Darrell R. Johnson has resided in Indonesia for more than 41 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.
Mr. Johnson 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 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 and is a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute and its sole Indonesian representative. Mr. Johnson was the 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 IFLR1000 as one of the leading capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, energy and natural resources, and banking lawyers 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 and by Asia Law and AI Magazine as Indonesia's leading banking and finance lawyer in 2018. He is also recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top banking and finance, corporate/mergers and acquisitions lawyers, and projects and natural resources lawyers in Indonesia, by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as a leading oil and gas, project finance and insolvency and restructuring lawyer, and by the Business Law Journal as one of Indonesia's top 100 lawyers.