Hotman Paris & Partners


The Kensington Commercial Blok A 12
Jalan Bulevar Raya

+62 21 24520673/75

Quick facts:

Contact: Frank Hutapea, S.H., L.LB
Number of lawyers: 10
Number of partners: 2
Languages: English, Indonesia, Mandarin Spoken

Established in 1998 by our managing partner DR. HOTMAN PARIS HUTAPEA, S.H., M.HUM, who made it to the New York Times titled "AN ADVOCATE FOR INDONESIA’S DEBTORS" ( NEW YORK TIMES JULY 1999) as the nation's LEADING bankruptcy and litigation lawyer in Indonesia. He was the FIRST lawyer who registered the first cases (case no.1, no.2, and no.3) when the bankruptcy court and bankruptcy law was firstly introduced in Indonesia.

He achieved Cum Laude for his doctorate thesis on International Bonds. He is famously known in Indonesia and Asia to be handling the country's biggest financial cases, namely:

- Borneo Lumbung Energi (BORN) standard chartered case
- Lippo Group's Wal-Mart dispute
- Tri polytan (Chandra Asri Petrochemical) bonds case 
- Mayora Bankers trust International case
- PT Jakarta International Hotel Development Bankers Trust case
- Mobile 8 Telephone MNC Group case
- Gulaku case
- Grab Indonesia anti-monopoly case
- Ali Budiharjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR) Law firm case (defending the law firm) to name a few

He is also known for winning one of the biggest mining case in Indonesia, during the administrative court dispute famously known as the Churchill mining saga. He also frequently argues cases in domestic and international arbitration especially SIAC.

He is also a familiar face in the criminal court of Indonesia, especially when defending the Jakarta International School's teachers accused of molestation.

Although he has been famous for representing Debtors in the history book, the firm has been representing numerous Indonesian banks, both internationally private and state owned, inside and outside the court.

The firm's hands on approach in managing its cases shows in the size of the firm, as the managing partner chooses to run a small firm with no client left behind. In the legal world of Indonesia Dr. Hotman is famous for being a very detailed and hands-on lawyer when working on a case.

Dr. Hotman also currently running a pro-bono free consultation that he himself give free legal advice during weekends for the poor citizen of Indonesia that is famously known in the country as wrung kopi Johnny.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring
  • Finance litigation
  • Criminal
  • Administrative litigation (Tun)
  • Corporate
  • Mining litigation