Melli Darsa LL.M. '94


Melli Darsa is the founding and managing partner of Melli Darsa & Co., an Indonesian firm established in 2002, specializing in general commercial, securities and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance/structured finance, as well as corporate litigation.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and Harvard Law School, Ms. Darsa has practiced for over 27 years, handling cross border transaction out of Indonesia, representing multinational, foreign government investment vehicles, blue-chip and other Indonesian private and state-owned companies as well as leading private equity firms.

Melli Darsa is qualified in the Republic of Indonesia and New York State.

She is a member of Indonesian Bar Association, the New York Bar, the American Bar Association as well as the Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultant Association. Ms. Darsa also is currently a PhD in law candidate at the Faculty of International Law of China University of Politics and Law, Beijing, China.


Ms. Darsa is the Vice Chairperson of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chair of Board of Experts of Indonesian Bar Association and Honorary Board member of the Capital Markets Legal Consultant Association. Ms. Darsa served as the President of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia from 2012- 2015, and is an Eisenhower Fellow as well.