Prior to joining AHP in 2016, Farid worked at the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU) for more than 7 years. He was the head of Prosecution Division and then the head of Merger and Acquisition sub-directorate.
During his time at KPPU, he also led the drafting of the Indonesian Merger Regulation and the first KPPU Merger Guidelines. He then spent 5 years in another prominent law firm in Indonesia, specialising in anti-trust/competition, trade and general corporate.
Since 2016, he is an Instructor of Competition and Trade Law class at the Indonesian Institute of Corporate Directorship. He was also a Competition Law Lecturer at Sahid University.
Farid has acted for many prominent clients in merger filings, competition litigation, advisory and competition compliance. He has deep experience in many sectors, including telecommunication, pharmaceutical, automotive, motorcycle, energy and mining, oil and gas, banking and finance, insurance and public procurement.
As a trade lawyer, he is also advising clients in various trade aspects, including public procurement, import, retails, standardisation, and ASEAN free trade agreements.
He is currently representing, among others, Yamaha Indonesia and Danone against KPPU’s allegation of anti-competitive conducts.
- Secretary General, the ASEAN Competition Institute
- Chairman, the Education and Training Division in the Indonesian Competition Lawyers Association.
- Co-author, the Indonesian chapter of Kluwer’s “Competition in the Asia-Pacific: A Practitioner’s Guide” 2015 edition
- Regular contributor, the American Bar Association’s “Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments” and the Indonesian Legal Business Journal