Indonesian Government Issues New Negative Investment List

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The Indonesian Government has released a new Negative Investment List, commonly known as the DNI. The 2016 DNI, contained in Presidential Regulation No. 44 of 2016, replaces the 2014 Negative Investment List.

Indonesia’s Negative Investment List contains those industries and business areas in which investment is prohibited or restricted.

Click here for the Indonesian-language 2016 Negative Investment List.

SSEK will provide an English translation of the new DNI shortly, along with a general overview of what the new Negative Investment List contains.

Termination Traffic Lights Asia

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Richard D. Emmerson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, has contributed to Asia Termination Traffic Lights 2015. The publication looks at risk levels in the termination of employment contracts in jurisdictions around Asia.

You can access the publication by clicking on Asia Termination Traffic Lights 2015.

Mr. Emmerson has 30 years of experience as a corporate-commercial lawyer. He has extensive experience advising on all aspects of labor and employment law in Indonesia. Mr. Emmerson has been endorsed by Chambers Asia, Asia Law & Practice and Who’s Who Legal as a leading labor and employment lawyer. He is a member of the Employment Law Alliance, the leading global alliance of labor and employment law firms and lawyers.

Legal Alert April 2016

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Please find the new SSEK Legal Alert for April 2016. The SSEK Legal Alert is a monthly survey designed to keep you up to date with the latest legal developments in Indonesia. Read more »

Indonesian Legal Review: Arbitration and Mediation

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By Natasha A. Sebayang and Dimas Ajie R. Kolopaking

Construction Arbitration: On September 22, 2015, the Indonesian Centre for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution for Construction, BADAPSKI, held its first seminar to announce its existence as a dispute resolution body in the field of construction. BADAPSKI was established by the Minister of Public Works on August 19, 2014 pursuant to Law No. 18 Year 1999 regarding Construction Services (May 7, 1999) (“Law 18/1999,”), which requires that the Ministry of Public Works encourage the use of arbitration, mediation and expert appraisals to settle disputes in the construction sector. The arbitration procedures used by BADAPSKI are based on the BADAPSKI Arbitration Rules, which include the general arbitration rules under Law No. 30 Year 1999 regarding Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (August 12, 1999) (the “Arbitration Law”).

The purpose of BADAPSKI is to become the choice of dispute resolution to settle Indonesian construction disputes, both domestically and internationally, to perform such services quickly and inexpensively to achieve legal certainty while maintaining good relations between the parties. One goal of the Government of Indonesia is to ensure that construction disputes do not impede infrastructure development. Read more »

Employment Law Alliance: Employee Data Privacy in Europe

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The Employment Law Alliance (ELA) has published “Employee Data Privacy in Europe: The Essentials for Multinational Employers.” SSEK is the Indonesia member firm of the ELA, the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers.

“Employee Data Privacy in Europe: The Essentials for Multinational Employers” covers 25 European countries, with ELA member firms examining various privacy issues that employees and employers are likely to face in the workplace and the steps they can take to avoid, address and resolve them.

The three key issues addressed are:

  • the transfer of employee personal data outside of the European Economic Area;
  • monitoring employees while at work; and
  • posting potentially incriminating photographs and/or comments about an employer or other employees on Facebook or via other social media avenues.

You can click on the link for “Employee Data Privacy in Europe: The Essentials for Multinational Employers.”

With leading employment, labor and immigration attorneys in more than 120 countries, the Employment Law Alliance provides multi-state and multinational companies seamless and cost-effective services worldwide. International businesses benefit from the ELA’s reach and familiarity with both local laws and local courts. Read more »

Minerals Refinery Investment Environment in Indonesia

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Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, spoke at the recent Smelting & Processing Summit in Jakarta.

Michael discussed the Minerals Refinery Investment Environment in Indonesia. He looked at topics including domestic mineral processing and refinery activities, the raw ore export ban, the draft new Mining Law, foreign shareholding limitations and divestment requirements, and land acquisition.

To see his full presentation, click here.

Michael Carl is the supervising adviser for SSEK’s mining practice. He works with multinationals and large domestic companies on all aspects of their operations in Indonesia’s mining sector, including advising on smelting and other possible investments in mining assets in Indonesia. Michael is recognized for his wide-ranging knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and his ability to help companies navigate the country’s regulatory environment. He earned an Indonesian law degree in 2012 from Atma Jaya University, Jakarta and is fluent in Indonesian. Read more »

SSEK Partners Speak at Insurance M&A Conference

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Ira A. Eddymurthy and Fahrul S. Yusuf, partners at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, spoke at the recent 3rd Conference on Insurance M&A in Asia, organized by Asia Insurance Review and held in Singapore.

Ira and Fahrul discussed the latest trends, opportunities, challenges and regulatory developments affecting insurance M&A in Indonesia.

SSEK is recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading firms for both insurance and M&A work. Ira Eddymurthy heads SSEK’s award-winning corporate mergers and acquisitions practice and is recognized as one of Indonesia’s top M&A lawyers by independent legal publications including Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Read more »

SSEK Legal Adviser to Speak at Smelter Conference

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Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, will be a featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Smelting & Processing Summit being held May 11-12 in Jakarta.

Michael will discuss the Minerals Refinery Investment Environment in Indonesia. He will touch on topics including domestic mineral processing and refinery activities, the raw ore export ban, the draft new Mining Law, foreign shareholding limitations and divestment requirements, and land acquisition. His session is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.

For more information on the conference, click here.

Michael Carl is the supervising adviser for SSEK’s mining practice. He works with multinationals and large domestic companies on all aspects of their operations in Indonesia’s mining sector, including advising on smelting and other possible investments in mining assets in Indonesia. Read more »

SSEK Takes Part in Atma Jaya Legal Expo

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Natasha Amalia Sebayang and Stephen Igor Warokka, associates at SSEK Legal Consultants, were speakers at the recent Atma Jaya Legal Expo.

The expo, an annual event organized by Atma Jaya’s Faculty of Law, includes seminars and workshops. It gives Atma Jaya law students the opportunity to network and learn about what it is like to be a working lawyer in Indonesia.

Natasha and Igor gave a presentation about SSEK Legal Consultants and the work the firm does, and answered questions from Atma Jaya students.

SSEK Legal Advisor Features in Oil and Gas Year

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Michael D. Twomey, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants, was interviewed for The Oil & Gas Year magazine. Michael discusses developments in the oil and gas industry in Indonesia and recent regulations to encourage the development of power projects in Indonesia.

Michael has been actively involved in major transactions in the oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining, private power, hotel and shipping sectors. He is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer for Projects & Energy, and by IFLR1000 and Asia Law as a leading practitioner for Energy & Natural Resources. Michael is included in Euromoney’s Expert Guide for Energy & Natural Resources 2016 and is recognized in the latest Who’s Who Legal guide to the world’s leading energy lawyers.

You can read Michael’s interview with The Oil & Gas Year here. Read more »