2006 - 2004
2006, New Strata Office at Rasuna
In its 6th year of establishment, DahanaRekan moved to its new strata office at Suite IO-07 Rasuna Office Park, Kuningan business district. The mezzanine office type provide more spaces for staffs and lawyers, to serve clients better.
April 2006, Bandung, Indonesia – Seminar on International Trade Laws. Department of International Trade Laws of the Faculty of Law of the Padjadjaran State University and the Directorate-General of International Treaties and Laws of the Department of Foreign Affairs , held a seminar on ‘Indonesia’s Responses towards WTO Disputes’ in Bandung. Attended by law lecturers, law students, practitioners, private sectors, and WTO stake holders, the result are to encourage more from the foreign affairs and trade to cooperate with private sectors in facing WTO disputes. Smara Dahana is one of the speaker (paper with title 'Trade Defense Mechanism in Indonesia: A Legal Note'), together with others from the the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Trade, Department of Agricultural, law lecturers and business associations.
Forum WTO Indonesia 2003 - 2008.
Along the year of 2003 to 2008, Forum WTO Indonesia has conducted numerous meetings, discussion, seminars, workshops and close dialogues with wide spread of domestics and international WTO stakeholders in various subjects and issues. Parties invited are Director General of Intellectual Property Rigths (IPR) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Department of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, Coordinating Minister of Economics of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Research and Technology, Indonesian Capital Market Arbitration Board, The Indonesia Committee on National Economy Recovery (KPEN), the Indonesian Competition Oversight Committee (KPPU), Centre for Strategic of International Studies (CSIS), Association of IPR Indonesia, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), legal practitioners, lecturers, NGO and businessman. International institutions are also parties invited, such as the World Bank Jakarta Office, Bureau for Economic Integration of the ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta, members of the European Union, UNCTAD, UNIC, UNSFIR, TRIPS Watch, WIPO Officials, Indonesia Deputy to United Nations and International Organizations, Australian National University, the Philippines University and the ASEAN countries. Along with it, a number of prominent individuals were also invited to share visions, such as Prof. Emil Salim, Dr. Pande Raja Silalahi, Mr. Bijit Bora (Counselor of Economic and Statistic Research Division of the WTO in Geneva), Mr. Martin Khor, (Director of Third World Network) and Pascal Lamy, the Director General of the World Trade Organizations. Subjects of discussion varies from IPR to NAMA (Non-Agricultural Market Access), from agricultural to GATS, also implementation and development, and trade facilitation.
History of the Forum World Trade Organization (WTO) Indonesia: Forum WTO Indonesia was established in February 2003, under the initiative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA-ROI), Mr. Hassan Wirajuda, during the Foreign Policy breakfast Meeting at 5 February 2003, aimed at World Trade Organization issues dialogues between WTO stakeholders in Indonesia (acting on their individual capacity) between government officials, the central bank, state commissions, university researchers, economics, Non-Government Organizations, business associations, legal academic/legal professionals. 25 persons are the patrons and appointed co-founders, which patrons are: Mr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro Djakti (Coordinating Minister for Economy), Mrs. Rini Suwandhi (Minister of Trade) and Mr. Hassan Wirayuda (Minister of Foreign Affairs). The 22 appointed members are: Mrs. Diah Maulida, Mrs. Marie Pangestu, Mr. Susanto Sutoyo, Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Mr. Hadi Soesastro, Mr. Pos Hutabarat, Mr. Djunari Waskito, Mr. Muhammad Chatib Basri, Mr. Muhammad Lutfi, Mr. Syamsul Maarif, Mr. Ediana Rae, Mr. Bonnie Setiawan, Mr. Bayu Krisnamurthi, Mrs. Halida Miljani, Mr. Rhenald Khasali, Mr. Anton J Supit, Mr. Sunyoto Tanudjaya, Mr. Hariadi Sukamdani, Mr. Husein Sawit. Mr. Smara Dahana Wusono, Mr. Erwidodo, and Mr.Sutrisno Iwantono.
December 2011. The United States Embassy in Jakarta has included DahanaRekan law office in its list of referred law office in Jakarta for American nationals during their stay in indonesia for business purposes. However, the pdf-form (page 5 of 10) shortlist of 25 Indonesian and foreign-afiliated law offices in Jakarta shall be as reference only. Visit the site here.
2010 - 2007
September 2010. UNSW Alumni Gathering, The Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta.
The gathering attended not only by the law alumni, but also 100 graduates since the first class 1966 as represented by Hartarto, Indonesian ex-Minister of Trade (1982-1990). The gathering was attended by Professor Frederick Hilmer AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of the UNSW and Ms Stergitsa Zamagias, Director Alumni Relations.
October 2009: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) discussion with Dahana.
The discussion focused at business legal environment in Indonesia, where lawyers at Dahana has been through in 2009. The luncheon discussion in Jakarta was held in an informal environment between Mr Smara Dahana with 6 staffs at the IFC of Washington (US) and Ms. Fararatri (of Jakarta, Indonesia IFC Office). Ms Madalina Papahagi questions focused on the Private Sector Development, while Mr. Dobromir Christow focused more on Investment Climate. The discussion will be a small contribution to the upcoming 2010 IFC Book 'Doing Business in Indonesia'.
December 2008. Expert Team in International Treaties. A number of closed focused discussion groups are held at a number of universities, where discussions emphasized the need of clear basis for Indonesia to move forward into a number of international agreements to be concluded. The small group of experts in international law was established in December 2007, under the initiative of the Directorate General of Law and International Treaties, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia represented by a number of Indonesian ambassadors, senior diplomats and a number international law lecturers of faculty of laws at a number of state/public universities in Indonesia (University of Indonesia, Padjadjaran University, Gadjah Mada University), and legal practitioners. One of the team is led by the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia, Center for International Law Studies (LPHI FHUI). The expert team will come up with a result and academic approach on various issues in conjunction with Indonesia' relationship with third countries under the international law regimes, where international treaties are the concern. Smara is one of the member of the team.
August 2008. The Canadian government released list of lawyers in Indonesia, for its citizen who wish to make contact with its counterparts in Indonesia. DahanaRekan is one on the list together with other Indonesian law firms since 2003. Visit the site here.
August 2007. New version of DahanaRekan website in Bahasa Indonesia. The new version is provided to respond visitors' requests. The translation into bahasa Indonesia is expected finalized next September. Since its release in 2004, web visitors are from 30 different countries, monthly (webalizer statistic).
June 2007, Champion Legal and Dahana Rekan annual meeting.
The meeting in Sydney Australia was aimed at revitalizing its business service relationship between the two law offices initially since 2003, through exchange of ideas, vision, current progress of laws and legal system of both countries, followed by exchange of business papers. The meeting was attended by (picture from left) Geoffrey Roberson and Jason Sprague (Partners of Champion Legal Pty. Ltd) and Smara Dahana (Partner of Dahana Rekan). The initial signing of independent cooperation between the two offices took place in Sydney in January 2003, attended by Geoffrey Roberson, John Fisher, Jason Sprague and Smara Dahana