SSEK Contributes Indonesia Chapter to Data Protection Global Guide


Denny Rahmansyah, a partner at SSEK Legal Consultants, and Saprita Tahir, an associate at the firm, have contributed chapters on data protection and privacy in Indonesia as part of the Data Protection Global Guide 2017/18. The guide is published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Denny and Saprita provide an overview of data protection and privacy rules and principles in Indonesia. Among the issues covered are the obligations of data controllers and the rights of data subjects; rights to access personal data; data processing by third parties; the international transfer of data, and privacy rights of citizens and residents of Indonesia.  They also look at regulator in Indonesia and sanctions and remedies for violations of privacy and data protection rules.

You can find the chapter on Data Protection in Indonesia here and the overview of Privacy in Indonesia here. Read more »

SSEK Partner Recognized in Guide to Leading Women in Business Law

Ira Eddymurthy

Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, has been acknowledged in the 2017 edition of Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, a guide to the leading women business lawyers in the world.

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law through peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations.

Ira Eddymurthy was recently named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Indonesia Law Awards.

Ira was a featured speaker at the recent US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC, which brought together C-Suite women from Indonesia and the United States for a “series of lively, open, and uniquely personal conversations on how they did it, how they do it and how they are planning for the future.” Read more »

SSEK Speaks at Master Class on Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing in Indonesia

Harry Kuswara

SSEK Legal Consultants was asked to speak at the Techonomy Master Class 2017 organized by the Business Law Society at the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law. The theme of the event was “Privacy and Security Concerns in Cloud Computing.”

Harry Kuswara, an associate at SSEK, gave a presentation at the event. He disused data protection regulation in Indonesia and the legal aspects of cloud computing in the Indonesian framework.

You can find his presentation (in Indonesian) here.

SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants at 25: A Look at Its History and Influence

SSEK 25th Anniversary Logo

SSEK Legal Consultants, one of Indonesia’s leading corporate law firms, celebrated its 25th anniversary on August 19th. SSEK has organized a number of events during the year to mark the anniversary and show its appreciation for everyone who helped make the achievement possible.

Now Hukumonline, a leading source of information on Indonesian law and the Indonesian legal system, has published a long article on SSEK and the lasting legacy it has created since the firm’s founding in 1992 by Dyah Soewito, Ira A. Eddymurthy and two other colleagues.

The article looks at how SSEK expanded from 10 total employees to become one of the largest law firms in the country, with about 135 employees, included more than 60 lawyers, working with multinationals and large domestic companies across the Indonesian economy. Read more »

SSEK Partner, Adviser Recognized in Guide to Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers


SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants founding partner Dyah Soewito and senior foreign legal adviser Michael D. Twomey have been recognized in Expert Guides: Energy and Natural Resources, a guide to the leading energy and natural resources lawyers in the world.

Dyah Soewito is a specialist in Indonesian oil and gas law and shipping matters. She advises clients on a range of energy and shipping-related issues. Her practice has included ongoing advice to an international energy firm on regulatory and land-related issues in a multimillion-dollar project in Java, and advising a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry in an $870 million lease deal.

Michael Twomey is extensively involved in major and highly complex transactions in the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, as well as the private power, mining and shipping sectors. Michael counts numerous successful projects to his name, including the development, financing and refinancing of oil and gas and mineral extraction and processing projects, coal supply agreements, private power projects, pipeline and gas projects and other deals involving oil, natural gas and other natural resources. Read more »

SSEK Partner Provides Corporate Training on Environmental Law in Indonesia


Dewi Savitri Reni, a partner at SSEK Legal Consultants, led a half-day corporate legal training program that focused on environmental law and corporate liability in Indonesia.

The training was provided for Medco Group, an Indonesian conglomerate that operates in various sectors including energy, agribusiness, manufacturing and finance.

You can find Vitri’s presentation materials (in Indonesian) here. Read more »

SSEK Lawyers Recognized in New IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Rankings for Indonesia

IFLR1000 2018 Highly Regarded Lawyer

Eight partners and foreign legal advisers at SSEK Legal Consultants have been recognized as leading lawyers in IFLR1000′s 2018 rankings of the leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers in Indonesia.

Seven of SSEK’s partners and foreign legal advisers were Highly Regarded for their financial and corporate law practices. They are Dyah Soewito, Ira A. EddymurthyFitriana MahiddinDarrell R. JohnsonMichael D. TwomeyJonathan M. Streifer and Michael S. Carl.

SSEK partner Fahrul S. Yusuf was recognized as a Rising Star for financial and corporate law in Indonesia. Read more »

Data Protection in Indonesia: Breaches and Marketing

Data Management

By Winnie Y. Rolindrawan and Meta N. Mustikaningrum

Data Breaches

A data breach involving a financial institution in Indonesia does not trigger an immediate reporting requirement to the relevant authority. Instead, periodical reports on consumer complaints and further services and settlements provided to such consumers must be made to the Financial Services Authority (“OJK”) or Bank Indonesia (“BI”), depending on the service rendered by the financial institution. For the OJK, this reporting must be done quarterly, whereas the reporting period to BI depends on the payment system service provided by the financial institution.

On a related note, data owners must be notified of any data breach if such breach resulted from a failure in the electronic system managed by the financial institution. This notification must include the reason the data breach occurred.

Furthermore, any work of a financial institution that is outsourced to third-party vendors will remain the liability of the financial institution. Read more »

SSEK Founding Partner Named Woman Lawyer of Year at ALB Indonesia Law Awards

Ira Eddymurthy

SSEK founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy was named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 ALB Indonesia Law Awards.

The awards, hosted last week in Jakarta by Asian Legal Business, recognized the excellence and outstanding achievements of Indonesia’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, top deals and dealmakers. Winners were selected on the basis of intensive independent research.

Ira was a featured speaker at the recent US-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington, DC. Read more »

Procedures for Land Freezes and Land Seizures in Indonesia

Lesser Sunda Islands (courtesy of NASA)

By Winnie Y. Rolindrawan and Sabrina W. Kusumoprojo

Indonesia’s National Land Agency has issued guidelines for land freezes and land seizures and how individuals and companies can initiate such actions.

Head of National Land Agency Regulation No. 13 of 2017 regarding Procedures for Land Freeze and Land Seizure (“Reg. 13/2017″) is intended to cover all the different land freeze and land seizure procedures previously governed by several different regulations. These previous regulations include Head of National Land Agency Regulation No. 1 of 2010 regarding Standard of Land Service and Management; Head of National Land Agency Regulation No. 4 of 2010 regarding Procedures for the Control of Abandoned Land; and Minister of Agrarian Affairs/Head of National Land Agency Regulation No. 11 of 2016 regarding Land Dispute Settlement.

We will discuss some of the main points of Reg. 13/2017 regarding the procedures for land freezes and land seizures. Read more »