Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’


SSEK Partners at Corporate M&A Forum in London

SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants founding partners Dyah Soewito and Ira A. Eddymurthy attended the 2nd Annual Global Leaders Corporate M&A Forum in London on July 12, 2016, organized by the Global Leaders Forum. Ira co-moderated a roundtable discussion on M&A in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The session looked at the AEC and how it [...]

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SSEK Partners Speak at Insurance M&A Conference

Ira A. Eddymurthy and Fahrul S. Yusuf, partners at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, spoke at the recent 3rd Conference on Insurance M&A in Asia, organized by Asia Insurance Review and held in Singapore. Ira and Fahrul discussed the latest trends, opportunities, challenges and regulatory developments affecting insurance M&A in Indonesia. SSEK is recognized as one [...]


Indonesian Legal Review: Anti-Monopoly Law

By Tengku Almira Adlinisa Law No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition (March 5, 1999) (the “Anti-Monopoly Law”) was first enacted in 1999 and has never been amended. However, an amended law has been expected for more than a year. A draft of the new Anti-Monopoly Law (the [...]


SSEK Partner a Speaker at Doing Business Across Asia Conference

Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK Legal Consultants, was a speaker at the recent Doing Business Across Asia: Legal Convergence in an Asian Century conference organized by the Singapore Academy of Law on January 21 and 22. The conference was attended by policy makers, regulators, members of the judiciary, and top leaders from [...]


Doing Business Across Asia: Cross-Border Legal Solutions

SSEK founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy will be a featured panelist at a conference organized by the Singapore Academy of Law on January 21 and 22. The conference, Doing Business Across Asia: Legal Convergence in an Asian Century, will explore cross-border trade practices and regulatory mechanisms in the region, and what they mean for the [...]


ASEAN: Will the Puzzle Pieces Fit?

The latest edition of Asian-MENA Counsel features a story on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is due to be in place by the end of this year. There is much debate surrounding the implementation of the AEC and whether the region’s 10 jurisdictions can come together to create a global economic powerhouse. Asian-MENA Counsel [...]


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 [...]


Indonesian Negative Investment List vs. Cabotage Principle: ASEAN Investors Afloat in a Sea of Uncertainty in Indonesia

By Stephen Igor Warokka and Shafira Nindya Putri In furtherance of Indonesia’s commitment to welcome the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (“AEC”) in 2015, Presidential Regulation Number 39 Year 2014 regarding List of Business Fields Closed to Investment and Business Fields Open, with Conditions, to Investment, dated April 24, 2014 (the “2014 DNI”), continues [...]


Michael Carl of SSEK to Speak at LAWASIA Conference

Michael S. Carl, a foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants in Jakarta, Indonesia, has been invited to speak at the LAWASIA Conference in Bangkok. Mr. Carl will speak at the corporate securities and investment session on “Hot FDI Destinations of ASEAN Community 2015.” The session will take place on Saturday, October 4, the second [...]


Impact of ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Free Trade Area on Indonesia

By Ramadania Amanda P. Putri and Shafira Nindya Putri The ASEAN Free Trade Area (“AFTA”) agreement was signed in 1992 by the regional grouping’s six member countries at the time: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations after 1992 and all four signed [...]