Farid has acted for many prominent clients in merger filings, competition litigation, and advisory and competition compliance. He has deep experience in many sectors, including telecommunications, pharmaceutical, automotive, energy and mining, oil and gas, banking and finance, insurance and public procurement.
Prior to joining Assegaf Hamzah & Partners in 2016, Farid worked at the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU) for more than seven years. He was the head of the prosecution division and then the head of the merger and acquisition sub-directorate. During his time at KPPU, he also led the drafting of the Indonesian Merger Regulation and the first KPPU Merger Guidelines. He then spent five years at another prominent law firm in Indonesia, specialising in antitrust/competition, trade and general corporate.
In the trade law arena, Farid has advised clients on various trade aspects, including public procurement, import, retail, standardisation and ASEAN free trade agreements.