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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.

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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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Integration of decentralised blockchain (off-chain) arbitration

14 October 2022 by Dominic Ng Ken Ming

In an era of accelerating developments in the domain of Web3, smart contracts and blockchain are concepts that are increasingly familiar. Likewise, heralds for the digitalisation of traditional and classic dispute resolution mechanisms have never been louder. To properly decipher and ensure smooth digital adoption, it is of paramount importance for practitioners, to appreciate and understand the local legislative mechanisms in order to ensure the enforceability of awards arising from such digitalised dispute resolution mechanisms. This article highlights, solely, from a Malaysian legal perspective, how decentralised arbitration platforms can potentially be integrated with existing domestic legal frameworks.

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Manufacturer and Distributor Provisions based on GR No.29/2021 and MOT Regulation No.24/2021

14 October 2022 by Melli Darsa & Co - Indonesia

Last year, the Minister of Trade (“MOT”) issued the MOT Regulation No. 24 of 2021 (“MOT Regulation 24/2021”) on Agreements for Distribution of Goods by Distributors or Agents, which revokes and replaces the MOT Regulation No. 11/M-DAG/PER/3/2006 (“MOT Regulation 11/2006”). MOT Regulation 24/2021 was issued as an implementing regulation of Government Regulation No. 29 of 2021 on Implementation of the Trade Sector (“GR 29/2021”).

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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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SSEK Assists Blackstone-backed Moonbug on Acquisition of Singapore Animation Studio Behind ‘Oddbods’

31 August 2022 by SSEK Legal Consultants

SSEK Legal Consultants, acting as Indonesian counsel, has assisted London-based media company Moonbug Entertainment on the acquisition of Singapore-based media company and production studio One Animation.