BILL ON OIL PALM: INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS ACTORS (13/10/2017)
The Indonesian Government and the House of Representatives have agreed to put the Bill on Palm Oil (the “Bill”) as a priority to be enacted in 2017. The Bill has been criticized particularly by environmental activists who argue that there is no urgency for its enactment as most of the ...


NEW NATIONAL SPATIAL PLAN REGULATION (13/10/2017)
In an effort to harmonize the spatial planning regulations with the national strategic projects, the Indonesian government issued, on 12 April 2017, Government Regulation No. 13 of 2017 (“Regulation 13“) regarding Amendment to Government Regulation No. 26 of 2008 regarding National ...


OJK TIGHTENS ITS SUPERVISION OVER BANKRUPTCY DISCLOSURE WITH NEW SANCTIONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE (13/10/2017)
  Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) has updated issuers and public companies’ disclosure obligations concerning bankruptcy. The regulations create a new sanctions regime for non-compliance that improves the OJK’s enforcement capacity. The changes are relevant to ...


SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR OIL AND GAS LICENSES (13/10/2017)
To promote a more conducive investment climate, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (“Ministry”) is simplifying and streamlining the procedures for the application of upstream and downstream oil and gas related licenses by way of its regulation No. 29 of 2017 concerning ...


MOT REGULATION 26/2017: A CLEAR IDENTITY FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (04/08/2017)
Indonesia’s ride-hailing transportation services enjoy greater legal certainty following regulatory changes in 2016 and 2017. Operators and customer of these businesses will welcome the government’s endorsement over their legitimacy. The new regulations introduce clear definitions, ...


NEW LEGISLATION UPGRADES MEASURES TO PREVENT FINANCIAL CRISES AND IMPROVE FINANCIAL STABILITY (04/08/2017)
New regulations require Indonesia’s banking and finance industries to comply with heightened supervision by financial authorities. Foreign investors and customers concerned with Indonesian financial stability will welcome this new legislation. Key developments intensify reporting obligations ...


NEW PROVISIONS TO SUPPORT THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION (04/08/2017)
Indonesia’s renewable energy sector is attracting greater government support this year. New regulations improve clarity for investors interested in solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and bio-gas projects. They introduce incentives, detail procedures for renewable power purchase agreements, and ...


NEW MINERAL EXPORT RULES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MINING COMPANIES (04/08/2017)
Indonesian Government Regulation No.1 2017 triggers major shifts in the country’s mineral and coal mining industries. Mineral mining companies who depend heavily on mineral exports will be particularly affected by the new policies. Primary changes require all companies operating under a ...


ABNR TO SUPPORT THE ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SPECIAL CONCERT IN JAKARTA (09/06/2017)
ABNR is pleased to announce its participation as one of the Concert Partners of The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra special concert in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta. The performance is scheduled on the evening of 13 June 2017 at the occasion of the visit of Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Mayor of ...


OJK’S REGULATION ON FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY-BASED LENDING SERVICES (28/04/2017)
  To support the development of technology-based financial industry in Indonesia, in December 2016, the Financial Services Authority (“OJK”) issued OJK Regulation No. 77/POJK.01/2016 regarding Technology-Based Fund-Lending Services (“POJK 77/2016”). In its press ...