Ahmad Irfan Arifin is a partner in the dispute resolution practice group of Arifin, Purba & Firmansyah. He graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University (LLB) in 2005 and obtained his master’s degree (LLM) from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, United States, in 2013, where he received an award for best advocacy for legal research and writing.
Ahmad Irfan Arifin specialises in commercial, criminal and administrative litigation arising across a range of sectors, including infrastructure and construction, natural resources, technology and manufacturing. He is also experienced in advising and representing clients before arbitration institutions such as the Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and London Court of International Arbitration.
Over the years, he has been known as a leading lawyer in managing many high-profile cases involving international corporations, most notably in defending a Japanese major contractor in a joint venture dispute worth US$1.4 billion, which is recorded as one of the biggest civil claims ever brought against a Japanese investor before the Indonesian courts.
In addition to his professional activities, he is also active as a speaker at various seminars and training events held by a number of Indonesian law schools, government agencies and international organisations.