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Muhammad Riza

Managing Partner


Bahasa Indonesia, English


LL.B. - University of Indonesia


Licensed Advocate of Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi)


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"Riza has handled projects and cases and has a high success rate."

-   Asian Legal Business, March 2021

RIZA is the Founder and Managing Partner of BRAVA & RIZA advocates. Riza is one of Indonesia's leading advocates in litigation and dispute resolution. He has been practicing law for more than a decade. His main practice areas are litigation & dispute resolution, corporate & commercial, construction, hospitality, and employment. Riza also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings in Indonesia and Singapore, primarily in commercial disputes. Prior to found BRAVA & RIZA Advocates in 2014, Riza was the disciple of the late Prof. Adnan Buyung Nasution where he was trusted to handle many complex matters with various range of businesses.

For more than a decade of his professional career, Riza has managed to maintain a success rate of more than 90% in handling various litigation cases in domestic court, arbitration, and international arbitration. In March 2021, Asian Legal Business released a list of 24 'Indonesia Rising Star' lawyers achieving results for their clients and setting high standards in the Indonesian legal space. Riza was named among them as a specialist in commercial litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution who has handled projects and cases and has a high success rate.

In 2022 and 2023, the Legal 500, the world's leading legal directory, issued The Legal 500 Asia Pacific law firm ranking directory Asia Pacific region. Riza was named 'the Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Recommended Lawyer 2023' and 'the Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Recommended Lawyer 2022' for Indonesia's jurisdiction in Dispute Resolution.

Some notable projects he had involved in include:


i) assisting an Employee of the Indonesian Directorate General of Taxes at the Police Force of the Republic of Indonesia and District Court of South Jakarta with regard to a white-collar case totaling in the amount of more than IDR 100 billion;


ii) acting for PT Danamon International in District Court up to Supreme Court concerning the default on the capital loan agreement with claims totaling over IDR 500 billion;


iii) acting for international companies in international arbitration under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) concerning the default of sales & purchase of shares worth more than USD 185 million;


iv) assisting the Indonesian largest dredging company in contract negotiation for Tangguh LNG Project of BP Berau Ltd worth around IDR 100 billion;


v) assisting the largest cement company in Sumatera - Indonesia, related to its largest cement factory construction matters;


vi)  assisting the Indonesian business practitioner at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and Corruption Court at the District Court of Central Jakarta with regard to the bribery case of the Director-General of Sea Transportation; and


vii) assisting many Indonesian private clients, individuals, and families related to their business, investment, family matters, and philanthropic activities.


Riza obtained his Sarjana Hukum (Bachelor of Laws) degree from the University of Indonesia, majoring in Litigation, and obtained his advocate license under the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) thereafter.

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