Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was invited to give a presentation at the 3rd Global Bauxite Conference 2017 on the Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refinery Investment Environment in Indonesia. The conference was held June 14-15 in Jakarta.
You can find his presentation materials here.
Michael Carl is the supervising adviser for SSEK's mining practice. He works with multinationals and large domestic companies on all aspects of their operations in Indonesiaâs mining sector, including advising on smelting and other possible investments in mining assets in Indonesia. Michael is recognized for his broad knowledge and experience with Indonesian law and his ability to help companies navigate the countryâs regulatory environment.
The Employment Law Allianceis offering a free 75-minute webinar on The Implications of Brexit: What Does It Mean for Businesses in the UK and Across the EU? This free webinar is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 (the date has been changed from May 24).
It has been nearly a year since the UK voted to leave the EU, and in March 2017 the UK formally triggered a two-year exit negotiation under Article 50 of the EU Lisbon Treaty. The negotiations will no doubt be difficult and we do not yet know what (if any) deal will be done.Â However, we can expect substantial changes to the UK's relationship with the EU and the employment landscape in particular, the UK has said there will be changes to the rights of EU citizens to live and work in the UK (and the rights of UK citizens to live and work across the EU), and the UK will have the freedom to determine its own laws (including employment laws) without answering to the European Court of Justice.Â These changes will have a direct impact on businesses operating both in the UK and the wider EU.
Experienced legal counsel from the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium will provide practical insight on what Brexit may mean and how companies can prepare for the changes:
Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at the 18th Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels, organized by Asia Insurance Review. The conference was held May 15-16 at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta.
Michael discussed foreign ownership of insurance companies in Indonesia, and looked at the development of the bancassurance market in Indonesia and the regulatory framework.
You can find his presentation here.
Michael Carl joined SSEK in 2004 and has more than 20 years of experience practicing law in Southeast Asia, principally in Indonesia. He is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer for Indonesian banking and finance, corporate/M&A, projects and energy, and real estate, and by IFLR1000 for banking, project finance, and restructuring and insolvency.
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants is a finalist in six categories at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards, which recognize the leading law firms and lawyers in the region.
SSEK is nominated for:
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
M&A Deal of the Year (Alibaba's Acquisition of Lazada)
Project Finance Deal of the Year(Well Harvest Alumina Refinery Project)
The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham Indonesia) hosted a discussion on Tuesday, May 9, on work permits.
Coping with Work Permits:Finding the Way Forwardwas moderated by Darrell R. Johnson, the senior foreign legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, and featured SSEK senior associate Stephen Igor Warokka.
The session took participants through the process of obtaining and renewing work and residence permits, whether you require the permit yourself or you are hiring expats.
PwC and EY joined SSEK on the panel.
Ira A. Eddymurthy, a founding partner of SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) conference held April 6-9 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ira spoke during a session on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and cross-border investment and international trade. The session was held on Friday, April 7.
Ira was joined by former government officials and counsel from jurisdictions shaping the TPP in examining questions such as, Can the TPP survive without the United States? Are its widely diverse provisions even desirable, ranging from traditional market access for goods to new opening of services, e-commerce, labor commitments and the much-debated investor-state dispute settlement mechanism? Will the TPP's fate either way significantly affect stability in Asia?
Ira is the co-head of SSEK's award-winning corporate mergers and acquisitions practice group. Her practice also includes capital markets and banking law, finance, including project finance, insurance, and tax law. Ira is recognized as one of Indonesiaâs leading corporate and M&A, banking and finance, and capital markets lawyers by independent legal publications including Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at a one-day seminar in Seoul organized by INSOL, an international association of restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy professionals.
The seminar covered the role of insolvency practitioners in rehabilitation proceedings, cross-border insolvency in the shipping industry, the reorganization of small and medium businesses in financial distress, schemes of arrangement in different jurisdictions, and insolvency of multinational enterprise groups.
Michael discussed the bankruptcy/insolvency regime in Indonesia, including the role of insolvency practitioners.
You can find his presentation slides here.
The Employment Law Alliance is offering a free 90-minute webinar on Thursday, December 1, 2016, focusing on Three Is a Crowd: What Employers Need to Know about Employee Outsourcing and Temporary Agencies in South America and Mexico.
There are myriad legal implications related to outsourcing employees and contracting with temporary agencies in Latin America, including the need to consider specific laws and regulations the potential risks for the employer, including becoming liable for the labor and social security obligations of the outsourced employees health- and safety-related obligations and liabilities restrictions on the scope or type of subcontracted Â services bans or restrictions on employee supply or employee lease arrangements, etc.
During this webinar, employment lawyers from across South America and Mexico will provide guidance and insight into:
The general legal framework for outsourcing services and employee supply by temporary agencies