Public Services Shutdown for Company and Business Domicile Letter in Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and commercial center, is taking a big step to improve the ease of doing business in the country. Jakarta’s Investment and One-Stop Services Agency (Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu Pemerintah Provinsi Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta-“PTSP DKI”) has recently issued Announcement Number 27 of 2019, regarding the Public Services Shutdown for Company Domicile Letter Non-License and Business Domicile Letter.

Company Domicile Letters…

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FILING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN INDONESIA

We commonly hear about a class action lawsuit filed on the television or in the newspaper, but often, fail to understand the principle, mechanism and requirements that lay the foundations of a class action. A class action lawsuit is a type of procedure, whereby one or more individual(s) that represent a group of people file for an issue that possess similar facts or legal basis, in accordance set forth by Article 1 (a) Perma 1/2002. The individual(s) who represent the group are referred to as the ‘class representative(s),’ bringing the claim to the court on behalf of the group that are filing; these are …

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Industrial Business Licensing for Alcoholic-Beverage Production

In parts of Indonesia, drinking is an inseparable part of the indigineous culture, playing a large role in cultural festivals and social gatherings. Traditional alcoholic beverages are often brewed in backyards, made by fermenting rice, sugar cane, and palm sugar, then flavoring with herbs. Some of the more notable drinks are Arak Bali (Balinese rice wine), Ciu (Javanese vodka), Tuak (Sumatran rice wine), and Saguer (Minahasan palm sugar fermented drink).

Alcoholic beverages from outside Indonesia – such as…

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English as Prevailing Language in an Agreement: The Indonesian Law Perspective

According to the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)’s report of the country’s investment realization in Q1 2019, foreign direct investment increased relative to the same time period in 2018 – in part, driven by the increase in the number of foreign owned companies in Indonesia, the country saw a rise in the number of transactions and agreements entered. For many of these multinational companies, English is the preferred language of business, used in formal agreements and documentation.

In Indonesia, Law No. 24 of 2009, concerning Flag, Language,…

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Search and Seizure 101

Criminal cases are high risk legal issues. Often, they are disruptive to everyday business operations – companies are subjected to crippling fines, or public relations disasters. In Indonesia, proceedings for such cases are split into two stages: inquiry (penyelidikan), then investigation (penyidikan). In the inquiry stage, law enforcement officers try to establish whether a specific event actually constitutes a crime. If the event indeed constitutes a crime, an investigation, which includes the gathering of evidence and finding of suspects, will ensue…

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Hate Speech in Indonesia

In its simplest form, Hate Speech is a statement intended to demean and brutalize another.

It is the use of cruel and derogatory language, gestures or vandalism often directed towards an individual or group. The Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights (Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia or Komnas HAM) defines Hate Speech as “any action and effort, either direct or indirect, committed based on hatred towards a tribe, religion, belief/faith, race, skin color, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation which are incitement against an individual or group of individuals to inispire discrimination…

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The Act of Gratification in Indonesia

Gift giving promotes the spirit of maintaining relationships in Indonesia. Often, it extends to both domestic and international travels: Indonesians who are returning from their travels will bring back oleh-oleh, which are gifts acquired from the destination for their families, friends, and colleagues. These gifts represent a token of friendship and care – however, gift exchange to an Indonesian public officer or civil servant may constitute itself as Gratification.

The Indonesian law define Gratification as the act of giving money, goods, discounts, commissions, loans without interest, travel tickets, accommodations, treatment, and other facilities. These ‘gifts’ are …

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STORYTELLING TRAINING

As part of our continuing professional development program, Schinder Law Firm invited Bjorn Turmann of Speaking Energy Co Ltd (Hong Kong) to deliver a workshop on public speaking for our lawyers and staff.

However, we got more than we bargained for. Bjorn thinks ‘public speaking’ is so 20th century, he prefers ‘storytelling’. Bjorn showed us the power of silence as communication tool, mastering the first 3 minutes, and how to use ‘Scene Thinking’ and the ARC methods-employed by Hollywood- in building our ‘stories’, i.e. the substance in any presentation….

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Schinder’s Lawyer Invited to Speak in the Young Social Entrepreneur Program in Singapore

One of our lawyers, Andri Rizki Putra was invited to share his views and knowledge as a key opinion leader representing Indonesia in the social entrepreneurship program held by Singapore International Foundation on March 20th through 24th. Rizki shared his experience in running a not for profit education institution Yayasan Pemimpin Anak Bangsa (YPAB) to more than 100 aspiring young social entrepreneurs from 31 countries.

Outside his professional life as a lawyer, Rizki is an activist advocating equal access to education in Indonesia. Through YPAB, Rizki and…

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QR Code Explained

A phone is no longer ‘just’ a phone today. From music to meal-planning, they can now add to our lives in a variety of ways. Of course, many people use smart phone technology to make payments for daily purchases such as food and beverages with a little something called a ‘QR (Quick Response) Code’. Just scan the code on your smartphone screen and you are good to go with the tasty treats you are buying. The perks don’t stop there-you will often also enjoy a discounted price or even cashback. The vendors who accept QR Code payments vary in business types and sizes, from fancy restaurants in big shopping malls to food stalls (warungs) behind your office building…

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