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Yohanes Masengi

Yohanes Masengi



  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Foreign Investment
  • Hotels, Resorts and Tourism
  • Infrastructure and Major Projects

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Yohanes Masengi is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial group with extensive experience in investment, infrastructure, power projects, ports, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, employment and corporate restructuring.

He has represented prominent companies in a variety of proceedings and transactions, including merger and acquisitions, land acquisitions, project financing, and natural resources and energy. These include, among others, representing independent power producers in the development of various large-scale power projects in Indonesia, representing the employer in the settlement of labor disputes and mass terminations due to redundancy and closure involving more than 300 employees on one occasion, representing a state owned enterprise related to Arbitration in the Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI) in a dispute over a construction insurance claim with one of the local insurance companies, providing legal assistance in the renegotiation of concessions and contracts with state owned enterprises, providing legal assistance in the acquisition of land with an area of approximately 85 hectares for infrastructure projects, providing legal assistance in various joint ventures and the establishment of companies in Indonesia, and advising on various matters related to their concession and business activities.

Bar Admissions

Member, The Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)
Member, The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Member, The International Bar Association (IBA)


S.H., University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005
Areas of Practice

Corporate and Commercial | Foreign Investment | Hotels, Resorts and Tourism | Infrastructure and Major Projects | Media, IT and Telecommunications | Mergers and Acquisitions | Mining and Energy | Real Estate | Transportation

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Associate, Bahar and Partners, 2002-2005
Intern, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners, 2005


BKPM Regulation No. 1 of 2020: Guidelines on the Provision of Integrated Electronic Business Licensing Services
Makarim & Taira S., April 2020

Overview On 1 April 2020, the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – “BKPM”) issued BKPM Regulation No. 1 of 2020 on Guidelines on the Provision of Integrated Electronic Business Licensing Services (“BKPM Reg. 1/2020”).This regulation was issued to improve and streamline the licensing services provided through the Online Single Submission (“OSS”) System, to implement Article 94 (1) of Government Regulation No...

The Government Amends Government Regulation on Foreign Ownership in Insurance Companies
Makarim & Taira S., February 2020

The Indonesian government has recently issued Government Regulation No. 3 of 2020 (“New GR”) amending Government Regulation No. 14 of 2018 (“GR 14/2018”) on Foreign Ownership in Insurance Companies, which came into effect on 20 January 2020...

New KPPU Regulation on Merger Filings - Simplification Yet Some Clarity is Needed
Makarim & Taira S., October 2019

The Indonesian Business Competition Supervision Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha – “KPPU”) recently introduced a new regulation on merger filings, KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2019 on Assessments of Mergers or Consolidations of Business Entities or Acquisitions of Shares in Companies which might Result in Monopolistic Practices and/or Unfair Business Competition (“New Regulation”)...

Additional Articles

Contributor to The Commercial Laws of Indonesia Chapter in Digest of the Commercial Laws of the World, Thomson Reuters, 2017-Present
Contributor to Energy Projects for Practitioners (ISBN: 978-4-502-31861-0)

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