About KarimSyah

KarimSyah Law Firm is Indonesia’s market leader in Dispute Resolution, Financing and Resources. Areas of specialisation on the transactional side include oil, gas and energy, infrastructure matters, insurance, financing and restructuring, information technology, hospitality, land transactions, bankruptcy, joint ventures and other cross-border transactions and business structures. On the contentious side, the firm handles commercial litigation and both local and international arbitration and mediation, with a new specialisations in medical malpractice defence and aviation disaster settlements. KarimSyah is the only Indonesian firm with experience in investor-state arbitration, having successfully represented the Indonesian Government in five such cases.

KarimSyah’s lawyers are qualified in both civil and common law, with long experience representing foreign companies doing business in Indonesia, and vice versa, and are well attuned to the cultural nuances necessary to make cross-border relationships succeed.

Indonesia is a difficult jurisdiction in which effectively to set up new business structures, and an even more difficult one in which to enforce one’s contractual rights when relationships break down. It is therefore imperative that foreign clients obtain straightforward legal, business, and cultural guidance in a prompt and responsive manner. Working as a team, both internally and together with external financial and other support-service organizations, KarimSyah can lead the client through all aspects of its transaction of business in this rich and rewarding, if sometimes mystifying, eastern culture, as well as assist to resolve any disputes that may thereafter arise.

KarimSyah is committed to encouragement of alternative dispute resolution and dedicated to devoting all of its resources, including not only its extensive expertise but also its strong local contacts, to the furtherance of its clients’ interests.

Intern Duties (Example)


Researching into foreign investment;

Researching into Australian law regarding asset recovery;

Researching into Sharia Banking;

Researching into Islamic Finance;

Researching into Australian regulations regarding co-borrowers and guarantors;

Other duties:

Conducting/getting involved in moot practices for law students facilitated by KarimSyah (Jeesup moot practice, Vis moot practice with University of Indonesia students);

Reading essays and writing summaries on business law in Indonesia;

Familiarising with Sharia Law;

Work Hours

9am to 6pm


Alamanda Tower, Level 27

Jalan TB Simatupang Kav. 23-24

Jakarta 12430, Republic of Indonesia

Telephone: (62-21) 2966-0001;    Telefax: (62-21) 2966-0007

Direct e-mail:  kmills @cbn.net.id

Website:  www.KarimSyah.com