Fabian Buddy Pascoal is a Senior Partner and one of the founding members of HANAFIAH PONGGAWA & PARTNERS (HPRP). Joining the firm in the earlier organization structure of HPRP in 1992, he was made a Partner in 1999.
Fabian graduated top of his class with a Bachelor of Law degree (S.H.) from the University of Indonesia in 1992, and earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, USA in 1998. As he believes that these days, what important is not only “what we know”, but “who we know”, and the best time to make friends is before we need them, he made and invested significant time in creating strategic networks by attending the Indonesian highest national leadership school, Class of 2016, of the Indonesian National Resilience Institute (Lembaga Ketahanan Nasional -LEMHANNAS). Most of the Indonesian national leaders in government agencies, both military and civilian, and in communities, are alumni of this school
Besides being a attorney, he is also particularly a licensed capital market lawyer and a licensed Intellectual Property lawyer.
As a leading figure in HPRP, Fabian has played an important role in a wide range of significant transactions involving both domestic and international business in various types of work, and also served as Indonesia law expert witness for a number of cases before the Singapore courts and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Fabian was one of the contributors to Asia Globe Magazine, a well-known Indonesian English language magazine and World Business Book – an annual business book published by World Bank, Washington D.C. He is also a regular speaker at legal and other forums, seminars, and workshops held by the government, associations, and corporations, both domestic and international.
In diplomatic circles, Fabian now serves as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Albania to Indonesia. In community services, Fabian is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the ASEAN People Association. Los Angeles, USA, the Board of Management of Pondok Indah Don Bosco Foundation, and The Board of Trustees of Gereja Kristen Indonesia Pondok Indah Tirtamarta Foundation. He has also been a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci, Indonesia.
For his outstanding work, Fabian has received awards and accolades from international institutions, among others:
- Named on the A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers, 2018. The list was issued by a leading legal publication, Asia Business Law Journal (“ABLJ”)
- Named as a “Leading Lawyer” in practices of Corporate / M&A and Financial Services Regulatory by IFLR 1000 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions.
- Listed as a “Asialaw Recommended Individual” in Asialaw Profile 2016 edition
- Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Practice of Corporate / M&A by Asialaw Profile 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions