Dhonke Kafi

Indoesia office

Profile and Expertise

Mr. Donke Kahfi is one of the senior founding partners at DKMS Lawyers. Mr. Donke obtained his Bachelor in Law from Trisakti University majoring in International and Business Law. He continued his study at master’s degree in the United Kingdom and qualified an MSc in Business Management.

Prior to forming DKMS Lawyers he founded DKNS Lawyers and practiced laws at this firm. Long before spending sometime at DKNS Lawyers, he worked for several tier law firms in Jakarta and a number of international organizations such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the World Bank. One of his noble assignments is when he involved in tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction activities through Badan Rehabilitas Rekonstruksi Aceh dan Nias (“BRR”) where he worked as a technical advisor for its legal unit. BRR is the government agency at ministry level established to perform post tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction in Aceh and Nias island. During his tenure, he advised the head of BRR on the legal aspects to numerous regulations and decrees he had produced. Besides, he assisted to mediate numerous disputes between International NGOs and their contractors.

His areas of concentrations involve infrastructures, constructions, energy, projects, regulatory and intellectual property rights. He has advised a number of Government Institutions, International Organizations, State-Owned Enterprises and Private Entities in performing legal works in those areas.
Mr. Donke is a licensed lawyer from Peradi (Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia/Indonesian Advocate Association), and a registerred Intellectual Property Consultant. In this firm he leads practice group of Projects, Regulatory and other services.

Experience

・ Advising Mitsui Chemicals Agro Inc, Ltd in its initiative to invest into local agriculture company
・ Advising Aseana Partners Ltd (Japanese Company), in providing loan to PT.SVB for renovation of its hotel in Nusa Dua Bali;
・ Advising Wheez Investment International (Japanese Company) in its million dollars property investment initiatives in Indonesia;
・ Advising Denso corporation in developing its whistleblowing system;
・ Advising Pegasus Indonesia i(Japanes Company) in acquiring an Indonesian Company;
・ Advising JICA – KPPIP support facilities in reviewing the legal frameworks of Patimban Prot Development;
・ Advising Menya Mushashi (Japanese Company) in entering restaurant business in Indonesia;
・ Advising APM Japan Consulting in man-power disputes;
・ Adivising Lantrovision Technology (Japanese Company) in acquiring Indonesian company;
・ Advising Mushashi Paint Holdings (Japanese Company) in JV to enter a project in Indonesia;
・ Advising THAI YAZAKI in developing compliance checklist according to Indonesian Company laws;
・ Advising Genie Corporation (Japanese Company) in establishing its anti-corruption and bribery policy in Indonesia, and (ii) employment handbook in Indonesia.
・ Advising HIS (Japanese Company) in entering cooperation agreement with some Indonesian travel companies;
・ Representing Nishinihon Techno (Japanese Company) in a dispute with Indonesian Shareholder;
・ Advising China Everbright in its initiative to invest in Waste to Energy business in Sidoarjo;
・ Advising Kaltimex Energy in its initiative to invest in Waste to Energy business in Balikpapan, Bau-bau, South-East Sulawesi, Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat and Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi;
・ Advising European Union Trade Cooperation Facility for drafting a Guidebook for Waste to Energy (WTE) Project Development in Indonesia;
・ Advising The Municipality Government of Bandung, Surakarta, Batam and the National Planning Board (Bappenas) on development of Waste to Energy Development Project;
・ Advising PTPP to restructure a number of deals in infrastructure projects such as: Bekasi City Water Supply, Bekasi Regency Water Supply, Bali Water Supply, Metro Kapsul Light Rail Train in Bandung, Teluk Lamong Port etc.
・ Advising PTPP Infrastructure on Acquisition of a Telecomunication Company namely PT Powertell;
・ Advising National Planning Board, (Bappenas), KPPIP and Ministry of Industry to develop Pre-FS of Petrochemical Industrial Park in Bintuni Papua;
・ Advising Advising European Union Trade Cooperation Facility and ESDM to Waste to Energy Regulatory Harmonization program;
・ Advising ADB on Power Sector Planning Project in FIJI together with NABARRO LLP;
・ Advising Bappenas and Government of West Java to review the project structure of West Java Light Rail Trains;
・ Advising Bappenas and Government of Semarang City to review the project structure of Semarang Light Rail Trains;
・ Advising Standard Chartered Bank in multiple Credit Facility transactions;
・ Advising Ministry of Public Work in drafting Minister’s decree on private sector cooperation;
・ Advising PT WIKA in its initiative to invest in High Speed Railway project;
・ Advising Ministry of Public Work in a number of legal disputes in all over Indonesia;
・ Advising PTPP Infrastructure in investing in Teluk Lamong Port Projetc;
・ Advising PTPP infrastructure in investing in Tanggerang Selatan Water Supply Project;
・ Advising PTPP Infrastructure in investing in Kalijati Industrial Estate Subang Project;
・ Advising PTPP Infrastructure in drafting its Standard Operating Procedures for selecting investment partner;
・ Advising PTPP Infrastructure in its initiative to bid for Bandar Lampur Water Supply Project;
・ Representing Hanwha Corporation Korea, together with Bird and Bird, in a dispute held in SIAC;
・ Advising MCA-I in negotiating with the relevant stakeholders for acquiring business permits and instritutional set up for solar power plant project;

Education

・Licensed Advocate by PERADI
・Licensed Intellectual Property Rights Consultant
・Certified Procurement Specialist
・Master’s Degree in Business Management (MSc), Aston University Birmingham ,UK (2005)
・Bachelor of Law Degree (SH), Trisakti University (2001)

Bar Qualifications

Indonesia

Languages

Indonesia, English

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