Government Temporarily Bans Most Foreign Nationals from Entering Indonesia (06/04/2020)
  In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the President officially declared a public health emergency on March 31 through the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 11 of 2020, which mandates all government institutions to take whatever measures are necessary to contain the spread of the ...


Force Majeure and Impact of Covid-19 on Contractual Obligations (31/03/2020)
  1. Introduction   Given the economic dislocation caused by the rapid spread of Covid-19 around the world, many parties facing difficulties in performing contracts will obviously be thinking about their legal situation. Can they be held liable for damages for breach of contract or ...


FAQs on Legal Impact of Covid-19 in Indonesia (31/03/2020)
  With the world facing its biggest challenge of the century so far, and probably its greatest challenge since World War II, we have received a considerable number of inquiries as to how businesses should best respond to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. Here are a number of FAQs and ...


Jakarta Manpower Office and Ministry of Manpower Issue Guidelines for Employers in Responding to Covid-19 Pandemic (24/03/2020)
  Both the Jakarta Manpower Office and the Ministry of Manpower have recently issued circulars setting out guidelines for employers on how they should respond to the impacts of Covid-19 in the workplace. In this ABNR Legal Update, we briefly summarize the key points of each ...


Omnibus Bill’s Likely Impact on Foreign Direct Investment Open to Interpretation (10/03/2020)
  This is the second in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Bill on Job Creation (dubbed the “Omnibus Bill” / the “Bill”),[1] submitted by the Government to the National Legislative Assembly (DPR) on 12 February 2020. Today, we focus on the changes proposed by the ...


Reformist ‘Omnibus’ Bill on Job Creation Submitted to Indonesia’s National Legislature but Long Road Still to Travel (26/02/2020)
  Introduction    The Government submitted the much anticipated Bill on Job Creation (the “Bill”)[1] to the National Legislature (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat / DPR) on Tuesday, 12 February 2020. Dubbed the “Omnibus Bill,” it contains 174 articles spread over ...


Constitutional Court Revisits Enforcement of Fiduciary Security (30/01/2020)
  What the Constitutional Court Says   In a recent decision (the “Decision”),[1] the Constitutional Court handed down a decision on the constitutionality of Articles 15(2) and 15(3) of the Fiduciary Security Law (“FSL”). The Constitutional Court in its Decision ...


ABNR’s Top-tier Status Reaffirmed by ‘Legal 500 Asia Pacific’ (20/01/2020)
  ABNR’s position as a top-tier Indonesia commercial law firm has been confirmed once again by the 2020 rankings published by leading international law firm directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific on Thursday (Jan 16).   ABNR is now ranked as a Tier-1 Firm in a total of nine ...