Blog Category: Legal Updates

Indonesia Looks to Attract Investment, Skilled Workers with Changes to Immigration Provisions

Indonesia’s Minister of Law and Human Rights has introduced changes to the regulatory framework for visas and stay permits with the goal of attracting greater flows of investment and creating an investment climate that attracts highly skilled talents. This article focuses on changes to provisions on visas and stay permits under MOLHR Regulation No. 22 Indonesia Looks to Attract Investment, Skilled Workers with Changes to Immigration Provisions

New Indonesia Trade Regulation on Import Policies and Arrangements: A Simplification or Mere Clarification?

On December 11, 2023, the Indonesian Minister of Trade (“MoT”) issued a new regulation that introduces substantial changes to import policies and arrangements, with the stated aim of clarifying and improving import procedures in Indonesia. The new regulation, MoT Regulation No. 36 of 2023 on Import Policies and Arrangements (“Regulation 36/2023”), is effective as of New Indonesia Trade Regulation on Import Policies and Arrangements: A Simplification or Mere Clarification?

Indonesia Legal Update: Incentives for Four-Wheeled Battery Electric Vehicles

The Indonesian Government has issued a regulation that provides guidance on the granting of incentives for Battery Electric Vehicles (“BEVs”) previously introduced in Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019 regarding the Acceleration of the Battery Electric Vehicles for Road Transportation Program, as amended by Presidential Regulation No. 79 of 2023 (“PR 55/2019 as amended”). Minister Indonesia Legal Update: Incentives for Four-Wheeled Battery Electric Vehicles

Legal Update: Indonesia Takes Big Step Forward with New Revision of Electronic Information and Transactions Law

On January 2, 2024, Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed the second revision of Law No. 11 of 2008 regarding Electronic Information and Transactions (“EIT Law”). This new revision modifies existing clauses, introduces additional articles, and makes subtle changes to phrasing. These amendments generally broaden the scope of government oversight of Electronic System Providers (“ESPs”), facilitate Legal Update: Indonesia Takes Big Step Forward with New Revision of Electronic Information and Transactions Law

Indonesia Employment Law Update: New Supreme Court Guidance on Compensation Pay and Balance of Contract Pay for Fixed-Term Employees

On 29 December 2023, the Supreme Court issued a circular letter that employers in Indonesia should take note of, as it concerns compensation pay and balance of contract pay for fixed-term employees. Circular Letter No. 3 Year 2023 concerning the Implementation of the 2023 Supreme Court Meeting as a Guideline for the Role of Indonesian Indonesia Employment Law Update: New Supreme Court Guidance on Compensation Pay and Balance of Contract Pay for Fixed-Term Employees

Indonesia Employment Law Update: Amendment to Wages Regulation and Minimum Wage Regulation in Nusantara

On November 10, 2023, the Indonesian Government issued Government Regulation No. 51 of 2023 concerning Amendments to Government Regulation No. 36 of 2021 concerning Wages (“GR 51“). GR 51 provides certainty that there will be adjustments to the minimum wage every year, for both provincial minimum wages and district/city minimum wages. The adjustment is determined Indonesia Employment Law Update: Amendment to Wages Regulation and Minimum Wage Regulation in Nusantara

Renewable Energy Consumption, Policy and General Regulation – Indonesia

Until mid-2020, the share of renewable energy in Indonesia’s total primary energy supply had only reached 10.9 percent. Coal-fired power plants still dominate the supply of electrical energy in Indonesia, while renewable energy power plants account for 14.69 percent of the total national installed power generation capacity. Hydropower and geothermal power account for a majority Renewable Energy Consumption, Policy and General Regulation – Indonesia

Directorate General of Sea Transportation Reaffirms Requirement to Have Indonesian Shipping Company as Majority Shareholder for Vessel Registration

Following the major change in 2021 to the criteria for the registration of vessels in Indonesia, the Director General of Sea Transportation (“DGST”) has reaffirmed that any company that wishes to register a vessel in Indonesia for commercial purposes must have an Indonesian sea transportation company as its majority shareholder. The elucidation to Article 93 Directorate General of Sea Transportation Reaffirms Requirement to Have Indonesian Shipping Company as Majority Shareholder for Vessel Registration

Complex Commercial Litigation – Indonesia

Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Complex Commercial Litigation: Indonesia provides local insight into the litigation market and legal framework; pre-action considerations (including alternative dispute resolution); bringing and defending a claim; procedural steps; funding; costs; appeals; cross-border enforcement; the advantages and disadvantages of litigating in this jurisdiction; and recent trends. Legal Framework Governing Commercial Litigation Complex Commercial Litigation – Indonesia

Data Protection & Privacy – Indonesia

Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Data Protection & Privacy: Indonesia provides local insight into the legislative framework; relevant authorities; treatment of breaches; legitimate processing; data handling responsibilities of PII owners; security obligations; internal controls, including the data protection officer; registration formalities transfer and disclosure of PII; rights of individuals; judicial supervision; specific data processing Data Protection & Privacy – Indonesia