KPPU Flexes Muscles with Revamped Merger Control Guidelines (16/10/2019)
  New Notification Requirement for Asset Transactions, Possible Expansion of Notification Requirement for Foreign-to Foreign Transactions and Extension to Transactions Between Affiliates   After fining numerous companies for late notification of mergers, consolidations and ...


ABNR Wins Big at ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2019 (14/10/2019)
  ABNR Counsellors at Law has emerged as one of the top winners at the annual ALB Indonesia Law Awards, which were presented last night (Oct 10) at a gala event in the Grand Hyatt Jakarta.   ABNR received a total of four awards in the prestigious law-firm and individual-lawyer ...


After 10-Year Delay, Presidential Regulation Issued on Key Provisions of Language Law but Questions Remain (11/10/2019)
   A. Introduction   After what can only be described as an inordinate delay of 10 years, a Presidential Regulation (the “Regulation,”[1] effective 30 September 2019) has finally been issued to give effect to key language provisions of Law No. 24 of 2009 on the ...


Public Works Ministry Agrees to Revisit Problematic Regulation on Foreign Construction Companies (10/10/2019)
  A. Background   Following criticism from both foreign and domestic construction companies of Minister of Public Works & Housing Regulation No. 09/PRT/M/2019 (the “Regulation”),[1] the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (the “Ministry”) has now signaled ...


Water Resources Bill Passed by Indonesian Parliament: Will It Resolve Long-running Issues and Pass the Constitutionality Test? (01/10/2019)
  A. Introduction   After a protracted deliberation process, the House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat / DPR) finally passed the Water Resources Bill[1] at a plenary session on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.   While the Bill will not officially become law until such ...


Manpower Ministry Issues Consolidated List of Roles that May be Filled by Expatriate Employees (06/09/2019)
  A. Introduction   The Minister of Manpower (the “Minister”) has issued a new decree (Decree No. 228 of 2019 / “Decree 228,”[1] effective 27 August 2019) that sets out a consolidated, 138-page list of positions that may be filled by expatriates in Indonesia. ...


ABNR Recognized in 12 Categories in ABLJ Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2019 (02/09/2019)
  Asian Business Law Journal (ABLJ), a prestigious Hong Kong-based legal publication, has named ABNR Counsellors at Law (ABNR) an award winner in 12 categories in the ABLJ Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2019:   Best overall law firms Aviation Banking & Finance Competition & ...


Ministry of Agrarian Affairs Introduces Online System for Administration of Charges over Land (30/08/2019)
  A. Overview   The Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning has issued a new regulation (“Reg. 9/2019,”[1] effective 21 June 2019) to provide for the establishment of an online system for the administration of charges over land.   The term ...


Unease as Manpower Ministry Targets Non-Resident Foreign Directors for Breaches of Expatriate-Employment Rules (28/08/2019)
    A. Requirement for Non-Resident Foreign Directors to Comply with Expatriate-Employment Rules   Despite the Government’s evident commitment to improving Indonesia’s ease-of-doing-business ranking, old habits clearly die hard. In recent months, we have been ...


SUPREME COURT PUSHES AHEAD WITH EXPANSION OF E-LITIGATION SERVICES (26/08/2019)
  A. Overview   The concept of e-litigation was first introduced in Indonesia with the issuance of Supreme Court Regulation No. 3 of 2018 (“Reg. 3/2018”),[1] the scope of which was largely confined to the electronic filing and service of documents, payment of court fees, ...