Prof. Dr. I.B.R Supancana obtained his PhD in International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands (1998). Prior to that, he obtained his Master of International Law from University of Indonesia (1990) and Bachelor of Law (S.H) in International Law from Padjadajaran University (1983).

He has also acted as a Guest Lecturer at several universities, not only in Indonesia but also abroad (among others: Advanced Studies on Air and Space Law, Leiden University, Kobe University). His main areas of expertise are in the field of Aviation and Space Law; Foreign Direct Investment Law; Settlement of Disputes (Arbitration and ADR); Cyber Law; Mining; International Commercial Contract; and Regulatory Reform.

He has acted as an advisor and consultant for various international organizations and donor countries (GIZ, JICA, World Bank, British Embassy, EU Trade, among others) as well as Indonesian Governmental Agencies (among others, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, National Law Reform Body, National Development Planning Board, National Investment Coordination Board, etc.). He often represents the government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations (ASEAN Regional Forum, APEC, UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, APSCO, among others).

Over the past 33 years, he has provided legal services to domestic as well as overseas companies, including appearing as an expert witness in the USA and Singapore and before the National Anti-Corruption Court. He is also a trainer for certified training on mediation at the National Mediation Center (PMN) and for a training series on development of legal skills jointly organized by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) with the Center for Law and Business (PPHBI) as a part of the capacity building/continuing legal education program.

Other notable contributions include holding positions as an editor at international and national prestigious law journals (Journal of East-Asia and International Law, Korea; Asia Mediation Journal, Singapore; Indonesian Law Journal, Lex Mercatoria). He has published more than 40 books and research articles, and his articles have been published in many scientific journals. Currently, he is assigned by the government to chair an inter-department working groups to prepare academic papers for draft laws on private international law as well as amendments to the Indonesian Company Law. Most notably Prof. Supacana was one of the initiators of the draft law on Personal Data Protection.


Sarjana Hukum
Universitas Padjadjaran

Magister Hukum
Universitas Indonesia

PhD (Doctorate Study)
Leiden University, the Netherlands


Asosiasi Profesional Privasi Data Indonesia

Bali International Arbitration and
Mediation Center (BIAMC)

Center for Regulatory Research


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