WEBINAR : Understanding the Indonesian Regulatory & Business Framework arising from Covid19

WEBINAR : Understanding the Indonesian Regulatory & Business Framework arising from Covid19


Event Start Date : Thursday 30 April 2020

Event End Date : Thursday 30 April 2020

Event Start Time : 02:00 pm

Event End Time : 03:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Monday 20 April 2020

Registration End Date : Thursday 30 April 2020


THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS INDONESIA START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.


As part of the APCCA webinar series, the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) and the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

Indonesia as the 16th largest economy in the world and largest in Southeast Asia has always been among the top markets of interest for Singapore companies looking to expand overseas. Both countries as part of the ASEAN Free Trade Area, have a double tax agreement that helps increase trade and investment flows.

Speakers will address mainly how/what Governments and Authorities have had to implement new temporary measures including Decrees, Act and Regulations to put into effect policies, measures, restrictions, curfews, working from home directions, lockdown and/or circuit breaker – that are dramatically disrupting work and society functions while allowing social distancing and the pandemic to subside.


13:00 - Opening & Introduction by Moderator - Anil Changaroth, Director of International Affairs APCCA | MD ChangAroth Chambers LLC & InterNational Consultancy, S’pore – Long History of Business Relationship”  

13:05 - Remarks by APCCA Secretary-General, Reza Topobroto / Senior Legal Advisor to CEO at Indosat Ooredoo / Past Immediate President of ICCA

13:10 - Yudhistira Setiawan, ICCA President / Vice President Corporate Legal & Litigation, Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation “Indonesia Overview in COVID-19”

13:15 Tjahyono Firmansyah, Partner IAB&F Law Firm, “Regulations issued by Indonesian Government related to COVID-19 and their Impact to your Business”

13:35 - Q&A 

13:55 Closing / Conclusion by Moderator



Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).



Tjahyono obtained his Law Degree from the University of Indonesia and Master of Laws degree at the Washington College of Law, American University. He is fluent in both Indonesian and English language. Tjahyono’s professional experience includes private practice in a major law firm in Jakarta, complimented by experience he gained as in-house counsel in a number of large companies within Indonesia and the broader region.  Currently he is also holding positions as directors and commissioners in few companies in Indonesia and Singapore. 

He has particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions; banking & finance; debt and corporate restructuring; energy & mining; infrastructure, foreign direct investment; capital market; corporate & commercial; land use and real estate; employment & immigration and general corporate work. Tjahyono is an active member of several professional organisations, including the Indonesian Advocates Association (Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia) and the Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal or HKHPM).

Yudhistira Setiawan (Yudhis) - is currently the President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) - began his career as an in-house counsel in 2009. Staring with PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk, in 2012, he joined PT Vale Indonesia (the largest nickel mining company in Indonesia) becoming its General Manager Senior Legal Counsel in 2015. His responsibilities included contract negotiation and labor issues, dispute resolution and prevention, matters relating to the company's compliance within mining sector regulations. In 2017, Yudhis joined PT Pengembangan Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero) or Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation as Vice President Corporate Legal and Litigation. 

Before dedicating his career as an in-house counsel, Yudhis worked as a practicing lawyer / advocate for 10 years in a number of law firms. Yudhis previously worked in the offices of Kusnandar & Co., Adnan Buyung Nasution & Partners and Makarim & Taira S., before deciding to switch to becoming an in-house counsel. Yudhis himself has been registered as Advocate since 2002 with Peradi.


Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO. 

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA. 

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003. 


Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006). 

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies




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