Eva is a licensed lawyer who has been practicing in Indonesia for more than 18 years specializing in merger & acquisition, investments, project financing, restructuring & distressed asset management, compliance, sustainability, governance & risk management, and general corporate matters. Prior to setting up Armila & Rako, she worked as a lawyer in a top-tier law firm in Jakarta and a global firm overseas. While she has worked with clients from a range of industries, she has developed specific expertise and experience in the industry of mining, energy, natural resources, and sustainability. Her deep understanding of the mining industry, coupled with her legal knowledge and extensive legal experience, helps clients solve their various legal issues in a practical and efficient manner. She has represented many big mining entities, national and international, and assisted them in various legal matters, from joint ventures, acquisitions, and financing to corporate restructuring.
She is one of the prominent mining law practitioners in Indonesia. She was actively involved in preparing the proposal for the revision of the 2009 Mining Law together with the Association of Indonesia Mining Professionals (PERHAPI) and the Indonesian Mining Institute (IMI), lead coordinator of the white paper and proposal to the Bid Price (Kompensasi Data Informasi) for a mining concession together with Indonesian Geologists Association (IAGI), PERHAPI, Indonesian Geological Exploration Society (MGEI), and Exploration and Mining Development Association (EMD). She was also a lead team for Mining Investment and Governance (MInGov) for Indonesia, by IMI commissioned by the World Bank and the Directorate General Mineral and Coal – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
As one of the few mining law practitioners in Indonesia, Eva is an active contributor to mining law and policy discussions with the associations and elsewhere. She was appointed by the government (Director General of Mineral and Coal) to join the National Mining Policy Formulation Team (Tim Formulasi Kebijakan Tambang) preparing Indonesia mining policy and a research team of Baseline Study for Plantation Business in Indonesia, an initiative by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Eva speaks in various national and international forums and seminars, including the Indonesia Miners, Sumatra Miners, Petromindo, Australian Indonesian Business Council, Mining Legal Conference, etc.
Eva is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI), Secretary-General and Chairwoman for Energy and Mineral Resources of the Indonesia Young Entrepreneurs Association for Jakarta in 2013-2016 (HIPMI Jaya), Head of the legal working group at the mining ‘experts’ association (PERHAPI) until now, an associate of Indonesia Mining Institute (IMI) (2015-2018) and Head of Legal Division of the Indonesia Independent Power Producers Association (APLSI).
Qualification and Training Background
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Brisbane Graduate School of Business, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Master of Law (LL.M) (majoring in Commercial Law), Queensland University of Technology
- Bachelor of Law (LL. B), Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
- Extractive Industry, The Columbia Law School & Earth Institute of the Columbia University, New York, USA
- Sustainable Business Management, the University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK
- Admitted to practice as an advocate in Indonesia in 2002
Armila & Rako is a consolidation of previously Armila Law Office, an energy and resources focus law firm that was established in 2014 and Michel Rako Law Office, a general corporate and commercial litigation firm that was established in 2010. The merger of the firms in 2018 allowed faster growth and increased the firm’s efficiency, which led to improved service to clients. Armila & Rako is an Andersen Global collaborating firm in Indonesia.