Darrell R. Johnson

Darrell R. Johnson

Darrell R. Johnson has resided in Indonesia for 40 years. Mr. Johnson's expertise includes Indonesian finance, banking and capital markets law, foreign investment law, oil and gas law, mergers and acquisitions, insurance law and corporate and commercial law.


A 1966 honors graduate in political science from the University of Southern California and Cambridge University, Mr. Johnson earned a 1969 J.D. degree from Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, Mr. Johnson was a member of the Board of Editors of the Stanford Law Review and Chairman of the International Law Society. Mr. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal District Court (Central District) of California.


He is a member of the American Bar Association (Sections of International Law and Practice; Business Law; Law and Practice Management; Administrative Law; Real Estate Property Law; Intellectual Property Law), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Sections of Banking Law and Business Organizations) and the International Bar Association (Committees on Banking Law; Business Organizations; Issues and Trading in Securities; Multinationals and Foreign Investment Policy; International Franchising). Mr. Johnson is on  the Board of Advisors of the International and Comparative Law Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia. He is also a member of the Panel of Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and was included in the Roster of International Arbitrators, from Juris Publishing.


In 1997, Mr. Johnson was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association. He is a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute. Mr. Johnson was also a founding member of the Board of Advisors and the principal coordinator of the ELIPS Project, Indonesia's commercial law reform project from 1992-1996, the largest single country effort of its kind in the world.


Mr. Johnson has been recognized by the International Financial Law Review as one of the leading capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, energy and natural resources, and banking lawyers and as the leading insurance lawyer in Indonesia. He has been cited by Legal 500 as a leading banking and finance, project finance and energy lawyer, and by Asia Law & Practice as one of the top banking, corporate, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, insurance and reinsurance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets lawyers in Indonesia. He has also been recognized by Chambers Global as one of the top banking and finance, corporate and commercial, and mergers and acquisitions lawyers, by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as a leading oil and gas, project finance and insolvency and restructuring lawyer, by PLC Which Lawyer? as a leading project finance and insolvency and restructuring lawyer, and by Euromoney as one of the world's leading banking, finance and transactional lawyers.


Mr. Johnson has written and spoken frequently on Indonesian legal matters. Among his articles are Commercial Laws of Indonesia, Commercial Laws of Asia, Sweet and Maxwell (1997); Indonesian Intellectual Property Laws, Intellectual Property Laws of Asia (with Ms. A. Supriyani Kardono), Sweet and Maxwell (1997); Indonesian Capital Markets, Capital Market Laws of the World (with Ms. Ira Eddymurthy), Oceana Publications (1997); Going International in Indonesia, Counseling Emerging Companies in Going International, American Bar Association (1994); Electric Power, Telecommunications and Clean Water Supply, Indonesian Investment Manual, Asia Law and Practice (1996); "The Indonesian Banking Restructuring Programme," Global Banking and Financial Policy Review (1999/2000) (with Susandarini); and Debt Restructuring Principles of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency, Global Banking and Financial Policy Review (2001/2002).


He also wrote "The Road to Reform," Doing Business in Indonesia (with Ms. Ira Eddymurthy), Asia Law & Practice (2004); the Indonesia chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Mergers & Acquisitions (with Ms. Retty Suhardiman and Md. Kadri), Global Competition Review (2004-2007); the legal viewpoint in The Report: Emerging Indonesia 2007, Oxford Business Group (2007); "A Note in English, Concerning Law No. 24," The Executive Exchange (2009); Indonesia's Masterplan for Economic Development, Indonesian Insights (2011); "A New Unwritten Policy for Visas on Arrival," Asian-MENA Counsel (2012); Business Visa Update in Indonesia, Indonesian Insights (2012); and New Indonesian Mining Divestment Requirements (with Mr. Kharisma Perwiro), American Bar Association (2012).



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