Muhtar Ali, S.H., LL.M, MCIArb.

Founding Partner
  • Intellectual Property Consultant Course, Trisakti University in cooperation with Directorate General of Intellectual Property, 2015.
  • Receiver and Administration Course held by AKPI and Ministry of Laws and Human Rights, 2010.
  • LL.M., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2007.
  • Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2005.
  • S.H., Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1998.

Muhtar Ali has vast expertise representing the interests of both domestic and international clients in a variety of legal areas. His primary practise areas includes business competition, intellectual property rights, insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate and commercial law, labour and employment law, litigation and dispute resolution, media, information technology and telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation.

Muhtar has extensive experience as a practising lawyer and as in-house counsel for a multitude of industries. Prior to establishing MHP, he worked as a senior lawyer at Makarim & Taira S. Counsellors at Law (2009–2011), as Vice President Legal at PT. Direct Vision (Astro TV) in 2008, as an associate lawyer at Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono (1999–2008), as Procurement Staff at PT Telekomunikasi Seluler (Telkomsel) (1999), and as non-permanent in-house counsel at PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) (1998-1999).

Muhtar began practising law in 1999 and was admitted to the Indonesian bar in 2002. Since 2011, he has been certified as a Bankruptcy Receiver and Administrator of Postponement Debt Repayment Obligations ("PKPU"). Muhtar is also a registered Intellectual Property consultant with the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights Directorate General of Intellectual Property.

Some of Muhtar’s major representations include:

  1. representation on bankruptcy case against PT TELKOMSEL, where the bankruptcy status of PT TELKOMSEL was successfully lifted (2012)
  2. representation of PT TELKOM INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK. (“TELKOM”) in the competition hearing at the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha or “KPPU”) on the allegation of tying on IndiHome operation (2017), where TELKOM was declared free from the suspected tying agreement in IndiHome case (2017)
  3. representation of TELKOM in the competition hearing at KPPU on the allegation of discriminatory practices on the blocking of NETFLIX services in TELKOM’s networks, where TELKOM was declared free from the suspected discriminatory practices (2021)
  4. Representation of TELKOMSEL on the transfer of IndiHome business on the operation of IPTV, Internet and telephony (IndiHome 3P) services from TELKOM to TELKOMSEL as part of the FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) Project, with the value of IndiHome amounts to IDR 58.3 trillion (equivalent to S$5.1 billion) (2022 – present)

Muhtar has passed the Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Course (2018) exam and is preparing for one more test to have the right to use the FCIAb title (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), London.

Muhtar is an active member and management of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI), the Indonesian Advocates Association (AAI), and Indonesian Receivers and Administrators Association (AKPI). Muhtar is also member of the Indonesian Infocom Society (Masyarakat Telematika Indonesia/MASTEL) and the British Chamber of Commerce.

Muhtar is one of the contributing authors in the book entitled " REFLECTION OF LEGAL DYNAMICS, A Series of Past Decades of Thought, Comprehensive Analysis of Law by 63 Academics and Legal Practitioners " (Refleksi Dinamika Hukum: Rangkaian Pemikiran dalam Dekade Terakhir, Analisis Komprehensif tentang Hukum oleh 63 Akademisi dan Praktisi Hukum) and wrote an article about " The Authority of the Court to Stay Proceeding on a Dispute Related to the Arbitration Clause ", Perum Percetakan Negara RI, 2008.

Muhtar is an author of Indonesian chapter of Communications: Regulation and Outsourcing a Global Guide from Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (2016).

Muhtar actively became speaker or moderator in seminars and/or webinars domestic and international on the areas of bankruptcy and suspension of payment, data protection, digital signature, competition and Indonesian Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Muhtar was awarded a Chevening scholarship in 2006 to pursue his master’s degree (LL.M) in the University of Edinburgh. Muhtar speaks Indonesian and English.

Halim Indrajaya, S.H.

Founding Partner
  • Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2003.
  • S.H., the best graduate (cum laude, 7 semester) from Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1997.

Halim Indrajaya has extensive experience representing the interests of local and international clients on all aspects of law. His main areas of practice are agribusiness, energy & natural resources, insolvency & bankruptcy, investment, corporate & commercial, litigation & dispute resolution, hospitality, property, and project finance.

Halim has a comprehensive range of experience as both a practicing lawyer and in-house counsel. Prior to establishing MHP Law Office, Halim was Head of Corporate Legal and of Counsel at Dreamland Resorts Group, which constructs and operates large-scale luxury hotels, pool villas and spa businesses in Bali (2007-2010), a senior lawyer at Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono (1997-2007) and a lawyer at Kartini Muljadi & Rekan (1997).

Halim began practicing as a lawyer in 1997 and qualified as an Indonesian advocate in 2007. Halim is an active member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) and the Indonesian Legal Counsel Association (IPHI). He has been a lecturer on legal opinions, negotiations and contract drafting at the Faculty of Law of Trisakti University, since 2003. In 2011, Halim became a legal advisor to Indonesia’s Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications.

Halim co-authored the Indonesia chapter of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2007 (Indonesia Chapter)” (Global Legal Group Ltd) (2007) (www.iclg.co.uk) and was a contributor to “The Report: Emerging Indonesia 2007, The Legal Section of the Business Guide” (Oxford Business Group) (2007).

Halim speaks Indonesian, English and Tio-chiu dialect, and understands Mandarin.