Desi Rutvikasari

Update 10:58 - March 01, 2022

Desi Rutvikasari joined Marieta Mauren in March 2022. Prior to signing up as partner with Marieta Mauren, the seasoned dispute resolution lawyer worked for an Indonesian leading law firm for over a decade, before briefly joining an Indonesian prominent listed shipping company as legal and insurance manager.

Ms. Rutvikasari specializes in commercial dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolutions in the field of maritime law, construction law, oil and gas services as well as employment matters. She also represents clients in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Occasionally, Ms. Rutvikasari represents clients in commercial and shipping related criminal proceedings.

The wide range of experience instilled in her the passion for details and tenacity that characterize her professional approach. Ms. Rutvikasari earned her law degree from Universitas Indonesia, majoring in Transnational Law in 2008. In 2012, she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the UK government to pursue her master’s degree in Maritime Law at Southampton University. She completed her LL.M program with Merit the next year.

In arbitration, Ms. Rutvikasari had represented clients in proceedings under the Rules of Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI), Indonesian Capital Market Arbitration Body (BAPMI), International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), UNCITRAL, and Singapore International Centre (SIAC). She also assisted clients in enforcement of domestic and international arbitration awards in Indonesia. Ms. Rutvikasari was part of the winning team in a high-profile construction dispute arising out of a FIDIC contract involving a state-owned company under the ICC Rules.

In maritime law, Ms. Rutvikasari has represented clients in matters pertaining to cargo claims, marine insurance, collision, salvage, seafarer agreement, charter parties, maritime lien, marine pollution and cargo contamination issues. She had also led acquisition project of a foreign investment shipping company. *In the construction field, she advised clients on legal issues pertaining to FIDIC Standard Form Contracts.

On occasion, she also advises clients on family law such as child custody and probate matters.

Ms. Rutvikasari is qualified to practice and appear before Indonesian courts. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Practice Area:
Maritime and shipping law, commercial dispute settlement (arbitration and court litigation), construction disputes.

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Highlight Matters include:

Maritime and Shipping Law

  • Advising a multinational bulk carrier in an issue of cargo abandonment (2023)
  • Representing a national shipping company in a commercial dispute concerning supply to vessel before Central Jakarta District Court (2023)
  • Advising a multinational automotive company in cargo damage issue (ongoing)
  • Representing an international shipping company in a dispute concerning detention and demurrage before the Supreme Court (ongoing)
  • Representing a European-based shipping company in a matter relating compliance with Indonesian Shipping Law (2022)
  • Successfully defended a Europe-based shipowner in a tort claim arising out of a vessel collision before East Jakarta District Court (2021) *
  • Successfully defended a national shipowner in a subrogated tort claim filed by an insurance company in connection with a vessel collision before North Jakarta District Court (2020) *


  • Assisting a Singaporean law firm in a potential arbitration seated in Singapore under SIAC Rules for a dispute between foreign investor and its Indonesian partner relating to hospitality business (2022)
  • Assisting international firm in an arbitration seated in Singapore under ICC Arbitration Rules, in a dispute between a foreign investor client and Indonesian joint venture partner (2017-2019) *
  • Counsel to Indonesian broker company as a respondent in a dispute with its clients relating to trading loss before Badan Arbitrase Pasar Modal Indonesia (BAPMI – Indonesian Capital Market Arbitration Body) (2019-2020) *
  • Counsel to a national construction services company as a respondent in a dispute with its employer arising from a construction contract before Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI) (2017-2018) *
  • Counsel to a multinational company as a respondent in a dispute arising out of FIDIC Red Book Contract under the Rules of Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI) (2014-2016) *
  • Counsel to a foreign investment company as a claimant in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 1976 for a dispute arising out of a cooperation agreement concerning terminal operation (2016-2017) *
  • Counsel to Indonesian state-owned company as a respondent in a construction dispute under FIDIC Standard Contract against an Indonesian consortium under ICC Arbitration Rules, with Singapore as the seat of arbitration (2009 – 2015) *


  • Counsel to foreign creditors in the proceedings of Suspension of Payment of Debt (Penundaan Kewajiban Pembayaran Utang) of PT Garuda Indonesia, Tbk. (2021) *
  • Counsel to foreign creditors in the proceedings of Suspension of Payment of Debt (Penundaan Kewajiban Pembayaran Utang) of PT Bumi Resources Tbk. (2016) *


    • Chambers Global Practice Guides: International Arbitration, with Mr. Emir Nurmansyah, Mr. Theodoor Bakker and Ms. Ulyarta Naibaho, edited by Gary Born and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, published by Chambers and Partners, 2020
    • Getting the Deal Through – Shipping, with Mr. Sahat A.M. Siahaan and Mr. Ridzky Firmansyah Amin, edited by Kevin Cooper, published by Law Business Research, Ltd., 2016, 2017 and 2018
    • The Shipping Law Review, with Mr. Sahat A.M Siahaan,, edited by James Gosling and Tessa Huzarski, published by Law Business Research, Ltd., 2015

*Matters handled prior to joining Marieta Mauren

** Co-written prior to joining Marieta Mauren