Archive for August, 2014


Attorney in Focus: Winnie Yamashita Rolindrawan

Every year since 1994, SSEK has sent some of its associates to study overseas as part of the firm’s professional development program. Today, we talk with Winnie Yamashita Rolindrawan about her recent overseas study trip. Where did you go and why? I went to Dallas, Texas, to participate in the 2014 Academy of American and [...]


SSEK Partners and Advisors Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Asia-Pacific

Ten partners and foreign legal advisors at SSEK Legal Consultants were honored in the 2014 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, the guide to the leading lawyers in Asia-Pacific. The 10 were recognized as leading lawyers in Indonesia across a total of eight practice areas. SSEK is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in [...]


Indonesian Labor and Employment Law Update

Richard D. Emmerson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants, has contributed the Indonesia chapter to Asia Employment Law, a quarterly review of employment law developments across 15 jurisdictions in Asia. The review is designed to help legal and human resources advisors stay up to date on employment-related legal developments around Asia. In [...]

Lesser Sunda Islands (courtesy of NASA)

Legal Guide to Oil Regulation in Indonesia: Regulation Overview

This is the second post in our 2014 Legal Guide to Oil Regulation. Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz will address a new topic each week. Principal legal framework regulating oil activities The oil and gas sector in Indonesia is mainly regulated by Law No. 22 of 2001 regarding Oil and Natural Gas (the Oil [...]


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work at Law Firm Games

A unique tradition among the Indonesian legal community entered its second decade as the 20th annual Law Firm Games (Pertandingan Persahabatan Antar Konsultan Hukum or PPAKH) officially kicked off on Saturday, August 16. With the theme “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work,” the games opened over the Independence Day weekend with a 5K Fun Run on [...]

IBA Conference Tokyo

SSEK Lawyers to Speak at IBA Conference in Tokyo

Two lawyers from SSEK Legal Consultants, a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia, will feature in three working sessions at the upcoming Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) in Tokyo. Rusmaini Lenggogeni, the managing partner of SSEK, will speak on Wednesday, October 22, on “Targeting the Asian Market: Setting [...]

Indonesian-language label

Which Goods Require Indonesian-Language Labels and What Is the Penalty for Failing to Comply?

By Ade B. Adamy and Alvin Suryohadiprojo The Minister of Trade has updated Regulation No. 67/M-DAG/PER/11/2013 regarding the Obligation to Affix Indonesian-Language Labels on Goods, with the issuance of Minister of Trade Regulation No. 10/M-DAG/PER/1/2014 dated January 30, 2014 (“MOT Reg. 67/2013″). This MOT Regulation requires that certain goods manufactured in Indonesia and certain imported [...]


Legal Guide to Oil Regulation in Indonesia: Introduction

This is the first post in SSEK’s 2014 Legal Guide to Oil Regulation. Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz will address a new topic each week. Oil activities in Indonesia are classified as upstream (exploration and exploitation) or downstream (processing, transportation, storage and trading). In the upstream business, as of March 1, 2014, there are [...]


SSEK Advises on Hong Kong IPO

SSEK Legal Consultants, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, advised on Link Holdings Limited’s recent IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of placement. Link Holdings, a hotel operator, has a subsidiary with assets in Indonesia. SSEK advised the sole sponsor and underwriters of the IPO on all aspects of Indonesian law. Partner [...]


New Negative List Introduces Changes to Health Investment in Indonesia

By Ira A. Eddymurthy and Alvin S. Suryohadiprojo The Indonesian Government has released a new list of business fields that are closed to investment and business fields that are conditionally open to investment. The long-awaited New Negative List, issued under Presidential Regulation No. 39 of 2014, increases allowed foreign ownership levels in several key industries, [...]