indonesia (Indonesia’s Capital Investment Coordinating Board);
  • represented a Japanese rubber plantation company in conducting internal investigation on its employees for the possibility of fraud or embezzlement;
  • represented a Japanese tire manufacturer company in anti-monopoly investigation and proceedings by the Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (Business Competition Supervisory Commission); and
  • represented a multi-national shipyard, shipbuilder and docks in Indonesia in relation to the bankruptcy proceedings filed by one of its vendors.

Suharsanto Raharjo graduated from Faculty of Law at the University of Indonesia in 2007. He is a licensed Advocate and a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI). He is also a licensed Mediator from Pusat Mediasi Nasional (Indonesian Mediation Centre).

Firm Overview:

AKSET was founded in 2010 with the intention of synthesising international standard legal services and local expertise. Each of the founders had studied or worked abroad, so they were uniquely suited to provide foreign and domestic clients both an inward and an outward view on investing and operating in Indonesia.

From a small group of four partners and two associates in 2010, to a team of 40 lawyers in 2020, AKSET’s growth has exceeded even our own expectations. We continue to grow because we deliver satisfaction – clients trust us, and they trust our work.

Dan Engström, MCIArb

Dan Engstrom, MCIArb, is the Managing Partner of the firm.

He has been practicing commercial dispute resolution since the late 1980’s both as legal counsel and as a commercial litigator.

Engstrom has, since 1999, had repeated appointments as an arbitrator, both as party-appointed and institutional appointed. The disputes involve (most frequently) franchise, IT/IP and commercial contract disputes. Engstrom has experience both under the Swedish Arbitration Act and under institutional rules, such as the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Engstrom has experience from more than 50 commercial arbitrations.

He is frequently appointed as a sole mediator by Swedish courts and by the disputing parties and is the sole author to the Swedish commentary to the Mediation act.

Engstrom is admitted to World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) list of independent international neutrals within Arbitration and Mediation with a focus on intellectual property dispute settlement. He was admitted to ICDR’s International Panel of Arbitrators some years ago.

Engstrom is a published author within the field of Mediation and Dispute Resolution in general. He is frequently contributing to IBA Arbitration Newsletter, GAR, GTDT – Arbitration and other publications. He is frequently engaged as a speaker and a lecturer within the field of Mediation, Dispute Resolution in general and within Franchise.

He is (in selection) a member of the Swedish Bar Association, The International Bar Association, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (MCIArb) in London, The American Bar Association, The Swedish Arbitration Society, The Swedish Insurance Law Society and The Swedish Copyright Society. He is also the exclusive Commercial Arbitration member in IR Global for Sweden.

He is listed as a leading individual within Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation and Commercial Dispute Resolution and at present exclusively appointed by Global Law Experts as the leading national expert within Arbitration in Sweden.

He was the Founding Partner of Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Lawfirm in 2006 and the managing Partner of the firm for eleven years. He joined NOVA Lawfirm as a partner in June 2017 and is now its Managing Partner.

Firm Overview:

BROAD, CUTTING-EDGE EXPERTISE – At Nova we offer our clients specialist advice in all the major fields of commercial law, with the very best expertise in areas such as contract law, insurance law, commercial dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, m & a, franchising, distribution law, property law, company law, tenant law, insolvency law, white collar crime, commercial tax and IT/IP.

A LAW FIRM THAT OFFERS FIRST-CLASS SERVICE – At Nova we want to provide commercial law solutions of the highest quality, at the right price, and with a commitment that goes beyond the everyday. We believe in establishing close, long-term lawyer-client relationships. Many of the firm’s customers has been customers for 20 years or more. This enables us to understand what is important to our customers and our customers business and offer advice that is specifically tailored to every particular situation. Our clients are being taken care of by experienced partners from start to finish.

The commercial benefit for you as our client is of paramount importance to us.