Philipp Kersting

Philipp Kersting

Philipp Kersting


T +62 2139 11191

Registered Foreign Advocate (Indonesia)
Partner , Location Head
Industries Energy

Areas of practice

Philipp advises European corporations in their activities in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. This includes cross-border transactions and incorporations, M&A, private equity, joint ventures and other corporate transactions and the necessary offshore security and holding structures. He acts as a supervisory board member in various companies and ensures the long term corporate compliance and governance of his clients. Philipp regularly writes on legal topics in Indonesia and is active in the education of Indonesian lawyers and government officials at university and ministry level.


Philipp Kersting studied law at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He joined Luther in Southeast Asia in 2014 after having been a partner in a German law firm focusing on international media and technology businesses. He was the managing director of the Luther office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia until 2017 and currently heads the firm's Indonesia team. Philipp is licensed to practice law in Germany and a Registered Foreign Advocate in Indonesia.


  • Structuring and implementation of the acquisition of an Indonesian industrial gas producer and distributor by a large German group;
  • Advising on remedies and damage control in electronic systems breaches in Indonesian subsidiaries of a European chemical group;
  • Corporate structuring and restructuring of both foreign and domestic direct capital investment;
  • General legal advice to medium and large European companies regarding their investments in Indonesia.