Josephine Hadikusumo is a lawyer, speaker and a mediator with broad range of legal experience gleaned from her years in private practice, academia and in international corporate counsel roles. Her latest experience prior to her current position as Partner in CJ Liew & Co was in managing international legal transactions, disputes, compliance risk and processes across multiple jurisdictions.
Her journey in the legal profession began in 2001 with her admission as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, and the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak (in 2002). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 2002. She is an accredited mediator and adjunct faculty of the Singapore Mediation Centre and sits on the board (non-executive director) of the Singapore International Mediation Institute, an international standards and professionalization body for mediation globally. She read law in the University of Melbourne and obtained a Bachelor of Laws in 1999 followed by a Master of Laws from Bond University in 2002.
Josephine practiced in Kuala Lumpur in the area of corporate and commercial law before returning to Kota Kinabalu to continue practice, while teaching at the University Malaysia Sabah. Her interest in pursuing more corporate-related opportunities in a global setting led her to Singapore to work as regional counsel in a US multinational company. During her 12 years in Singapore, she continued to teach as adjunct faculty in mediation both domestically and internationally, and is still actively engaged in global developments of the same through local and international platforms including the UNCITRAL.