Profile and Expertise
Mr. Ruston Situmorang obtained his law degree from University of Ibnu Chaldun and obtained a Master of Management from STEI Nusantara.
Prior to joining DK & Situmorang Lawyers, he served on the staff at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The last position at the ministry was the head of Legal Analysis Unit. Afterwards, he worked at one of the subsidiaries of PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara (“PLN”) namely PT. Andika Energindo. His last post at the company was serving as a commissioner.
He has vast amounts of exposure in Energy and Mineral Resources aspects such as oil and gas, mining and power plant construction. He has been exposed to a number of Mining disputes, resolutions and litigation activities where he represented numerous mining companies in and out of court. Accordingly he is considered an expert in these areas.
Mr. Ruston has also served as a visiting lecturer at some universities and as a trainer in several training for legal aspects in mining, oil and gas and power plant business. In this firm he leads the group practice for Energy and Mineral Resources.
・Advising PT Andika Energindo as an Independent Legal Counsel;
・Representing PT Apple Coal in a mining dispute case;
・Representing PT Long Fair Iron Mining and PT. Mentawai Iron Mining in a mining dispute case;
・Representing PT Meares Soputan Mining (MSM) on mining license case;
・Advising PT Energindo Coal Nusantara in a number of mining legal issues;
・Representing and advising MEMR to solve a land dispute involving Lahat Municipal Government and PT Batubara Bukit Asam;
・Representing and advising MEMR to solve a dispute on royalty and tax restitutions in mining business;
・Representing and advising MEMR to solve environmental polution case committed by PT Caltex;
・Representing and advising MEMR to solve a share divestment disputes between the shareholders of PT Kaltim Prima Coal before Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC);
・Representing and advising MEMR to solve polution case committed by PT Newmont Minahasa Raya in Teluk buyat;
・Representing MEMR in a lawsuit from BUMD in Kutai Timur against PT Kaltim Prima Coal and MEMR;
・As a team member in drafting the current electricity law;
・As a team member in drafting the current Oil and Gas Law and its implementing regulations;
・As a team member in drafting Law of Energy and its implementing regulations;
・As a team member in drafting law of mineral, coal and geothermal and its implementing regulations; Etc.
・Master’s Degree in Management (MM),
Nusantara School of Economy (2003)
・Bachelor of Laws Degree (SH)
University of Ibnu Chaldun (1994)