History & Overview

The law firm of Markus Sajogo (MS&A) was established in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia in 1967. MS&A is a full-service law firm that focuses in corporate and commercial matters such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate transactions, capital market, intellectual property rights, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) cases both domestic and international arbitration.

Having the office in Surabaya, MS&A has a unique geographical presence for clients entering into ventures or disputes in Indonesia. Being the second largest city in Indonesia and the capital of East Java, Surabaya is known as the hub for service providers to support the nation’s development in the eastern region. It is the focus of main developments by the Indonesian central government. For more than 50 years in the legal world, MS&A has had a positive reputation and track record not only for its success in handling legal matters throughout many regions in Indonesia, but also in the Asia-Pacific, representing clients from major national and international corporations.

Understanding significant updates in Intellectual Property (IP) law and the increasing concern in IP disputes, the partners of MS&A established Sajogo Marks in 2011 to become the centre of the firm’s IP service management, either in dispute settlements or worldwide IP registration for its domestic and international clients.

For the focus in ADR, MS&A has been known to promote settlement of disputes through mediation and arbitration rather than settlement through ordinary court proceedings. In line with the founder’s legacy to promote win-win solution as a result in a dispute settlement. The firm’s cases now primarily involve a broad range of international and domestic dispute settlement. We believe in the powers that lawyers have over disputed matters and that client’s business interest should be the priority aim, and thus settlements, should be encouraged by the extension of good faith.

In 2015, MS&A entered into a strategic alliance with another law firm in Indonesia, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (“LGS”), a prominent and reputable full-service law firm in Indonesia, recognized in international arbitration, commercial litigation, and capital market law. With regards to Capital Market matters, MS&A and LGS provide integrated legal services to advice, prepare and planning of client’s public expose in the stock exchange. The strategic alliance grows not only in the friendship between the partners of the two firms but also in the spirit of extending the reach of services while catering the need of legal services for clients of the two firms.

Being one of the most senior law firms in Indonesia, MS&A has been featured in many survey organizations such as Asialaw Profiles (2015-2020), Leaders in law and Global Law Expert. In Asialaw 2020, MS&A is featured as a notable law firm in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution of the year. MS&A partners and associates are recognized members of Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Bar Association (IBA), AEA International Lawyers Network (AEA/Asociación Europea de Abogados), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and several consulate generals and foreign embassies in Surabaya and Jakarta.

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Accolades & Awards

We understand that client satisfaction is our primary aim, and it has become a testimony to our long-lasting existence in the world of law. Our efforts have earned the firm, recognitions from reputable international survey organizations as a leading domestic firm in Indonesia. It is our commitment to excellence, our honest reputation and our quality legal representation that have earned our firm the esteemed reputation it enjoys today.

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