Darwin Aritonang is the founder of DARWIN AR.ITONANG & PARTNERS Law Offices. He has been a legal attorney and advocate since his graduation from the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University, Bandung in 1992. For the past 17 years, Darwin Aritonang has worked in various renowned legal offices including the law office of Bob P. Nainggolan, S.H., Advocate & Attorney in Bandung (1993-1996), Kusnandar & Co., Advocates & Legal Consultants, Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Jakarta (1996-2000), Law Firm Hotman Paris & Partners in Jakarta (2000-2001), Lubis, Santosa, Maulana Law Offices in Jakarta (2001-2005), and lastly as Head of the Litigation Division at the Law Office of Gani Djemat & Partners Advocates & Solicitors in Jakarta (2005-2009).
Backed by a Master's Degree in law which was also obtained from Padjajaran University, Bandung and his vast work experience, Darwin Aritonang has won the trust and confidence of the public for his expertise and success in handling litigation cases in various fields including the Media, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Law, Manpower, Antitrust, Intellectual Property Rights (HAKI), Family Law and Criminal Law.
Darwin Aritonang has also handfed several highly publicized litigation cases including representing Tempo Magazine in the case of Tommy Winata (Indonesian business man) vs. Tempo Magazine; representing The New York Times Company in case of the New York Times Company vs. PT. Newmont Minahasa Raya; representing Time Inc. Asia cs. in the case of Time Inc. Asia cs. vs. H.M. Soeharto wherein Darwin Aritonang representing 23 international and 2 local media companies together with the Indonesian Journalist Association (AJI) and the Press Board submitted a Brief of Amici Curiae in Support of Petition For Review (Ad lnformandum Petition) in the Judicial Review filed by Time Inc. Asia; representing Tempo in the lawsuit of Sukanto Tanoto (Indonesian business man) vs. Tempo; representing Anand Krishna in the criminal case of Anand Krishna vs. Tara Pradipta Laksmi; representing lr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) in the criminal case of lr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) vs. Habib Novel Chaidir Hasan.
Darwin Aritonang was a member of a Task Force in handling case of Indonesian Citizen/Indonesian Migrant Workers abroad in Endangered Death Penalty (Satuan Tugas Penanganan Kasus Warga Negara lndonesia/Tenaga Kerja Indonesia di Luar Negeri yang Terancam Hukuman Mati) pursuant to President Degree No. 8 Year 2012. As a member of Task Force, Darwin Aritonang has assist the government of Indonesia to save Migrant Workers outside Indonesia from Dead Penalty in following countries : Jeddah, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Doha (Qatar), Dubai, Abu Dhabi (Uni Emirat Arab), Hongkong, Macau, Shanghai, Guangdong and Beijing (RRT), Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kinabalu, Kuching (Malaysia) and Singapore.
Darwin Aritonang also has a license of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Consultant including protection of copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design and layout designs of integrated circuits.
Besides as Advocate, IPR attorney and Patent Consultant, Darwin Aritonang is also a Receiver and Administrator wherein he was involved as the Administrator of PT. Davomas Abadi, Tbk, PT. Lautan Emas Mulia, PT. Samwoo Indonesia, PT. Exist Assetindo, Koperasi Simpan Pinjam Multi Niaga dan lr. H. Mubyl Handaling, and PT. Karya Bina Bersama and he is also as the Receiver of PT. Samwoo Indonesia, PT. Karya Bina Bersama, lr. H. Mubyl Handaling.
In carrying out his profession as Legal Attorney, Advocate, IPR Attorney, Patent Consultant, Receiver and Administrator, Darwin Aritonang will always respect the trust and confidence entrusted by his clients and work with a high standard of professionalism in accordance with the Law and relevant Code of Ethics.
As a holder of professionallicenses such as Advocate, Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Consultant, Receiver and Administrator, Darwin Aritonang still have a time for professional organization in which he is as a Chairman of The Supervisory Committee in Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI-RBA), member of The Advisory Board of Indonesian Receivers and Administrator Association (AKPI), member of Indonesian Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (AKHKI), member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and also member of International Trademark Association (INTA).
Darwin Aritonang speaks English and Indonesian.