LITIGATION LAWYERS

“Law is nothing else but the best reason of wise men applied for ages to the transactions and business of mankind”

- Abraham Lincoln -
Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership (“SSMP”) was established by three founding partners: Nien Rafles Siregar, Rudi Setiawan, and Bobby Rahman Manalu in 2015.

SSMP combines the expertise of its lawyers with swift responsiveness and transparent client engagement expected of a boutique firm. An expert in his fields of law, each partner is also able to tailor his solution to meet the clients’ immediate and long term business needs. This unique combination allows the firm to deliver no-nonsense and accurate legal approach effectively. SSMP takes a unique approach towards assisting and representing its clients. Simply put, we are different because of our business-driven approach towards delivering legal solutions to our clients. Many law firms today will endlessly quote the law and obstinately discuss the finer points of law, completely forgetting that the clients need legal and/or business solutions to their problems, not lessons in law. Rest assured, this is not us.  
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“Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess”

- Felix Frankfurter -

Our Expertise


Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We are experienced and skilled in civil litigation with a deep understanding of business-specific needs and complexities. Rest assured that we will be prepared for anything that may arise both before and during court or arbitration.

After a thorough analysis of the law and legal facts, we work with our clients to fashion the right approach: is an aggressive litigation appropriate for the dispute or is it a more nuanced approach that the dispute calls for?

We represent businesses and professionals in all commercial litigation matters, including complex business disputes, such as: contract law and breach of contract, various types of unlawful act claims, as well as defend multinational companies whose business partners aim to conduct hostile take-overs.

We possess sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian bankruptcy laws and procedures, drawn from years of experience practicing in commercial courts, as well as supreme courts.

We act for clients throughout all bankruptcy and suspension of payment processes and our advice extends across all aspects of contentious insolvency work, including but not limited to enforcing security, representing risk, assessing restructuring proposals and defending corporate restructuring and re-organisation.

Our partners are also certified as administrators & receivers and have been appointed by the Commercial Court as administrators and/or receivers in prominent bankruptcy cases in Indonesia.

We advise on all types of disputes and represent companies under investigation by the Indonesian Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) in cases concerning breaches of competition law.

Indonesia competition disputes have their own unique characters that may differ from those in developed countries, hence the need for tailor-made strategy and advice from legal counsels with first-hand local know-how.

We provide forward-looking, business-centric advice and counseling on the full scope of antitrust and competition law issues, including but not limited to merger & acquisition notification, cartel investigation and competition-related litigation.

We have vast experience of advising clients on contentious issues as well as assisting and representing clients before all national courts and employment tribunals for individual and collective labor conflicts, ranging from layoff planning to wrongful discharge.

We focus on representing employers on their most important and complex employment law issues where the quality of advice and the representation we provide make a difference towards the outcome.

We work closely with clients to implement realistic litigation budgets whilst maintaining high level of expertise and maximum attention to the matters at hand. Where appropriate, we encourage clients to pursue arbitration, mediation, negotiation or any other ADR strategies similar in nature.

We have developed particular strengths in aviation accident litigation. Our lawyers have engaged and won a number of cases on behalf of commercial airlines.

The firm handles personal injury claims, property damage claims, baggage claims, liability claims, coverage disputes, air accidents, and other claims under the Montreal and Warsaw conventions.

In managing major aviation litigation, we carefully tailor our defense strategy unique and conditional to each client.

Disputes concerning taxes have been proliferating over the years. We endeavor to work with our clients in identifying all issues critical to the taxlitigation and we focus our efforts on those key issues. Our tax team has very good rapport with local revenue authorities, which has enabled us to solve disputes in full clarity and transparency for our clients.

At times, the monetary value at stake may be too large for the taxpayer to settle or there may be irresolvable issues concerning the facts or there aresimply different views on the interpretation of the applicable laws.

Whatever the case may be, fret not when unable to avoid tax litigation with the tax authority. We have experiences in the litigation of all types of tax controversies, from individual tax liability and collection disputes to the largest, most complex corporate deficiency and refund litigation. We have represented taxpayers in the Indonesian Tax Court to the Supreme Court.

When an individual or a company is dealing with charges of criminal misbehavior, our criminal defense attorneys are the experts who have the requisite knowledge and can render the required assistance.

It is a general practice that criminal law attorneys, especially those from renowned criminal defense law firms, are equipped to educate clients on the law and know how to develop an appropriate defense to counter criminal charges.

But our attorneys do not stop there; we will streamline investigation and preparation processes, putting together every piece of data and evidence in an effort to strengthen and create a bullet-proof defense.

Indonesia is notorious for its complicated business licensing and has always ranked in the lowest 30 of almost 190 countries surveyed annually by the World Bank for its Ease of Doing Business index. The World Bank recognizes the improvements Indonesia has made thus far, but states that they have yet to be enough.

Our team has the experience to navigate you and your business through even the most challenging and complicated regulatory matters at the local and national levels.

The depth of our experience allows us to avoid problems even before they arise at the agency level and, if they do arise, remedy or minimize them. And where necessary, our litigators can represent you through all phases of the litigation and appeal process to the Supreme Court.

With the increase in multi-district litigation and consolidated class actions, related regulatory proceedings and government investigations, media coverage and public relations challenges, as well as enhanced scrutiny of class action settlements, class action environment grows more and more challenging and complex than ever.

We have both the extensive knowledge of the procedural and litigation dynamics unique to class actions and expertise in the underlying substantive areas of the law. Our success stories speak volumes of the insights and knowledge we possess about all tactics and strategies pertinent to class action litigation. 

“Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens” - Felix Frankfurter -
Nien Rafles Siregar
Nien Rafles Siregar
Managing Partner
Nien Rafles Siregar is managing partner of SSMP. His practice focuses on complex bankruptcy and restructuring issues as well as business and employment litigations. Prior to establishing SSMP, Nien Rafles Siregar was a former partner of a prestigious litigation law firm in Indonesia.
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Rudi Setiawan
Rudi Setiawan
Partner
Rudi Setiawan is a partner of SSMP. His practice focuses on complex commercial issues as well as tax, criminal and bankruptcy litigations. Prior to establishing SSMP, he was a former partner of a renowned litigation law firm in Indonesia.
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Bobby Rahman Manalu
Bobby Rahman Manalu
Partner
Bobby Rahman Manalu is a partner of SSMP. His practice focuses on complex commercial issues as well as competition, aviation and bankruptcy litigations. Prior to establishing SSMP, Bobby Rahman Manalu was a former partner of a reputable litigation law firm in Indonesia.
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