Non Lawyer Series:
Practical Contract Law
22-23 March 2018, Jakarta-Indonesia
About The Course
Applying the contract theory developed by 2016 Economic Nobel laureates Hart and Holmström, this practical contract law course is designed for directors, executives, managers, businessmen and other non-lawyers who need to have a practical understanding and insight into contract law principles, to help them function and do business more effectively. Participants completing should be able to better instruct their legal advisors.
The facilitator will draw on his expertise and experience, honed over years of contract drafting and negotiation through to litigation, to present important contract principles that have an impact in the real-world. The input and workshop sessions will be interactive and focused on practical commercial application.
The contract theory applied in this course was developed by Oliver Hart (of Harvard University) and Bengt Holmström (of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), which earned them the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics. The contract theory that led them to the Nobel Prize is a comprehensive framework for analyzing many diverse issues in contractual design, like performance-based pay for top executives, deductibles and co-pays in insurance, and the privatisation of public-sector activities. This theory is valuable to the understanding of real-life contracts and institutions, as well as potential pitfalls in contract design.
Case Studies / Sample Contract Reviews
In this course, there will be case studies and examples, and real contracts will be examined closely. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sample contracts for review to enhance the discussion and workshop activities (redacting any sensitive or identification information, of course) and focusing on the participants’ chosen outcomes.
This workshop will also provide contract checklists for the participants, including a framework or guide that they can use to help review contracts in their work. Participants will also be taught how to develop their own checklists to deal with specific issues unique to their industry or business.
Who Should Attend
Directors, managers, executives, businessmen, deal makers, contract negotiators, contract managers, customer account managers & relationship managers, project managers, supplier and procurement managers, and anyone who has to negotiate, manage, transact with, or resolve disputes with third parties. Prior legal or experience with contracts is not required.
Key Learning Outcomes
Attain a practical commercial understanding of contract law principles in plain English
Develop a working knowledge of key legal terms in contracts & the thinking behind them
Understand the legal & commercial impact of specific terms & conditions
Appreciate the legal effect & the risks that come with each contract
Learn to identify legal & contractual issues in contracts
Be well-equipped to understand, explain & manage business contracts
Identify problematic clauses in contracts
Make better commercial decisions, with a better understanding of contract law
Communicate more effectively with executives handling contracts
Founding Partner of Yang & Parters Law Firm
Heriyanto Yang is the founding partner of Yang & Partners Law Firm. He trained and earned his law degree (Sarjana Hukum) from the Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Prior to establishing Yang & Partners, he was a disciple of Mr. Todung Mulya Lubis and an associate at Lubis Santosa & Maulana Law Offices, Jakarta.
Heriyanto has made a very successful debut in the lawyering industry, as he is involved in many high profile cases both nationally and internationally. He was a member of a team involved in assisting and representing four death penalty convicts (two Indonesians and two Australians) in a judicial review application challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty at the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi). He was also involved in representing clients at the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition of the Republic of Indonesia (KPPU). His clients vary from a major international business consulting firm to a Singapore based holding company. He was also an advisor to the Provincial Government of Papua in drawing up a contract with the United Nations Development Program. He is also the leading lawyer in the recently-filed judicial review petition to challenge Indonesia’s election law at the Indonesian Constitutional Court.
As the Founder and Managing Partner in Yang & Partners, Heriyanto is heavily engaged in all corporate and commercial practice as well as dispute resolution works of the firm. He led the corporate and commercial practice group as well asthe dispute resolution practice group in a number of major cross-border transactions and high profile cross-jurisdictional litigations of the firm.
Heriyanto is licensed to practice as an advocate by the Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi), and has been recently appointed as the special staff for the Chairman of the Indonesian Bar Association. He has produced and published works in English on a number of legal issues. In addition to Indonesian and English, Heriyanto also speaks Chinese dialects and Javanese.
Clients and cases handled (in chronological order)
Australian Government – assisting and representing four death penalty convicts—two Australians (members of the popularly called ‘Bali 9’ narcotic smugglers) and two Indonesians—in a judicial review application (permohonan pengujian materiil undang-undang) challenging constitutionality of the death penalty before the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) (2006)
McKinsey & Company, a major international business consulting firm – advising the Company in a potential business-competition litigation and a potential summons for hearing at the Indonesian House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia) (2006)
Papua Provincial Government (Pemerintah Provinsi Papua) – advising the Provincial Government in drawing up an agreement with the United Nations Development Project (2006-2007)
Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore-based holding company – advising and representing the holding company in a business-competition litigation before the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha Republik Indonesia) concerning share ownership in two major Indonesian telecommunications companies (2007)
Astro, a major Malaysian-based business group focused on the broadcasting sector – advising and representing the business group in a business-competition litigation before the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha Republik Indonesia) concerning broadcast of the Barclays’ Premier League (also popularly known as the English Premier League or the Liga Inggris) football program (2007-2008)
Astro, a major Malaysian-based business group focused on the broadcasting sector – advising personnel of the business group in a criminal case investigated by the Indonesian Police Headquarters (Markas Besar Kepolisian Republik Indonesia) (2007-2008)
Time Magazine, a major international newsmagazine – advising and representing the Magazine in the Review (Peninjauan Kembali) stage of a civil litigation against the late former President Soeharto of Indonesia concerning alleged defamation by the Magazine on the former President (2008)
Metro TV and Ms. Desi Anwar, Indonesia’s leading news television and its senior journalist – advising and representing the news television and the senior journalist in a defamation case against President Ramos Horta of Timor Leste (2008)
Indonesian House of Regional Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah Republik Indonesia) – assisting and representing the House in a judicial review application (permohonan pengujian materiil undang-undang) challenging constitutionality of certain provisions of Law Number 10 Year 2008 (Undang-undang Nomor 10 Tahun 2008) before the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) (2008)
Death penalty convicts of Bali 9 – assisting and representing in the Review (Peninjauan Kembali) stage before the Supreme Court of Indonesia (Mahkamah Agung) (2012)
Advising a cabinet minister of the Republic of Indonesia in the Century Bank case (2012)
Assisting and representing an Indonesian political party in a judicial review application challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of Indonesia’s election law before the Indonesian Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) (2017)
International (in chronological order)
Selected to represent Indonesia in the 4th International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hong Kong, China (2006)
1st Runner-up, Debate Competition, 15th Asian Law Students Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (2003)
1st Runner-up, Debate Competition, 14th ASEAN Law Students Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2002)
Top 1% & High Distinction, International Competitions for Schools (Subject: English), Educational Testing Center, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (1997)
National (in chronological order)
1st Winner, Contest of Product Presentation in English, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Jakarta (2004)
3rd Winner, Presenting Idea in English, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Jakarta (2004)
2nd Winner, Paper Presentation in English, Law Faculty, Universitas Indonesia, Depok (2003)
3rd Best Oralist, the Indonesian National Rounds of Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Indonesian Society of International Law, Jakarta (2003)
1st Winner, Debate Competition (in In the Indonesian Language), 7th Religious and Ethics Education Retreat for Indonesian Youth, Pandita Sabha Buddha Dharma Indonesia Foundation, Megamendung (2000)
1st Winner, Paper Presentation in English, Law Faculty, Universitas of Indonesia, Depok (2000)
7th Winner, National English Essay Writing Contest for University Students, National Education Department of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta (1999)
Participation in international fora
Panelist (presenting a paper on State-Recognized and Non-State-Recognized Religions: The Case of Confucianism in Indonesia in Historical, Political, and Legal Perspectives), the 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo, Japan (March 2005)
Panelist (presenting a paper on The History and Legal Position of Confucianism in Post-Independence Indonesia), the International Conference on Religious Harmony (theme: Religious Harmony: Problems, Practice, and Education), the International Association for the History of Religions, Yogyakarta (September 2004)
Presented a paper on Indonesian Legal History and Its Present Judicial System , 15th Asian Law Students Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (2003)
Chief Delegate of Indonesia, 14th ASEAN Law Students’ Conference, Singapore (June 23-29, 2002)
Attended the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights, Traditional Knowledge, and Related Issues, Yogyakarta (October 2001)
Invited to and attended the Presidential Speech of President Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono on regional development before the Plenary Session of the Indonesian House of Regional Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah Republik Indonesia) (August 2008)
Attended the Adnan Buyung Nasution & Partners Workshop on Lawyering Practices, Law Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (December 2004)
Speaker/Trainer, Workshop on Introduction to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the International Law Moot Court Society of Law Faculty of Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto (November 2004)
Attended the Indonesian Youth National Assembly, Yogyakarta (October 2004)
Participant, Training for Anti-Corruption Activists, Yogyakarta Corruption Watch & Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, Yogyakarta (August 2004)
Adjudicator, English Debate Competition for High School Students, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (2004)
Chief Adjudicator, Interfaculty English Debate Competition, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (May 2004)
Adjudicator, National English Debate Competition for High School Students, Law Faculty, Universitas Indonesia, Depok (April 2004)
Organizing Committee Member, 2004 National Grand Jamboree for Indonesian Rover Boy Scouts, Klaten (July 2003)
Adjudicator, Indonesian Varsity English Debate Competition, Medan (June 2003)
Adjudicator, 7th Anniversary English Speech Competition, Success Private Education Training Center, Medan (2002)
Liaison Officer to Sulak Sivaraksa (a Nobel Peace Prize nominee) (2001) and Phra Phaisan Visalo (a Thai buddhist monk-cum-researcher) (2002) during their visits to Yogyakarta
Adjudicator, Story-telling Contest, ASEAN Law Students Association, Local Committee of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (2001)
Adjudicator, 5th Anniversary English Quick-witted Competition, Success Private Education Training Center, Medan (2000)
Speaker, Moderator, Translator, and Master of Ceremony at various seminars, functions, and events (in both the Indonesian and English languages) since high school (1994-the present)
Writer of articles, essays, poems, and certain chapters in a number of local newspapers, magazines, school bulletin, and books (in both the Indonesian and English languages) since high school (1993-the present)
Comments about Heriyanto Yang’s Class recently
Air Liquide Indonesia Legal Officer
"I joined the training Practical Contract Law for Non Lawyers, I do not have a law background, the explanation from the speaker is very clear to me, and I can get many important notes from this training, thank you."
Conoco Phillips Indonesia Contract Administrator
"The training Practical Contract Law for Non Lawyers is very good, the material is exactly the same as what we face in our daily job, the disputes that we face, we get the solutions in this training. And many things will open up our eyes because everyday we do our job with our habits and our habits not always right."
Conoco Phillips Indonesia Lead Contracts
"The training Practical Contract Law for Non Lawyers is interesting because there is a lot of discussion about real case, tricks and tips to anticipate a dispute."
Conoco Phillips Indonesia Contract Lead & Procurement
"The training is very useful and insightful for non-lawyers."
Bank Negara Indonesia Manager Kontrak & Legal Management
"The trainer of Practical Contract Law for Non Lawyers is very knowledgable and good in delivering the training, this training can support me in doing my daily job in contract and legal management. I hope can join Husin Group other trainings in the future."
Agincourt Resources Contract Administrator
"The training is very enjoyable, we discuss a lot of materials, case by case sample, its very useful for those background is not a lawyer."
Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk Manager
"I get knowledge and add my connection by joining this training."
Bank Rakyat Indonesia Junior Staff
"This training is good, hope it can be applicable in my daily jobs."