Indonesia's central bank has for the first time issued a regulation designed to deal with financial technology ("fintech") in general. Bank Indonesia ("BI") Regulation Number 19/12/PBI/2017 regarding the Provision of Financial Technology, dated November 30, 2017 ("Reg. 19/2017"), was made public by BI on December 7. The stated aim of Reg. 19/2017 is to regulate the implementation of fintech to foster innovation, ensure consumer protection, and manage risk in order to maintain monetary and financial system stability, and an efficient, safe and reliable payment system.
Joint ventures with foreign parties are allowed in Indonesia. The rules relating to the validity and authorization of JVs with foreign parties are mainly set out in Law No. 25 of 2007 regarding Capital Investment (the "Investment Law").
Under the Indonesian Commercial Code, insurance is an agreement between the insurer (insurance company) and the insured party under which the insurer agrees to compensate the insured party for losses, damages or loss of revenues on the occurrence of uncertain events, in return for receiving premiums from the insured party.
SSEK Legal Consultants has contributed the Indonesia chapter to the new Asia Employment Law, a quarterly review of employment law developments across 14 jurisdictions in Asia. The review is designed to help legal and human resources advisers stay up to date on employment-related legal developments in Indonesia and around Asia.
Article 28(G) of the 1945 Constitution is considered as the basis for more specific data privacy legislation in Indonesia. Article 28(G) provides that every person has the right to: (i) Protection of their personal selves, families, respect, dignity and possessions under their control; and (ii) Security and protection from threat of fear for doing, or not doing, something which constitutes a human right.
SSEK founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy and associate lawyer Maria Yudhitama have contributed the Indonesia chapter of the Insurance and Reinsurance Global Guide 2017/18. The guide is published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.