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W&P Newsletter – Indirect Evidence in Cartel Cases: Analysis on Admissibility and Precedents

July 19, 2021

As in many other jurisdictions, the Indonesian Government views cartels as a major threat to the country’s economy as they significantly impede effective business competition and potentially harm consumers. For these reasons, the Indonesian authority has been putting in a great deal of effort to prevent and combat cartel practices and investigate cartel allegations, as… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Updates On Indonesia Investment List: A Mixed Bag

July 6, 2021

Following critics from certain groups to the Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021 on the Investment Business Activity (“PR 10/2021”) which opened investments in alcohol beverages manufacture sector, (you can click here to see our previous analysis on PR 10/2021), Mr. Joko Widodo issued Presidential Regulation No. 49 of 2021 on Amendment of PR 10/2021… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Hospitals and Clinics: Key Highlights of Recent Regulations

June 3, 2021

 This edition focuses on Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021, Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021, Government Regulation No. 47 of 2021 (“GR 47”) and Minister of Health Regulation No. 14 of 2021 (“MOHR 14”), all recently published to further regulate hospital and clinic businesses in Indonesia. One of the most notable highlights from the… Read More

W&P Newsletter – New BKPM Regulations – Significant Changes to Foreign Investment Requirements

May 21, 2021

The Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – BKPM) recently issued 3 new regulations: Regulation No. 3/2021 on the Electronic System of Integrated Risk-Based Licensing (Reg. 3), Regulation No. 4/2021 on the Guidelines and Procedures for Risk-Based Licensing and Investment Facilities (Reg. 4) and Regulation No. 5/2021 on the Guidelines and Procedures for… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Environmental Law Reform: Simplified Licensing Procedures

May 11, 2021

In line with the Indonesian Government’s commitment to cut bureaucratic red tape, the Omnibus Law puts in place reform attitudes and mechanisms to improve Indonesia’s business environment. Regulatory reforms are ongoing in various sectors, including the environmental sector. To streamline various administrative approvals in the environmental sector, on 2 February 2021, the Government enacted Government… Read More

W&P Newsletter – CHANGES ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

April 28, 2021

As a part of its commitment to provide an ease of doing business in Indonesia, the government just issued the Government Regulation No. 16 of 2021 on Implementing Regulation of Law No. 28 of 2002 on Building Construction (“GR 16”) which integrates, simplify and amends numerous provisions of the former regulations concerning building construction. GR… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Energy Update: Greater Flexibility in Energy Sector

April 16, 2021

The Indonesian Government recently issued two implementing regulations for the Omnibus Law in the energy sector, namely Government Regulation No. 25 of 2021 on the Energy and Mineral Resources Sector (“GR 25”) and Government Regulation No. 23 of 2021 on Forestry (“GR 23”). Below are the key points of the two regulations mentioned above. GR… Read More

W&P Newsletter – New Flexibility in the Requirement to Develop Public Apartments

April 7, 2021

Under Law No. 20 of 2011 on Apartments (“Apartment Law”), apartment developers (“Developers”) that develop commercial apartments are required to also develop public apartments with an area of at least 20% of the total floor area of the commercial apartments they build. For many years, this has not been commercially attractive to Developers. However, the… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Wholesale and Retail Trading Businesses: The Promised Breakthrough

March 22, 2021

With the issuance of Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021 on Investment Sectors (“PR 10/2021”), the Indonesian government presents a new era with more flexibilities for foreign investment, by relaxing foreign ownership restrictions in wholesale distribution and certain retail businesses. In addition, the government also decided to relax other trading-related businesses, such as, warehousing and… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Business Licensing Process and Requirements: The Promised Breakthroughs?

March 9, 2021

Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021[1] (“GR 5/2021”) is a product with which the government tries to deliver its promises on business licensing reform in order to create a friendly and conducive environment for businesses. In this newsletter we discuss two key highlights of GR 5/2021, being business licenses and minimum investment amount. Business Licensing… Read More