SSEK Partner Denny Rahmansyah Quoted in Article on Facebook Data Breach

Denny Rahmansyah

Denny Rahmansyah, the managing partner of SSEK, was quoted extensively in an article by MLex Market Insight on the global data privacy scandal involving Facebook and the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

With Facebook facing a police investigation in Indonesia as part of the scandal, Denny discussed Indonesia’s existing laws and regulations that touch on data privacy. He also talked about the draft law on data protection that is being deliberated at the House of Representatives and is expected to provide comprehensive guidelines on data protection and privacy in Indonesia. Read more »

SSEK Named ALB Employer of Choice in Indonesia for 3rd Straight Year

ALB Employer of Choice 2018

SSEK Legal Consultants has been named a 2018 Employer of Choice for Indonesia in the annual rankings by Asian Legal Business (ALB) of the region’s best law firms to work for. This is the third straight year SSEK has been recognized as an ALB Employer of Choice.

ALB quoted one SSEK lawyer as praising the firm’s “excellent work environment, nurturing supervision and the fact that associates are not only delegated odd jobs.”

The rankings are based on the responses of private practice lawyers across Asia, as well as ALB’s own market knowledge. Law firms are ranked based on job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other factors. Read more »

Coal Prices for Domestic Power Producers in Indonesia

Map of Indonesia

By Florence Gracia Santoso

With international coal sales prices rising, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR“) has taken a step to try and control the supply of coal for domestic power producers.

The MEMR has enacted MEMR Decree No. 1395 K/30/MEM/2018 dated March 9, 2018 regarding Coal Sales Price for Power Generation for the Public Interest, as amended by MEMR Decree No. 1410 K/30/MEM/2018 dated March 12, 2018 (“MEMR 1395/2018, as amended“). Read more »

SSEK Founding Partner on Thriving as a Corporate Lawyer in Indonesia

Ira Eddymurthy

Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants, one of the largest and most highly regarded corporate law firms in Indonesia, was featured in a recent article on successful law firm partners.

Ira discussed life as a corporate lawyer in Indonesia and thriving in the profession over the long term. Ira began her career in 1984 and helped establish SSEK in 1992.

The Hukumonline article, in Indonesian, can be found here.

SSEK Partner Discusses Data Collection Legal Issues at IPBA Conference


Denny Rahmansyah, the managing partner of SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at the recent Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) conference in Manila, the Philippines.

Denny spoke at the IPBA session on “Legal Issues of Data Collection and Usage by Financial Institutions, Insurers and Corporates.” He looked at the challenges facing companies in Indonesia related to data collection and usages, and suggested legal solutions.

SSEK is ranked as a top law firm in Indonesia for IT and Telecommunications by leading legal directories including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Asialaw.

Foreign Employees and Termination Benefits in Indonesia

Labor & Employment

By Indrawan Dwi Yuriutomo

The Indonesian Supreme Court in December issued Circular Letter No. 1 Year 2017 regarding the Implementation of the 2017 Supreme Court Meeting as a Guideline for the Role of Indonesian Courts (“SEMA No. 1″).

SEMA No. 1 is a 41-page document that contains new policies to be applied by courts in Indonesia when handling criminal, civil, religious and military matters.

It also contains a section on Labor Court policies and in particular the employment of expatriates and their termination benefits under Indonesia’s Manpower Law (Law No. 13 of 2003). Read more »

SSEK Discusses Cross-Border Employment Issues at ELA Conference

Fahrul Yusuf at ELA Conference

SSEK partner Fahrul S. Yusuf was a featured speaker at the recent Employment Law Alliance Asia-Pacific client conference, held in the Philippines.

Fahrul was part of the panel on “Global Employment: Handling Cross-Border Employment Issues.”

Fahrul is the head of SSEK’s employment law practice, which is recognized by legal directories as one of the leading practices in Indonesia. Read more »

Mandatory Disclosure of Beneficial Owners in Indonesia

Jakarta by Stenly Lam

By Bezaliel Basuki Erlan and Aldilla S. Suwana

Legal entities in Indonesia are now required to declare the identity of beneficial owners and provide information on their beneficial ownership, following the recent enactment of Presidential Regulation No. 13 of 2018 regarding the Implementation of the Principle on Recognizing Beneficial Ownership of Corporations in the Framework of the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering and Criminal Acts of Terrorism Financing (March 5, 2018) (“Regulation”).

This Regulation is part of the Indonesian government’s new disclosure regime to create more transparency in the ownership of business entities and to monitor and control the entities, as well as to reduce opportunities for the misuse of such legal entities for illicit purposes such as money laundering, terrorism financing, tax evasion and corruption. The promulgation of this Regulation is a prerequisite for Indonesia to join other members of the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), an inter-governmental body formed to address issues of terrorism financing, money laundering and tax evasion. Read more »

MEMR Imposes New Abandonment and Site Restoration Obligations for Indonesian Upstream Oil and Gas Activities


By Wynne Prasetyo

Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR“), after a long wait, has regulated abandonment and site restoration (“ASR“) activities, or post-operation activities, for the upstream oil and gas sector.

MEMR Regulation No. 15 of 2018 regarding Post-Operation Activities in Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (“MEMR Reg. 15/2018“) came into effect on February 23, 2018. It implements Article 17 (4) of Government Regulation No. 79 of 2010 regarding Recoverable Operating Costs and Income Tax Treatment in Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities, as amended by Government Regulation No. 27 of 2017 (as amended, “GR 79“). Even though Article 17(4) of GR 79 only orders the MEMR to stipulate the procedure for the utilization of ASR funds, MEMR Reg. 15/2018 now imposes the obligation to conduct ASR activities.

MEMR Reg. 15/2018 revokes MEMR Regulation No. 1 of 2011 regarding Technical Guidelines for the Dismantling of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations (“MEMR Reg. 1/2011“). While MEMR Reg. 1/2011 only concerned offshore installations, MEMR Reg. 15/2018 applies to both onshore and offshore installations. Read more »

SSEK Contributes Indonesia Chapter to New Foreign Investment Review

Foreign Investment Review

SSEK senior foreign counsel Darrell R. Johnson and Irwina Annisa, an associate at the firm, have contributed the Indonesia chapter to Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review 2018.

You can find the chapter here. Read more »