Indonesian Speaking Lawyer
Lydia Santoso, senior associate of the firm specialises in the niche area of Indonesian-Australian law. Lydia is an Australian qualified lawyer and Public Notary, having obtained an Arts/Law degrees from the University of New South Wales. Lydia speaks fluent Indonesian and English and has worked in law firms both in Sydney and Jakarta. Lydia is well known in the Indonesian community in Sydney and has amassed a large number of Indonesian clients both in Australia and Indonesia. Lydia has a strong relationship with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia and the firm has acted for the Consulate in legal matters. Lydia has also acted for many Indonesian business owners located in the greater Sydney area, Indonesian property developers, Australian businesses with interests in Indonesia and many Indonesians living in Australia.
Being half Indonesian and half Australian, Lydia understands the Indonesian culture and provides valuable assistance to Indonesians who do not understand the Australian legal system fully or who do not speak the English language. Lydia also represents Australians who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian culture, language and the Indonesian Legal System. Lydia can provide advice in relation to Australian law in Bahasa Indonesia.
Having worked in Indonesia, Lydia has gained the knowledge and skill in how to operate within the unique Indonesian legal system. Lydia has close relationships with Indonesian law firms and notaries in Indonesia. Lydia is also the current Chair of the NSW branch of the Australian-Indonesian Business Council and was involved in the recent Trade Delegation, which attended the ASEAN Summit held in Bali in November 2011.
Lydia has spoken at seminars to the Indonesian community at the invitation of non-profit community organisations. Lydia and Nicholas George Lawyers can assist you in the following areas of Australian law: Family law, business law & leases, wills and probate matters (including obtaining letters of administration where no Will is left by the deceased), intellectual property (trademarks & copyright), buying & selling property, commercial litigation & Court matters and Criminal Law.