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AEC on Taxation: The Silent Skirmishes between Friends

Friday, September 19, 2014  Quick View

This Indonesian Law Digest (“ILD”) primarily explains taxation issues addressed by the AEC. To this end, this ILD will discuss and elaborate on the bilateral agreements executed by Indonesia with other ASEAN members on double taxation avoidance. In addition, this ILD will also highlight the Indonesian tax withholding structure.

Draft Bill on Banking

Friday, September 12, 2014  Quick View

This Indonesian Law Digest (“ILD”) will elaborate and highlight the key provisions under the Draft Bill and compare them to the current Banking Law as well other technical regulations issued by BI and the OJK. To this end, this ILD will discuss the following matters: Establishment of Banks; Banking activities; High-ranking officers and controlling shareholders; and Soundness requirements for Banks.

Bill on Geothermal: Tapping One of Indonesia’s Great Energy Resources

Friday, September 05, 2014  Quick View

The main objective of the Bill is to improve and strengthen the national geothermal industry as an alternative source of energy. This objective is achieved by providing flexibility to businesses in utilizing geothermal energy in forestry areas and centralizing the authority to manage businesses for the indirect use of geothermal energy i.e. electricity generation, with the central government.

Monthly Law Review

Monthly Law Review August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014  Quick View

While in August the turmoil surrounding the outcome of the presidential election and the hearing the case at the Constitutional Court dominated legal news, government officials and legislators remained busy and still continued to issue numerous new regulations. The uncertainty that the Constitutional Court case created may have taken some attention away from a focus on getting new laws issued, but with the end of the current administration’s term fast approaching, some legislative actions that have been sitting on the current administration’s desk for sometime are getting attention.

Monthly Law Review July 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014  Quick View

Regardless of the presidential election campaign occupying the majority of public attention through June, Indonesian lawmakers kept busy and a number of new laws and regulations were issued.

Monthly Law Review June 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014  Quick View

With the upcoming Presidential election apart from the issue of new regulations, the legal arena has seen activity in regard to regulatory sanctions against media groups for unbalanced reporting in support of one of the 2 presidential candidatures by media groups by the respective media groups with close affiliations to them.


Ratifying the Rome Statute: Almost There and Back Again

Monday, June 30, 2014 

Indications of fear amongst Indonesian politicians that the Rome Statute could be abused to interfere with the country’s domestic politics. Prime example is this year’s Presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto

Divestment in the Mining Industry - Are We Ready ?

Friday, October 18, 2013 

It is questionable whether the Government is ready and will be consistent in traversing the difficult economic road ahead.


duty stamp "meterai" for insurance policies

Thursday, June 16, 2011 

I would like to know whether I must put a duty stamp on an insurance policy?...

Strata Title

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 

1.With respect to real property, especially regarding apartments, what is a "Strata Title"? 2.Are the ownership rights of an existing...


Problems over Currency Law should be solved, BI says

Monday, November 28, 2011  Quick View

Bank Indonesia was not involved in drafting the Currency Law

Corporal Punishment Should be Abolished, Anwar Ibrahim Says

Tuesday, August 02, 2011  Quick View

Workers have to be handled humanely

Currency Law: Lawyers Worried About Breaking the Law

Monday, July 18, 2011  Quick View

Lawyer’s salary must be paid in rupiah.

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