HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana



Prior to joining Assegaf Hamzah and Partners, Rikrik was co-founder of boutique competition firm Rizkiyana & Iswanto, Antitrust and Corporate Lawyers one of only two antitrust practices in Indonesia listed by Global Competition Review as being in the “Elite” category. Rikrik has brought his entire team of eight lawyers and economists with him to Assegaf Hamzah, making the firm the largest competition law practice in Indonesia.

Deeply involved in competition law for almost 20 years, he was a member of the research committee established by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the University of Indonesia to prepare the White Paper for the Trade Act, which later evolved into the current Competition and Consumer Protection Acts. Further, he served as a consultant of World Bank to assist KPPU and later as the Indonesia Competition Authority (KPPU)’s Deputy Director of Law Enforcement. Law schools, businesses, government agencies, regulatory bodies and domestic and international publications frequently turn to him for advice, and a wide range of his writings have appeared in such respected publications and directories as Getting the Deal Through, ABA Handbooks, European Lawyers Series, International Comparative Legal Guide, and Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review.

He is licensed to practice as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi), and is an international member of the American Bar Association (Antitrust and International Law Sections). He has also played prominent roles in a number of influential competition-related organizations, including serving as co-founder and chairman of the Indonesian Competition and Consumer Law Community, treasurer of the ASEAN Competition Institute, co-initiator and former deputy director the Institute of Competition Studies - Faculty of Law University of Indonesia. Despite his hectic schedule, he also finds the time to be co-founder and serve as the chairman of the Advisory Board of the Kinarya Didaktika Foundation, which runs the Cugenang Gifted School, a free boarding school for gifted children from the poor families.

Among the prominent antitrust cases has worked on are the Pfizer-DexaMedica Cartel, Barclay Premier League, EMI SEA, LNG Donggi Senoro, Cement Cartel, SC Johnson Indonesia, Telecommunication Cartel, Riau Road Contractors, SSWJ Piping Project, Temasek Case, and Garuda Indonesia (national and ACCC proceedings).  His advice on Indonesian competition matters has been sought by Archer Daniels Midland Company, Asahi Group, and the Sumitomo Corp, and he acted as Indonesian counsel on the KPPU notification process in a number of cross-jurisdictional merger projects, e.g., Ingram Micro Inc – Brightpoint Inc, GDF Suez-International Power Plc, and BHP Biliton – Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.

He provides training on competition law to PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, the KPPU, Bank Indonesia, PT PLN (Persero), PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), PT Coca-Cola Indonesia, PT Global Mediacom Tbk, PT XL Axiata Tbk, PT Asahimas Chemical, PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk, and PT Beiersdorf Indonesia. He has also provided competition training to other institutions, such as the Indonesian National Police and online legal publisher Hukum Online. In addition, he designed and headed a recent competition audit for PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk.

International Recognition

  • His 20 years of commitment to competition law in Indonesia culminated with RIZKIYANA & ISWANTO, the boutique antitrust law firm that he co-founded, being named one of only two Indonesian “Elite” competition practices by the GCR 100.
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers 2012 and 2013, the first Indonesian to achieve such acknowledgement.
  • Recently named an Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2014.



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