Alvin Sukmana Ambardy

Alvin Sukmana Ambardy

Alvin came to Assegaf Hamzah & Partners as a junior associate in 2013, prior to which he served as a junior associate in another premier Jakarta law firm. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Indonesia in 2011. He has also successfully sat the Indonesian Bar Association examination and is currently waiting to be called to the bar.


Alvin has been a member of the firm’s Disputes Practice Group since joining the firm, and was recently called to the Indonesian bar as an advocate. In his career to date, he has gained considerable experience across a broad range of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters, including drafting statements of claim and other pleadings at the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels, legal opinions and memoranda, and other legal documents related to dispute resolution.
Among the significant cases he is currently working on are:

  • Defending BMW Indonesia in the West Jakarta District Court against a defective product claim brought by a disgruntled customer
  • Representing PT NYK Line Indonesia in bringing an action in the Administrative Court against the Directorate General of Maritime Communications in connection with its refusal to register a vessel on the grounds that PT NYK does not satisfy the domestic ownership requirement for the operation of shipping services
  • Representing PT Courts Indonesia in a dispute with their liquidators over whether the firm has been properly dissolved in accordance with the Companies Act.

Alvin also frequently advises on manpower issues, and recently completed an employment-document localization project for a major South Korean electronics company planning to establish an Indonesian subsidiary. In addition, he was a member of the Assegaf Hamzah team that earlier this year prepared a compilation of Indonesian Insolvency Law to be used by Singapore-based law firm Rajah & Tann and its sister firms throughout Southeast Asia, as well as its representative offices in China and Japan.