Fadjar Widjaksana Kandar, the founder of Kandar & Partners, is a legal practitioner with more than 20 years of experience and is recognised as a leading Indonesian lawyer in the energy and natural resources as well as infrastructure sectors.
Fadjar obtained his Sarjana Hukum (equivalent to Bachelor of Laws) degree majoring in Civil Law from the Universitas Katolik Parahyangan in 1991, his Master of Laws (LL.M) specialising in International Business and Corporate Law from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1998, and his MBA in International Business from Johns Hopkins University in 2000.
Before establishing Kandar & Partners, Fadjar was a Partner in Soemadipradja & Taher. Prior to this, he had worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its Singapore office for more than 4 years and previously for Mochtar Karuwin & Komar for more than 5 years and other prominent Indonesian law firms.
Fadjar’s main areas or practice include energy and natural resources (particularly oil and gas, and mining), infrastructure (including toll road, road, water and electricity), project finance, corporate, M&As, foreign investments, telecommunication, aviation and shipping/maritime.
Fadjar is a licensed Advocate and an active member of several professional associations, both local and international organisations including the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi), Indonesian Petroleum Association and International Bar Association. He is also a member of various professional societies including the Indonesian Air Law Society (or Masyarakat Hukum Udara), Indonesian Telecommunications Society (or Masyarakat Telekomunikasi Indonesia), and Indonesian Electricity Society (or Masyarakat Ketenagalistrikan Indonesia).
Fadjar has been branded by IFLR as a Leading Regulatory and Government Lawyer, and by the Asialaw Profile as one of the leading lawyers in Indonesia, including the leading lawyer on Energy and Shipping, Maritime and Aviation.
Kandar & Partners:
Kandar & Partners is an Indonesian law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to meet the interests and objectives of our clients, both domestic and foreign.
The firm is supported by a team of high-profile professionals with a deep understanding of Indonesian law and demonstrated knowledge of the commercial and business environment.
We combine discipline, integrity, and flexibility in our provision of services, taking a business approach to the practice of law.
All our lawyers are Indonesian nationals, fluent in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, and qualified to practice as licensed advocates.
We, as a team, are passionately committed to achieving our clients’ commercial and legal needs. Kandar & Partners maintains strong professional networks with prominent regional and international law firms as well as other professional and advisory firms.
The Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Practice:
Kandar & Partners’ team of specialists has worked alongside national and multinational companies in the energy, mining, power and natural resources sector, assisting them in securing concessions and interests as well as in the development, financing and operation of long-term projects in Indonesia.
As part of our capabilities in infrastructure projects, we have advised financiers, guarantors, contractors and developers of toll-road, railway, port and water projects.
Our substantial experience in this sector also extends to telecommunications and ICT companies as well as aviation and shipping/maritime companies.