Ahmad Maulana

Ahmad Maulana


Ahmad Maulana, or Alan as he is known to most everyone, joined AHP in 2006 having worked previously at another leading Jakarta practice. 

A practicing advocate, Alan holds a bachelor of law degree from the University of Indonesia, majoring in procedural law, and Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) advocate’s professional certificate. In 2010 Alan was seconded to the commercial litigation practice of Rajah & Tann LLP in Singapore, which has resulted in him forging close links with a number of leading Singaporean lawyers. He was made a partner of Assegaf Hamzah in 2013.

Alan now specializes in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with an interest in criminal law as well as employment-related disputes. 

Alan’s expertise in employment spans the full spectrum of labor-related issues that may arise in Indonesia. These include - but  are not limited to: advising on Indonesia’s complex expatriate employment rules; conducting manpower-related investigations for both public and private corporations; providing regulatory advice; representing employers in negotiations with the Manpower Ministry and labour unions; preparing legal action against employees suspected of fraud; and advising employers on matters related to agency/or contract labor – something that Indonesia’s labor unions fiercely opposed and which has recently been the subject of important Constitutional Court litigation and new governmental restriction.

In other areas of dispute resolution, Alan’s expertise qualified him to take the lead in noteworthy cases such as:

  • Successfully defending PT Coca-Cola Bottling Indonesia (CCBI) and one of its executives before the Supreme Court of Indonesia 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.
  • Representing the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in a multi-million-dollar tort claim against an oil, gas and geothermal technology and services provider; and

Outside of the office, jazz devotee Alan is actively involved in charitable work with a number of social and community organizations. He also maintains a deep interest in good governance and legal reform. Alan nurtured these interests from the commencement of his legal career as a researcher with the University of Indonesia Law School’s Judicial Monitoring Society, and later with the Media Center KPU, a UNDP-sponsored program aimed at disseminating information on electoral issues in Indonesia.  He also provides leadership training to members of the Islamic Students Association at the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Law, and coaches students participating in mooting competitions. 

International Recognition 

  • Noted Employment Practitioner in Chambers and Partners 2018 Asia Pacific Guide – one of only five practitioners to be ranked in this practice area for Indonesia. Client feedback to Chambers 2018 describes Alan’s team as: “highly rated and attracting many international companies.”   
  • Ranked for dispute resolution as well as labour and employment law by The Legal500.