Faculty Members



Henry Soelistyo Budi

Head of Post Graduate Program, School of Law
Universitas Pelita Harapan


Since January 2012, Henry has become Head of Postgraduate School of Law at Pelita Harapan University (UPH), Karawaci. He got his Doctorate Degree in Law from Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta in 2010 with dissertation on “Moral Rights in the Copyright Law”. He finished his study of Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialised in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from the University of London in 1993. Having been a legislative drafter in the Cabinet Secretariat of the State Secretariat of Indonesia, this graduate of Constitutional Law of Diponegoro University of Semarang who was born in Solo in 1955 had been the Deputy of Administrative Affairs at the Vice President Office of Indonesia from 2005 to 2010. Previously, Henry headed the Bureau of Law at the same institution. IPR has greatly concerned him in line with the development of the National IPR System as well as his activity as a lecturer at UPH and other universities and that in non government organizations and professional organizations




Aleksius Jemadu

Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitas Pelita Harapan


Prof. Aleksius finished his study in International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1986. In 1992, he finished his Master’s Degree in Political Science at Universitas Indonesia and got his Ph.D. in Political Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium in 1996. In 2008, he is acknowledged as Professor of International Relations in Universitas Parahyanagan. He was a visiting scholar sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Programme) – Germany at University of Giessen and University of Freiburg Germany in November – December 2001 and Research Fellow at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Copenhagen –Denmark in June 2002. Other academic activities include A Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute (ARI) – National University of Singapore (NUS) May – June 2004 and A Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) Singapore, October 2005. He is Member of the Indonesian Working Group for Intelligence Reform, June 2005 – January 2006 with the main activity of proposing an alternative draft of the Indonesian Intelligence Bill (RUU Intelijen).

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  Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn

Former Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN (2010-2014)


Since January 2010, Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn serves as Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Indonesia, to the Republic of Timor-Leste and to ASEAN. In this capacity, he is member of the EFTA-team of the ongoing negotiation of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Indonesia. He received his Ph. D. in economic and social sciences of the University of Fribourg (1990). He has served Switzerland government as a diplomat from 1990 and work in many countries such as Germany, Egypt, Hongaria, and Indonesia.


Arthur E. Appleton

Founding Partner, Appleton Luff


Dr. Arthur E. Appleton is a Founding Partner of Appleton Luff – International Lawyers, a boutique international trade and arbitration firm, active in emerging and developing markets, with offices in Brussels, Geneva, Singapore, Warsaw, and Washington D.C.

Dr. Appleton has more than 24 years of experience in the field of international trade (GATT/WTO) law dating back to the late 1980s when he advised a prominent Asian country during the Uruguay Round negotiations. He works with businesses, sovereign states, international organizations and non-governmental organizatoins on international trade and arbitration matters and has appeared as lead counsel before the Appelate Body of the World Trade Organization.

He works often in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Christian Haberli

Senior Research Fellow, World Trade Institution


Dr. Christian Haberli is a senior research fellow at the WTI/NCCR (Bern University) and a lecturer and consultant in Europe, Asia, Africa, and in the Americas. He has produced over 50 publications on trade, agriculture, and development policy issues, more recently with a focus on food security from a trade and investment perspective. His professional career included working for the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Swiss Government, involving assignments in Madagascar, Thailand, Nepal, and Switzerland.

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Edmund Sim

Partner, Appleton Luff


Edmund Sim is a partner at Appleton Luff and an Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore Law School, where he created the world’s first course on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) law. Ed and co-author Stefano Inama have forthcoming books on the legal and institutional foundations of the AEC and the rules of origin of the ASEAN FTAs. Ed has participated in more than 200 trade remedy proceedings and has advised government ministries in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, the Philippines and Indonesia and the ASEAN Secretariat. Ed was a partner at White & Case and Hunton & Williams and an associate at Patton Boggs and Willkie Farr. During university, he worked at the Office of U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush and the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department.

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James Lockett

Vice President, Huawei Technologies


James Lockett has practiced international trade law and policy in Brussels, Washington DC, and parts of Asia since 1984. He is admitted to pratice in the Court of International Trade in the USA, and the bars of Washington and Virginia. He has been involved in over 100 trade remedy cases, including 60 U.S. and EC anti-dumping, subsidy, and safeguard cases, and over 40 cases in other jurisdictions.

James currently acts as Vice President, responsible for the global trade facilitation and market access issues of Huawei Technologies, the #2 telecom companies in the world, based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Mr. Lockett graduated from the University of Washington in 1977, Gonzaga University in 1980, and obtained an LL.M. degree from the University of London in 1983, as well as attending Oxford University. He has taught international trade law at Utrecth University, Stockholm University, Orebro University, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, as well as speaking at numerous professional seminars for more than two decades.

 john riady   John Riady

Executive Dean of Law School, Universitas Pelita Harapan


John Riady received his Bachelor's in Political Science and Economics from Georgetown University; his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School. He is also a member of the NY Bar Association. Asides from teaching law at UPH, John is also Editor-at-large at Beritasatu Media Holdings; Chairman of the US-Indonesia Bilateral Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KIKAS-KADIN); Member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum; Serves on the Columbia University Law School International Advisory Board; and is Commissioner of Liga Mahasiswa (LIMA), Indonesia's national collegiate athletics league.


Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

Managing Partner, JWK Law Office


Mr. Koesnaidi is a prominent trade lawyer with over 10 years experience in Indonesian and International Trade Law. His primary area of expertise focuses on WTO Trade Remedies, WTO Dispute Settlement, IPR, Customs and Competition Law. He has extensive experience defending foreign and domestic clients throughout various stages of Indonesiananti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards proceedings. Not only has he successfully representing a wide range of sectors in multiple jurisdictions (Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, Indiaand the United States) Mr. Koesnaidi has also worked as a top advisor to the Indonesian Ministries of Trade, Industry, AND Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

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Michael Ewing Chow

Head of Center for International Law, National University of Singapore


Michael Ewing-Chow is an Associate Professor and WTO Chair at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as the Head, Trade/Investment Law & Policy at Centre for International Law, NUS. He has been a Fellow at NYU. He has First Class Honours degree in law from NUS and a Masters from Harvard Law School. Michael worked in Allen & Gledhill before joining NUS. He then started the first World Trade Law course in Singapore and was involved in the negotiations for some of Singapore’s early FTAs. He has been a consultant to the Singapore Government, the ADB, ASEAN, UNCTAD, UNESCAP, the World Bank and the WTO. Michael has advised government officials in Asia and Latin America on trade and investment law as well as corporate governance. He also assisted the Singapore Company Law Reform and Frameworks Committee in 2001 with a major overhaul of corporate law and in 2008 was appointed to a Working Group of the Steering Committee to review of the Companies Act. Michael also volunteers with NGOs and co-founded aidha, an NGO which provides financial education and microfinance opportunities for domestic migrant workers. For his work, he was the awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2007. He has received several Teaching Excellence Awards and was awarded the Inspiring Mentor Award in 2009.

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Michelle Limenta
Deputy Director

Michelle Limenta holds a Bachelor of Laws from Trisakti University, Indonesia and a Master of Laws from Leiden University, the Netherlands. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship to pursue her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Following the completion of her PhD, Michelle won a postdoctoral fellowship at the New Zealand Centre for International Economic Law (NZCIEL) where she continues to be an affiliated researcher. She has also advised and conducted research to public and private agencies on trade policy and WTO law. Michelle currently serves as the Deputy-Director of the Center for International Trade and Investment at UPH. 

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Nandakumar Ponniya

Partner, White and Case Singapore and

Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore


Nandakumar Ponniya is a partner at White & Case Lawfirm, Singapore. Kumar regularly advises on infrastructure projects such as rail systems, oil and gas facilities, and utilities plants, as well as commercial and residential developments. He has been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers 2013 and further identified as a “rising star” in the Guide to The World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration

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Leonardo Bernard

Research Fellow, National University of Singapore


Leonardo Bernard is currently a Research Fellow in Centre for International Law at National University of Singapore (CIL-NUS). Prior to joining CIL, he worked for one of the largest law firms in Singapore, specializing in competition law.

  Simon Lacey

Director, UPH Center for Trade and Investment (CITI)


Simon Lacey, originally of Sydney, Australia, read law at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland where he completed a specialization in European Law. He also obtained an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington DC) in international economic law. He has been practicing in the field of trade policy and WTO law for over 13 years now and has advised governments in over 30 countries on their rights and obligations under the WTO agreement and various preferential trading arrangements. He has served in both the Indonesian Ministry of Trade under Mari Pangestu and the ASEAN Secretariat and is currently Director of UPH's Center for International Trade and Investment.


Prior to joining UPH, Simon spent many years working in various institutional and network building capacities in organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, the Institute of International Economic Law (Georgetown University Law Center), the Bangladesh Institute of Foreign Trade, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), the Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (Tralac in South Africa), and the World Trade Institute (Switzerland).

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Pierre Sauve

Director of External Programs and Academic Partnership, World Trade Institute


Pierre Sauvé is Director of External Programs and Academic Partnerships at the World Trade Institute (WTI), in Bern, Switzerland. He holds visiting professor appointments at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and at the University of Barcelona, whose LL.M. program in international economic law and policy (IELPO) he advises. He was a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques’ (Sciences-Po) in Paris, France, in 2003-04 and the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England, in 2004-05. He served as a senior economist in the OECD Trade Directorate from 1993-2002, a period during which he also taught at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was appointed Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. (1998-2000).Prior to joining the OECD, he served as services negotiator within the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Office of North American Free Trade Negotiations (1991-93).
He was previously a staff member of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva, Switzerland (1988-91) as well as the Bank for International Settlements, in Basel, Switzerland (1987-88). Mr. Sauvé was educated in economics and international relations at the Université du Québec à Montreal and Carleton University in Canada and at Cambridge and Oxford universities in the United Kingdom. He has advised the governments of a number of OECD and developing countries and served as a consultant to leading regional and multilateral agencies involved in trade, finance and development. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law and the Journal of World Trade as well as on the Advisory Board of the WTO Academic Chairs Program.
 peter van den bossche   Peter van den Bossche

Member of Appellate Body, World Trade Organization


Peter van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. From 1997 to 2001, Van den Bossche was Counselor to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. In 2001, he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat after which he returned to Maastricht University as professor of international economic law. Between 2002 and 2009, Van den Bossche acted as a consultant on WTO law to international organisations, national governments, law firms and non-governmental organisations, and worked and lectured in 20 different countries outside the EU. The third edition of his textbook The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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Syamsul Ma’arif
Supreme Judge, Supreme Courf of Republic of Indonesia


Syamsul Ma’arif is a Supreme Judge at the Supreme Court, Republic of Indonesia. Prior to serving as Supreme Judge, Maarif had been a Commissioner and Chairman to Indonesian Competition Authority (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha/KPPU). Before joining KPPU, he was a practicing lawyer in the areas of trade, investment, and capital market. During Doha Round Negotiations of WTO, Ma’arif had been the adviser to Indonesian delegations.

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Paolo Vergano
Partner, Fratini Vergano Lawfirm

Paolo Vergano is a partner at Fratini Vergano Lawfirm, where he deals mainly with international trade (i.e., general EU and WTO law, dispute settlement and trade negotiation in the areas of agriculture and services). Paolo is admitted in Belgium and is a member of the Brussels Bar (“A” list).