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Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

Following the issuance of Constitutional Court Ruling No. 15/PUU-XII/2014 dated 11 November 2014, up until now, no clear guidance has been provided on the use of Article 70 of the Arbitration Law (Law No. 30 of 1999) ie, the reasons for which an arbitration award can be annulled. This advisory discusses the recent development in the interpretation of Article 70 of the Arbitration Law by the Indonesian courts.Under the Arbitration Law (Law No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (“MPW”) has issued the Circular Letter No. 21/SE/M/2021 on The Procedures for Fulfillment of the Business License Requirements, the Implementation of Construction Work Competence Certification, and the Implementation of Business Entity Certificates and Construction Work Competence Certificates (“Circular Letter”) ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

President Joko Widodo has signed Government Regulation No. 23 of 2022 (“GR No. 23/2022”) on Amendments to Government Regulation No. 45 of 2005 on The Establishment, Management, Supervision and Dissolution of State-Owned Enterprises. GR No. 23/2022 focuses on amending several provisions of GR No. 45/ 2005, particularly regarding senior officers and employees of State-Owned Enterprises (“BUMN”).  GR No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

In order to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of financial technology providers and users in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (“MOF”) issued MOF Regulation No. 69/PMK.03/2022 on the Income Tax and Value Added Tax on the Organization of Financial Technology (“MOF Reg 69/2022”) on 30 March 2022, which came into force on 1 May 2022 ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

Under Government Regulation 71 of 2019 on the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions, Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) are required to be registered with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”). In addition, under MOCI Regulation 5 of 2020 (as amended by MOCI Regulation 10 of 2021), this registration obligation must be complied with within 6 months of OSS-RBA licensing coming into effect ...

Makarim & Taira S. | August 2022

Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) in the private sector, that include foreign private ESOs, which have been registered with the Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation (“MOCI”) are subject to a number of obligations under MOCI Regulation No. 5 of 2020 on ESOs in the Private Sector as amended by MOCI Regulation No. 10 of 2021 (“MOCI Regulation 5/2020”), as the implementing regulation of Government Regulation No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | November 2021

On 30 July 2021, the Financial Services Authority (“OJK”) has issued OJK Regulation No. 12/POJK.03/2021 on Commercial Banks (“POJK 12/2021”). POJK 12/2021 was issued to anticipate, amongst other things, a business development and banking trend including the development and innovation of information technology. One of the interesting topics of POJK 12/2021 is the introduction of provisions on digital banks ...

Makarim & Taira S. | February 2021

On 12 January 2021, the Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (“MOA”) issued Regulation No.1 of 2021 on Electronic Certificates (“MOA Reg. 1/2021”). This new regulation is intended to optimize the use of information and communication technology by implementing electronic-based land services and thus improve public services and the ease of doing business. Under MOA Reg ...

Makarim & Taira S. | February 2021

As a developing country, Indonesia is still considered to have limited Government fiscal capacity and limited state-owned enterprise (Badan Usaha Milik Negara – “BUMN”) and financial sector funding capacity indicating that domestic capacity is not sufficient to meet what is needed to finance development and support economic growth and opportunities ...

Makarim & Taira S. | February 2021

The Minister of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”) has finally issued MOCI Regulation No. 5 of 2020 on Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) in the Private Sector (“MOCI Regulation 5/2020”) that serves as the new implementing regulation of Government Regulation No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | February 2021

On 30 December 2020, Bank Indonesia issued Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 22/23/PBI/2020 of 2020 on Payment Systems (“Payment Systems Regulation”). The Payment Systems Regulation is intended to serve as an “umbrella” regulation that provides a regulatory framework for the Indonesian payment systems industry. This regulation will come into force on 1 July 2021 ...

Makarim & Taira S. | February 2021

On 4 January 2021, the President of Republic of Indonesia issued Regulation No. 2 of 2021 on the Ratification of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement to Legalize Foreign Public Documents (“PR 2/2021”) (the convention is hereinafter referred to as the “Apostille Convention”). The Apostille Convention was concluded on 5 October 1961 and is intended to simplify a series of formalities for documents signed overseas for the contracting states ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

Introduction On 5 October 2020, the House of Representatives and the Indonesian Government passed the Omnibus Law Bill which has been enacted as Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (“Job Creation Law”). Almost 30 days after being passed, on 2 November 2020, the Indonesian President signed the draft bill ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

On 24 September 2020, Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik ─ “BPS”) issued BPS Regulation No. 2 of 2020 on Indonesian Standard Business Classifications (Klasifikasi Baku Lapangan Usaha Indonesia ─ “KBLI”), which is known as the 2020 KBLI. The 2020 KBLI came into force on its issuance date and revoked BPS Regulation No. 95 of 2015 on the KBLIs, as amended by BPS Regulation No. 19 of 2017, which is known as the 2017 KBLI ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (the “Job Creation Law” or known as the Omnibus Law) was issued and came into effect on 2 November 2020. It is mainly based on the principles of the equalization of rights, legal certainty, greater ease of doing business, togetherness, and independence ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

KPPU has recently issued its long-anticipated guidelines on the Indonesian merger control rules (“KPPU Guidelines”) under KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2019 on The Assessment of Mergers or Consolidations of Business Entities or Acquisitions of Shares in Companies (“KPPU Regulation 3/2019”) issued at the end of last year. The guidelines are relatively long and detailed (almost 100 pages), and some of their content is still subject to the KPPU’s interpretation ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

With the rapid development of technology and the rise of new finance products and players in the fintech industry, banks are pushed to produce new products and innovative services in order to serve their customers and keep abreast of the behaviour of consumers who appreciate the convenience of digital services. In response to this, the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan -- OJK) has issued OJK Regulation No. 12/POJK ...

Makarim & Taira S. | December 2020

On 29 September 2020, the Minister of Law and Human Rights (“MOLHR”) issued Minister of Law and Human Rights’ Regulation Number 26 of 2020 on Visas and Stay Permits During the Adaptation to the New Normal Period (“MOLHR Reg. No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | September 2020

In the first week of September 2020, the House of Representative passed the Bill on Stamp Duty and now it is waiting for approval by a plenary meeting of the House. The Bill is expected come into effect on 1 January 2021 given the time needed to issue the implementing regulation and for public awareness. The Bill will only recognize a single stamp duty, Rp10,000 unlike the current law which recognizes two stamp duties (Rp3,000 and Rp6,000) ...

Makarim & Taira S. | May 2020

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) and some other Ministries have issued a number of regulations and policies or guidelines to manage and control the impact of the spread of COVID-19 in the Indonesian employment sector. Please find below a summary of the government measures:  I. Employers are encouraged to prepare plans to take preventive measures against the further spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the continuity of their businesses ...

Makarim & Taira S. | May 2020

What is the Public Service Obligation (PSO)? Whose obligation is it? What is the realization of the PSO? Some of us may not be familiar with the PSO and what actually means for a country. This article provides a general understanding of the PSO and particularly, how the PSO can affect us directly. First things first, what is the PSO? The PSO is a concept commonly adopted by all nations and as you might guess, it is the obligation of the government to serve the public ...

Makarim & Taira S. | April 2020

The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (“Cape Town Convention”) and Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (“Protocol”) were concluded in Cape Town on 16 November 2001, and entered into force on 1 March 2006. They are to be read and interpreted as one instrument ...

Makarim & Taira S. | April 2020

Please find a summary of regulations related to COVID-19 in more than 32 countries (including Indonesia prepared by our Firm) as per 22 April 2020 below. Economic Measures Loan Facilities: The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) issued Regulation No. 11/POJK.03/2020 (March 16, 2020), which relaxes the loan quality assessment and restructuring requirements for borrowers affected by COVID-19 until March 31, 2021 ...

Makarim & Taira S. | April 2020

The COVID-19 spread in Indonesia has caused several institutions in Indonesia to make certain adjustments, including in to hearings in district courts. On 23 March 2020, the Supreme Court issued Circular Letter No. 1 of 2020 on Guidance for the Implementation of Work during the Prevention of the Spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the Supreme Court and the other Courts, as was later amended by Circular Letter No ...

Makarim & Taira S. | April 2020

President Joko Widodo has finally declared the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) a National Disaster under Presidential Decree No. 12 of 2020 (“PD 12/2020”) which was issued on Monday, 13 April 2020. Through PD 12/2020, the President has strengthened the role of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/ “BNPB”) as the COVID-19 Task Force (Gugus Tugas Percepatan Penanganan Coronavirus 2019) ...

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