Christian Teo & Partners
Tel: +62 21 5020 2789
Telecommunications, media and technology; hotel, property and real estate; hospitality and entertainment industry; franchising; trade & retail industry
Christian Teo is the founder and currently managing partner of Christian Teo & Partners, an Indonesian leading corporate and commercial law firm.
His corporate and commercial practice areas cover telecommunications, media and technology start-ups; hotel, property and real estate; hospitality and entertainment industry; corporate/commercial and franchising; trade & retail industry. He advises clients on the Indonesian legal aspects of foreign and domestic investment, information technology, telecommunications projects, real estate and hotel transactions; franchising; structuring and drafting joint venture, corporate and transaction documentation; and corporate restructuring.
While Christian’s telecommunications, media and technology practice involves regulatory works, projects, restructuring and technology start-ups, his hotel, property and hospitality practice ranges from representing owners and operators in management and operational contracts, and negotiating commercial and office property leases on behalf of landlords and lessees.
His F&B and lifestyle practice covers franchising and lifestyle outlets, and his retail and trade practice deals with both offline trading and e-commerce setups, including its payment systems and financial technologies. He is also advising clients on employment law, focusing on white-collar employment issues such as executive hiring and employment disputes.
He speaks Bahasa Indonesia, is fluent in English, and speaks conversational Hakka dialect and Mandarin.
Christian graduated from the University of Indonesia, Faculty of Law, SH (1990) and later did his post-graduate at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, LLM (1997).
He started his legal career in 1989 with an internship at the litigation firm Frans Hendra Winarta & Partners, and later joined Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners as an associate, in 1990, senior associate from 1994, and then partner in 1997. During his time with that firm, he was the head of the information technology/telecommunications practice, the chair the company law project, a professional development unit in relation to corporation law issues, and leader of the franchising and property/hotel, resort and tourism practice. His management responsibilities included the development and maintenance of the firm’s website and overseeing the social activities of the firm’s members.
He then spread his wings by founding Christian Teo & Associates, now Christian Teo & Partners, and from then on has continued to make his mark in the legal industry.