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Makarim & Taira S.

Richard W. Cornwallis

Richard W. Cornwallis

Foreign Legal Consultant

Makarim & Taira S.

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Richard Cornwallis has worked in South East Asia since 1985 and has been with M&T since 1993. He specializes in a broad range of corporate and commercial areas, with particular emphasis on foreign investment, international M&A, employment, franchise, anti-corruption and corporate governance, and hotel/resort matters. He has written and spoken on many Indonesian and international legal issues.

Richard has been recommended in a number of international legal directories including Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and AsiaLaw. Before joining M&T, Richard worked for Johnson, Stokes and Master in Hong Kong, and Baker & McKenzie in Singapore.

Richard is admitted as a Solicitor in Scotland and the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. He is also Honorary Legal Advisor to H.M. British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, a member of the Council of Trustees of the British School Jakarta, and a former member of the Management Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.

As well as being M&T's representative to the anti-bribery organization, TRACE International.


LLB, University of Edinburgh, 1981, Dip. L.P. 1982
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Partner Firm Representative for Indonesia, TRACE International
Honorary Legal Adviser to H.E. The British Ambassador to Indonesia
Former Member, Management Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.
Secretary, Council of Trustees, The British International School, Jakarta
Lecturer on transfer of knowledge course, Department of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, 2006-2007
Judge on Indonesian National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Indonesian Society of International Law, 2007
Judge on Competition Law Moot Court, Universty of Borobudur, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2007
Lecturer on International Law, University of Borobudur, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2007

Professional Associations

The editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Franchising Law
The Editorial Board of Compliance Insider
The International Franchise Lawyers Association


Speaker, Workshop: Practical Guides on HR Management in Indonesia (January 2008)
Speaker, AmCham HR Seminar re. Labour Law and Practice Tips (December 2007)
Speaker, Asian Employment Law Masterclass: Employment Law in Indonesia (September 2007)
Speaker, Indonesian Human Resources Mining Group Meeting: 20 Indonesian HR Questions Answered (June 2007)
Speaker, British Chamber of Commerce HR Sector Group: 20 Indonesian HR Questions Answered (May 2007)

Professional Activities and Experience

Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Singapore, 1989-1993
Solicitor, Johnson, Stokes & Master, Hong Kong, 1985-1989


Author, Up-Date, the Journal of British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia: 20 Indonesian HR Questions Answered - Part 2 (September 2007)
Author, Up-Date, the Journal of British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia: 20 Indonesian HR Questions Answered - Part 1 (July 2007)
Author, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business - Centre for International Legal Studies: Indonesian Employment Laws (2007)
Co-author, Asian Counsel Vol. 4 Issue 3: Reducing Labour Pains - Indonesia's New Industrial Relations Dispute Settlement Law (May 2006)
Co-contributor, Legal Watch Indonesia: Understanding the Indonesian Manpower Law (March 2004)
Co-contributor, Legal Watch Indonesia: Labour Unions - A Growing Challenge (Jan/Feb 2004)
Co-contributor, CCH Guide to Asia Employment Laws: Indonesian Chapter (April 2003)

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