Our Team

An expert in legal services in Indonesia

Sabela Gayo is a lawyer with years of experience in legal services in Indonesia. He has held various senior positions in different companies and specializes in procurement law, constitutional law, civil society, PPP, arbitration, human rights, litigation and dispute resolution. He graduated with a degree in Constitutional Law, and a PhD in Law


Dewan Pimpinan Pusat Perkumpulan Ahli Hukum Kontrak Pengadaan Indonesia (DPP PERKAHPI) • Indonesia


2018 – Present (9 months)

PERKAHPI is a container place for Procurement Contract Law Experts from various educational backgrounds. Even PERKAHPI can accept membership with status as affiliate member for Expert Contract with non-legal background

Sabela Gayo & Partners (SGP) • Indonesia

Founder and Managing Partners

2010 – Present (8 years, 8 months)

Manage day to day the law office;
Supervise the other administrative staff and lawyers associate;
Manage work plan and budget plan for yearly activities of the law office;
Represent workshop, seminar or any other meeting as necessary;
Represent the law office at the district court, high court and the supreme court as necessary;
Public Private Partnership (PPP) legal services;
Lawsuit, appeal document, claim document making and other legal services as required;
Conduct other legal services as required

International Federation of Procurement Bar Association (IFPBA) • Indonesia


2017 – Present (1 year, 5 months)

International Federation of Procurement Bar Association (IFPBA) is an umbrella organization for individual Procurement Lawyer & Procurement Bar Associations accross the globe

Legal Aid Foundation-Central of Justice • Indonesia

Institutional and Legal Advisor

2013 – Present (5 years, 8 months)

Legal Aid Foundation-Central of Justice is a newly established legal aid foundation soon after the official announcement of legal aid CSO’s verification and accreditation;
The foundation is one of accredited legal aid service providers funded by national income and expenditure budget (APBN);
Acting as Lawyer;
Acting as Trainer;
Lobbying and Negotiation;
Other tasks as necessary

National Leadership Council of Indonesian Procurement Lawyers Association (DPN APPI) • Indonesia


2016 – Present (2 years, 5 months)

Prepare strategic planning and management for Indonesian Procurement Lawyers’ Association (IPLA) in providing its legal services in the field of Procurement Law;
Build up a good relationship with governmental and non-governmental institutions in the area of procurement issues;
Promote Procurement Lawyer profession to the an international area for obtaining recognition and also to disseminate the profession to other countries worldwide

Indonesia Working Group for Business and Human Rights • Indonesia

National Coordinator

2013 – 2015 (1 year, 8 months)

Provide strategic plan to enhance the development of business and human rights issue in Indonesia;
Encourage business enterprises to respect for human rights principles while they are operating their businesses in Indonesia;
Identify major threats and opportunities to strengthen business and human rights policies in Indonesia;
Strengthen local, national, regional and international partnership to information exchange on business and human rights issues;
Provide a National Guidelines for implementing business and human rights framework in Indonesia;
Provide a Mandatory CSR Regulatory Codification that fits Indonesia context;
Facilitate meeting, conferences, training, workshops or any other types of gathering relate to business and human rights issues in Indonesia

Biro Bantuan Hukum-Sentral Keadilan Banda Aceh • Indonesia

Human Rights Lawyer

2008 – 2011 (3 years, 11 months)

Draft strategic planning and budget for the legal aid organization;
Ensure progress of project on regular basis;
Identify and to analyze obstacles, opportunity to failure for the project implementation;
Lead and to direct all of resources including officers to achieve the project objective;
Design and to formulate policies and Standard Operating Procedures for internal daily activities;
Identify project coordination opportunity to other similar projects with other organizations;
Maintain good relationship among the officer and other governmental and non- governmental institution;
Analyze and to evaluate financial disbursement for project activities
Aceh Peace Resource Center (APRC)

Program Assistant

2007 – 2008 (1 year, 1 month)

Assisting to draft HR policy on recruitment, and Standard Operating Procedures;
Preparing regular report to the Executive Director related to project progress;
Facilitating meeting related to the project development and effectiveness;
Provide legal assistance on labour legal dispute;
Conducting as liaison officer between Aceh Peace Resource Center (APRC) and other legal and non legal governmental institution, and civil society organizations;
Coordinating projects, meetings, seminars, and workshops with others institutions as required;
Other tasks as directed by Executive Director