The Lawyers
Joseph Wira Koesnaidi, S.H., LL.M.
Managing Partner

Mr. Koesnaidi is a prominent trade lawyer with over 10 years experience in Indonesian and International Trade Law. His primary area of expertise focuses on WTO Trade Remedies, WTO Dispute Settlement, IPR, Customs and Competition Law. And since 2016, he is also a member of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia).

He has extensive experience defending foreign and domestic clients throughout various stages of Indonesian Anti-dumping, Anti-subsidy and Safeguards Proceedings. Not only has he successfully representing a wide range of sectors in multiple jurisdictions (Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India and the United States) Mr. Koesnaidi has also worked as a top advisor to the Indonesian Ministries of Trade, Industry, AND Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
Language Proficiency: Indonesian and English
  • Indonesian Government And MSG Producer In US CVD Investigation;
  • BOPP Film and BOPET Producers in Indonesian Antidumping Proceeding;
  • Vietnamese Fish Producers and Association in US Antidumping Review Proceeding; 
  • Indonesian Wire Rod Producers in Indonesian Safeguard Proceeding;
  • Indonesian Shrimp Producers, Fisheries Association and Indonesian Government in US CVD Investigation;
  • Acrylic Yarn Producer in Brazilian Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Proceedings;
  • OCTG producer in Indonesian Safeguard Proceeding;
  • Indonesian HRC andCRC producerin Indonesian Anti-Dumping Investigations and Sunset Review Investigation;
  • Indonesian HRC producer in Malaysia Safeguard Proceeding;
  • PT Apple Indonesia - Trade Compliance 
  • Anti-Dumping 
  • Subsidy and Countervailing Measures
  • Safeguards
  • WTO Dispute Settlement System
  • WTO Rules Negotiations 
  • Standards and other Technical Barriers
  • Investment
  • Market Access Related Issues

Prior to founding JWK Law Office, Mr. Koesnaidi worked in the Legal Affairs Division at the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. He was responsible for providing legal advise and information to WTO dispute settlement panels, WTO member countries, as well as the WTO Secretariat itself. As the first Indonesian lawyer in the WTO Legal Affairs Division, Mr. Koesnaidi obtained unparalleled insight into WTO dispute settlement mechanismsin action. He was involved in 3 different panel cases at different stage of proceedings, namely US-Poultry case (DS 392); China-Raw Materials case (DS 394, DS 394, DS 398); and Philippines-Distilled Spirits case (DS 396, DS 403)

He has also acted as a trade lawyer for the Indonesia Trade Assistance Project (ITAP), under the auspices of USAID. As part of the ITAP legal team, Mr. Koesnaidi was involved in organizing seminars and training workshops on various WTO agreements, WTO trade remedies instruments (anti-dumping, subsidies and safeguards), WTO and ASEAN dispute settlement systems, as well as other domestic trade related issues.

2005 – 2006 Universiteit Maastricht - the Netherlands
  Advanced Master's Degree in Law (LL.M)
  Majoring in Globalization and Economic Regulations
1999 – 2003 University of Indonesia - Indonesia
  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  Majoring in Business Law 
  • “Posisi Indonesia dalamPerundingan di WTO MengenaiSubsidiPerikanan” (2009);
  • "PengantarHukum WTO" (WTO Law in a Nutshell) (2010) co-author with Prof. Peter Van den Bossche and DaniarNatakusuma;
  • “Indonesia and the WTO Dispute Settlement System” (2011) co-author with James Losari in the Journal of World Trade Studies;
  • “Russia, Indonesia and $5 Billion in Trade” (2012) co-author with James Losari published in Jakarta Globe;
  • “In the David vs. Goliath Story of Kretek, Foundations Are Laid for Future Trade” (2012) co-author with James Losari published in Jakarta Globe;
  • Indonesia towards the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015: “Are we there yet?” published by ADB.
  • Member of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) 
  • Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) 
  • Member of Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN)