Our People

The combination of experience, commercial sense and creativity is what we do best.

Our Key People

Naz Juman Gulinazaer
Naz Juman Gulinazaer
Founder
Prof. I.B.R. Supancana
Prof. Dr. I.B.R. Supancana
Senior Advisor
Dr. Bambang Supriyanto
Dr. Bambang Supriyanto
Senior Advisor
Stevanus Joseph
Stevanus Joseph
Senior Advisor
Prof. Abu Bakar Munir
Prof. Abu Bakar Munir
Senior Advisor
Budhi Satya Makmur
Budhi Satya Makmur
Partner
Suryani Lim
Suryani Lin
Partner
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Dewi Susanti
Partner

Naz Juman Gulinazaer

Founder

Naz Juman Gulinazaer is frequently described as an inspirational leader known for her nimble and logical thinking, her extensive experience and business contacts, and her solid track record in advising on complex legal questions in both litigation lawsuits and corporate law matters. Over the past decade, she has championed a legal team as founder and CEO of Schinder Law Firm, specializing in a broad scope of projects within the Indonesian infrastructure and energy fields, some of which include electric power plants, freeway and bridge projects, and chemical plants. The legal services she provides include advising on the optimal legal structure of projects, carrying out due diligence, taking part in negotiations, offering legal analysis and legal opinions, and assisting in transactions.

Yet, her expertise is not confined to traditional domestic developments. In fact, Naz has assisted numerous foreign investment companies, institutions, and organizations in successfully investing in and entering the Indonesian market. She has become a trustworthy corporate consultant for companies and organizations from their initial establishment until the present.

Constantly seeking out new ways to challenge herself, Naz has expanded her already impressive breadth of expertise by founding BIAMC, Bali’s first and only arbitration and mediation center. She carries with her a progressive, entrepreneurial spirit that animates her one-of-a-kind Balinese non-profit association. She is committed to remaining forward-thinking while maintaining a special culture founded on teamwork, a healthy work environment, and a strong work ethic.

Other Significant Achievements:
– Member of the Indonesian Delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation Dispute Settlement- September 2019
– Awarded Top 50 Business Women in Asia-April 2018

Prof. Dr. I.B.R. Supancana

Senior Advisor

Prof. Dr. I.B.R Supancana obtained his PhD in International Law from Leiden University, the Netherland (1998), before that got his Master of International Law from University of Indonesia (1990) and Bachelor of Law (S.H) in International Law from Padjadajaran University (1983). He has also acted as a Guest Lecturer at several universities, not only in Indonesia but also abroad (among others: Advanced Studies on Air and Space Law, Leiden University, Kobe University). His main areas of expertise are in the field of Aviation and Space Law; Foreign Direct Investment Law; Settlement of Disputes (Arbitration and ADR); Cyber Law; Mining; International Commercial Contract; and Regulatory Reform.

He has acted as an advisor and consultant for various international organizations and donor countries (GIZ, JICA, World Bank, British Embassy, EU Trade, among others) as well as Indonesian Governmental Agencies (among others, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, National Law Reform Body, National Development Planning Board, National Investment Coordination Board, etc.). He often represents the government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations (ASEAN Regional Forum, APEC, UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, APSCO, among others).

Over the past 33 years, he has provided legal services to domestic as well as overseas companies, including appearing as an expert witness in the USA and Singapore and before the National Anti-Corruption Court. A trainer for certified training on mediation at the National Mediation Center (PMN) and for a training series on development of legal skills jointly organized by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) with the Center for Law and Business (PPHBI) as a part capacity building/continuing legal education program.

Other notable contributions are as an editor at an international and national prestigious law journal (Journal of East-Asia and International Law, Korea; Asia Mediation Journal, Singapore; Indonesian Law Journal, Lex Mercatoria). He has published more than 40 books and research articles, and his articles have been published in many scientific journals. Currently, he is assigned by the government to chair an inter-department working group on preparing draft of the academic paper on draft of laws on private international law; a draft of law on a revision of the Indonesian Company Law; and also as one of the initiators of the draft of law on Personal Data Protection.

Dr. Bambang Supriyanto

Senior Advisor

Dr. Bambang Supriyanto is a Senior Of Counsel at Schinder Law Firm, a doctor in law from Padjadjaran State University, Bandung. He has over 32 years of experience in handling industrial relations. His most recent position was as an industrial relations advisor to the senior vice president of business services at Unocal Indonesia (an American oil & gas company). Subsequently, he moved to Chevron Indonesia. He has professional experience in labor matters, is a member of the National Labor Dispute Committee, a member of the team for the establishment of the Indonesia Labor Court, chairman of the industrial relations committee for an oil & gas company in Indonesia, a member delegate for ILO’s annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland on the team of comparative study of the Indonesian Employers Association to Oslo, Norway, has worked in labor dispute resolution in oil & gas companies, a chairman for Labor Law Review on outsourcing from the oil & gas sector. Currently, he is program director of Certified Human Resources Professionals, a lecturer for undergraduate and magister of law at Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, a senior consultant on industrial relations and a speaker at public seminars on labor law/industrial relations and a senior trainer in public training on labor law/industrial relations

Stevanus Joseph

Senior Advisor

Graduated as a Law Bachelor from Tarumanagara University Jakarta, and Magister of Notary from University of Indonesia, has a 10 years working experience in Notarial division, specialized in Company registration, all kinds of company licenses, company legal action, sale & purchase land or property agreement and transfer of ownership rights.

He also has vast experience in company Merger, Division, Acquisition, Restructuring. Dedicated and self earned esteemed reputation in Notarial media, Highly appreciated by clients and recognized domestically.

Prof. Abu Bakar Munir

Senior Advisor

Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally‑renowned scholar, expert and consultant on ICT Law and Data Protection Law. He held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently, he is a Professor of Law at the Faculty and an Associate Fellow at the University of Malaya, Malaysian Centre for Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS). He is a Legal Advisor and Data Protection Consultant at the Straits Interactive Pte Ltd Singapore, Academic Advisory Council Member of the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE) Tokyo, a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network (APSN) and Chairman of the Data Protection Committee of the University of Malaya.

Professor Abu Bakar is the author of several books; Privatization (1992), Cyberlaw: Policies and Challenges (1999), Privacy and Data Protection (2002), Internet Banking: Law and Practice (2004), and Information and Communication Technology Law: State, Internet and Information (2010). His work Personal Data Protection in Malaysia: Law and Practice (2010) is a must-read book that provides guidance on how to comply with the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) of 2010. His most recent book, Data Protection Law in Asia (Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong) was published in December 2014. He is currently working on the second edition. He is also widely published in articles on various aspects of ICT law and data protection law. He speaks extensively at seminars, conferences and workshops in Malaysia and around the world, including at events organized by universities, such as NUS, Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, and others. Representatives of Google, Facebook and Yahoo are among the participants of his talks.

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is often consulted upon by governments and private entities around the globe. He was appointed as an advisor to the government of Malaysia on data protection in 2007 and was instrumental in the crafting and passing of PDPA 2010. Currently, he is a data protection consultant for the governments of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Together with a number of consultants from Europe, he was awarded a contract by the European Commission to undertake research and consultancy work to study the adequacy of data protection laws in Asia-Pacific countries.

Professor Abu Bakar was seconded as an IT Law Advisor and Principal Consultant to the government of Dubai, UAE where he led an international team of consultants in developing and drafting several IT legislation to facilitate the Dubai Internet City, a multi-billion dollar IT project. He was a Council Member of the Asia Pacific Privacy Charter Council (APPCC) and a recipient of the Malaysia Cyber Security Awards (Minister’s Award) in 2010 and the Malaysia Cyber Security Award (Information Security Visionary of the Year) in 2010. His other areas of specialization include Air and Space Law, Nanotechnology Law and Policy, and Renewable Energy Law and Policy. He has published numerous articles on these subjects. His work “Renewables: Solar Energy Needs Focus” was published in the Journal of Nature in January 2016.

Budhi Satya Makmur

Partner

Biography

Being a qualified Indonesian advocate, Budhi specializes in litigation, arbitration and other contentious matters. Budhi has extensive experience in representing numerous domestic and multi-national companies before the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) and the Indonesian courts.

At Schinder Law Firm, he handles and has handled various matters related to anti-monopoly & competition law, bankruptcy, insolvency and debt restructuring, employment and labour disputes, intellectual property rights, franchise agreements, intellectual property disputes, family law and property, insurance and re-insurance, and aviation and shipping.

Prior to joining Schinder Law Firm, Budhi worked at one of the largest litigation law firms in Indonesia where he honed his litigation and lawyering skills, gaining valuable legal experience representing a wide range of high-profile clients as part of a team of notable Indonesian lawyers. Budhi’s litigation experience makes him a valuable part of Schrinder Law Firm, and clients more often than not specifically ask for his services when they require services related to litigation. Smart and wise at the negotiating table, and fierce at the courtroom, Budhi’s well-earned reputation knows no bounds.

Being extremely well-read, Budhi has also contributed as a co-author to various books and law journals. He speaks Indonesian and English. Budhi holds a Sarjana Hukum (LLB) degree from the Universitas Tarumanagara and Magister Hukum (LLM) from the University of Indonesia. In his spare time, Budhi enjoys travelling and cooking experimentally.

Representative Experiences

  • Represented a high governmental organization in an International Arbitration proceeding related to satellite project procurement;
  • Represented a Petroleum Technology Service Company in a BANI Arbitration proceeding related to a Seismic Service contract dispute;
  • Represented an IT Service Provider at a local court in relation to contractual default matters;
  • Represented a Petroleum Technology Service Company at local court in relation to a contractual dispute;
  • Represented a visa center in relation to an employment dispute;
  • Represented the Indonesian subsidiary company of China Drilling and Oil Field Operating Services Company in filing a criminal report against their business counterpart related to alleged fraud and embezzlement in numerous outstanding payments;
  • Represented the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (“OJK”) in Legal Due Diligence related to land and building purchasing;
  • Represented a major Chinesse Pharmaceutical Manufacturer on an investigation by the National Police related to violation of Indonesian Law on Health and Pharmaceutical Distribution;
  • Represented a foreign state-owned Construction Company in a construction dispute with a subcontractor as well as represented the Client in a criminal investigation related to said the construction dispute; And
  • Represented a multi-national company having business in the cement manufacturing industry in an acquisition of cement holding company.

Education

University of Indonesia, 2015 – Masters in Economic Law
Tarumanagara University, 2010 – Bachelor of Law in Business Law

Areas of Expertise

Litigation & Court Procedures, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Commercial Law, Merger & Acquisition, Corporate Finance, Land and Property Law, Investment Law, Intellectual Property Right, Bankruptcy Law, Insurance and Reinsurance Law, Asset Protection, Financial Regulation, Capital Market and Securities, Compliance and Risk Management, Large Commercial Transaction, Legal Due Diligence, Environment Law, Labor & employment Law, Corporate Transaction, Criminal Law, and Competition & Anti-Trust Law.

Suryani Lin

Partner

Biography

Suryani Lin is one of the younger partners at Schinder Law Firm. Being young however, has not stopped her from obtaining impressive achievements. In fact Suryani is well renowned as a partner who is always at the frontline when it comes to making sure that our clients get the best services when they hire our firm. Her exceptional abilities to move projects and cases forward by comprehending and understanding the business dynamics at hand, as well as the clients’ commercial interests, is of vital importance to Schinder Law Firm.

Being fluent in Mandarin, Suryani advises a wide range of Chinese state-owned clients across various industry sectors. Moreover, she provides general advice on corporate matters, including but not limited to licensing and company restructuring transactions from an Indonesian legal perspective. Suryani’s wide ranging experience makes her a very important member of Schinder Law Firm, with clients often praising her reliability, determination, and composure in coming through in difficult matters. Suryani’s comprehensive experience in the legal field has equipped her with impressive problem-solving abilities that always come in hand in the most difficult of scenarios. Where others are used to failing, Suryani is used to succeeding. And it is for this reason she is known to be one of the firm’s dependable problem solvers, always being ready to find answers where at first glance it seems that there are none.

Suryani also happens to believe that knowledge is key in today’s world, and therefore her hobbies include reading books on a variety of subjects that include positive psychology. The said books on positive psychology in turn help Suryani when it comes to dealing with opposing parties on the negotiating table, whereby she is able to implement first-hand the knowledge gained through her readings. In other words, Suryani’s hobbies are also focused around her work, and this, amongst other things, is one of the reasons why she is regarded by her peers as a workaholic that is always on the go.

When it comes to education, apart from obtaining a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Putera Batam, Suryani also holds an advocate’s professional training certificate from the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI).

Experiences

  • Represented the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (“OJK”) in Legal Due Diligence related to land and building purchasing matters;
  • Represented a mining company regarding the issuance of the company’s business license;
  • Represented a foreign state-owned Construction Company regarding the issuance of the company’s construction permit;
  • Represented a multi-national Cement holding company having business in cement manufacturing in an acquisition of a cement holding company;
  • Represented a multi-national Automotive holding company in relation to the issuance of the company’s permit;
  • Represented a foreign state-owned agricultural Company in its dissolution including the revocation of all company permits.

Education

University of Putera Batam, 2014 – Bachelor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Practice, Foreign Direct Investment, Legal Due Diligence, Licensing, Merger and Acquisition Transactions.

Dewi Susanti

Partner

Biography

Dewi Susanti is a qualified Indonesian advocate specializing in advising and assisting clients in corporate matters that include foreign direct investments, legal due diligence, licensing, joint ventures, corporate and debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, land acquisitions and intellectual property rights. Dewi’s can-do attitude is imperative for the firm in achieving the clients’ commercial interests while balancing them with prudent legal advice on the application of laws when handling projects and transactions.

Speaking Indonesian and English, Dewi is often able to get to the crux of the matter expeditiously, working her way through complex problems usually taking hours to sort out within a matter of minutes. Dewi’s project competition rate is one of the highest at Schinder Law Firm, and it is therefore no surprise that if a client wants to get their matters sorted out swiftly, Dewi is typically the partner whose help they ask for. Her advocacy skills are unmatched, and she is very good at defining problems, establishing their cause, and solving them head-on. In other words, if a client wants things done fast, and things done well, Dewi comes more than recommended. “Reliable, proactive, and hard-working”, are some of the adjectives that some of our clients have used to describe their experiences with Dewi. All in all, we won’t say that success is guaranteed when you make use of Dewi’s services, but it really is!

Dewi’s story with Schinder Law Firm started at the firm’s inception, and in fact she has been on Schinder Law Firm’s books since the firm’s early foundation days. She holds a Sarjana Hukum (LLB) degree from Universitas Padjajaran and Magister Kenotariatan (master’s degree for Notary Office) from Universitas Indonesia. Dewi enjoys worldwide travel, culinary and is also an avid badminton player.

Experiences

  • Represented an energy company in its acquisition of a commercial-stage specialty power plant company and related equity and debt financing;
  • Represented a mining company in its acquisition of a commercial-stage specialty mining company on its US$30m private placement;
    Represented a construction company on its US$50m private placement;
  • Represented a specialty logistics company in its co-promotional agreement with a major logistics company;
    Represented a manufacturing company in a US$10m land transaction;
  • Represented a mining company in relation to the issuance of the company’s environmental permit;
  • Represented a construction company in relation to the issuance of the company’s construction and health & safety permit;
  • Represented companies in the automotive parts industry in relation to enforcement matters and good corporate governance;
  • Represented a shipping company in its dissolution including the revocation of all permits;
  • Conducted legal due diligence of land being bought and its prospective seller and recommending necessary legal actions; And
  • Conducting legal due diligence of a target company, recommending necessary legal actions, drafting legal documents and negotiating resolutions with the existing shareholders.

Education

University of Indonesia, 2013 – Masters of Notary
Padjadjaran University, 2009 – Bachelor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Practice, Foreign Direct Investment, Legal Due Diligence, Licensing, Merger and Acquisition Transaction, Intellectual Property Rights, and Corporate & Debt Restructuring.

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