Brief Introduction to Indonesia’s Job Creation / Omnibus Law

“Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (the “Job Creation Law” or widely known as the Omnibus Law) was issued and came into effect on 2 November 2020. The changes made by this Job Creation Law affect 78 Laws and provides several strategic policies among others on (i) broadening of the investment ecosystem and business activities; (ii) the ease of doing business; and (iii) acceleration of national strategic projects oriented towards national interests.”

The Indonesian Government’s Relaxation for Foreigners Entering Indonesia

On 29 September 2020, aiming to relax the temporary ban and limitation on foreigners entering Indonesia due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister of Law and Human Rights issued its regulation Number 26 of 2020 on Visas and Stay Permits During the Adaptation to the New Normal Period. Read more about it here.

Regulating the Growth of Electronic and Digital Banking Services

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.03/2018 on the Organization of Digital Banking Services by Commercial Banks (“OJK 12/18”).

New KPPU Guidelines on Merger Control Rules

KPPU has recently issued its long-anticipated guidelines on the Indonesian merger control rules

Bill on Stamp Duty

This advisory contrasts the Bill on Stamp Duty to Law 13 of 1985.