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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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Helmsman LLC welcomes Una Khng onboard to head its Commercial Disputes Practice Group in Asia Pacific and Greater China

05 October 2022 by Helmsman

Helmsman LLC, one of Singapore’s leading law firms, has appointed Ms. Una Khng as Director and Head of its Commercial Disputes Practice Group.

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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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Helmsman announces expansion to the firm’s practices in Singapore and Hong Kong to support growing demands from clients around the world

01 September 2022 by Helmsman - Singapore

Helmsman LLC is pleased to announce the firm’s official transition into a multi-disciplinary law firm servicing clients and partners throughout the Asia Pacific, Greater China and further afield.

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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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DEAL OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2022

16 August 2022 by asialaw

asialaw's Deal of the Month for August 2022 is...

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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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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.