Newsflash: Manpower Minister Advises Governors to Freeze Minimum Wage in 2021 (28/10/2020)
  The Minister of Manpower (“MOM”) has requested the country’s provincial governors to keep minimum wage rates for 2021 pegged at the same levels as 2020, meaning that workers on the minimum wage would receive no pay increase next year. The request is set out in MOM Circular ...


BKPM Gets Full Authority to Issue Exemptions to Land Area Limits for Strategic Projects (23/10/2020)
  The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning (“MAASP”) has issued Regulation No. 13 of 2020 (“Reg. 13/2020,” effective 31 August 2020)[1] to amend MAASP Regulation 17 of 2019 (“Reg. 17/2019”),[2] which sets out the rules governing the granting of ...


Omnibus Bill Gives Commercial Courts Jurisdiction in Competition Appeals and Overhauls Sanctions (21/10/2020)
   This is the fifth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Oct. 5 and sent to President Joko Widodo for signing on Wednesday, Oct.15. Today, we look at the changes it makes to Indonesia’s ...


Omnibus Bill Set to Reform Indonesia’s FDI Regime but How Far Will Gov’t Go? (20/10/2020)
  This is the fourth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Oct. 5 and sent to President Joko Widodo for signing on Wednesday, Oct.15. Today, we look at the changes it makes to the rules on foreign direct ...


ABNR’s Mr. Emir Nurmansyah Named ‘Southeast Asia Dealmaker of the Year’ (20/10/2020)
  We are very pleased to announce that ABNR management committee member Mr. Emir Nurmansyah was named Southeast Asia Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 iteration of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Southeast Asia Law Awards on Oct. 15, marking the first time ever that a lawyer from Indonesia has ...


Omnibus Bill Streamlines Indonesia’s Expatriate Employment Rules but Too Early to Say How Significantly (19/10/2020)
  This is the third in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Oct. 5 and sent to President Joko Widodo for signing on Wednesday, Oct.15. Today, we look at the changes it makes to the rules on expatriate ...


New List of Standard Business Classifications Issued by Statistics Indonesia (16/10/2020)
  On 24 September 2020, Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik / “BPS”) issued Regulation No. 2 of 2020[1] to update its “Indonesian Standard Business Classifications” (Klasifikasi Baku Lapangan Usaha Indonesia / “KBLI”). The previous KBLI was issued ...


Amid Ongoing Confusion over Job Creation Bill, Manpower Reforms Less Radical Than Expected (14/10/2020)
  This is the second of our ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on 5 October 2020 but has yet to be signed into law by the President. Today, we focus on the key changes it makes in the employment-law arena.   A. ...


Indonesian Competition Commission Publishes New Merger Control Guidelines (13/10/2020)
  On 6 October 2020, the Indonesian Competition Commission (“KPPU”) published highly anticipated Merger Control Guidelines (“Guidelines”) to clarify the Merger Control Regulation (“Regulation”) introduced in October 2019.   As discussed in our legal ...


ABNR Comes Home with Haul of Trophies from 2020 ALB Indonesia Law Awards (12/10/2020)
  ABNR’s position as one of Indonesia’s top-3 law firms was confirmed once again at the seventh iteration of the prestigious Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards on Oct. 8, which saw the firm emerge joint runner-up in terms of number of awards received, taking the ...