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Kin Wah Chow



+62 21 769 7333


Kin Wah is a registered foreign lawyer with Suryomurcito & Co – a Rouse network firm for all activities reserved to Indonesian lawyers. He is also a Principal at Rouse.

He handles predominantly dispute resolution and enforcement matters.

Kin Wah brings to the firm a strong international experience in relation to both contentious and non-contentious IP matters after working for a long time in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  He regularly advises local and foreign clients on matters related to patent infringements, trade mark infringements, software contract disputes, and patent and trade mark oppositions. He also uses his experience to create a difference. Some of his publications are a testimony to that. He is also the Chairperson of EUROCHAM Indonesia IPR working group and is often invited by International associations to discuss the IP landscape in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.


  • Bachelor of Law, National University of Singapore (1988 – 1992)
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Indonesia
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Republic of Singapore (1993)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Attorney-at-Law, New York, United States of America
  • Solicitor & Barrister, Western Australia Supreme Court


  • Chairperson of EUROCHAM Indonesia IPR Working Group
  • Chairman of Training Sub-committee, Law Society - Information & Technology Committee


  • IAM Patent 1000, 2020: Listed as “Recommended Individual”
  • Chambers and Partners, 2016, 2018 - 20: Listed as 'Notable practitioner'
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017 and 2016: Listed as a 'Notable practitioner' and Ranked as ‘Foreign Legal Consultant’
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2020 and 2019: Listed as ‘leading individuals and recommended for notable work’
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2016 and 2015: Listed as 'Leading individual'
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020: Listed as ‘Key lawyer in Tier 1’
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015: Listed as a 'Recommended Individual’
  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2020: Nominated among Indonesia lawyers
  • MIP IP Star 2019: Recognized for notable work

Insights Written

Digital transformation in Indonesia

By Kin Wah Chow and 1 others 06/22/2020

Patenting Artificial Intelligence in China and South-East Asia

By Kin Wah Chow and 3 others 08/07/2019

Indonesia compulsory licensing scare

By Kin Wah Chow and 1 others 04/15/2019

ASEAN and China employee benefits

By Kin Wah Chow and 4 others 04/15/2019

Internet Regulations in Indonesia

By Kin Wah Chow 06/12/2017

Regulatory changes in Indonesia

By Kin Wah Chow 01/09/2017

Indonesia's new Patent Law

By Kin Wah Chow 08/09/2016

Data protection in ASEAN

By Kin Wah Chow and 1 others 07/04/2016