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Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro, usually abbreviated to ABNR, was established in Jakarta in 1967 as a partnership of legal consultants in…
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ABNR | Indonesia | 8 May 2020

OJK relaxes single presence policy in banking sector but tightens minimum capital requirements

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority recently issued a regulation which relaxes bank ownership rules under its single presence policy but simultaneously increases minimum capital requirements. The regulation was conceived prior to the COVID-19 crisis and the issuance of emergency economic legislation. Consequently, the big question is whether the regulation will continue to be......
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ABNR | Indonesia | 27 Apr 2020

Force majeure and impact of COVID-19 on contractual obligations

Given the economic dislocation caused by the spread of COVID-19, many parties facing difficulties in performing contracts will be considering their legal situation. Can they be held liable for damages for a breach of contract or losses suffered by third parties due to circumstances beyond their control or does the law provide a relief mechanism for dire circumstances such as these? Although......
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ABNR | Indonesia | 13 Apr 2020

FAQs on legal impact of COVID-19

With the world facing its biggest challenge of the century so far, and probably its greatest challenge since World War II, businesses are asking how they should best respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This article answers the FAQs that businesses are asking with regard to contracts, force majeure and shareholders' duties.
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ABNR | Indonesia | 25 Mar 2020

Omnibus bill's likely impact on FDI open to interpretation

The government recently submitted the Bill on Job Creation to the National Legislative Assembly. Both foreign direct investment and domestic investment are governed by the Investment Law 2007. While the bill envisages relatively few changes to the Investment Law overall, the proposed changes to its provisions on the Negative Investment List could be significant.
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ABNR | Indonesia | 24 Jan 2020

Lending market review 2019

Fintech-based lending in Indonesia grew rapidly in 2019. Various crowdfunding models (in particular, peer-to-peer lending) emerged and gave the regulatory authorities a new focus for their attention. In this regard, the Financial Services Authority issued a number of new regulations concerning equity funding, digital financial innovation in the financial services sector, standing facilities,......
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ABNR | Indonesia | 23 Jan 2020

KPPU flexes muscles with revamped merger control guidelines

After fining numerous companies for late notification of mergers, consolidations and acquisitions in recent months, the new commissioners of the Indonesian Competition Commission who took office in May 2018 have once again shown their commitment to a more active enforcement of merger control rules by introducing new merger control guidelines.
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ABNR | European Union, Indonesia | 13 Jan 2020

Government acts to regulate booming e-commerce sector and foreign providers operating in Indonesian market

Despite being mandated by Article 66 of the Trade Law, which entered into force in 2014, a government regulation specifically focused on e-commerce has only recently been issued after having been under discussion since 2015. This article describes the key aspects of the regulation that directly affect e-commerce operators and consumers.
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ABNR | Indonesia | 28 Oct 2019

Long-awaited regulation on Language Law finally introduced – but questions remain

After a 10-year delay, a presidential regulation has finally been issued to give effect to key language provisions of the Law on the National Flag, Language, Coat of Arms and Anthem. Of primary interest to businesses are the provisions on contractual language, as they refer to the controversial requirement that agreements involving an Indonesian party must be written in Indonesian and that......
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ABNR | Indonesia | 17 Sep 2019

Supreme Court pushes ahead with expansion of e-litigation services

The Supreme Court has issued a new regulation on e-litigation which significantly expands the scope of earlier regulations and envisages the eventual development of a full-blown electronic court system, which would mean that proceedings could be commenced, court fees paid, documents and pleadings submitted, hearings conducted and judgments pronounced electronically.
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ABNR | Indonesia | 11 Sep 2019

New BKPM regulation clarifies guidelines and procedures for licensing and facilities under FDI regime

Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) recently issued a new regulation that amends BKPM Regulation 6/2018, which sets out guidelines and procedures for licensing and facilities under Indonesia's foreign direct investment (FDI) regime. The most significant changes include the reaffirmation that certain FDI companies must comply with divestment obligations and the confirmation that......
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