Continued growth in electronic transactions has resulted in electronic signatures, or e-signatures, becoming more common in daily transactions. SSEK discusses the use and applicability of e-signatures in Indonesia and the relevant regulations under Indonesian law.
SSEK's Michael S. Carl is a scheduled speaker at the 12th Annual China Nickel Conference in Shanghai. Michael will offer a legal perspective on building smelters in Indonesia, touching on topics such as foreign investment policies, licensing and dealing with the government and the community.
Compliance is an important issue for foreign investment companies doing business in Indonesia. As international organizations, foreign investment companies are not only required to comply with the laws and regulations of the country of origin of their parent companies but also with relevant laws and regulations in Indonesia.
SSEK founding partner Ira A. Eddymurthy was a featured speaker at an oil and gas seminar organized by Petromindo.com. The seminar, "Minister of Trade Regulation on the Export of Oil and Gas and the Use of Letter of Credit: Opportunities and Challenges for Business Actors," was held on Tuesday, March 10.
By Michael S. Carl, Andini Dewi and Bambang Dhanisworo
Defamation under Indonesian law involves the issuance of a defamatory statement that causes a person to suffer harm. The term defamation is often used to encompass both slander (penistaan) and libel (penistaan dengan surat). Defamation is governed in the Indonesian Criminal Code under Chapter XVI, which covers six types of defamation.
Defamation under the Indonesian Criminal Code1. Slander or defamation (Article 310 (1) of the Criminal Code).
2. Libel or defamation in writing (Article 310 (2) of the Criminal Code).
The elements that need to be fulfilled under Article 310 (1) and (2) are:
the defamation is made intentionally to harm a person's honor or reputation
the defamation is addressed to an individual, not a government institution, official or association, community, etc.
the defamation needs to contain an accusation about a specific matter (e.g., deception, embezzlement, etc.), as long as it disgraces the related person and
SSEK Legal Consultants and Deloitte hosted a Lunar New Year Gathering on Friday, March 6, for members of the Chinese business community in Indonesia. SSEK offered a legal perspective on foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
SSEK's Richard D. Emmerson will take part in a free Employment Law Alliance webinar on Wednesday, March 11 titled, "What Employers in Asia Need to Know about Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information."