Sartono, S.H., M.H.



Practice Areas :
Corporate and Commercial Law
Employment and Litigation
Resources and Infrastructure

Sartono is a Partner of HANAFIAH PONGGAWA & PARTNERS (HPRP) and the head of the Employment & Litigation practice in the firm. As part of his career, to enrich his knowledge and experience, he served as an in-house Legal Counsel in a big corporation in Indonesia.

Leading the practice of Employment and Litigation, he is experienced in commercial litigation, including arbitration, and has played important roles in assisting domestic and international clients in various legal court cases covering civil disputes regarding land overlap, breach of contract and tort, commercial cases involving bankruptcy and suspension of payments, state administrative (TUN) cases, industrial relations, and criminal cases as well as manpower related matters such as employment agreements, individual and mass terminations of employment, company rules or collective labor agreements, and manpower disputes.

In other substantial areas of practice in HPRP, Sartono has extensive legal expertise in a wide range of significant deals involving domestic as well as international companies. His involvement in the practice of Resources and Infrastructure and the Corporate and Commercial practice in HPRP includes acquisition transactions in the plantation, mining, and oil and gas sectors, debt and company restructuring, energy and infrastructure projects covering EPC works, power plant, railway, and ports. Moreover, Korea Resources Corporation, Korindo Group, Petro AP Company Limited, M3nergy Berhad, Clariant Group Company, DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia) Ltd., Priamanaya Group, Ciputra Group, Sinarmas Group, PT Kaltim Jaya Mineral are among the clients Sartono has been assisting so far.

Sartono holds a Bachelor of Law degree (S.H.) and Master of Law degree (M.H.) both from University of Indonesia. He is a registered Advocate with PERADI (Indonesian Advocate Association).

As an experienced lawyer, Sartono has been invited to several discussion forums and training on various legal issues such as bankruptcy and legal disputes, company law, commercial law, and employment.


For his outstanding work, Sartono has been received awards and accolades, among others:

  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Practices of Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Project Infrastructure by Asialaw Profile 2016, and 2017 editions
  • Listed as a “Asialaw Recommended Individual” in Asialaw Profile 2016 edition.
  • Named as a “Leading Lawyer” in practices of Restructuring & Insolvency by Asialaw Profile 2015 edition.