MDC was founded in 2002 by Melli Darsa who holds a law degree from the University of Indonesia (1990) and a Master of Law Degree from Harvard Law School (1994). Ms. Melli Darsa has practiced law in Indonesia since 1990 and was admitted by the New York State Bar Association in 1996.
Prior to establishing MDC, Ms. Melli Darsa was an international partner in one of the Global Law Firm active in Indonesia. Ms. Darsa also has prior legal working experience in other top tier law firms in Indonesia and in the United States.
MDC is an “independent" Indonesian firm which has an established working relationship with a number of top tier international law firms that has provided the firm with a platform for international expertise and best practice across all leading jurisdictions. The firm is structured on a two-tier partnership system made of Senior and Junior (Jr) Partners, with a mission to provide responsive high value services through the provision of cutting edge legal solution and to support and facilitate legal development in Indonesia.
Our core value foundations centers in providing excellent legal services, putting client needs and priority first, continuously improving our legal services and doing business ethically.
We pledge to provide the highest quality of legal advice and services which we are capable of and deliver superior experience for all our clients, sensing their needs and exceed their expectations.
MDC will always put clients’ interest first, ahead of our own interest. We measure our success through the achievement of our clients' success. We seek to identify our clients' real needs, not just deliver good work but also make available all of our resources to our clients and commit wholeheartedly for their success.
MDC pledges to provide high quality legal service consistently with integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty to our clients. We believe it is impossible to have a good reputation without dependability. We prioritize in being available for you always, in providing cutting edge solutions that will achieve your business objectives
We are a learning organization. We measure, monitor, analyze and improve productivity, process, tasks and ourselves to satisfy our clients. We are committed to getting better every day in all we do, as individual attorneys, teams and support staff. Through a better understanding of our clients and market’s expectations, we continuously work to innovate , improve and expand our legal services and work products and processes. We work with passion and intellect, driven to surpass what has already been achieved.
Doing Business Ethically
Operating with integrity every day is the foundation of our firm’s culture in doing business ethically and legally. MDC firmly believes that a strong moral code is a key component towards earning trust. We strive for all aspects within our firm such as our people, ideals, function and outputs to uphold the highest possible moral competency and responsibility. We are steadfast in practicing and observing the ethical and moral principles we have set out in our values statements.