William Setiawan Palijama


Education: Universitas Indonesia (University of Indonesia).

Practice Areas: Dispute Resolutions (Arbitration and Litigation); Bankruptcy; Employment and Labor Law.


William has been a lawyer since he graduated from the University of Indonesia in 1996, and worked in a reputable law firm and lastly Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto, where he was a partner to the firm and now an of counsel, before becoming a partner in William Hendrik Esther where he is one of the founding partners. William is a very experienced litigation lawyer and has an in-depth knowledge in the litigation, bankruptcy and especially labor law matters.


William is a registered Advocate in PERADI (Indonesia Advocate Association) allowing him to practice law within the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.


Hendrik Silalahi


Education: Universitas Indonesia (University of Indonesia).


Practice Areas: General Corporate and Commercial Law; Dispute Resolutions (includes Commercial Litigation); Capital Market and Investment; Tax Law; Merger and Acquisition; Insurance and other Financial Institutions; Oil & Gas; Energy (Power Plant); Infrastructure; Debt and Corporate Restructuring. With over 20 years of expertise in law, Hendrik has a wide range of skill and knowledge representing both domestic and international clients in his area of practice.


Prior to being a Partner at William Hendrik Esther law firm, Hendrik started working his way up from an associate consultant in big four firm and to following with one of Indonesia’s largest law firms and to later joining multinational companies in various industries and becoming part of the General Counsel and also Corporate Secretary to some of the largest listed companies in their respective industries, notably agribusiness, energy, oil & gas and insurance. His background in assorted fields and numerous transactions has made him successfully involved in and in managing many legal transactions and legal disputes. In addition, Hendrik has expertise in the field of tax law where he was involved and handled in various major tax disputes.


Hendrik’s excellent legal skills qualify him to provide the best service towards his clients in multiple industry sectors. His experiences in managing legal and regulatory risk have let Hendrik appear before relevant regulators for such purposes.


Hendrik is a registered Advocate in PERADI (Indonesia Advocate Association) allowing him to practice law within the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.


Erawati Esther


Education: Universitas Indonesia (University of Indonesia).


Practice Areas: Banking and Finance; Capital Market; Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Data Protection; General Corporate Law; Merger and Acquisition (including business acquisition and asset sale); Company Restructuring and Integration; Labor; Foreign Direct Investment; Real Property; Infrastructure; Telecommunication; Hospitality; Intellectual Property Rights; Aviation. Esther started her career as a lawyer in one of the prominent law firms in 1995 before joining a couple of foreign banks in Jakarta in 2005 and 2014, and become a partner in William Hendrik Esther law firm in 2016.


Esther has played a leading role in a wide range of transactions involving domestic and international clients encompassing various industries. Esther is a former director of a couple of foreign bank branches covering both Legal and Compliance areas that allowed her to have the exposures and experiences in the banking and finance areas including its risk management.


Currently, Esther is involved in other projects and is an of counsel in regards to our firm.


Esther is a registered Advocate in PERADI (Indonesia Advocate Association) allowing her to practice law within the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.