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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.

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The New Requirement for Healthcare Facilities: Electronic Medical Records

17 October 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

The Indonesian Minister of Health has issued Minister of Health Regulation No. 24 of 2022 on Medical Records (“MOH 24/2022”), under which the MOH requires all healthcare facilities to keep electronic medical records. MOH 24/2022 allows, among other things, cooperation between a healthcare facility and a third-party electronic organizer and covers who may have access to electronic medical records.

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The Implementation of the Presidential Regulation on Renewable Energy: The Beginning of the Transition from Coal Fired Power Plants to Renewable Energy Power Plants

09 October 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

President Joko Widodo has just issued Presidential Regulation No. 112 of 2022 on the Acceleration of Renewable Energy Development for the Supply of Power which came into effect on 13 September 2022. The PR on Renewable Energy introduces key major provisions which may significantly affect the electric power industry, especially with the phasing out of coal-fired power plants, and urges prioritizing the development of renewable energy power plants. These advisory highlights the key provisions.

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Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Law Finally Enacted

26 September 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

After extensive discussions and multiple changes to the draft bill since 2016, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed the draft bill on Personal Data Protection on 20 September 2022 (“Personal Data Protection Law”). The Personal Data Protection Law will be the basis of the regulations on personal data protection and this advisory highlights the key provisions.

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New Financial Service Authority Regulation on Peer-to-Peer Lending

06 September 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

The ever-growing industry of Peer-to-Peer Lending (“P2P Lending”) has driven the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) to issue OJK Regulation No. 10/POJK.05/2022 on Technology-Based Collective Financing Services, which came into force on 4 July 2022. The regulation provides more detailed and extensive provisions to cater with the rapid development of the industry. This advisory serves as a brief introduction to the regulation, in order to gauge the new regulatory framework for P2P Lending and how it differs from its predecessor, including the transition period for existing P2P Lending Providers to comply with the new requirements under this regulation.

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Update on the Terms of Domestic Non-Deliverable Forward Transactions Under Indonesian Law

18 August 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Bank Indonesia recently updated its regulation on domestic non-deliverable forward (DNDF) transactions. Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 24/7/PBI/2022 on Foreign Exchange Market Transactions (“BI Reg. 24/7/2022”) replaces the previous regulation on DNDF, BI Regulation No. 20/10/PBI/2018 (as amended). BI Reg. 24/7/2022 makes some noteworthy amendments on the DNDF terms and introduces new thresholds and provisions on DNDF transactions. This Advisory covers the salient key points that banks and business actors need to note in the new BI Reg. 24/7/2022.

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Registered Foreign Electronic System Organizers in Indonesia. What to do next?

08 August 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

As many existing foreign private Electronic System Organizers (foreign ESOs) have registered with the Minister of Communication and Informatics (MOCI) to comply with MOCI Regulation No. 5 of 2020 on ESOs in the Private Sector (as amended), this Advisory covers ‘what to do next?’ so that foreign ESOs that have been registered are aware of their key obligations once they are registered with the MOCI.

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Update on the Registration Obligation of Private Electronic System Organizers

28 July 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

Under Government Regulation 71 of 2019 on the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions, Electronic System Organizers (“ESO”) are required to be registered with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”). In addition, under MOCI Regulation 5 of 2020 (as amended by MOCI Regulation 10 of 2021), this registration obligation must be complied with within 6 months of OSS-RBA licensing coming into effect.

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Regulation on The Taxation of Financial Technology Implementation Services

13 July 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

In order to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of financial technology providers and users in Indonesia, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (“MOF”) issued MOF Regulation No. 69/PMK.03/2022 on the Income Tax and Value Added Tax on the Organization of Financial Technology (“MOF Reg 69/2022”) on 30 March 2022, which came into force on 1 May 2022. This regulation mainly covers Income Tax on Peer-to-Peer and Value Added Tax on financial technology service transactions.

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Amendments on The Establishment, Management, Supervision and Dissolution of State-Owned Enterprises

15 June 2022 by Makarim & Taira S - Indonesia

President Joko Widodo has signed Government Regulation No. 23 of 2022 (“GR No. 23/2022”) on Amendments to Government Regulation No. 45 of 2005 on The Establishment, Management, Supervision and Dissolution of State-Owned Enterprises. GR No. 23/2022 focuses on amending several provisions of GR No. 45/ 2005, particularly regarding senior officers and employees of State-Owned Enterprises (“BUMN”).