New e-Commerce Rules Require Offshore Players to Establish Representative Offices in Indonesia, Provide Greater Consumer Protection (24/08/2020)
  Introduction   The Ministry of Trade (“MOT”) has issued an important ancillary / implementing regulation to give effect to Government Regulation No. 80 of 2019 on E-Commerce (“GR 80/2019” – for an ABNR analysis, click here). The new regulation (MOT ...


News Flash: Holders of Emergency Stay Permits Must Normalize Their Immigration Status by Sept. 20 or Face Sanctions (19/08/2020)
  With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Government responded by issuing Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 11 of 2020 (effective 2 April 2020),[1] which essentially closed the country’s borders to most non-Indonesians.   Regulation ...


Covid-19 in Indonesia: Is Govt Planning to Commandeer Drug Patents to Reduce Vaccination Costs? (07/08/2020)
  In a development that appears to be directly related to growing concerns over access to, and the cost of, potential Covid-19 vaccines, the Indonesian Government has issued Presidential Regulation No. 77 of 2020 on Procedures for Government Patent Use (the “Regulation”, effective ...


Tighter Rules on Private Placements of Debt Securities Come Into Force in Indonesia (04/08/2020)
  Private placements of debt securities, such as medium term notes, have been a hugely popular way for Indonesian corporates to raise fresh funds in recent years. This is due in no small part to the fact that they were not specifically regulated by the Indonesian Financial Services Authority ...