Friday, March 03, 2017

Issue Number: 495

The Mandatory Use of the Indonesian Language in Contracts

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Overview In June of 2013, Indonesia’s legal community, especially legal practitioners who deal frequently with foreign parties, were shocked by a groundbreaking decision that was handed down relating to the language used in contracts. This decision was issued by the West Jakarta District Court and held that any contracts involving Indonesian parties which are drawn up without any Indonesian language version being made available will be considered null and void. This decision regarding the mandatory use of the Indonesian language when drawing up contracts referenced Law No....

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