Hendra Ong is a Partner of Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP). He joined the firm in 2007 after taking his Law Master Degree (LL.M.) from Post Graduate Programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, Master of International Commercial and Trade Law – Honorable Mentioned Distinction. Hendra obtained his first law degree (S.H.) from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia.
With more than 10 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, Hendra has corporate and commercial legal practice experience across a wide variety of industries, as well as in the resources and infrastructure practices. He has been assisting many foreign and domestic investors in forming and structuring their investment plans and corporate business activities in Indonesia.
Hendra has extensive experience in the aviation industry covering almost every legal and commercial aspect. He has represented prominent airline companies, among others Indonesian national flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, PT Sriwijaya Air, PT Citilink Indonesia (member of Garuda Indonesia Group), Tiger Airways Singapore Pte. Ltd., PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, PT Pelita Air Service, PT Cardig Air, PT Pegasus Air Services, as well as PT GMF AeroAsia (Garuda Indonesia Group) in aircraft maintenance related matters. He has also assisted lessor companies such as Nordic Aviation Capital, AerCap, Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited, BBAM Aircraft Leasing and Management, CIT Aerospace International, International Lease Finance Corporation, and KV Aviation Singapore Pte. Ltd., including aircraft manufacturer such as Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) and Cessna. He has also provided legal assistance for financial institutions, such as PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero), Tbk., Investec Bank Plc., and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH in aviation-related commercial transactions.
In infrastructure related projects, Hendra has a broad practice covering the energy and power sectors, in which he has assisted PT Pertamina (Persero), Priamanaya Group Companies including PT Primanaya Energi, PT Dizamatra Powerindo, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Tbk., PT Energi Sengkang, Ramba Energy Limited, PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk and PT Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp & Paper.
His excellent work and career path have been recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) Thomson Reuter, which included him in the list of “40 under 40” in October 2017 edition and nominated him as a “Young Lawyer of the Year” in ALB South East Asia Law Awards 2017.
Being active in organizations, Hendra is currently a member of the Management Board (2014 – 2018) in the Research and Development Division of the Indonesian Air Law Society (MHU – Masyarakat Hukum Udara), a non political, independent, non-profit organization serving as the main communication forum for its members to exchange thoughts and ideas and to advance the air law sector as a partner of the government in the development of Indonesia’s air law sector.
Hendra has been invited to several discussion forums and training on various legal materials in relation to aviation and energy and power.
Hendra is registered with PERADI (Indonesian Advocates Association) as an Advocate.