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DiscoverADCO: Intan Farhana’s Explorative Legal Journey

DiscoverADCO Intan

Intan’s journey in the legal world is unique. Her self-exploration led her to take on various roles, one of which was as a notary. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Padjadjaran University, she began her career in the notary field. She worked as a notary assistant at two different offices for over four years while pursuing her master’s degree in notarial law at the University of Indonesia.

After several years working in the notary field, Intan felt the urge to explore further. She transitioned to a consultancy role, handling various tasks, from licensing to investments. At the consulting firm, she not only helped with company licensing and documentation but also assisted clients looking to invest in Indonesia. “I’ve always been curious about the practical aspects of the law,” Intan shared. This curiosity eventually led her into the practice of law itself.

In 2022, Intan began her career in lawyering by joining ADCO Law. This decision turned out to be a pivotal moment in her career. “I am the first lawyer in my family,” Intan shared. Despite lacking a familial background in the field, her curiosity and support from her family motivated her to pursue this path.

At ADCO Law, Intan found the variety and challenges she had been seeking. Currently, she handles various projects involving corporate law, contracts, restructuring, and more. “There’s so much more to learn here. One day I discuss mining, but the next day, it changes to electricity, then construction, and suddenly it’s about import-export. It’s exciting,” Intan remarked.

The diverse range of transactions and tasks provides her with continuous learning and growth opportunities.

Work, Life Balance, and Finding Meaning in Life

Balancing work and personal life is Intan’s biggest challenge. “I feel fortunate that ADCO Law allows for hybrid work, which helps me manage my time better,” she said. Despite the workload and deadlines, the hybrid system allows Intan to spend more time with her family, including her husband.

One of Intan’s favorite activities when working from home is cooking and enjoying meals with her family. Both food enthusiasts, Intan and her husband often experiment with new recipes and enjoy the meals together. “These moments make me feel closer to my family and provide the balance I need amidst my busy work schedule,” Intan mentioned. For her, sharing meals is an opportunity to exchange stories and happiness with her loved ones.

“To me, being a lawyer is not just about working; it’s also a journey to discover what I truly enjoy,” Intan explained.

Intan’s life principles play a crucial role in her career. She believes in the importance of always being kind to others. “Always be kind. The world may not always be kind to you, but at least we can strive to be that kindness for yourself and those around us,” she said. Her ability to view everything from a positive perspective, even in the worst situations, helps her face life’s challenges, including her career choice. 

This principle has helped Intan thrive both in her career and personal life. 

About ADCO Law:

ADCO Law is a law firm that offers clients a wide range of integrated legal services, including in commercial transactions and corporate disputes in a variety of industry sectors. Over the course of more than a decade, we have grown to understand our client’s industry and business as well as the regulatory aspect. In dealing with business dynamics, we provide comprehensive solid legal advice and solutions to minimize legal and business risks.

From Upstream to Downstream, We Understand Your Industry. In complex transactions as well as in certain cases, we are actively engaged with financial, tax, and environmental specialists, accountants, and law firms from various jurisdictions to give added value to our clients. Having strong relationships with Government agencies, regulators, associations, and industry stakeholders ensures that our firm has a holistic view of legal matters.

ADCO Law is a Proud Member of the Alliott Global Alliance (AGA) in Indonesia. Founded in 1979, AGA is one of the largest and fastest-growing global multidisciplinary alliances, with 215 member firms in 95 countries.

As a law firm, we also believe in regeneration. To stay abreast of business changes and stay relevant, our formation of lawyers is comprised of the top graduates from Indonesian and international law schools.

Contact our Business Development team for further information:

Alvin Mediadi, Business Development Manager, Indonesia
[email protected]