Berla specialises in competition/antitrust and public procurement law. He started and built an impressive career for over six years at the Commission for Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) as an investigator and litigator. He has handled various categories of competition cases such as cartels, abuse of dominant position, monopoly practices, mergers and acquisitions, bid rigging, and exclusive dealing. He also played a prominent role in KPPU’s leading cases, among others, the SMS (Short Messages Service) cartel case, abuse of dominant position by PT Carrefour Indonesia, the cooking oil cartel, and fuel surcharge price fixing by several airlines.
He also has extensive experience in public procurement arena is affirmed by his two certifications: procurement expert by the National Public Procurement Agency, and procurement lawyer by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.