The shortest way to describe LGS is our mission statement and tagline: “The law on your side”. LGS was established in 1985, and for more than 30 years we have been one of the largest dan most respected law firms in the country.

Our mission statement emphasizes our Core Competence: client satisfaction and to service existing and future client needs. We always aim to provide “more with less” and “more for less” for the benefit of our clients. Our Core Values include:

  • Trying to be Faster, Simpler, and More Cost Efficient than other firms, and
  • Trying to be more Responsive and more Accessible than other firms.

We are a full-service firm with over 100 lawyers and are licensed to practice law throughout the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. By virtue of our large size and extensive pool of resources, we are not limited to only providing clients with a “one fits all” solution, but instead we are able to provide solutions adjusted to unique client needs.

Whilst we are a full service firm and render general legal services provided by law firms, the services and skill offered by our firm also include:

  • preventive legal problem solving and legal risk management
  • dispute resolution and enforcement
  • negotiation
  • counseling
  • fact finding
  • compliance and governance review (including compliance audits)

All of our founders and partners are leading practitioners in their respective fields. LGS practice is focused on providing a complete range of legal services to clients in our core sectors, which include:

  • Banking, Finance, & Fintech
  • Capital Market
  • Corporate, Project, & Structured Finance
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Forestry & Plantation
  • General Corporate, Governance, & Compliance Audit
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment
  • Maritime, Shipping, & Transportation
  • Mining & Natural Resource
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Telecommunication & IT
  • Unfair Business Practices

Whilst most law firms focus in either commercial transactions or commercial disputes, our size allows us to maintain both dedicated and complete transaction and dispute resolution divisions. Our Combination of transaction and dispute practice, sectoral expertise and commercial, political and culturally in-depth understanding of Indonesia provides a unique perspective.

LGS is also the only Law firm in Indonesia that holds multiple ISO accreditations, all issued by Lloyd’s Quality Assurance. LGS holds both ISO 9001/2015 and ISO 14001/2015 accreditations. ISO 9001 is the international standard. To demonstrate the ability to consistently provide services that firstly meet clients’ and also regulatory requirements.

Our ISO 14001:2015 accreditation reflects our commitment environmental sustainability and is intended for managing any environmental responsibilities in a manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

To formalize the firm’s existing anti corruption and anti-bribery policy, the firms aims to be the first law firm in Indonesia to acquire ISO 37001/2016 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system.

LGS is aiming to be the first law firm in Indonesia to acquire ISO 37001/2016 accreditation. ISO 37001:2016 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing, and improving anti-bribery management system.

In more than 30 years of service, our mission has remained the same: serving the best interest of our clients with the highest professional standard.

  • Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) was founded in 1985 by Mr. Timbul Thomas Lubis, Mr. Mohamed Idwan Ganie and Mr. Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo. Since then, it has widely recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading and most dynamic law firms.
  • As historical and landmark services of LGS, it is noteworthy that LGS acted as the Indonesian Government’s counsel to restructure the Indonesian banking systems during the economic and monetary crisis in 1998-2003 and 2008-2009.
  • During the economic and monetary crisis, LGS acted as Indonesian counsel to big national companies in their debt restructuring programs which were the largest and most complex projects of this nature in Indonesian legal history.
  • LGS acted as counsel for the Indonesian Government, State-Owned Enterprises, and private companies, and has introduced historical and breakthrough solutions of toll road projects, integrated power plant projects, project finance transactions, Government Guarantee scheme for public-private partnership projects, condominium concept, venture capital transactions, capital market due diligence, etc.
  • LGS acted as mediator, litigation lawyers, and expert witnesses in privately-held mediation process, international and national arbitration, and court proceedings for multinational and domestic corporations.
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Founders & Partners

LGS is highly regarded for its leading lawyers and practices, as the firm provides qualified human resources with the ability to continuously implement current development of laws, regulations, and best practices.

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The role of lawyers is constantly evolving. LGS is looking for best fresh graduates and experienced lawyers that always informed on the latest legal, political, and socioeconomic developments to provide advice of the highest caliber.

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International prestigious legal journals and surveys, such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw, and IFLR 1000, have consistently rated LGS and several of its lawyers as among the best and the top of its league.

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International Certifications

As achieving client satisfaction has always been the primary goal of LGS, the certifications ensure that all operations and services aspects are equal with the most well managed companies and organizations in the world.

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LGS’ ability to establish close relationships and develop creative approaches to meet each individual client’s needs and business requirements has made it possible to accomplish such progress and success.

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LGS’s ability to provide its clients with legal, commercial, and strategic solutions is built on successful experience, passion, and desire to understand the commercial context of a business.

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