IMB (Ijin Mendirikan Bangunan) Changed to PBG (Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung)
Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (Law 11 2020) was enacted a year ago and it revised many existing regulations and introduced plenty of new ones. One of the revised issues was regarding building permits. Previously you had to acquire a Building Permit or Izin Mendirikan Bangunan (IMB) to build. However, it has now been changed into Building Approval or Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung (PBG).
Commercial Contract Dispute: Preparing Settlement Agreement
In most cases, the dispute clause in the commercial contract sets out the requirement for the contracting parties to resolve the dispute within a certain period before having the conflict settled by a court or arbitration. It is prudent to record the terms of the agreement in writing to obtain both certainty and finality. The concept of settling a dispute is straightforward, but the task of documenting a settlement can be complex. This article sets out a checklist to bear in mind when drafting a settlement agreement.
The Urgency of Establishing a Land Bank as a Special Legal Entity
The government is currently discussing a presidential regulation that regulates the operations of the Land Banking Agency, which is regulated by GR 64/2021. This regulation is one of the technical regulations for the Land Banking Agency that the government formed last February through Government Regulation No. 64 of 2021 concerning the Land Banking Agency (“GR 64/2021”). The establishment of this institution is mandated by Law No. 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation. GR 64/2021 was stipulated by President Joko Widodo…
Land Banking as An Alternative to Land Management
The urgency of implementing land management is triggered by the continued increase in the world’s population, thus the land that is static in nature must be able to provide the basic needs of its inhabitants. Responding to the world population explosion, many European, American, African and Asian countries are implementing land banking as land management. Land banking as an alternative to land management currently being implemented in many countries is not a new thing.
Revision of The Power Plant Regulation in Indonesia
On 17th June 2021, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources enacted the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 12 of 2021 regarding Classification, Qualification and Certification of Electricity Support Services (MR 12 2021) which revoked the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 38 of 2018 regarding Electricity Accreditation and Certification Procedures (MR 38 2018). This regulation revised many stipulations from the previous regulation, both minor and major, and we’ve compiled several noteworthy provisions.
Preparing for a Commercial Dispute
Key things you should know before a commercial dispute
Commencing or facing litigation or arbitration (“legal recourse”) can be a very stressful, time-consuming and expensive process for all involved. This article discusses some key ways to prepare before taking legal recourse.
Do your due diligence
A key consideration when deciding to initiate legal recourse is whether your counterparty has assets against which to enforce a successful judgment. If there are no accessible assets,
Foreigner Visa Ban Lifted in Indonesia
On 15th September 2021, the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna H. Laoly, officially enacted Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 34 of 2021 regarding the Granting of Immigration Visas and Residence Permits in the Period of Handling the Spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 and National Economic Recovery (“MR 34/2021”) which revokes the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 27 of 2021 concerning Restrictions on Foreigners Entering Indonesian Territory during the Enforcement Period of Restrictions on Emergency Community Activities (“MR 27/2021”).
The Urgency of Personal Data Protection
The suspected data leaks from Social Health Insurance Administration Body (BPJS) and the Indonesia Health Alert Card (eHAC) demonstrates the urgent need to provide increased protection for citizens’ personal data. But, in reality, the discussion of the Bill on Personal Data Protection has reached a dead end. The reason is that parliament and the government both hold different opinions about the concept of an institution that will protect people’s personal data. The government wants this institution to be under the Ministry of Communication and Information as the executive power branch. Meanwhile, parliament wants the institution to be independent and report directly to the President.
Coal Export Suspension
On August 7, 2021, the Director General of Mineral and Coal (Dirjen Minerba) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) sent a letter T-370/MB.05/DJB.B/2021 regarding “Prohibition of Coal Sales Overseas ” to the Director General of Foreign Trade, the Director General of Customs and Excise, and the Director General of Sea Transportation, stating that there are 34 coal supply companies that have not fulfilled their coal supply obligations in accordance with the sales contract with PT PLN (Persero) and/or PT PLN Batubara from the …
New OSS Platform: Online Single Submission Risk-Based Approach (OSS-RBA)
The Government has officially launched a new version of OSS under the name Online Single Submission Risk-Based Approach (OSS-RBA) with Government Regulation Number 5 of 2021. Pursuant to Government Regulation No 5 of 2021 regarding the Operation of Risk-Based Business Licenses or Peraturan Pemerintah Nomor 5 Tahun 2021 Tentang Penyelenggaraan Perizinan Berusaha Berbasis Risiko (“GR No. 5/2021”)
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