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Makarim & Taira S.

Lia Alizia

Lia Alizia

Managing Partner


  • Competition
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Foreign Investment

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DealMaker Group
WSG in Asia Group
WSG Main Group
Compliance Group
Dispute Resolution Group
Emerging Leaders Group
Employment and Labor Group
Intellectual Property Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
Lia Alizia is a Partner in our Corporate Commercial and Litigation department. She has dealt with a wide variety of corporate, commercial and litigation matters. Two of her major areas of expertise include Indonesian Employment and Intellectual Property Rights related issues. She has handled mass terminations of employment (more than 300 employees) in various industries, the resolution of disputes and the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. She has also assisted several major multinational companies by reviewing and updating their employment documents. Lia has authored or co-authored a number of significant publications and often speaks at local and overseas seminars and training programs on employment matters. Lia is a registered sworn translator from English to Indonesian and an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant. She is on the central committee of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI).

Lia is a recommended lawyer for Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 as well as an Employment Expert from Indonesia selected by Employment Law Experts from the UK. She has also been identified as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, Legal media Group for 2014.

Bar Admissions

Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), 2001
Sworn Translator for English-Indonesian language under Decree of Governor of DKI, 2006
Intellectual Property Rights Consultant, 2006


S.H., University of Jayabaya, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1999
Areas of Practice

Competition | Corporate and Commercial | Employment | Foreign Investment | Franchise | Insolvency and Restructuring | Intellectual Property | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Mergers and Acquisitions | Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

1. A recommended individual for Employment in Asia Law 2015.
2. A recommended lawyer for Employment, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015.
3. A recommended lawyer for Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014.
4. An Employment Expert from Indonesia selected by Employment Law Experts from the UK in 2014.
5. An IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, Legal media Group for 2014.
6. Awarded a scholarship by The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarship for attending the Training Program on Corporate Governance for Asian Countries in Tokyo from 21-29 February 2008.
7. First Rank in College Student Achievement for Private Colleges under Kopertis Region III from the Ministry of Education and Culture, 1998.

8. Best Graduate of Jayabaya University, 1999.

Professional Associations

Indonesian Advocate-Attorney Association (HAPI)


Lia was the speaker of the following seminars/conferences:
1. "Options for Entry and Other Legal Regulatory Compliance" at the Philippine Embassy on 19 February 2016.
2. The First Regional Conference on Current Developments in Employment Law in Malaysia and the ASEAN Countries on 15 January 2016 on An Overview of the Indonesian National Social Security System .
3. In-house training at PT Kerry Indonesia on 1 December 2015 on Outsourcing in Indonesia and Practical Guide to Employment Law in Indonesia.
4. In-house training at PT Saka Indonesia on 21 September 2015.
5. The 9th LAWASIA Employment Law Conference on 14-15 August 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference theme of Free Trade Agreements and Transnational Employment - legal issues and implications, the program reflects the diverse subject matter created by challenges of increasingly globalized economies and movement of labor forces.
6. The Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) on 4 August 2015 on Understanding Indonesia Investment and Employment Law.
7. Asian Legal Business Seminar on Investment Tips and Tricks in Indonesia Forum - in Shanghai on 24 June 2015. The presentation's title was An Overview of Indonesia's Manpower Laws & Regulations and Intellectual Property Rights.
8. Tech Asia Singapore 2015 conference in Singapore on 6 May 2015. The presentation's title was New Copyright Law & Updates on Indonesia's Employment Issues .
9. A panel discussion 'Redundancy, Retrenchment and Separations - How to Manage it?' in Labor Law Conference on 9 and 10 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur organized by Legal Plus.
10. The 9th LAWASIA Employment Law Conference in Hanoi in August 2015 held by LAWASIA.
11. SCG Labor Seminar/Workshop 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 January 2015 held by PT SCG Indonesia.

The Job Creation Law & Highlighted Changes to The Manpower Law
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

Introduction On 5 October 2020, the House of Representatives and the Indonesian Government passed the Omnibus Law Bill which has been enacted as Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (“Job Creation Law”). Almost 30 days after being passed, on 2 November 2020, the Indonesian President signed the draft bill...

New KPPU Guidelines on Merger Control Rules
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

KPPU has recently issued its long-anticipated guidelines on the Indonesian merger control rules (“KPPU Guidelines”) under KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2019 on The Assessment of Mergers or Consolidations of Business Entities or Acquisitions of Shares in Companies (“KPPU Regulation 3/2019”) issued at the end of last year. The guidelines are relatively long and detailed (almost 100 pages), and some of their content is still subject to the KPPU’s interpretation...

The Indonesian Government’s Relaxation for Foreigners Entering Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., December 2020

On 29 September 2020, the Minister of Law and Human Rights (“MOLHR”) issued Minister of Law and Human Rights’ Regulation Number 26 of 2020 on Visas and Stay Permits During the Adaptation to the New Normal Period (“MOLHR Reg. No...

Additional Articles

Lia was the author and co-author of the following publications:
1. Social Science Research Network 2016. The title was Civil Liability from the Outsourcing and Transnational Employment Perspective under Indonesian Manpower Law.
2. International Bar Association (IBA), volume 7 dated 1 September 2015, titled Temporary relief from pain: promising injunctive relief provisions under the 2014 copyright law.
3. Competition and Cartel Leniency Global Guides 2015/16, Practical Law Guides, Thomson Reuters in August 2015.
4. Indonesia chapter of the 4th edition of Global legal Insights - Litigation and Dispute Resolution, published by Global Legal Group Ltd , August 2015.
5. Indonesian Franchise Law in the 2015 edition of International Franchise Sales Laws published by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Book.
6. Embracing the Upcoming Indonesian e-Commerce Regulation published by Asian Language Business (ALB) magazine in August 2015.
7. Guide to employment law in Indonesia published by XperthHR Group in July 2015.
8. Employee Share Plans in Indonesia published by Practical law Global Guides in April 2015.
9. Global Legal Insights - International Arbitration in the 1st edition, published by Global Legal Group, Ltd., London, April 2015.

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