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New Financial Sector Omnibus Law: Capital Market, Money Market, and Forex Market

27 March 2023 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Our dedicated series on the P2SK Law continues with our latest Advisory, which explores the changes brought by Chapter V, amending the Capital Market, Money Market, and Forex Market. Following the enactment of the P2SK Law, we can expect many new implementing regulations in the financial sector. Participants in the financial markets should anticipate compliance changes and prepare to quickly adapt to any necessary adjustments.

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Personal Data Protection Law: Cross-Border Transfer Requirements

24 March 2023 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Following our previous Advisory on Indonesia’s long-awaited Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection (the “PDP Law”) (view the Advisory here), this Advisory focuses on the transfer of personal data from Indonesia to other countries (cross-border transfers). The PDP Law is binding on all parties that process or control personal data in or outside Indonesia with a legal impact in Indonesia or on Indonesian data subjects. Companies must comply with the PDP Law to protect the rights of data subjects during cross-border data transfers. Full compliance is required by October 17, 2024, with a two-year transitional period as of the law's enactment.

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New Financial Sector Omnibus Law: Financing Service Businesses

28 February 2023 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Continuing on from our first advisory on the P2SK Law, we delve deeper into its provisions with a specific focus on Chapter X, which covers finance services businesses. This chapter applies to a variety of entities involved in finance services, including those providing peer-to-peer lending services, and aligns with the P2SK Law's aim of promoting technological innovation in finance services while protecting consumers.

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SSEK Proudly Announces Brand Refresh

14 February 2023 by SSEK Legal Consultants

SSEK is pleased to announce a brand refresh including a redesign of the firm’s logo, website, and communications. We also have updated our name to SSEK Law Firm.

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Indonesia’s Omnibus Law Focuses on Fintech Innovation

10 February 2023 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

The enactment of Law No. 4 of 2023 on the Development and Reinforcement of the Financial Sector (“the P2SK Law”) has provided fresh air for technological innovation in financial services. At the same time, the P2SK Law also protects consumers and strengthens the financial sector amid rapid digital development. Specifically, we discussed Financial Sector Technological Innovation (Inovasi Teknologi Sektor Keuangan - “ITSK”) and the possibilities for it under the P2SK Law. This advisory is the first of many advisories in the P2SK Law dedicated series.

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Melli Darsa & Co. changes name to PwC Legal Indonesia

19 January 2023 by PwC Legal Indonesia - Indonesia

Melli Darsa & Co., Advocates & Legal Consultants (MDC), is changing its name to PwC Legal Indonesia, effective 19 January 2023.

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SSEK Assists TSH Resources Berhad with Large Indonesia Land Disposal

19 January 2023 by SSEK Legal Consultants

SSEK Legal Consultants has assisted TSH Resources Berhad, one of the largest Malaysia-based oil palm plantation groups, with the disposal of land covering more than 13,000 hectares in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, for a total of approximately IDR 2.42 trillion or US$162 million, as has been reported.

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Distribution of Video Games in Indonesia

20 December 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Always wondered how age group ratings are determined in video games? Our latest advisory summarizes the key aspects of the Indonesian Game Rating System (IGRS) provided under Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation No. 11 of 2016 on The Classification of Interactive Electronic Games.

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New Law Strengthens Regulatory Landscape for Financial Sector

20 December 2022 by Freddy Karyadi

In its aim to attract more investors, the Indonesian government has been reforming many laws and regulations since 2020. The wide-ranging Omnibus Law, which amends approximately 78 laws and regulations, was presented in 2020, the Tax Harmonization Law in 2021.

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Indonesia’s Competition Authority Takes SME Partnership Supervision to a New Level

11 November 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

The year 2022 marks a historic era for Indonesia’s Business Competition Authority (“KPPU”) as it is the year KPPU ruling on Partnerships involving Small Medium Enterprises (“SME”)’s passed. While stakeholders find it undisputed that SME Partnerships are distinct from competition matters, the prevailing laws and regulations provide that the supervision of SME Partnerships is borne by KPPU. Now that KPPU is actively enforcing that authority, business actors need be aware of and observe this issue moving forward.