Prior to joining Assegaf Hamzah and Partners, Rikrik was co-founder of boutique competition firm Rizkiyana & Iswanto, Antirust and Corporate Lawyers – one of only two antitrust practices in Indonesia listed in the “elite” category of the GCR100, published by Global Competition Review. Rikrik has brought his entire team of eight lawyers and economists with him to Assegaf Hamzah, making it the largest competition law practice in Indonesia.
Deeply involved in competition law for almost 20 years, he was a member of the research committee established by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the University of Indonesia to prepare the White Paper for the Trade Act, which later evolved into the current Competition and Consumer Protection Acts. He also served as a consultant of the World Bank to assist the Indonesian Competition Authority (KPPU), and later became the KPPU’s deputy director of law enforcement. Law schools, businesses, government agencies, regulatory bodies and domestic and international publications frequently turn to him for advice, and a wide range of his writings have appeared in such respected publications and directories as Getting the Deal Through, ABA handbooks, the European Lawyer Reference Series, the International Comparative Legal Guide and The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review.
He is licensed to practise as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi), and is an international member of the American Bar Association (antitrust and international law sections). He has also played prominent roles in a number of influential competition-related organisations, including serving as co-founder and chairman of the Indonesian Competition and Consumer Law Community; treasurer of the ASEAN Competition Institute; and co-initiator and former deputy director the Institute of Competition Studies at the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law. Despite his hectic schedule, he also finds the time for his role as co-founder and chairman of the advisory board of the Kinarya Didaktika Foundation, which runs the Cugenang Gifted School, a free boarding school for gifted children from the poor families.
He has worked on many prominent antritrust cases, including the Pfizer-DexaMedica cartel, Barclays Premier League, EMI SEA, LNG Donggi Senoro, the Cement cartel, SC Johnson Indonesia, the Telecommunications cartel, Riau Road Contractors, the SSWJ Piping project, the Temasek case and Garuda Indonesia (national and ACCC proceedings). His advice on Indonesian competition matters has been sought by Archer Daniels Midland Company, Asahi Group and Sumitomo Corp, and he acted as Indonesian counsel on the KPPU notification process in a number of cross-jurisdictional merger projects, eg, Ingram Micro Inc/Brightpoint Inc, GDF Suez/International Power Plc and BHP Biliton/Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.
He provides training on competition law to PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, the KPPU, Bank Indonesia, PT PLN (Persero), PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), PT Coca-Cola Indonesia, PT Global Mediacom Tbk, PT XL Axiata Tbk, PT Asahimas Chemical, PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk, and PT Beiersdorf Indonesia. He has also provided competition training to other institutions, such as the Indonesian National Police and online legal publisher Hukum Online. In addition, he designed and headed a recent competition audit for PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk.
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