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Daniel Lubis
Of Counsel, Head of Indonesia Desk

Daniel has been in practice in Singapore for more than a decade. His main areas are oil and gas, investment, infrastructure and technology and telecommunication, both contentious and non-contentious.

Daniel possesses a wealth of expertise as legal counsel, with a comprehensive background spanning diverse international and treaty arbitration cases and cross-border commercial conflicts across the Asia-Pacific region. His specific proficiency encompasses handling disputes within the realms of oil and gas, joint ventures, shareholder disagreements, infrastructure as well as technology and telecommunications matter.

Daniel is a qualified lawyer and mediator in Indonesia, and he also possesses a solid grasp of common law principles.

His representation has extended to an array of clients, including businesses, financial institutions, state owned entities, and the government in domestic as well as international arbitrations conducted under SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID.

Daniel presently heads the Indonesia Desk to develop Indonesian related legal matters, and provides contentious and non-contentious legal assistance to clients.

Relevant work

  • Oil and Gas
  • Acted for a state-owned energy company and an international oilfield service company on oil spill.
  • Dispute between an embassy in Vietnam and an international contractor relating to the construction of solar PV system.
  • Various disputes arising from the operation of power plants in Indonesia.
  • Joint venture/shareholder
  • Dispute between a state-owned energy company and its partner on a joint venture project in the Middle East.
  • Shareholders' dispute relating to the acquisition of palm oil plantations in Indonesia.
  • Advised various investors for their investments in Indonesia.
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Dispute between a major car factory and a high-end software developer on the design and development of industrial operation software.
  • Represented a Japanese computer game producer in relation to its anti-counterfeiting programs and commercial licencing matters.
  • Advised a leading Chinese electronic company for the licence and construction of factory in Indonesia.
  • Infrastructure
  • Acted for an Indonesia listed property company in a dispute arising from the investment and acquisition of an industrial complex.
  • Advised an international hotel chain in the construction and management of various hotels in Bali.


  • Member, Indonesian Advocates Association
  • Mediator, Indonesian Mediation Centre