Govt Readies Draft Bill on Banknote Restrictions
The new bill will be submitted in 2016 for further deliberation
Govt Supports Mixed Marriages
There is hope that the Constitutional Court will be able to offer a firmer legal platform to Indonesians married to foreign citizens
Stimulating the Economy: OJK Issues 35 New Regulations
The OJK is aiming to ensure faster and more stable national economic progress
Indonesian Law Digest
Draft Regulation on E-Commerce: To Support or to Hamper?
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Draft Regulation serves to facilitate the development of e-commerce in Indonesia by providing a detailed framework through which electronic transactions can be undertaken. Another objective of the Draft Regulation is to ensure that consumers who take advantage of e-commerce transactions are protected through the imposition of a number of obligations on sellers and also on third parties that facilitate transactions.
Draft Bill on Oil and Gas
Friday, July 10, 2015
The Draft Bill serves to improve the management of the national energy security. To achieve this objective, the Draft Bill will strengthen the role of PT Pertamina in the upstream sector, limiting the involvement of private oil and gas companies, and redefine the provisions on Domestic Market Obligation, as well as to reregulate the gas industry.
Friday, July 03, 2015
From a regulatory approach there are sufficient regulations to lawfully adopt a child, where it is supported by heavy criminal penalties for non-compliance. Unfortunately, regulations alone could not ensure of the adopted children’s wellbeing, such as Engeline’s case, and other unrevealed cases such as children exploitation and human trafficking.
Indonesian Legal Brief
Operation of Drones Finally Regulated
Friday, July 31, 2015
The stated aim of the Regulation is to ensure the safety of unmanned aerial vehicles - commonly known as “drones” - in Indonesia. Therefore, the Regulation sets guidelines for any party intending to operate a drone that covers limitations and restrictions as well as licensing requirements and procedures.
New Provisions on Universal Service Obligation
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Indonesia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (“Minister”) has issued Regulation No. 25 of 2015 on the Enforcement of Universal Service Obligations for Telecommunications and Information Technologies (“2015 Regulation”). The 2015 Regulation sets out guidelines intended to manage the implementation of universal service obligations (“USO”) in the telecommunications and information technology (“ICT”) sectors.
Income Tax Concessions for Tourism Businesses
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Minister of Tourism has issued Regulation No. 9 of 2015 on the Criteria and Requirements for Income Tax Concessions Utilization Pertaining to Investment in Tourism Area Businesses (“2015 Regulation”).
Monthly Law Review
Monthly Law Review July 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
In this edition of the Monthly Law Review, we cover 40 regulations that we have classified into the areas of consumer protection and retail, general corporate, energy and natural resources, trade, taxation, and financial services, as well as a section for regulations that we could not easily categorize and which we have therefore titled “Miscellaneous”.
Monthly Law Review June 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In this edition of Monthly Law Review, we cover 48 regulations and a constitutional court decision that are classified into the consumer protection and retail, general corporate, energy and natural resources, trade, taxation, financial services, and a sector for regulations that we could not easily classify we call miscellaneous.
Monthly Law Review May 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
One piece of legal news that recently surfaced is the failure of the current government to issue new laws. Many new regulations continue to be produced by ministries, but at the level of laws, the Indonesian parliament has been notably slow with its work products. Reasons given include failure to provide academic drafts and the many recesses the parliament takes.