Indonesia – Food safety rules and Halal certification

With more than 270 million people, Indonesia is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. In addition to understanding the origin, contents and safety of food and beverage products, Indonesian Muslim consumers are increasingly seeking assurance for Halal products consumed by them. There is also a growing Halal industry as Indonesia … Read more

Indonesia’s New Stamp Duty Law

A new stamp duty law came into effect in Indonesia on 1 January 2021 through Law No. 10 of 2020 on Stamp Duty. The new law includes detailed provisions on stamp duty obligations as well as several new stamp duty objects. Read more

Indonesian Competition Authority Introduces Significant New Merger Control Guidance

In October 2020, the Indonesian Competition Commission (commonly known as the KPPU) issued new Guidelines on the Evaluation of Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions (the Guidelines).  The Guidelines provide much needed clarity on the interpretation of KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2019 (the 2019 Regulation), which sets out the categories of transactions subject to notification under Indonesia’s post-closing merger control regime. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Guide to Impact on Indonesia’s Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Sectors – Licensing, Environmental, Forestry and Construction Reforms

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law has been heralded for introducing significant reforms in a range of areas, including Indonesia’s laws on investment, employment, immigration, environmental standards, business licensing and building permits. In this article we discuss the potential impact on investors in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Are the Labour Reforms Really Pro-Employer?

The labour reforms in the Omnibus Law have largely been controversial because they are widely reported to introduce a fundamental shift in employee protection in Indonesia. While this is true for certain aspects of the law, such as employee entitlements upon termination, employers should be mindful that many of the changes may actually be employee-friendly. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Impact on Investment

Indonesia’s widely heralded, but controversial, Omnibus Law is intended to remove a plethora of complexities and red tape across a range of existing laws that are seen to hinder business efficiency in Indonesia. It also aims to significantly reduce the barriers to foreign investment, supporting a more open and competitive economy. Read more