Aulia Alkausar

Aulia Alkausar

Aulia, a graduate in economics from Padjadjaran University, specializes in competition and anti-money laundering law. Since joining AHP in December 2015, he has enriched the AHP competition team as a former investigator of the Competition Supervisory Commission ("KPPU"), where he served from 2007 to 2014.

During his time with the KPPU, Aulia worked on a variety of investigations in such sectors as transportation, palm oil, fuel, broadcasting, telecommunications and aviation.

Following the implementation of Government Regulation Number 57 of 2010 (on Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions of Shares that Could Result in Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Competition), Aulia was appointed lead Investigator for M&A assessments. He was also involved in formulating KPPU regulations and guidelines on mergers and acquisitions.

He acted as the lead investigator in the following significant merger reviews:

  • acquisition of PT Sara Lee Body Care Indonesia by Unilever Indonesia Holding B.V.;
  • acquisition PT Bank Agroniaga by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia;
  • acquisition of PT Agung Bara Prima by PT Tuah Turangga Agung;
  • acquisition of Polyprima Karyareksa by PT Indorama Syntehetics;
  • acquisition of PT General Electric Finance by PT Bank Permata;
  • acquisition of International Power Plc by GDF Suez S.A.;
  • acquisition of PT Indosiar Karya Media by PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi;
  • acquisition of PT Duta Sejahtera by PT Tuah Turangga Agung;
  • acquisition of PT Mobile 8 by PT Wahana Inti Nusantara;
  • acquisition of PT Jamindo General Insurance by PT Bhakti Capital Indonesia;
  • acquisition of Thainox Stainless Steel by POSCO;
  • acquisition of PT Mitrayasa Sarana Informasi and PT Towerindo Konvergensi by PT Tower Bersama.


After serving with the KPPU for more than 7 years, Aulia moved to the Indonesia's money-laundering watchdog - the Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre ("PPATK") - where he served as a compliance supervisory officer. During his time at the PPATK, he spoke at a number of seminars on money laundering and was also involved in drafting PPATK regulations on PPATK reporting procedures.

However, his abiding interest in competition law finally persuaded him to join AHP, one of the leading competition law firms in Indonesia. Since joining the Firm, he has worked on a number of merger and competition analyses projects, and a high-profile cartel case in the poultry industry.