Bilal is a seasoned commercial litigator and a member of the firm’s Disputes & ADR Dept, whose diverse practice focuses on competition and antitrust, restructuring & insolvency, commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, anti-corruption and compliance matters. He is lauded as a “Rising Star” in Competition and Antitrust by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and 2022, and is one of six ABNR lawyers on the 2022 list of “Indonesia’s top 50 up-and-coming future legal leaders” published by prestigious Hong Kong-based legal publication Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ).

 

In competition and antitrust, he successfully defended well-known Temasek Holdings, a Singapore state-owned enterprise and investment fund, over an allegation of cross-ownership in the telecommunications sector. He also advised in a ground-breaking class action against a number of telecommunications companies involving KPPU (Indonesia Competition Commission) decisions.

 

Bilal has also handled numerous merger notifications and cases before the KPPU. He undertakes competition compliance due diligence on the commercial arrangements and operations of clients, and advises on distribution or joint venture agreements and other commercial arrangements.

 

In restructuring & insolvency, he has been involved in almost all the major events in Indonesia in recent years.

 

He is a key member of the international legal team advising various aircraft and engine lessors, as well as an aircraft manufacturer, on suspension of payment proceedings against national carrier PT Garuda Indonesia.

 

Bilal represented an international bank on the ongoing USD 2-billion debt restructuring of textile giant Duniatex group. He was also part of the ABNR team that represented the trustee in the debt restructuring of Sritex group.

 

In 2016, he was a key member of the team that acted for China Development Bank in the USD 4.5-billion Bumi Resources global debt restructuring, then the largest, and one of the most complex such deals in Southeast Asia.

 

In commercial disputes, Bilal advises and represent clients in contractual disputes, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings. He is assisting an Italy-based shipping company to have two international arbitration awards (approx. USD 22.2 million) enforced by the Central Jakarta District Court against a local shipbuilder.

 

In anti-corruption and compliance matters, he regularly assists clients, heading up anti-corruption and compliance audits and providing training.

 

Bilal is a graduate of Padjadjaran University, Bandung, majoring in international law, and holds an LL.M degree in International Business Law from the University of Melbourne under the Australia Awards Scholarship. He is currently deputy chair for advocacy at the Indonesian Competition Lawyers Association.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:
PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association)

 

CITIZENSHIP:

Indonesian

 

LANGUAGES:

Indonesian

English

Bilal is a seasoned commercial litigator and a member of the firm’s Disputes & ADR Dept, whose diverse practice focuses on competition and antitrust, restructuring & insolvency, commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, anti-corruption and compliance matters. He is lauded as a “Rising Star” in Competition and Antitrust by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and 2022, and is one of six ABNR lawyers on the 2022 list of “Indonesia’s top 50 up-and-coming future legal leaders” published by prestigious Hong Kong-based legal publication Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ).

 

In competition and antitrust, he successfully defended well-known Temasek Holdings, a Singapore state-owned enterprise and investment fund, over an allegation of cross-ownership in the telecommunications sector. He also advised in a ground-breaking class action against a number of telecommunications companies involving KPPU (Indonesia Competition Commission) decisions.

 

Bilal has also handled numerous merger notifications and cases before the KPPU. He undertakes competition compliance due diligence on the commercial arrangements and operations of clients, and advises on distribution or joint venture agreements and other commercial arrangements.

 

In restructuring & insolvency, he has been involved in almost all the major events in Indonesia in recent years.

 

He is a key member of the international legal team advising various aircraft and engine lessors, as well as an aircraft manufacturer, on suspension of payment proceedings against national carrier PT Garuda Indonesia.

 

Bilal represented an international bank on the ongoing USD 2-billion debt restructuring of textile giant Duniatex group. He was also part of the ABNR team that represented the trustee in the debt restructuring of Sritex group.

 

In 2016, he was a key member of the team that acted for China Development Bank in the USD 4.5-billion Bumi Resources global debt restructuring, then the largest, and one of the most complex such deals in Southeast Asia.

 

In commercial disputes, Bilal advises and represent clients in contractual disputes, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings. He is assisting an Italy-based shipping company to have two international arbitration awards (approx. USD 22.2 million) enforced by the Central Jakarta District Court against a local shipbuilder.

 

In anti-corruption and compliance matters, he regularly assists clients, heading up anti-corruption and compliance audits and providing training.

 

Bilal is a graduate of Padjadjaran University, Bandung, majoring in international law, and holds an LL.M degree in International Business Law from the University of Melbourne under the Australia Awards Scholarship. He is currently deputy chair for advocacy at the Indonesian Competition Lawyers Association.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:
PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association)

 

CITIZENSHIP:

Indonesian

 

LANGUAGES:

Indonesian

English