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Makarim & Taira S.

Lia Alizia

Lia Alizia

Managing Partner


  • Competition
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment

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Dispute Resolution Group
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Employment and Labor Group
Intellectual Property Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
Lia is a talented lawyer, litigator, a leading advisor to many top businesses worldwide, and also 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.

Bar Admissions

Member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)
Member of the 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, Expertise Academy, Netherlands for a lecture on Indonesian employment matters
Member of Indonesian Labor Law Consultant Association (ILLCA)
Member of Indonesia’s Cyber Law Community (ICLC)
Member of Indonesian Intellectual Property Association (AKHKI)
Member of International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)
Registered Sworn Translator for English-Indonesian Language under Decree of Governor of Jakarta, 2006


S.H., University of Jayabaya, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1999
Areas of Practice

Competition | Corporate and Commercial | Employment | Foreign Investment | Franchise | Insolvency and Restructuring | Intellectual Property | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Mergers and Acquisitions | Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Asia Business Law Journal

The A-list – Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers (2017-2020)

Highly Regarded Lawyer in Restructuring & Insolvency and M&A (2021)
Highly Regarded Lawyer in M&A(2019-2021)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific

Top 100 Women in Litigation and Litigation Star (2020)
Dispute Resolution Star in Commercial and Transactions, IP, and Labor & Employment (2018 - 2020)
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment, Antitrust and Competition, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution (2021)
Recommended Lawyer for Employment, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate (2015)
Recommended Lawyer for Employment (2014)
Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific

Highly Ranked in Employment (2020 - 2021)

Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate & M&A and Labor & Employment (2019 - 2021)
Leading Lawyer for IP and Labor & Employment (2018)
Recommended Lawyer for Labor & Employment: Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2016)
Recommended Individual for Employment (2015)
Euromoney Legal Media Group

Recommended Lawyer for Labor & Employment: Asia Women in Business Law Awards (2016)
IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (2014)
Employment Law Experts from the UK

Employment Expert from Indonesia (2014)


Lia was the speaker of the following seminars/conferences:
1. "Options for Entry and Other Legal Regulatory Compliance" at the Philippine Embassy on 19 February 2016.
2. The First Regional Conference on Current Developments in Employment Law in Malaysia and the ASEAN Countries on 15 January 2016 on An Overview of the Indonesian National Social Security System .
3. In-house training at PT Kerry Indonesia on 1 December 2015 on Outsourcing in Indonesia and Practical Guide to Employment Law in Indonesia.
4. In-house training at PT Saka Indonesia on 21 September 2015.
5. The 9th LAWASIA Employment Law Conference on 14-15 August 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference theme of Free Trade Agreements and Transnational Employment - legal issues and implications, the program reflects the diverse subject matter created by challenges of increasingly globalized economies and movement of labor forces.
6. The Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) on 4 August 2015 on Understanding Indonesia Investment and Employment Law.
7. Asian Legal Business Seminar on Investment Tips and Tricks in Indonesia Forum - in Shanghai on 24 June 2015. The presentation's title was An Overview of Indonesia's Manpower Laws & Regulations and Intellectual Property Rights.
8. Tech Asia Singapore 2015 conference in Singapore on 6 May 2015. The presentation's title was New Copyright Law & Updates on Indonesia's Employment Issues .
9. A panel discussion 'Redundancy, Retrenchment and Separations - How to Manage it?' in Labor Law Conference on 9 and 10 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur organized by Legal Plus.
10. The 9th LAWASIA Employment Law Conference in Hanoi in August 2015 held by LAWASIA.
11. SCG Labor Seminar/Workshop 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 January 2015 held by PT SCG Indonesia.

The Job Creation Law & Highlighted Changes to The Manpower Law
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

Introduction On 5 October 2020, the House of Representatives and the Indonesian Government passed the Omnibus Law Bill which has been enacted as Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (“Job Creation Law”). Almost 30 days after being passed, on 2 November 2020, the Indonesian President signed the draft bill...

New KPPU Guidelines on Merger Control Rules
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

KPPU has recently issued its long-anticipated guidelines on the Indonesian merger control rules (“KPPU Guidelines”) under KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2019 on The Assessment of Mergers or Consolidations of Business Entities or Acquisitions of Shares in Companies (“KPPU Regulation 3/2019”) issued at the end of last year. The guidelines are relatively long and detailed (almost 100 pages), and some of their content is still subject to the KPPU’s interpretation...

The Indonesian Government’s Relaxation for Foreigners Entering Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

On 29 September 2020, the Minister of Law and Human Rights (“MOLHR”) issued Minister of Law and Human Rights’ Regulation Number 26 of 2020 on Visas and Stay Permits During the Adaptation to the New Normal Period (“MOLHR Reg. No...

Additional Articles

Author, General Guidance on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Dawn Raids – Indonesia Chapter with Freshfields, 2018-2019
Author, an article on franchise with Gray Plant Mooty, 2018-2019
Author, Employment Q&A, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners, 2018-2019
Author, Cartel Guide – Indonesia Chapter, Global Legal Insights, 2018-2019
Author, Public Procurement and Government Contracts, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners, 2019
Author, Employment, Ibid
Author, Uncertainty of Foreign Employment Status, International Law Office, 2018
Author, All in the Family: Court Removes Restriction on Employment of Spouses and Blood Relatives, Ibid.
Author, 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, Catching Up with Indonesian Tech Regulations Development, British Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia, 2016
Co-author, Civil Liability from the Outsourcing and Transnational Employment Perspective under Indonesian Manpower Law, Social Science Research Network, 2016
Contributor, Indonesian Tax Plan Threatens to Block Firms, E-Commerce Law & Policy, Cecile Park Publishing, 2016
Contributor, Competition and Cartel Leniency Global Guides 2015/16, Practical Law Guides, Thomson Reuters, 2015
Author, Temporary Relief from Pain: promising injunctive relief provisions under the 2014 Copyright Law, Volume 7, International Bar Association (IBA), 2015
Co-contributor, the Indonesia Chapter of the 4th Edition of Global Legal Insights – Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Group Ltd., 2015
Author, Indonesian Franchise Law, International Franchise Sales Laws, 2nd Edition, American Booksellers Association (ABA) Book, 2015
Author, Embracing the Upcoming Indonesian E-Commerce Regulation, Asian Language Business (ALB) Magazine, 2015
Author, A Guide to Employment Law in Indonesia, XperthHR Group, 2015 - recent
Author, Employee Share Plans in Indonesia, Practical Law Global Guides, 2015
Author, Global Legal Insights - International Arbitration 1st Edition, Global Legal Group, 2015

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