James is a Counsel at UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions and the go-to lawyer for dispute resolution issues requiring advanced and comprehensive legal analysis, either advisory or contentious. He is experienced in handling disputes relating to cross-border transactions and always provides commercial and pragmatic solutions for his clients.

 

James is a dual-qualified practitioner in both civil law (an advocate in Indonesia) and common law legal systems (a solicitor in England & Wales). In his career, he has practiced with the largest law firm (with an international affiliation) in Indonesia and one of the magic circle law firms in Singapore. He has represented major multinational companies in commercial and investor-state disputes as well as advised States on international investment law.

 

Having taken a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law and Policy at Universidad de Barcelona along with his experience in working with various government officials, James understands well the commercial aspects of legal issues and always searches for pragmatic and legal ways to resolve disputes. His experience of working at major international law firms has equipped him with deep understanding of wide range of industries, including telecommunication, power, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, automotive, as well as livestock.

Junianto James Losari, S.H., LL.M

Counsel
+62 21 5082 0999

james@umbra.law

Practice Focus

Dispute Resolution

 

Sub-Practice & Industry

Commercial international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, Mediation, Advisory, Power, Energy & Infrastructure

 

Language

Indonesian & English

Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor of England and Wales – Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
  • Member of the Association of Indonesian Advocates (PERADI).

 

Education

  • Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Bachelor of Laws (S.H.) (magna cum laude) (2009).
  • Universidad de Barcelona, Master of Laws (LL.M) (2011).

 

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Essay Award Winner of the CIArb (Singapore Chapter) Essay Competition (sponsored by 39 Essex Chambers) (2015).
  • Excellence in Advocacy Award in the Singapore International Arbitration Academy held by the Centre for International Law (2014).
  • Best Claimant Memorial Award in the Skadden Arps FDI Moot Court Competition in London, UK (2011).

Oil and Gas

  • Defending a global oil and gas company in a dispute concerning a deep-sea offshore oil drilling in a Southeast Asian country in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules.
  • Representing major oil and gas companies in a dispute involving a South Asian state in a London-seated LCIA arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Representing a major oil and gas company in a dispute concerning dredging in a Perth-seated arbitration under ICC Rules.

 

Automotive

  • Representing a global automotive company in claiming against a South Asian state in a Singapore-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.

 

Telecommunication

  • Representing a major European telecommunication company in a dispute with its contractor relating to its investment in a Southeast Asian country in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules.

 

Hospitality

  • Advising a major hotel chain regarding a potential claim that may be brought against it in a Southeast Asian state by a landowner.
  • Advising an Asian state in an investment treaty dispute brought against it by a major Asian developer relating to development of a resort (involvement limited to the preliminary advice).
  • Representing a South Asian company in a dispute relating to hotel management with its joint venture partner (in a challenge against an arbitrator) in a Singapore-seated arbitration under ICC Rules.

 

Energy

  • Advising an American company in a potential dispute relating to investment in a solar energy plant against an Asian State under a bilateral investment agreement.

Publication

  • “An International Investment Agreement for East Asia: Issues, Recent Developments and Refinements” in L Y Ing, M Richardson, and S Urata, East Asian Integration: Goods, Services and Investment (2019) Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics.
  • “A Baseline Study for RCEP’s Investment Chapter: Picking the Right Protection Standards” in J Chaise, T Ishikawa and S Jusoh (eds), Asia’s Changing International Investment Regime: Sustainability, Regionalization and Arbitration (2017) Springer, p. 141-162.
  • “Comprehensive or BIT by BIT: The ACIA and Indonesia’s BITs” (2015) 6(1) Asian Journal of International Law 15-45.
  • “A Clash of Treaties: The Legitimacy of Countermeasures in International Trade Law and International Investment Law” (2015) 16(2) Journal of World Investment & Trade 274-313 (co-author).
  • “Pacific Rim Investment Treaty Practice: Regional Considerations—Reflective or Reactionary? Indonesia’s Approaches to International Investment Agreements and Recommendations for the Future” (2015) 12(1) Transnational Dispute Management Journal (co-author).
  • “Difficulties with Decentralization and Due Process: Indonesia’s Recent Experiences with International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Disputes” (2015) 16(5-6) Journal of World Investment & Trade 981-1017 (co-author).
  • “Which is to be the Master?: Extra-Arbitral Interpretative Procedures for IIAs” in J Kalicki and A Joubin-Bret (eds), Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (2015) Brill Nijhoff Publishers (co-author).
  • “Indonesia and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015: Are We There Yet?” (2014) Policy Brief Paper No. 10, Office of Regional Economic Integration (co-author).
  • “The Facilitation of Trade by the Rule of Law: The Cases of Singapore and ASEAN” in M Jansen, MS Jailab and M Smeets (eds), Connecting to Global Market (2014) WTO Publications (co-author).
  • “No Coverage for Tobacco Industries With Regard to Tobacco-Control Measures—The Future of International Investment Agreements?” (2012) 9(5) Transnational Dispute Management Journal (co-author).

 

Public Speaking & Academic Activities

  • Speaker in “Policy Dialogue on Trade and Investment Integration”, held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia to discuss about international investment agreements, investor-state dispute settlement, and related issues (2019).
  • Facilitator in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Academy workshop on “Drafting and Handling an Application for Expedited Procedure”, held in Jakarta, Indonesia (2019).
  • Speaker in the Society of International Economic Law Conference in Washington DC, USA (2018).
  • Speaker in the Singapore International Arbitration Academy in the panel discussing “What You Need to Know about the New Treaty Models” in Singapore (2016).
  • Speaker in “Legal Review of Indonesia’s International Investment Agreements”, held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia (2014).
  • Speaker in “Training on International Investment Law”, held by Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN for Myanmar government officials in Yangon, Myanmar (2014).
  • Lecturer in Universitas Pelita Harapan (Master’s Programme) (Investment law) (2015-2016).
ABOUT

James is a Counsel at UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions and the go-to lawyer for dispute resolution issues requiring advanced and comprehensive legal analysis, either advisory or contentious. He is experienced in handling disputes relating to cross-border transactions and always provides commercial and pragmatic solutions for his clients.

 

James is a dual-qualified practitioner in both civil law (an advocate in Indonesia) and common law legal systems (a solicitor in England & Wales). In his career, he has practiced with the largest law firm (with an international affiliation) in Indonesia and one of the magic circle law firms in Singapore. He has represented major multinational companies in commercial and investor-state disputes as well as advised States on international investment law.

 

Having taken a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law and Policy at Universidad de Barcelona along with his experience in working with various government officials, James understands well the commercial aspects of legal issues and always searches for pragmatic and legal ways to resolve disputes. His experience of working at major international law firms has equipped him with deep understanding of wide range of industries, including telecommunication, power, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, automotive, as well as livestock.

Junianto James Losari, S.H., LL.M

Counsel
+62 21 5082 0999

james@umbra.law

Practice Focus

Dispute Resolution

 

Sub-Practice & Industry

Commercial international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, Mediation, Advisory, Power, Energy & Infrastructure

 

Language

Indonesian & English

PROFILE DETAILS

Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor of England and Wales – Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
  • Member of the Association of Indonesian Advocates (PERADI).

 

Education

  • Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Bachelor of Laws (S.H.) (magna cum laude) (2009).
  • Universidad de Barcelona, Master of Laws (LL.M) (2011).

 

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Essay Award Winner of the CIArb (Singapore Chapter) Essay Competition (sponsored by 39 Essex Chambers) (2015).
  • Excellence in Advocacy Award in the Singapore International Arbitration Academy held by the Centre for International Law (2014).
  • Best Claimant Memorial Award in the Skadden Arps FDI Moot Court Competition in London, UK (2011).
REPRESENTATIVE DEALS

Oil and Gas

  • Defending a global oil and gas company in a dispute concerning a deep-sea offshore oil drilling in a Southeast Asian country in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules.
  • Representing major oil and gas companies in a dispute involving a South Asian state in a London-seated LCIA arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Representing a major oil and gas company in a dispute concerning dredging in a Perth-seated arbitration under ICC Rules.

 

Automotive

  • Representing a global automotive company in claiming against a South Asian state in a Singapore-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.

 

Telecommunication

  • Representing a major European telecommunication company in a dispute with its contractor relating to its investment in a Southeast Asian country in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules.

 

Hospitality

  • Advising a major hotel chain regarding a potential claim that may be brought against it in a Southeast Asian state by a landowner.
  • Advising an Asian state in an investment treaty dispute brought against it by a major Asian developer relating to development of a resort (involvement limited to the preliminary advice).
  • Representing a South Asian company in a dispute relating to hotel management with its joint venture partner (in a challenge against an arbitrator) in a Singapore-seated arbitration under ICC Rules.

 

Energy

  • Advising an American company in a potential dispute relating to investment in a solar energy plant against an Asian State under a bilateral investment agreement.
PUBLICATION AND EVENT

Publication

  • “An International Investment Agreement for East Asia: Issues, Recent Developments and Refinements” in L Y Ing, M Richardson, and S Urata, East Asian Integration: Goods, Services and Investment (2019) Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics.
  • “A Baseline Study for RCEP’s Investment Chapter: Picking the Right Protection Standards” in J Chaise, T Ishikawa and S Jusoh (eds), Asia’s Changing International Investment Regime: Sustainability, Regionalization and Arbitration (2017) Springer, p. 141-162.
  • “Comprehensive or BIT by BIT: The ACIA and Indonesia’s BITs” (2015) 6(1) Asian Journal of International Law 15-45.
  • “A Clash of Treaties: The Legitimacy of Countermeasures in International Trade Law and International Investment Law” (2015) 16(2) Journal of World Investment & Trade 274-313 (co-author).
  • “Pacific Rim Investment Treaty Practice: Regional Considerations—Reflective or Reactionary? Indonesia’s Approaches to International Investment Agreements and Recommendations for the Future” (2015) 12(1) Transnational Dispute Management Journal (co-author).
  • “Difficulties with Decentralization and Due Process: Indonesia’s Recent Experiences with International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Disputes” (2015) 16(5-6) Journal of World Investment & Trade 981-1017 (co-author).
  • “Which is to be the Master?: Extra-Arbitral Interpretative Procedures for IIAs” in J Kalicki and A Joubin-Bret (eds), Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (2015) Brill Nijhoff Publishers (co-author).
  • “Indonesia and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015: Are We There Yet?” (2014) Policy Brief Paper No. 10, Office of Regional Economic Integration (co-author).
  • “The Facilitation of Trade by the Rule of Law: The Cases of Singapore and ASEAN” in M Jansen, MS Jailab and M Smeets (eds), Connecting to Global Market (2014) WTO Publications (co-author).
  • “No Coverage for Tobacco Industries With Regard to Tobacco-Control Measures—The Future of International Investment Agreements?” (2012) 9(5) Transnational Dispute Management Journal (co-author).

 

Public Speaking & Academic Activities

  • Speaker in “Policy Dialogue on Trade and Investment Integration”, held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia to discuss about international investment agreements, investor-state dispute settlement, and related issues (2019).
  • Facilitator in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Academy workshop on “Drafting and Handling an Application for Expedited Procedure”, held in Jakarta, Indonesia (2019).
  • Speaker in the Society of International Economic Law Conference in Washington DC, USA (2018).
  • Speaker in the Singapore International Arbitration Academy in the panel discussing “What You Need to Know about the New Treaty Models” in Singapore (2016).
  • Speaker in “Legal Review of Indonesia’s International Investment Agreements”, held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia (2014).
  • Speaker in “Training on International Investment Law”, held by Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN for Myanmar government officials in Yangon, Myanmar (2014).
  • Lecturer in Universitas Pelita Harapan (Master’s Programme) (Investment law) (2015-2016).