Daniel LEONARDO is a Foreign Counsel at WongPartnership.
 
His areas of practice encompass international & domestic arbitration and corporate & commercial disputes. Daniel brings with him in-depth knowledge and expertise in Indonesian law, having spent several years at our WPG Indonesia member firm, Makes & Partners, where he was previously a consultant. During his practice as a consultant, Daniel worked on matters involving Financing, Arbitration, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
 
Daniel graduated from Utrecht University with a Master of Laws Degree and the University of Indonesia with a Bachelor's Degree in Law.
Matters of significance in which Daniel has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:
 
  • Defending Commerz Asia Best Spc in SIAC arbitration for a claim submitted by an Indonesian State-Owned Company in relation to a dispute in Joint Operation Agreement.
  • PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java against PT Halliburton Indonesia in relation to oil spill, from the YYA-1 well in Pertamina's Offshore North West Java.
  • Asia Thai Mining Co Ltd in SIAC arbitration claim against PT Perkebunan Nasional XIII in relation to land grabbing and the issuance of land certificates.
  • The Government of the Republic of Indonesia in ICSID arbitration for a claim submitted by Nusa Tenggara BV and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara in relation to fair and equitable treatment and failed to observe the Republic of Indonesia's obligations under the Contract of Work.
  • Defending the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in ICSID arbitration for a claim submitted by Mr. Rafat Ali Rizvi in relation to the conduct of bailout in Bank Century which claimed to violate the Republic Indonesia's Treaty Obligation and annulment of award on jurisdiction.
  • Counsel to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia in defending the Government of Republic of Indonesia in UNCITRAL arbitration for a claim submitted by Mr. Hesham Talaat M. Al-Warraq in relation to the conduct of bailout in Bank Century by the Government of Republic of Indonesia in which Mr. Al-Warraq had allegedly invested, followed by criminal investigations and the subsequent prosecution of Mr. Al-Warraq for fraudulent activities in the Indonesian financial sector (counsel to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia).