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.
Her areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, debt restructuring and insolvency, transportation law, foreign investment law, and civil and criminal litigation. Since joining SSEK, Vitri has advised major Indonesian companies (including Pertamina, Angkasa Pura I, Danareksa, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), and MRT Jakarta) and Fortune 500 entities (Nissan, General Electric, Ping An, Ford, General Motors, Yamaha and Exxon, among others).
Vitri was recognized as Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards and Indonesia Lawyer of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020. She is recognized as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 and is named a Notable Practitioner for project development and M&A in IFLR 1000 2021.
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.
In law school, Vitri 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 won 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 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.