Desta is the Managing Partner of HLO. He graduated in law with cumlaude predicate from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. He has been practicing law specializing in litigation, commercial dispute settlement, debt collection, commercial contracts in addition to being an expert in civil law, criminal law, private international law, business law, telecommunication law, information and technology law, anti-competition law and corporate law.

Prior to HLO, he has been working in various top tier law firms in Indonesia and a legal aid foundation. Through the years of his practice in law, he has handled various clients: individual, company (private and state-owned), ministry, foundation and organizations. He was also involved as a contributor in an international publication on telecommunication law. He is admitted by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) to represent clients before the court in Indonesia.

At this point in time, he has founded HLO to help client in their business challenges or dispute involved in Indonesia.