After Five-Year Hiatus, Indonesian Competition Commission Imposes Fine for Late Merger Notification of Foreign-to-Foreign Transaction (26/03/2021)
  On 4 March 2021, the Indonesian Competition Commission (“KPPU”) fined Travel Circle International (Mauritius) Ltd. (the “Notifying Party”) IDR 1 billion (approx. USD 70,000[1]). This was due to the company’s failure to notify its foreign-to-foreign acquisition of shares in Asian ...


‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation on Indonesia’s Energy and Mining Sectors to Boost Coal Processing but Also Raises Questions (24/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new government regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially known as the Omnibus Law), which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 25 of 2021 on the Energy ...


Indonesian Gov’t Resists Temptation to Burden Employers with Full Cost of New Unemployment Scheme (18/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new government regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially, the Omnibus Law), which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 37 of 2021 on the Job Loss ...


New ‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation on Indonesia’s National Strategic Projects Expands Availability of State Guarantees (17/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new government regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially known as the Omnibus Law), which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 42 of 2021 on the ...


New ‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation to Increase Supervision of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector (08/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new Government Regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially known as the Omnibus Law),[1] which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 28 of 2021 on the ...


New ‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation Revisits Indonesia’s Long-running Project Land Acquisition Issue (05/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new Government Regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially, the Omnibus Law),[1] which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 19 of 2021 on Land Acquisition ...


Indonesia’s Electronic Land Registration to Boost Ease of Doing Business and Enhance Legal Certainty (04/03/2021)
  The National Land Agency (Badan Pertanahan Nasional / “BPN”, Indonesia’s national land registry) is currently in the process of rolling out a raft of new electronic-based land and title registration services. Initially, in 2020, BPN commenced the digitization and integration of 3 ...


Little Change for Indonesia’s Rail Sector under New ‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation (03/03/2021)
  Despite significant ongoing deregulation in some other key sectors, a recently issued government regulation makes it clear that there are to be no major changes to the basic licensing and regulatory regime in the rail sector -- business, construction and operating licenses will continue to be ...


New ‘Omnibus Law’ Regulation More a ‘Big Tweak’ than ‘Big Bang’ for Indonesia’s Trade, Retail & Distribution Sectors (03/03/2021)
  February 2021 saw the issuance of a raft of new Government Regulations to give effect to the reformist Job Creation Law (colloquially, the “Omnibus Law”), which entered into force on 2 November 2020. In this ABNR legal update, we discuss Government Regulation No. 29 of 2021 on the Trade ...


Indonesian Gov’t Shows Support for Labor-intensive Sectors by Giving Nod to Wage Cuts (01/03/2021)
  The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has thrown its support behind labor-intensive industries hit hard by Covid-19 by issuing a new regulation that smooths the way for eligible businesses to temporarily cut employee wages. While any decision on wage cuts (or indeed, wage increases) is a matter for ...