Wincen Santoso

Wincen Santoso is a New York and Indonesia-qualified attorney with more than 15 years’ experience. He has represented both the sovereign state, the Government of Indonesia, and multinational corporations in various sectors and major Indonesian banks, among other sizeable companies.

Wincen has advised major multinational companies in doing business in Indonesia.  He was previously seconded to Pfizer Indonesia where he handled all the legal works of Pfizer in Indonesia. 

Before joining SMM Advocates, Wincen was associated with the international law firms O’Melveny & Myers and DLA Piper where he handled capital markets, competition, cross-border acquisition, employment, general corporate, insurance, international arbitration, international trade, investigation, and real estate.

The Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024 noted “Wincen is really dedicated, helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He takes the time to understand how our business is run, when undertaking the job from us.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024 described “Wincen Santoso was available to respond to queries from time to time and provided timely advice and guidance throughout the transaction. While his team worked on different aspects, he had full oversight over all the aspects of the transaction.”

  • University of Indonesia, Bachelor of Laws (top 3 most outstanding students/Mahasiswa Berprestasi Utama)
  • University of Southern California, Master of Laws (graduated with honors, Dean’s Merits Scholar)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and New York University, Master of Science in Finance
Professional Qualifications
  • Indonesian advocate (PERADI)
  • Receiver and administrator for bankruptcy
  • Attorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Corporate and M&A Recommended Lawyer (2024) by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legalease)
  • Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers by the Asian Legal Business (2024)
  • Up and Coming Ranked Lawyer 2024 by Chambers and Partners
  • Corporate and M&A Recommended Lawyer (2023) by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legalease)
  • Rising Star (2023) by the Asian Legal Business
  • Future Star by the Benchmark Litigation – Asia Pacific (2023)
  • White-Collar Crime Recommended Lawyer (2021) by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legalease)
  • Singapore’s Top 20 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under (2019) by the Singapore Business Review
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