Dewi Savitri Reni (Vitri) received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 2005 from the University of Indonesia, where she was honored as the Leading Student for both the Faculty of Law and the University. Vitri received a Fulbright scholarship to study law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2008. In 2015, Vitri was invited back to UC Berkeley as a guest lecturer on Indonesian legal reforms.
Her areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, debt restructuring and insolvency, automotive law, and civil and criminal litigation. Since joining SSEK, Vitri has advised major Indonesian companies (including Arpeni, Sampoerna, Wijaya Karya, MRT Jakarta and Pertamina) and Fortune 500 entities (Nissan, General Electric, Ping An, Ford, General Motors and Exxon, among others).
Vitri’s publicized transactions include completing the formation of the Indonesian Oil and Gas Holding SoE, a USD 4 billion deal that resulted in the creation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company; acting as Indonesian counsel to General Electric in connection with the USD 3.25 billion global acquisition by private equity firm Advent International of GE’s distributed power business; and acting as Indonesian counsel to GE in connection with the acquisition by Wabtec Corporation of GE’s Transportation business, a transaction with a global value of USD 11 billion.
Vitri started her career as a defense attorney at one of the most prestigious litigation law firms in Indonesia. There, she defended numerous high-profile clients, including Prada (trademark infringement), the former Prime Minister of East Timor, Dr. Marí Bin Amude Alkatiri (conspiracy to murder), Tommy Soeharto (banking) and Marubeni Corporation (torts). After completing her LL.M., Vitri worked for an intellectual property firm in Houston, Texas.
She has received numerous awards for her outstanding advocacy. For two consecutive years, she and her university team won the National Championship of the Philip C. Jessup Competition, the largest and most prestigious international moot court competition in the world. She was the speaker who represented Indonesia at the international rounds of the competition in Washington, DC, where she finished 20th in the Top 100 Best Oralists. Vitri and her team finished in fifth place in the Alona E. Evans Award for Best Memorial and the Octa-Finalist Award at the same competition. In recognition of her accomplishments, Vitri was nominated for the Hewlett-Packard Indonesian Youth Leadership Award in 2005.
Vitri regularly gives presentations at the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), the An-Najah Foundation, Hukumonline, and other legal seminars. She has written numerous legal articles that have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines and on legal websites, including The Jakarta Post, International Law Bulletin, Hukumonline.com, NYU.com and HG.org.
Vitri is admitted to practice law in both Indonesia and New York, and maintains outstanding ties with Indonesian government officials, civil society and lawyers.