RBuditmo

Riza Buditomo

Partner
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

Biography

Riza F. Buditomo is a partner in Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners' International Commercial & Trade Group in Jakarta. He focuses on corporate commercial, tax and trade work, including export/import, customs, supply chain, food industry, anti-dumping and acquisitions.

Practice Focus

Mr. Buditomo has assisted clients in several due diligence projects for acquisitions and mergers, including drafting legal due diligence reports. He provides various types of legal advice on high-profile transactions, and works closely with government authorities on licenses and approvals. He also focuses on cross-border trade work, particularly on customs-related matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a well-known footwear company in relation to its supply chain restructuring to support sales revenue in Indonesia and minimize claims for royalties from the customs office.

  • Assisting a major producer of photocopy machines and printers in issues regarding customs classification. These include submitting additional information for objections to the assessment issued by the customs office and an appeal to the Tax Court.

  • Assisting clients in customs audits, e.g. assessment on the dutiability of royalties on imported products.

  • Assisting a large multinational producer of flavors and fragrances in restructuring its supply chain.

  • Advising a well-known flavoring company in Asia on the restructuring of its supply chain, including re-invoicing impact on Free Trade Area (FTA) preferential tariffs in Indonesia, to maximize FTA benefits.

  • Representing a global safety-shoe manufacturing company in an appeal to the Tax Court on issues regarding back-to-back certificate of origin.

  • Representing China's Hubei Xingfa Group in an anti-dumping petition involving its sodium tripolyphosphate products.

  • Representing the Istanbul Exporters’ Association, a body of Turkish exporters of wheat, seeds and cereal products, in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by the Indonesian government over wheat flour exported from Turkey, Australia and Sri Lanka.

  • Assisting a distributor and a retailer of exotic goods in obtaining local and international licenses to distribute and trade exotic goods in Indonesia.

  • Assisting clients in various distribution matters, including drafting, reviewing, terminating and amending distribution agreements.

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)

  • Inter-Pacific BAR Association 2005-2006

  • ASEAN Economic Community and International Matters - Head of the Permanent Committee appointed by the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Admissions

  • Indonesia (2010)

Education

  • University of California at Davis (Summer School Scholarship) (2009)
  • University of Indonesia (B.A. Law) (2004)
  • University of Indonesia (Accounting) (2002)

Languages

  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia