Indonesia Issues Important New Regulation on Electronic (Network and Information) Systems (30/10/2019)
  Significant Changes to Operator Classification, Registration Requirements, Data Localization Rules, Personal Data Protection, Right to Be Forgotten, and Government Authority to Block Access   An important new regulation on electronic systems has recently been issued, namely, ...


ABNR Assists The Ocean Cleanup with Pioneering Plastic-Pollution Project in Indonesia (29/10/2019)
  ABNR is honored to have provided pro bono (free) legal assistance to The Ocean Cleanup on the legal aspects of its river cleanup project in Jakarta, which was unveiled on 26 October 2019 and represents a revolutionary breakthrough for dealing with the plastic pollution problem in our ...


Substantive Agreement Reached on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between Indonesia and South Korea (18/10/2019)
  After more than eight months of negotiations, agreement has been reached on the substantive aspects of the proposed Indonesia-South Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).   However, it is important to note that a formal Indonesia-South Korea CEPA has yet to be ...


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 ...