Archive for March, 2015


Indonesian Labor Law and the Hospitality Industry

By Richard D. Emmerson Indonesia’s hospitality industry is enjoying strong growth. Both domestic and foreign operators are opening new hotels and Indonesia’s National Statistics Board reported that foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia between January and November 2014 reached 8.52 million, an increase of 7.29 percent from the same period in 2013. There were 251 million [...]


SSEK Adviser to Speak at China Nickel Conference

Michael S. Carl, a foreign legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, is a scheduled speaker at the 12th Annual China Nickel Conference taking place May 27-28 in Shanghai. Michael will offer a legal perspective on building smelters in Indonesia, touching on topics such as foreign investment policies, licensing and dealing with the government and [...]


Compliance Road Map for Companies in Indonesia

By Andini H. Dewi and Christina N. Soela Compliance is an important issue for foreign investment companies doing business in Indonesia. As international organizations, foreign investment companies are not only required to comply with the laws and regulations of the country of origin of their parent companies but also with relevant laws and regulations in [...]


SSEK Partner Speaks at Petromindo Oil and Gas Seminar

Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at an oil and gas seminar organized by The seminar, “Minister of Trade Regulation on the Export of Oil and Gas and the Use of Letter of Credit: Opportunities and Challenges for Business Actors,” was held on Tuesday, March [...]


SSEK and Deloitte Welcome the Year of the Goat

SSEK Legal Consultants and Deloitte hosted a Lunar New Year Gathering on Friday, March 6, for members of the Chinese business community in Indonesia. SSEK’s managing partner, Rusmaini Lenggogeni, and Fahrul Yusuf, a partner at the firm, spoke at the event. They offered a legal perspective on foreign direct investment in Indonesia, looked at some [...]

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Defamation under Indonesian Law

By Michael S. Carl, Andini Dewi and Bambang Dhanisworo Defamation under Indonesian law involves the issuance of a defamatory statement that causes a person to suffer harm. The term “defamation” is often used to encompass both slander (penistaan) and libel (penistaan dengan surat). Defamation is governed in the Indonesian Criminal Code under Chapter XVI, which [...]

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SSEK Ranked in 2015 Chambers Asia-Pacific

SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants earned seven firm rankings in the 2015 Chambers Asia-Pacific directory of the leading law firms in the region. Six SSEK lawyers received individual rankings across five practice areas. SSEK was recognized as a leading firm in Indonesia in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, and [...]


SSEK to Speak at Webinar on Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information

Richard D. Emmerson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants, will take part in a free Employment Law Alliance webinar on Wednesday, March 11 titled, “What Employers in Asia Need to Know about Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information.” You can click here to register. Webinar Description Employers in Asia are increasingly facing [...]