Archive for June, 2015


Indonesia, ASEAN and Investment

With the increased interest in Indonesia and the impending completion of the ASEAN Economic Union, foreign investors are looking for a means to do business in Indonesia. SSEK discusses the revised Negative Investment List, the impact of the ASEAN Free Trade Area on Indonesia and Bilateral Investment Treaties. A new major development in Indonesian trade [...]

Bank Indonesia in Yogyakarta by B10m

Mandatory Use of Rupiah in Indonesia

Indonesia’s central bank, Bank Indonesia, recently issued BI Regulation No. 17/3/PBI/2015 regarding the Mandatory Use of the Rupiah within the Republic of Indonesia, dated March 31, 2015 (“BI Reg 17″), which restricts the use of foreign currency in domestic transactions conducted within Indonesian territory. With the issuance of BI Reg 17, despite the fact that [...]

IFLR Energy & Infrastructure (2015) Recommended Firm Rosette

SSEK a Top-Ranked Firm for Energy and Infrastructure in New IFLR1000 Guide

SSEK Legal Consultants has been recognized as one of Indonesia’s leading energy and infrastructure firms by IFLR1000 in the 2015 edition of its guide to the industry’s leading law firms and lawyers. SSEK is described as a “sophisticated practice when it comes to projects, infrastructure and energy work.” Founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy and senior [...]

Deal News

Exploring the Indonesian Legal Landscape

To what extent has Indonesia been successful in attracting foreign investment in recent years? Fahrul S. Yusuf, a partner with SSEK Legal Consultants in Jakarta, recently spoke with LexisNexis about Indonesia’s legal landscape. How is the legal landscape in Indonesia changing? Why are companies more willing to try to enter the Indonesian market? What are [...]


ELA Recognized as Elite Labor and Employment Law Firm Network

Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the most comprehensive network of labor and employment attorneys in the world, has been recognized as an Elite law firm network in the latest edition of Chambers Global, the global legal services directory. ELA was ranked among “The Elite” and in Band 1 for Employment and Labor – Global-wide (Legal Networks). [...]

Field of Gold by Randi Ang

Regulation Curbs Power of Local Authorities in Mining Sector

By Florence G. Santoso The Indonesian Government appears to be getting serious about stripping Regents of the authority to issue mining licenses. The Government took the first steps in this direction with Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) Regulation No. 27 of 2013 dated September 13, 2013 regarding Procedures for the Divestment of Shares [...]