Category: Newsflash

  • NewsflashJuly 14, 2015

    New Procedures on Expatriate Utilization Permits

    Less than 2 years from the previous rules on expatriate utilization (Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Regulation No. 12 of 2013), the Minister of Manpower recently enacted the new procedures of expatriate utilization under Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 16 of 2015 on Expatriate Usage Procedures (the “New Regulation”). We describe certain new requirements in Read more…

  • NewsflashJuly 1, 2015

    Press Release MEMR on Obligation to Use Rupiah

    As mentioned in our recent Newsflash, July 1, 2015, marked the effective date of Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 17/3/PBI/2015 on Mandatory Use of Rupiah within the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia, presenting major implications for a wide range of businesses. To address impacts specific to the mining and energy sector, the Ministry of Energy Read more…

  • NewsflashJune 22, 2015

    Court Nullifies English Language Contract

    On June 20, 2013, the District Court of Jakarta Barat nullified a Loan Agreement executed only in English, concluding that contracts involving Indonesian parties must be written in Bahasa Indonesia, under Decision No. 451/Pdt.G/2012/PNJkt.Bar. The District Court based its decision on Law No. 24 of 2009 on Flag, Language and Coat of Arms and National Read more…

  • NewsflashJune 16, 2015

    BI Sets July 1 Deadline for Mandatory Use of Rupiah for Transactions in Indonesia

    The obligation to use Rupiah in Indonesian transactions has long been established under the Currency Law (Law No. 7 of 2011 on Currency). Recently, however, Bank Indonesia took major steps to accelerate compliance by issuing Regulation No. 17/3/PBI/2015 on Mandatory Use of Rupiah within the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia (“BI Regulation”), which was Read more…

  • NewsflashMay 13, 2015

    Outsourcing Licenses to Be Processed by BKPM; Only Granted for Single Line of Business

    On January 26, 2015, the Minister of Manpower issued Reg. No. 6 of 2015 on Standard Operational Procedure for Outsourcing Business License Issuance through the One-Stop Integrated Services in the Investment Coordinating Board (“MOM Reg. 6/2015”), which delegates to BKPM (the Investment Coordinating Board) the authority to issue outsourcing licenses to PMA (foreign capital investment) Read more…

  • NewsflashMay 5, 2015

    MEMR Announces 35,000MW Power Plant Construction Program

    AKSET Translation, May 5, 2015 PRESS RELEASE Launching of the 35,000 MW Power Plant Construction Program MONDAY, MAY 04, 2015 12:48 WIB MINISTER OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 25/SJI/2015 Date: May 4, 2015 LAUNCHING OF THE 35,000 MW POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM The President of the Republic Read more…

  • NewsflashFebruary 11, 2015

    Restrictions on Expatriates in Mining Sector

    Since the issuance of the Labor Law (Law No. 13 of 2003), the Minister of Manpower (the “MOM”, formerly the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration—the “MOMT”) has issued 12 regulations regulating or re-regulating positions that are open for expatriates in 12 specific business sectors and one regulation on restricted positions in all business sectors, as Read more…

  • NewsflashJanuary 30, 2015

    Minister of Manpower Clarifies Statute of Limitation for Employee Claims

    The Minister of Manpower (MOM) has finally issued a directive on the statute of limitations for employees to file claims for payments allegedly owed by employers, which was revoked in September 2013, when the Indonesian Constitutional Court granted judicial review of Article 96 of the Manpower Law (Law No. 13 of 2003). On January 17, Read more…

  • NewsflashJanuary 14, 2015

    New Regional Government Law Consolidates Authority to Issue Mining Licenses in Central and Provincial Governments

    Law No. 23 of 2014 regarding Regional Governance (2014 Regional Law) was enacted on October 5, 2014, to redefine, yet again, relations between, and authorities among, the Central, Provincial and Local Governments, as previously stipulated under Law No. 32 of 2004 on Regional Governance, as lastly amended by Law No. 12 of 2008.  The 2014 Read more…

  • NewsflashDecember 10, 2014

    OJK RE-REGULATES MULTI – FINANCE SECTOR

    On November 19, 2014, the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) issued 20 regulations governing banking, capital markets, and non-bank financial institutions. Four of the regulations relate to the multi-finance sector (considered a non-bank financial industry), which was previously regulated by the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”). The new regulations cover: Arrangement of Multi-Finance Company Business (Reg. Read more…


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