Yudianta Medio N Simbolon, S.H, MHUM

Founded Simbolon & Partners Law Firm after his departure from one of Indonesia’s fast growing law firm, obtained his law degree from Padjadjaran University, Bandung. He is a holder of a postgraduate degree from the Gadjahmada University, Yogyakarta. Mr. Simbolon is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association and holds a license to practice in Indonesian Courts, Registered Capital Market Legal Consultant, Intellectual Property Consultant and he is also member of several law organizations international.

Before opening Simbolon & Partners, to complete his experiences and expertise, Mr. Simbolon joined the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). In this agency, Mr Simbolon has faced various types of legal matters with respect to the bank recapitalizations and asset resolutions. With more than a decade of experiences in the field of laws: general corporate and commercial law, foreign investment law, criminal, civil and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, energy and natural resources law, bankruptcy law, land & property law, insurance law, immigration law, banking and finance law, consumer law, labor law, maritime law, capital market law, alternative dispute resolution, debt recovery.

Mr. Simbolon enjoyed to provide his knowledge by making article, comments and awarded as contributor to local and international organization and firms for producing their books (i.e: Doing Business 2014-World Bank Group, Carter Ruck on Libel and Privacy Sixth Edition-Lexis Nexis). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Firm Overview:

Simbolon & Partners Law Firm (“the Firm”) is one of young fastest growing Indonesian Law Firm. We provide comprehensive legal services for Companies and Individuals (“the Clients”).

Our vision is to be one of the largest law firms in Indonesia and always enriching and updating our knowledge in order to serve our Clients with proper legal advice.

Our mission is to provide aggressive, careful, diligence, high-quality and caring representation to the Clients.

Simbolon & Partners is Indonesian Law Firm with a high profile team of professionals which renders comprehensive legal services to Clients, both domestic and foreign to meet their interests.

Simbolon & Partners always maintain a good cooperation with our correspondence firm in other countries to obtain our Clients’ need when they are in need of legal services outside of Indonesia,. Therefore our Firm is becoming member of several international legal organizations.

Our Clients choose us because we are skilled practitioners who understand their goals, interests and their businesses as well as partnering with them to achieve the best solutions.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Firm, highlighting a few features about our legal services and we hope sharing ideas for partnering with you.

Godfrey Winston Hinds

Corporate law is the body of laws, rules, regulations and practices that govern the formation and operation of corporations. It’s the body of law that regulates legal entities that exist to conduct business. The laws touch on the rights and obligations of all of the people involved with forming, owning, operating and managing a corporation.

What’s a corporation?

A corporation is a legal entity that exists to conduct business. It’s a separate legal entity from the people who make it. A corporation can conduct business in its own name just like any person can. When a person owns a part of a corporation, their liability is limited to their ownership in the corporation. They can’t lose more than their investment in the corporation.

The major characteristics of corporate law

There are five principles that are common to corporate law:

1. Legal personality

Corporation owners pool their resources into a separate entity. That entity can use the assets and sell them. Creditors can’t easily take the assets back. Instead, they form their own entity that acts on its own.

2. Limited liability

When a corporation gets sued, it’s only the corporation’s assets that are on the line. The plaintiff can’t go after the personal assets of the corporation’s owners. A corporation’s limited liability allows owners to take risks and diversify their investments.

3. Transferrable shares

If an owner decides they no longer want a share in the corporation, the corporation doesn’t have to shut down. One of the unique features of a corporation is that owners can transfer shares without the same difficulties and hassles that come with transferring ownership of a partnership. There can be limits on how shareholders transfer ownership, but the fact that ownership can be transferred allows the corporation to go on when owners want to make changes.

4. Delegated management

Corporations have a defined structure for how they conduct their affairs. There’s a board of directors and officers. These groups share and split decision-making authority. Board members hire and monitor officers. They also ratify their major decisions. The shareholders elect the board.

Officers handle the day to day operation of the company. They’re the leaders for conducting transactions and making the business run each day. With a defined leadership structure, parties that do business with the corporation have the assurances that actions of officers and the board of directors are legally binding on the corporation.

5. Investor ownership

Owners have a say in making decisions for the corporation, but they don’t directly run the company. Investors also have the right to the corporation’s profits. Usually, an owner has decision-making authority and profit sharing in proportion to their ownership interest. Owners typically vote to elect board members.

Why do corporate laws exist?

The laws and rules that govern corporations keep all corporations operating on a level playing field. Corporate law is meant to be friendly for business. It’s not meant to make it harder to get things done. The laws exist to make it easier for corporations to do business. Rules that govern forming a corporation and rules for how to take corporate actions are meant to help business and make things fair for everyone. They make sure that corporations act in predictable ways that others can rely on.

Who are the people involved in a corporation?

A corporation has many different players. Not everyone who works for or interacts with a corporation is an owner. Some of the key people involved in the operation of a corporation include:

  • Owners – A person who invests in a corporation is an owner. Typically, the larger share of the corporation that you own, the more say and control you have over decisions. Owners are also often called shareholders.
  • Directors – Directors oversee the activities of the corporation. Usually, they vote on major decisions. They’re typically elected by the owners, but they don’t necessarily have to follow popular opinion when they vote.
  • Officers – The officers in a corporation handle the most significant day to day decision making. They take direction from the board of directors on major decisions.
  • Employees – Employees carry out the day to day functions of a corporation for pay.
  • Creditors and debtors – When people and other companies do business with a corporation, they’re the corporation’s creditors and debtors.

Corporate law is civil

Corporate law is civil law. It’s not generally not criminal law. When there are disputes, the corporation’s officials can go to the appropriate civil court in order to resolve the dispute. Of course, officers and employees can still face criminal liability for fraud and other criminal acts. However, the laws that govern the formation and operation of corporations are generally a civil body of law with civil remedies.

Who practices corporate law?

Most corporate lawyers work for medium or large law firms. That’s because the legal needs of a corporation of appreciable size are significant. A corporation may need advice and help with a diverse set of issues. A large law firm typically has the resources and attorneys with diverse skill sets in order to meet whatever needs the corporation might have. A corporation might call on their lawyers to know every aspect of the laws that might impact the corporation including the formation of the corporation, governance, contracts, shareholder activity and making the appropriate reports to the Security and Exchange Commission.

Corporation leaders typically prefer to have one-stop shopping for their corporate needs. They also tend to prefer a long-term relationship with the attorneys they work with. Medium and large law firms allow large corporations to meet their needs conveniently through a long-term relationship with their law firm.

With corporations throughout the United States and the world, corporate lawyers work everywhere. It’s also one reason why large firms might have multiple offices throughout many jurisdictions in the country and in the world. Lawyers who focus on corporate law must know the subtleties that might apply in the various jurisdictions where the corporation has offices or conducts business.

In house counsel

Because all corporations of any appreciable size have significant corporate needs, some corporations choose to meet this need by employing lawyers directly with the company. Hiring lawyers to work as employees and work exclusively for the company is called using in-house counsel. A lawyer who works as in-house counsel for a corporation may advise the corporation on a wide variety of matters that relate to corporate law and business activity. A large corporation might find it convenient to have lawyers in offices down the hall who are personally invested in the well being of the corporation.

Solo and small firm corporate lawyers

There are some corporate lawyers who work by themselves or in a small firm. They might focus on the business needs of smaller corporations or start-ups. A corporate lawyer in a small or solo practice might build their client base with smaller corporations who operate in the geographic area. They might help a corporation get started but refer litigation to another firm. A corporation might want to use a smaller law firm if it’s compatible with their needs.

Why become a corporate lawyer?

Corporate lawyers help companies conduct business. They help corporations do business better. Lawyers who like to read and write might enjoy corporate law. Lawyers in this area of practice have to understand and use a complex body of rules and regulations. For lawyers with great reading and reasoning skills, corporate law can be a challenging fit.

A corporate lawyer may represent a corporation throughout the lawyer’s entire career. They might see the corporation through many years of business. Lawyers who prefer a long-term client base might appreciate the long-term working relationships that can form with corporate leaders in this area of practice.

Practicing corporate law

Corporate law is a foundation of economic activity. Corporate lawyers help corporations form and help them do business. A lot of their work is foreseeing problems before they start and helping the corporation take steps to avoid things that can be problematic. Practicing corporate law offers a challenging and sound career for attorneys who can tackle complex concepts and exercise sound judgment.

Faye Moffett

Faye Moffett is the Managing Partner of the Isle of Man office, Group Head of the Corporate department and Team Leader for the Banking and Asset Finance team, in the Isle of Man.

She specialises in general banking and finance transactions, including property finance, aircraft and ship finance matters. She has particular experience in providing opinions on Isle of Man companies and on cross­border security and insolvency issues. Clients include Isle of Man companies, international financial institutions and international law firms.

Faye has been named ´Leader in the Field´ by Chambers UK from 2011 ­to 2017 and by Legal 500 UK from 2016 to 2017. In Chambers UK 2019, Faye was ranked as an exceptional individual in the category ‘Eminent Practitioners’. She was also named a ‘Leading Individual’ in Banking & Finance in Legal 500 UK 2018.

Chambers UK 2016 commends Faye for being “very grounded” and “reasonable” and in Chambers UK 2017 as “well-regarded”. Legal 500 UK 2018 praises Faye for being “a pleasure to work with” and known for her “great people skills”.

Faye is also a notary public.

Firm Overview:

The Isle of Man has developed a reputation as a premier financial jurisdiction in terms of regulation whilst retaining the delicate balance between providing a business friendly environment and meeting international standards of financial supervision.

Appleby’s Isle of Man office, Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC, is one of the longest established legal practices in the island, with nine partners and over 70 staff. Our lawyers are consistently ranked in the top tier of legal directories for our corporate and dispute resolution advice.

Our team of over 30 lawyers advise clients in relation to Isle of Man and British Virgin Islands law and facilitate the provision of legal advice in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

In 2016 we were named “Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year” at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards.

As a responsible business on the Isle of Man, Appleby has a long history of contributing to our local community through the Appleby Charitable Foundation as part of its Corporate Responsibility Strategy. To find out more about our key projects in the community please scroll down.

Gratian B. Mali

Gratian B. Mali is a long-serving legal practitioner and academician with experience dating back to 2002. Before he established Ardean Law Chambers in 2011, Mr. Mali has, at different times, worked for a number of reputable offices including the Attorney General’s Office (2002), Mauggo & Co. Advocate (2003) and TGG Legal Consultants and Attorneys (2006-2008). Mr. Mali has also served as Legal Advisor and Company Secretary in various Firms including Roots General Agency Ltd., JCDecaux Tanzania Limited; Avanti Industries Limited; Golden Agricultural Commodities Pty, Doshi Hardware (TZ) Ltd, Agiribal International Limited; Kastipharm Limited, Yemensoft Solutions Ltd, IDV Technologies Africa Limited. He is also the legal advisor of an international organizations namely “Mission Africa-Tanzania” and Youth Challenge International (Canada Word Youth -Tanzania). Mr. Mali has also worked with government institutions such as the Institute of Accountancy Arusha and Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency (TEMESA) where he served as a Senior Corporate Counsel and Head of Legal Unit.

Mr. Mali is experienced in corporate management, public procurement, taxation, insurance, banking, employment and labour relations, real estate and intellectual property. He also has proven experience in debt recovery management and strategies, litigation, mediation and arbitration. Mr. Mali is a member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators, Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society. In the academic arena, Mr. Mali is serving as a Lecturer in law at Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College and Kampala International University-Dar es Salaam. Mali a seasoned publisher and has published in areas of Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Sale of Goods, Insurance and Tax Law.

Mr. Mali possess a Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) of the University of Dar es Salaam majoring in Intellectual Property, Insurance and Tax law. He a Managing Partner at ARDEAN Law Chambers. Mr. Mali is an exclusive representative of Atradius Collection and Credilex Global Recovery SLP in Tanzania.

Khalifa Hamed Al Yaqout

Khalifah H. Al-Yaqout, is an Attorney licensed to appear before all levels of courts. He is appearing in many high-profile cases both in Kuwait and UAE.

Khalifa Al-Yaqout is a qualified Graduate of Laws from Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates. He is registered attorney with the Kuwait Bar Association.

He is a Constitutional Member of Committee of National Union in Kuwait which a working in different countries like US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Egypt;

Khalifah is a member in International Bar Association (IBA) which is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners.

He is a member of Arab Lawyers Union (ALU);

Khalifah currently is Member of various Committees of Kuwait Lawyers Society like: (i) Legal Claims and Grievances; (ii) Intellectual Property Rights; & (iii) Social Affairs Committee.

Khalifah very actively engages with Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of United States Department of which organizes various legal events around the globe for improving the legal environment for business.

Khalifah was the Ex-President of National Students Union of UAE.

He was the President of the Social Committee of the Kuwait Lawyers’ Association as well.

Firm Overview:

AYGL was established in 2003 by its founder, the late advocate/ Hamed Mohamed Al-Yaqout. Being a pioneer in the legal sector of the State of Kuwait, AYLG is well-reputed for its excellence and prudence. We ensure quality legal services focused to the clients’ needs.

AYLG has cross-border footprints in countries like Qatar, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, London and Italy but AYLG is just not about the size. Being a progressive specialized law firm we deliver impeccable services knowing the needs and requirements of clients. At AYLG, we understand the language, culture and the requirements of our multi-domiciled clients.

Olusola Jegede

Olusola Jegede is a Partner at RESOLUTION LAW FIRM.

Olusola holds the Bachelor of Laws, LL.B at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He later attended Nigeria Law School and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar

Olusola is well respected for his in-depth expertise and analysis of corporate & commercial and real estate law. Olusola is also responsible for various aspects of Shipping and International Trade Law activities in the law firm.

As an experienced lawyer, with a demonstrated history and knowledge, Olusola’s responsibilities include Researching, Negotiating, Advising, Management, and Consulting.

Olusola is an accredited Trademark Lawyer and a front line Corporate Lawyer with a vast experience in international business.

The other areas of legal practice Olusola frequently engages in at the firm include Immigration Law, Family Law, Litigation and other forms of Disputes Resolution.

Olusola also frequently participates in litigation and other forms of ADR.

Olusola has attended several legal related conferences within and outside Nigeria.

Education:

  • University Of Bradford (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • IBA Committee On Oil & Gas Law
  • IBA Committee On Power
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Association For Energy Economics