Chalid Heyder | Jakarta | Hogan Lovells

Chalid Heyder

Office Managing Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Heyder Chalid

Chalid Heyder
Heyder Chalid
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For commercial disputes, I will definitely go to Chalid.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024

As one of the top litigation and arbitration lawyers in Indonesia, Chalid Heyder has more than 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution in Indonesia. Chalid is qualified in Indonesia and concentrates on arbitration, civil disputes, bankruptcy and suspension of payments. Chalid has extensive experience in business competition, contentious employment issues and internal investigations, as well as criminal and corruption matters.

Chalid has represented and advised both domestic and international clients from a number of different industries. He has appeared as an advocate before BANI arbitration and as Indonesian counsel for a number of clients in the BANI Arbitration Center (Indonesia), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC).

Under Chalid's leadership, Hogan Lovells DNFP has become the "go to" firm for anti-bribery and corruption, and corporate investigations. This is acknowledged by the Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi/KPK), as Hogan Lovells DNFP was the first law firm invited to contribute to the discussions to establish integrity officer guidelines for the prevention of bribery and corruption in the private sector.

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He is professional in terms of expertise, characteristics, understanding and leadership.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024

Representative experience

Advising and representing the trustee of Singapore bond holders in a court driven restructuring process of a listed mining company in Indonesia.

Acting for an international bank on an appeal against a court decision for the restructuring plan of Indonesian hard coking coal mining company.

Advising Credit Suisse International in the court-ordered restructuring of PT Indo Muro Kencana, an Indonesian mining company that holds a generation Contract of Work.

Acting for the leading Indonesian port operator in a citizen's lawsuit seeking the annulment of a concession agreement.

Acting for Merrill Lynch in the court-ordered restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk., an Indonesian shipping company.

Acting for a major Japanese construction company in a BANI arbitration to resolve a dispute over the implementation of a civil engineering project.

Acting for PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk as a creditor in the court-ordered restructuring of PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk over a bad debt exceeding 1 trillion Rupiah.

Acting for United Technologies Corporation in the court-ordered restructuring and liquidation of Batavia Air, an Indonesian airline.

Acting for PT Bank ANZ Indonesia in the court-ordered restructuring of PT Tranka Kabel, an Indonesian cable company.

Advising a large LNG carrier on its potential dispute over the breach of a charter party agreement.


  • Trisakti University, Jakarta, 2000
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)
  • BANI Arbitration Center (Indonesia)
  • International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)


Leading Individual: Dispute Resolution (Indonesia)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Private Practice Powerlist - Arbitration - Southeast Asia

The Legal 500

Ranked in Dispute Resolution (Indonesia)

Chambers Asia-Pacific