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

W&P Newsletter – Omnibus Implementing Regulations On Employment: How They Might Affect You

March 2, 2021

On 2 February 2021, the Government issued various employment-related Government Regulations to further implement the Omnibus Law. You might be wondering what key updates that are brought by these regulations, and how they might affect you. In this newsletter, we discuss selected key employment issues that we believe would be relevant for your consideration when… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Indonesia’s (No Longer) Negative List?

February 23, 2021

The long-awaited Presidential Regulation on investment sectors[1] is now issued by Mr. Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia. This regulation is one of the implementing regulations of the Omnibus Law and will be effective as of 4 March 2021. The lists of sectors in this Presidential Regulation replace the previous lists issued in 2016 (also… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Omnibus Law – W&P Analysis Series (Part 4) Simplification and Liberalization in Various Business Sectors

December 8, 2020

This fourth part of our updates on the Omnibus Law highlights the simplification and liberalization of the Energy and Mineral Resources Sector, Maritime and Fishery Sector, Plantation Sector, Forestry Sector, and Halal Product Certification Process. For Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the analytical reviews, please refer to the following: Part 1 :… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Omnibus Law – W&P Analysis Series (Part 3) Harmonization and Relaxation of Land Related Provisions and Development on Definite-Term Employment Provisions

November 17, 2020

In this third part of our analytical review of the Omnibus Law, we would like to highlight (i) the harmonization and relaxation of land related provisions, and (ii) the development on the definite-term employment provisions. For Part 1 and Part 2 of the analytical reviews, please check out these links: Part 1 : Changes to… Read More

W&P Newsletter – Omnibus Law – W&P Analysis Series (Part 2) Simplification of Regulatory Requirements and Authorities and Amendments to the Antitrust Law

October 30, 2020

This is the second part of our analytical review of the Omnibus Law, and this time we are focusing on (a) simplification of business licensing requirements; (b) relaxation of Limited Liability Company (PT) requirements; (c) amendments to the Antitrust Law; and (d) liberalization and simplification of regulatory authorities in certain business sectors. For the first… Read More