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Indonesian Supreme Court overturns ban on export of unprocessed minerals and ores

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has reportedly upheld a challenge to the Government’s ban on the export of unprocessed minerals and ore by striking down four articles of the Decree of the Minister of Minerals and Energy Resources No 7 of 2012 … Continue reading

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Indonesian Constitutional Court amends mining law to empower local governments to decide new mining areas

In the latest of a string of important court decisions in the natural resources sector, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia has recently published a decision partially amending certain provisions of the Mining Law (Law No. 4 of 2009 regarding Mining). … Continue reading

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Indonesian court decision casts uncertainty over legal basis of Indonesian oil & gas sector

The oil & gas industry in Indonesia has functioned via a production sharing contract (“PSC”) regime since the 1960s and has enjoyed a period of relative stability in recent years. A decision by the Constitutional Court of Indonesia has cast … Continue reading

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Indonesia: BPMigas relaxes stance in requiring BANI arbitration clause in regulated contracts

In an important recent development for oil and gas companies operating in Indonesia, BPMigas has relaxed its stance in requiring BANI arbitration clauses in regulated contracts. Officials at BPMigas now state that companies entering into contracts in Indonesia may use … Continue reading

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