Name: Eleazar Leslie Sajogo
Firm Name: Markus Sajogo & Associates
Jurisdiction: Indonesia
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation Law

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Professional Biography:

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E.L. Sajogo, S.H., MCIArb. graduated from the University of Surabaya and joined Markus Sajogo & Associates (“MS&A”) in 1998. He started to pursue his career under direct mentorship of Markus Sajogo and other senior partners of the firm. First started as a paralegal in a full service law firm, his path as a counselor was filled by vast variety of cases ranging from both litigation and non-litigation cases.

He was admitted to the bar on April, 2000 as the youngest lawyer in East Java having passed to the bar at that moment and later became the Managing Partner of the firm in 2008.

Having almost 20 years of legal experience in his portfolio, his practice now primarily involves a broad range of domestic and international dispute settlement and business transaction cases.

His work focuses in corporate and commercial matters such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate agreements, intellectual property rights, and ADR cases as well as international arbitration. During his years of practice, he has been engaged by clients not only for legal matters in Indonesia but also across the Asia Pacific region such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia and has been trusted as counsel for major national and international corporations.

In early 2011, upon his completion in IP specialization held by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia and the University of Airlangga, E.L. Sajogo created Sajogo MarksTM as the firm’s intellectual property rights centre, catering the need of clients on IP related matters, specifically on IP protection, dispute settlement, and worldwide IP registration for its domestic and international clients.

For his focus in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has completed the special course in International Arbitration in 2013 from the University of New South Wales, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and has been granted the status of “Member” by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Additionally, he has completed the course to become a certified Mediator accredited by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia and listed in Supreme Court’s list of registered mediators.

As the Managing Partner of the firm, he is known for his direct and on-point trouble shooting decisions where his honest reputation as a problem solver makes him a trusted partner for justice seeking clients. Under his management, MS&A has been featured as a recommended firm in Asialaw Profiles (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), AEA International Lawyers Network (the European Lawyers Association), JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), International Advisory Experts, and several consulate generals and foreign embassies in Surabaya and Indonesia.

E.L. Sajogo is a member of Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI), Indonesian Advocates Association (AAI), International Bar Association (IBA), Indonesian Intellectual Property Rights Consultant Association (AKHKI), Centre for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (PMRK), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

E.L. Sajogo is a Licensed Advocate, registered IPR Consultant, certified Mediator, Arbitrator, and Panelist for Indonesia’s domain name dispute resolution centre (PPND).

He speaks fluent English and Indonesian.

Practice Areas

  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • General Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Consultant (as licensed IP Consultant)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (Member of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators)
  • Domain Name Disputes (Panelist of PPND)
  • Mediation (registered Mediator at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia and a certified trainer of Indonesian Mediators)
  • Capital Market Law (registered at the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK))
  • Company Liquidation (as Certified Liquidator of Indonesia – CLI)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • Corporate Agreements and Joint Venture
  • Hospitality Agreement Projects
  • Construction Law
  • Cross-border Dispute Resolution


  • Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI)
  • Indonesian Advocates Association (AAI)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Domain Name Dispute Resolution (PPND)
  • Indonesian Intellectual Property Rights Consultant Association (AKHKI)
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Centre (PMRK)
  • Association of Indonesian Liquidators Profession (PPLI)
  • IR Global Lawyers
  • AEA (Asociación Europa de Abogados)

Firm Description:

The law firm of Markus Sajogo (MS&A) was established in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia in 1967. MS&A is a full-service law firm that focuses in corporate and commercial matters such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate transactions, capital market, intellectual property rights, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) cases both domestic and international arbitration.

Having the office in Surabaya, MS&A has a unique geographical presence for clients entering into ventures or disputes in Indonesia. Being the second largest city in Indonesia and the capital of East Java, Surabaya is known as the hub for service providers to support the nation’s development in the eastern region. It is the focus of main developments by the Indonesian central government. For more than 50 years in the legal world, MS&A has had a positive reputation and track record not only for its success in handling legal matters throughout many regions in Indonesia, but also in the Asia-Pacific, representing clients from major national and international corporations.

Understanding significant updates in Intellectual Property (IP) law and the increasing concern in IP disputes, the partners of MS&A established Sajogo Marks in 2011 to become the centre of the firm’s IP service management, either in dispute settlements or worldwide IP registration for its domestic and international clients.

For the focus in ADR, MS&A has been known to promote settlement of disputes through mediation and arbitration rather than settlement through ordinary court proceedings. In line with the founder’s legacy to promote win-win solution as a result in a dispute settlement. The firm’s cases now primarily involve a broad range of international and domestic dispute settlement. We believe in the powers that lawyers have over disputed matters and that client’s business interest should be the priority aim, and thus settlements, should be encouraged by the extension of good faith.

In 2015, MS&A entered into a strategic alliance with another law firm in Indonesia, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (“LGS”), a prominent and reputable full-service law firm in Indonesia, recognized in international arbitration, commercial litigation, and capital market law. With regards to Capital Market matters, MS&A and LGS provide integrated legal services to advice, prepare and planning of client’s public expose in the stock exchange. The strategic alliance grows not only in the friendship between the partners of the two firms but also in the spirit of extending the reach of services while catering the need of legal services for clients of the two firms.

Being one of the most senior law firms in Indonesia, MS&A has been featured in many survey organizations such as Asialaw Profiles (2015-2020), Leaders in law and Global Law Expert. In Asialaw 2020, MS&A is featured as a notable law firm in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution of the year. MS&A partners and associates are recognized members of Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Bar Association (IBA), AEA International Lawyers Network (AEA/Asociación Europea de Abogados), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and several consulate generals and foreign embassies in Surabaya and Jakarta.