Name: Conduit, Andrew
Firm: SKC Law, Advocates and IP Consultants
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Andrew is uniquely qualified to advise foreign clients on Indonesian intellectual property issues. He is a registered Foreign Advocate (PERADI, Indonesia), a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (Australia), a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, and a registered mediator (PMN, Nasional Mediation Center). His tertiary studies included a masters in intellectual property and dispute resolution, and advanced-level Indonesian studies. He speaks Bahasa Indonesia fluently, having lived in Jakarta with his family from 1983. His past practice experience includes litigation and advisory work in the dispute resolution team of a top-tier Australian firm, and advising on the prosecution, litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights at a top-tier UK IP firm. At SKC Law Andrew advises foreign clients on all aspects of intellectual property in Indonesia.
In a jurisdiction that is often described as difficult and unpredictable, Andrew has an established reputation for providing sound, practical advice. His ability to work in Bahasa Indonesia, English and Japanese allows him to bridge gaps in intercultural communication and achieve results for clients looking to profit from Indonesia's vast commercial opportunities. In its annual rankings the World Trademark Review describes Andrew as "experienced and effective" and "highly regarded for his dispute resolution capability". He is also recommended by the Legal500. Andrew is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Indonesia-Australia Business Council, PERADI (Indonesian Bar Association), and the Queensland Law Society. Andrew joined the Helpdesk network in August 2013.