SSEK Highly Ranked in Chambers 2018 Guide to Leading Law Firms and Lawyers in Indonesia

Chambers 2018 Firm

SSEK Legal Consultants earned six firm rankings in the 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific directory of the leading law firms and lawyers in the region, underling its standing as one of the elite corporate law firms in Indonesia. Four SSEK lawyers received individual rankings across four practice areas.

SSEK was recognized as a leading firm in Indonesia for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Projects & Energy, Real Estate and Telecommunications. These rankings highlight SSEK’s standing as one of Indonesia’s leading full-service corporate law firms.

What clients say about SSEK Legal Consultants

“SSEK is professional and prompt in its advice and assistance.”

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Personal Data and Security Requirements in Indonesia


By Denny Rahmansyah and Saprita Tahir

An electronic system provider (ESP) in Indonesia must maintain the correctness, validity, confidentiality, accuracy, relevance and compatibility with the purpose of the acquisition, collection, processing, analysis, retention, display, publication, transmission, dissemination and destruction of personal data. Additionally, an ESP must also carry out certification of its electronic system to ensure it is in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.

An ESP must have a data center and disaster recovery center for public services that are used to protect personal data, which must be located within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Indonesia. This data center is a physical facility for the electronic system and its related components for the purpose of the placement, storage and processing of data. The disaster recovery center must be used to recover data or information and important functions of the electronic system that are interrupted or damaged due to any natural disasters. Read more »

SSEK Welcomes New Partner Fransiscus Rodyanto

Fransiscus Rodyanto

SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants is pleased to announce the appointment of our new partner, Fransiscus Rodyanto, effective January 2018.

Frans is a member of the firm’s energy and natural resources practice, with a focus on oil and gas law, the geothermal industry and power projects. Frans is also involved in mining and infrastructure projects, property and e-commerce transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

Frans joined SSEK in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia, and earned his Master of Laws in international business law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, as part of the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship program. Read more »

SSEK a Finalist for Indonesia Domestic Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Shortlisted

SSEK Legal Consultants is on the short list for the Chambers 2018 Indonesia Domestic Firm of the Year.

In the 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific directory, SSEK is rated as a top-tier firm for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, and Telecommunications. These rankings across multiple practice areas underline SSEK’s position as a leading full-service corporate and commercial law in Indonesia.

SSEK was named the Chambers Indonesia National Law Firm of the Year in 2013 and 2011. Read more »

SSEK Earns Top Rankings in 2018 Legal 500 Guide to Leading Lawyers and Law Firms in Indonesia

Legal 500 2018 Top Tier Firm

SSEK Legal Consultants has again been recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Indonesia in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 guide to the top law firms and lawyers.

Based on client feedback and the work of the firm’s lawyers, SSEK earned the highest ranking in six practice areas: Banking & Finance; Corporate/M&A; Labor & Employment; Real Estate; Restructuring & Insolvency; and Shipping.

SSEK was recommended in five other practice areas: Capital Markets; Dispute Resolution; IT & Telecoms; Projects & Energy; and Tax. Read more »

SSEK Contributes Indonesia Chapter to Bribery, Corruption and Compliance Guide


Denny Rahmansyah, a partner in SSEK’s risk management and compliance practice, and Nico Mooduto, an associate at the firm, have contributed the Indonesia chapter to the Global Legal Insights guide Bribery & Corruption 2018.

Denny and Nico provide an overview of the legal and enforcement regime in Indonesia, discuss key issues relating to investigation and enforcement procedures, look at corporate liability for bribery and corruption in Indonesia, and discuss the outlook and direction of the bribery and corruption regulatory regime in Indonesia.

You can find the chapter on bribery, corruption and compliance in Indonesia¬†here. Read more »

Indonesian Employment Law Update: Employers Can No Longer Terminate Employees Who Are Married to Each Other

Labor & Employment

By Dicky Tanjung

Employers in Indonesia were previously afforded the right to include in their employment contracts, company regulations or collective labor agreements a provision giving the employer the right to terminate an employee having a marital bond and/or a blood relationship with another employee in the same company.

It is understandable that employers might want to enforce such a provision, given the potential conflict of interest issues, especially if employees in the above circumstances hold strategic positions in the company (i.e., a director or finance manager), as well as the potential collusion and nepotism issues.

This right was regulated under Article 153(1)(f) of Law No. 13 of 2003 regarding Manpower (the “Manpower Law”), which prohibited an employer to terminate an employee having a marital bond and/or a blood relationship with another employee in the same company, unless the employment contract, company regulation or collective labor agreement has regulated otherwise. Read more »

Data Protection Rules and Principles in Indonesia


By Denny Rahmansyah and Saprita Tahir

There are several main obligations that must be fulfilled by an electronic system provider (ESP) in Indonesia under Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation No. 20 of 2016 regarding Personal Data Protection in Electronic Systems (MOCI Regulation 20) to ensure that personal data is processed properly.

These obligations include: Read more »

Free Employment Law Alliance Webinar on US Employment Law Developments and Outlook


The Employment Law Alliance is offering a free 90-minute webinar on Wednesday, January 10 on “Key US Employment Law Developments and What to Expect in 2018.”

This webinar will provide an overview of the most important developments in employment law in the United States in 2017, what is currently trending and what companies can expect in the months and years to come. Read more »

Legal Alert December 2017

Legal Alert

Please find the SSEK Legal Alert for December 2017. The SSEK Legal Alert is a monthly survey designed to keep you up to date with the latest legal developments in Indonesia. Read more »