I earned my law degree from the Law Faculty, Universitas Indonesia majoring in International Law and my LL.M.eur in International and European Law Mit Auszeichnung/ With Distinction, through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship, from the University of Bremen, Germany. My PhD is (also) in Law, from the University of Dundee, UK (Scottish Government studentship).

Currently, I am the director of the Center for Regulation, Policy and Governance (CRPG). I taught Environmental Law, Legal English and Intellectual Property Law at Universitas Ibn Khaldun Bogor and Business Law at the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Institut Teknologi Bandung (Guest Lecturer).

As a consultant, I advise several institution and companies, among other, the Open Government Partnership Independent Reporting Mechanism (OGP-IRM), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Indonesian Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF), Hukumonline and The Jakarta Water Services Regulatory Board.

I collaborate with several Universities for academic research. My most recent collaboration is with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University Technology Sydney and the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee.

At the moment I am interested on the regulation of Community Based Water Services, Regulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS), the “Regulatory State” in Indonesia, Open Government and Information Law. Two other areas I am currently exploring is Legal Automation, Legal Artificial Intelligence and regulatory implications of the blockchain technology.

My hobby is tinkering with linux and single board computers. I am not a programmer, but I do know what sudo apt-get means and I administer several linux servers :)

Link to my publications.