BIL Welcomes New Senior Partner, Ricky Firman, Bringing 28 Years of Corporate Legal Expertise


Jakarta, 1 May 2024 – Budidjaja International Lawyers (“BIL”), a full service and independent firm with goal to be a trusted legal services provider with world-class standards that make a positive impact on society, is proud to announce the appointment of Ricky Firman as its newest Senior Partner. With an illustrious career spanning for 28 years, Ricky brings a wealth of experience and expertise in General Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Foreign Direct Investment, Intellectual Property Rights, Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT), Real Estate, Data Privacy, and Risk Management and Compliance.

“We are delighted to welcome Ricky Firman to our esteemed team of partners,” said Tony Budidjaja, Senior Partner and Founder of BIL. “Ricky’s extensive experience and exceptional track record in various areas of corporate law, particularly in TMT and Intellectual Property, will further strengthen our firm’s capabilities and enhance the services we provide to our clients.”

Throughout his career, Ricky has served in various capacities, including acting as APAC’s General Counsel for a renowned international sports channel, IT consultant and services, software licensing, and media and financial services providers, as well as digital enterprises. Prior to that, Ricky was also Senior Associate at a couple of large international law firms based in Jakarta, supervising intricate and complex in the Practice Group Corporate and Commercial.

His diverse background and deep understanding of complex legal matters has been instrumental in advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, inter alia, governance and compliance to contract negotiation, establishment of entities, labour-related advice, workplace policies, data protection, data privacy and cyber security, software licensing, and the cutting-edge legal issues in the Intellectual Property protection; which has made him a valuable addition to BIL.

“I am thrilled to join BIL and contribute to its continued success,” said Ricky. “I look forward to collaborating with my esteemed colleagues to provide top-tier legal services to our clients and to further establish BIL as a leader in the legal industry.”

As the newest Senior Partner at BIL, Ricky brings not only a wealth of legal expertise but also a passion for nurturing new talent. He is committed to fostering a culture of learning and growth within the firm, providing mentorship and guidance to aspiring corporate lawyers. By imparting knowledge and sharing insights gained from years of experience, Ricky empowers the next generation of legal professionals to excel and thrive in their careers.

Ricky Firman’s appointment as Senior Partner underscores BIL’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing clients with the highest quality legal services. With Ricky on board, BIL is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of clients and to continue its legacy of excellence for years to come.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Ricky Firman, please contact:

Budidjaja International Lawyers

Kevin Bonaparte

Deputy Professional and Business Development Manager

[email protected]

About BIL:

BIL (previously known as Budidjaja & Associates) –is a full service and independent firm with goal to be a trusted legal services provider with world-class standards that make a positive impact on society. Established in 2007, BIL has enforced its vision of transforming legal practice in Indonesia and has successfully forged a reputation as one of the leading and most admired legal practices in Indonesia. All of the founders are already matured, and with core values of excellence, integrity, and reliability, client-centric is at the heart of the firm so each solution it provides are aligned with clients’ main goal. BIL’s association with international law alliance and law firms from all parts of the world has strengthened BIL’s presence domestically and internationally.

About Ricky Firman:

Ricky Firman is a seasoned legal professional with over 28 years of experience in General Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property Rights, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Real Estate, Data Privacy, Risk Management & Compliance, and Dispute Resolution. With a proven track record of success, Ricky brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to BIL.

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