Posts Tagged ‘Contracts’


Indonesian Legal Review: Language Law

By Miftahul Khairi Law No. 24 of 2009 regarding the National Flag, Language, Emblem and Anthem (July 9, 2009) (the “Language Law”) was very likely not one of the most visited regulations until the West Jakarta District Court rendered a groundbreaking decision in 2013 (i.e., West Jakarta District Court Decision No. 451/Pdt.G/2012/PN.Jkt.Bar (the “Court Decision [...]


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 [...]

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Indonesian Rules on E-Signatures

By Bezaliel B. Erlan and Soefiendra Soedarman Continued growth in electronic transactions has resulted in electronic signatures, or e-signatures, becoming more common in daily transactions. In this article we discuss the use and applicability of e-signatures in Indonesia and the relevant regulations under Indonesian law. Introduction and definition E-signatures were unregulated in Indonesia until the [...]


Indonesian Language Law from the Perspective of the Courts

By Miftahul Khairi Indonesia’s Language Law (Law No. 24 of 2009) took effect on July 9, 2009. It regulates the practices and procedures for using the Indonesian flag, emblems, national anthem and language. In 2013, the West Jakarta District Court issued a groundbreaking decision concerning the use of the Indonesian language in commercial agreements made [...]


Legal Guide to Oil Regulation in Indonesia: Licenses, Royalties and Contracts

This is the fourth post in our 2014 Legal Guide to Oil Regulation. Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz will address a new topic each week. Under the Oil and Gas Law, entities in the form of a state-owned enterprise (SOE), regional-owned enterprise (BUMD), a cooperative, small business or private business entity may enter into [...]


Legal Guide to Vertical Agreements in Indonesia: Antitrust Law

This is the first post in our 2014 Legal Guide to Vertical Agreements. Fahrul S. Yusuf and Meta N. Mustikaningrum will address a new topic each week. Antitrust Law 1. What are the legal sources that set out the antitrust law applicable to vertical restraints? The applicable legal source in Indonesia is Law No. 5 [...]


Legal Certainty and the Indonesian Telecommunications Sector

By Harry Kuswara A ruling by the High Court hearing the appeal in a closely watched case involving an internet service provider has done little to provide legal certainty for the sector and could force telecommunications companies to rethink their investment plans in Indonesia. In July 2013, the Corruption Court, in South Jakarta, issued a [...]


Indonesian Court Annuls Loan Agreement on Language Law: What Does It Mean for Your Agreements?

By Richard D. Emmerson and Mahareksha Singh Dillon In a landmark decision on June 20, 2013, the West Jakarta District Court annulled a Loan Agreement entered into between a local borrower and an offshore lender because it was executed in English only. The decision is not controversial in our view since all agreements entered into by [...]