Lia Alizia

Managing Partner
Intellectual Property
Banking & Finance (Litigation)
Dispute Resolution
Arbitration & Litigation
Competition Law


  • S.H., (Best Graduate), Universitas Jayabaya, IDN, 1999

Lia is a talented lawyer, litigator, a leading advisor to many top businesses worldwide, and one of the country’s foremost legal practitioners, having been involved in some of the most high-profile matters over the years. She is the Managing Partner and leads the Corporate, Commercial, and Litigation and Dispute Resolutions departments of M&T. She provides expert advice and oversight in large, complex corporate negotiations, and brings over 20 years of experience in managing legal aspects of commercial, transactional and corporate governance matters.

Lia adheres to strict ethical principles when representing clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels. Her practice does not only focus on litigation but also aims to provide advice to clients on how to minimize potential risks related to employment, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and litigation issues.

She is a sworn translator, author of a number of significant publications, and often speaks at local and overseas seminars and training programs on employment, litigation and corporate matters. She is also an Instructor Faculty at TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation, an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant and an active member of Indonesia Labour Law Consultant Association.


  • Represented a major hotel chain (individual and company) in the investigation and court proceedings due to violation of employment and immigration regulations
  • Represented a foreign investment company in manufacturing and exporting of integrated circuit for redundancy of more than 200 employees, involving three labour unions and individual employees
  • Represented a major shoe manufacturing company related to its company regulation, employment contract, and collective labour agreement
  • Represented a multinational insurance company on the interview of its employees regarding an alleged violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Represented a multinational mining company on various employment matters such as outsourcing including assisting in negotiation of its collective labour agreement

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Represented a state-owned company (geothermal power project)
  • Represented a leading hotel chain in enforcing the arbitration award on its behalf, and in defending their rights against lawsuit filed by the losing party from the arbitration award in SIAC (Singapore) (lawsuit filed in Indonesia)
  • Represented a multinational computer technology company, an international equipment manufacturer in medical and safety technology, and an integrated wood manufacturing company on tax investigation cases
  • Represented international bank and foreign-owned distributor companies in the investigation by the Supervision of Business Competition Commission (KPPU)
  • Represented Korean major company in the enforcement of mortgage over land

Corporate and Commercial

  • Represented a multinational company regarding the acquisition of textile machinery and related consumables and spare parts business, business expansion, and general corporate matters
  • Represented various companies in reviewing agreements in relation distribution of its beverages in Indonesia
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in negotiation of the transaction with one of the major pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented a multinational company in a biotechnology industry related to its shares acquisition
  • Represented a long-established pharmaceutical company (a public company) in reviewing and negotiating manufacturing and supply agreement with an US multinational consumer goods corporation

Intellectual Property

  • Represented clients in the applications, registrations and general advisory work regarding trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and patents in various industries, e.g. hotels, paints, beverages
  • Represented a major multinational company regarding the Intellectual Property Rights issues in relation to the potential acquisition

Competition Law

  • Represented MNCs regarding general and various competition laws (e.g. cartel, dominant position, distributor agreements, and fixed pricing)


  • Represented clients in various franchise agreements for food and beverages, property brokerage, hospitality industry, clothing, health and fitness industry including negotiating the relevant agreements

Real Estate

  • Represented a major Chinese company in advisory work and land due diligence for the transfer of land
  • Represented a client as lessee in the preparation, negotiation and review of a lease agreement for a warehouse and an office building

Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT)

  • Represented multinational internet companies, as major online apps and platforms company in work on cyber and electronic information
  • Represented various multinational companies in advisory work on data protection and privacy related issues

Asia Business Law Journal
The A-list – Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2017 - 2020 – Listed lawyer for 4 consecutive years

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Restructuring & Insolvency and M&A 2021 – Highly Regarded
M&A 2019 – 2020 – Highly Regarded for 2 consecutive years

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Top 100 Women in Litigation and Litigation Star 2020 – Listed lawyer
Commercial and Transactions, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment 2018 – Dispute Resolution Star

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Employment, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate 2015 – Recommended Lawyer Employment 2014 – Recommended Lawyer

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Employment 2020 – Band 2

asialaw Profiles
Corporate & M&A and Labor & Employment 2021 – Distinguished Practitioner
Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment 2018 – Leading Lawyer
Employment 2015 – Recommended Individual

Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016
Labor & Employment – Recommended Lawyer

Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016
Labor & Employment – Recommended Lawyer

Managing Intellectual Property 2014
IP Star – Listed lawyer

Employment Law Experts from the UK
Employment Expert from Indonesia (2014)

  • Member, The Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)
  • Vice Chairman, Association of Indonesian Advocates/Attorneys (HAPI)
  • Member, Board Management of British Chamber and Commerce in Indonesia
  • Head of Focus Group Discussion in ILLCA on the draft implementing regulation on the Omnibus Law, employment sections particularly on a non-employment security program
  • Instructor Faculty, TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA)
  • Faculty Member, Expatise Academy, Netherlands for a lecture on Indonesian employment matters
  • Member, Indonesian Labor Law Consultant Association (ILLCA)
  • Member, Indonesia’s Cyber Law Community (ICLC)
  • Member, Indonesian Intellectual Property Association (AKHKI)
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)
  • Registered Sworn Translator for English-Indonesian Language under Decree of Governor of Jakarta, 2006
  • Author for General Guidance on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Dawn Raids – Indonesia Chapter with Freshfields, 2018-2019
  • Authored an article on franchise with Gray Plant Mooty, 2018-2019
  • Author for Employment Q&A, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners, 2018-2019
  • Author for Cartel Guide – Indonesia Chapter, Global Legal Insights, 2018-2019
  • Author for Public Procurement and Government Contracts, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • Author for Employment, Ibid
  • Author for Uncertainty of Foreign Employment Status, International Law Office, 2018
  • Author for All in the Family: Court Removes Restriction on Employment of Spouses and Blood Relatives, Ibid.
  • Author for Uncertainty Surrounding Legal Status of Foreign Employees, Ibid.
  • Contributor, A Worldwide Review 3rd Edition, International Bar Association Series, Vol. 22, Kluwer Law International B.V, 2016
  • Author for Catching Up with Indonesian Tech Regulations Development, British Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia, 2016
  • Co-author for Civil Liability from the Outsourcing and Transnational Employment Perspective under Indonesian Manpower Law, Social Science Research Network, 2016
  • Contributor for Indonesian Tax Plan Threatens to Block Firms, E-Commerce Law & Policy, Cecile Park Publishing, 2016
  • Contributor for Competition and Cartel Leniency Global Guides 2015/16, Practical Law Guides, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Author for Temporary Relief from Pain: promising injunctive relief provisions under the 2014 Copyright Law, Volume 7, International Bar Association (IBA), 2015
  • Co-contributor for the Indonesia Chapter of the 4th Edition of Global Legal Insights – Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Group Ltd., 2015
  • Author for Indonesian Franchise Law, International Franchise Sales Laws, 2nd Edition, American Booksellers Association (ABA) Book, 2015
  • Author for Embracing the Upcoming Indonesian E-Commerce Regulation, Asian Language Business (ALB) Magazine, 2015
  • Author for A Guide to Employment Law in Indonesia, XperthHR Group, 2015 - recent
  • Author for Employee Share Plans in Indonesia, Practical Law Global Guides, 2015
  • Author for Global Legal Insights - International Arbitration 1st Edition, Global Legal Group, 2015