Eva Armila Djauhari


Language: Indonesia and English

Eva is a licensed lawyer who has been practicing in Indonesia for more than 17 years specializing in investments, merger & acquisition, project financing, restructuring & distressed asset management, compliance, 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 energy and natural resources.

Eva understands the mining industry and works from a practical perspective having served on the boards of a number of mining houses over many years. She had also previously been involved in a resource investment firm in Indonesia with work involving conducting detailed due diligence investigations of the projects, preparation of transaction documentation, and restructuring existing corporate structure as well as restructuring debt and managing distressed assets.

She is one of the prominent mining law practitioners in Indonesia. She actively involved in preparing the proposal to 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 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 for 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 researcher 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 legal working group at the mining experts association (PERHAPI) in 2015- 2018, 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
  • Admitted to practice as an advocate in Indonesia in 2002

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