Prof. Dr. Otto Hasibuan, S.H., M.M. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Otto Hasibuan & Associates, which was established in 1986 and is currently one of the most prominent law offices in Indonesia. He frequently handles high-profile cases in Indonesia, particularly domestic and international litigation matters.

As an Advocate, Otto has had extensive dispute resolution experiences throughout his career. He has represented multinational companies and state-owned enterprises in negotiation, mediation, as well as complex domestic and cross-border litigation matters. He has also advised national and international entities on state administrative and commercial dispute resolution matters. Known as one of the most influential Indonesia’s litigtor, He also often testifies as an expert before the Indonesian courts and International arbitration bodies.

Otto graduated from Faculty of Law University of Gajah Mada Yogyakarta (Sarjana Hukum/Bachelor of Law) in 1981 and earned his Doctor of Law degree in 2006 with a cum laude honor. Further, He took comparative law courses at University of Technology Sydney, Australia in 1990 and obtained his Magister of Management from IPWI, Jakarta 1998. As renowned scholar and partiticioner in Indonesia’s
legal industry, Otto was granted an Honorary Professor degree from University of Jayabaya, Jakarta in 2015.

Otto has been an active member of the International Bar Association since 1985. Domestically, He is also a ignificant organizational figure. Otto was the president of the Indonesian Bar Association (IKADIN) for two terms in 2003 2015. In parallel, he was also the president of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) for two terms in 2004 2015. He now sits as the Chairman of the National Advisory Board of PERADI and also the Chairman of the Alumni Society of Faculty of Law University of Gajah Mada (KAHGAMA). In the public sector, Otto was a member of the
Indonesian Penal Code Drafters and was also appointed as the Chief Legal Advisor of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime affairs.

In addition to his professional life, Otto is a lecturer at University of Gajah Mada, University of Jayabaya, and also PERADI legal education program.

Following the completion of the controversial “Jessica” cynade murder case, in which He was the defence counsel, Otto was named as Indonesia’s Phenomenal Figure in 2016 by RCTI, the largest national TV station. Otto managed to handle public pressure and trial by press and successfully turned public opinion and put the client off of capital punishment. The case was continuously broadcasted live by numerous national and foreign TV stations throughout the whole proceedings.