Rahmat Sadeli Soebagia Soemadipradja is highly commended by peers as “one of the leading lawyers in the mining field” and for his “extensive experience” in an array of complex mining matters.
Rahmat Soemadipradja has been practising law for over 35 years and is a recognised leader in the Indonesian energy and natural resources sector, particularly in mining. In 1991, Rahmat, along with Hafzan Taher, established the law firm Soemadipradja & Taher.
Rahmat’s main areas of practice cover energy and natural resources, the environment, forestry, general corporate and investment, on matters including regulatory and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and project finance. In the mining sector, he has advised both international and Indonesian clients on all aspects of mining, including contracts, licences, divestitures, joint ventures, land acquisitions, forestry, the environment, local government, transportation, health and safety issues, project infrastructure and dispute resolution, including BIT disputes, project acquisitions, and project regulatory framework relating to energy and natural resources. Rahmat advises on anti-bribery, competition and compliance matters.
Rahmat has featured as an expert witness in various court and arbitration proceedings involving foreign investment, Indonesian mining law and administration law.
Rahmat is licensed to practise law in Indonesia. He is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association, the Indonesian Mining Association, the Capital Market Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association, the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is also a registered arbitrator with the Indonesian National Arbitration Board. He passed the sworn translator exam for English-Indonesian legal documents (1989) and is a certified translator for legal translation (English and Indonesian).
Rahmat is a graduate of the University of Indonesia's Faculty of Law and holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Virginia’s School of Law.