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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.

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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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Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022

16 August 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co - Sivabalah Nadarajah, Benedict Ngoh Ti Tang

On 12 August 2022, the much-anticipated Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 20221 (“2022 Order”) was gazetted and it will come into force with effect from 1 September 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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Sheriff’s Expenses — The Requirement to Obtain Prior Sanction of the Court or the Sheriff

04 August 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co - Rajasingam Gothandapani, Lynnette Tan Hui Ling

A case note by Rajasingam Gothandapani and Lynnette Tan Hui Ling.

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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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Opposition Proceedings under the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022

11 July 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co

In this article, Pravind Chandra looks at the new section 55A of the Patents (Amendment) Act 2022.

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Re Scomi Group Bhd: Judicial Management Not Available for Public Listed Companies?

23 June 2022 by Shearn Delamore & Co

In this article, Douglas Goh Peng Fong discusses whether a public listed company can apply for a judicial management order under Subdivision 2 of Division 8 (Corporate Rescue Mechanism) of Part III of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA”).