Victor Ricardo


Mr. Victor Ricardo is a talented young lawyer with five years of experience. He earned his bachelor of laws degree with cum laude honor from the University of Indonesia. He obtained his master degree in corporate law from New York University School of Law where he was  selected as a Hauser Global Scholar by a committee of distinguished international leaders and joined SEC Security Enforcement Empirical Database under NYU Pollak Center for Law & Business as a graduate research fellow. When  in law school, he  worked as a researcher in several national legal research projects by the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

Prior to joining W&P, he worked as an associate at a prominent law firm in Jakarta, where he gained knowledge and experiences not only from major M&A and financing deals but also from high-profile commercial disputes tried before various international dispute settlement venues, including Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore High Court, and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

His noteworthy involvements in the preceding years are including the following works:

  • Counsel to one of the biggest leasing and financing companies in the world, on its merger control preparation and submission to Indonesia Business Competition Supervisory Commission in relation to its merger with a Japan-based company engaged in leasing and financing services business in Japan and overseas. Through the merger, they aim to build and maximize an ideal and mutual complementary relationship to establish an extensive, comprehensive and highly competitive line-up of businesses, and achieve diversification in their respective portfolios, including business domains and geographical areas.
  • counsel to a group of major plantation company as the seller in the US$400 million acquisition of group plantation companies of;
  • counsel to one the largest Indonesian coal mining company as the purchaser in the US$120 million acquisition of a coal mining business in Kalimantan;
  • counsel to a leading Indonesian real estate company in its various real property transactions & disputes;
  • counsel to a private equity as the lender in a refinancing of US$100 million loans;
  • counsel in certain shareholder disputes filed with Singapore High Court and various courts in Indonesia; and
  • counsel to numerous clients in commercial and construction disputes filed with SIAC.