Omnibus Law and Draft Regulation Relax Immigration Rules for Investors and Second Homers (30/11/2020)
  This is the ninth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Law, which entered into force on 2 November 2020. This time we look at the changes the Job Creation Law makes in the immigration sector.   A Draft Government Regulation (“DGR”) on the immigration ...


‘Steady as She Goes’ in Shipping Sector as Omnibus Law Maintains Cabotage Ban, Foreign Ownership Restrictions (26/11/2020)
  This is the eighth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Law, which entered into force on 2 November 2020. This time we look at the changes the Job Creation Law makes in the shipping sector.   The Job Creation Law (“JCL”, or Omnibus Law, as it is ...


Omnibus Law Plants Seeds of Change in Indonesia’s Agricultural Sector (17/11/2020)
  Greater Role for FDI and Move Away from Food Self-sufficiency Mantra   This is the seventh in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Law, which entered into force on 2 November 2020. This time we look at the changes the Job Creation Law makes in the agricultural ...


Omnibus Law Should Boost Ease of Doing Business in Construction Sector (11/11/2020)
  This is the sixth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Law, which entered into force on 2 November 2020. This time we look at the changes the Job Creation Law makes in the construction sector.   The Job Creation Law (“JCL”, or Omnibus Law, as it is ...


Jakarta Ups Minimum Wage, Ignoring Central Gov’t Call for Freeze (10/11/2020)
  Despite a recent circular issued by the Ministry of Manpower calling on provincial governors to freeze the 2021 minimum wage rates in their respective jurisdictions, the Jakarta provincial administration has opted to increase the minimum monthly wage payable in the province during 2021 by ...


Newsflash: Manpower Minister Advises Governors to Freeze Minimum Wage in 2021 (28/10/2020)
  The Minister of Manpower (“MOM”) has requested the country’s provincial governors to keep minimum wage rates for 2021 pegged at the same levels as 2020, meaning that workers on the minimum wage would receive no pay increase next year. The request is set out in MOM Circular ...


BKPM Gets Full Authority to Issue Exemptions to Land Area Limits for Strategic Projects (23/10/2020)
  The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning (“MAASP”) has issued Regulation No. 13 of 2020 (“Reg. 13/2020,” effective 31 August 2020)[1] to amend MAASP Regulation 17 of 2019 (“Reg. 17/2019”),[2] which sets out the rules governing the granting of ...


Omnibus Bill Gives Commercial Courts Jurisdiction in Competition Appeals and Overhauls Sanctions (21/10/2020)
   This is the fifth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Oct. 5 and sent to President Joko Widodo for signing on Wednesday, Oct.15. Today, we look at the changes it makes to Indonesia’s ...


Omnibus Bill Set to Reform Indonesia’s FDI Regime but How Far Will Gov’t Go? (20/10/2020)
  This is the fourth in our series of ABNR Legal Updates on the Job Creation Bill that was passed by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on Oct. 5 and sent to President Joko Widodo for signing on Wednesday, Oct.15. Today, we look at the changes it makes to the rules on foreign direct ...


ABNR’s Mr. Emir Nurmansyah Named ‘Southeast Asia Dealmaker of the Year’ (20/10/2020)
  We are very pleased to announce that ABNR management committee member Mr. Emir Nurmansyah was named Southeast Asia Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 iteration of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Southeast Asia Law Awards on Oct. 15, marking the first time ever that a lawyer from Indonesia has ...