Michael S. Carl, an international legal adviser at SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants, was a featured speaker at the 19th Asia Conference on Bancassurance & Alternative Distribution Channels, organized by Asia Insurance Review. The conference was held 10-11 May in Manila, Philippines.
Six partners and foreign legal advisors at SSEK Legal Consultants have been named to Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers. SSEK had the highest number of lawyers included in the list, along with two other firms.
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR“) has issued MEMR Regulation No. 23 of 2018 regarding the Management of Oil and Gas Working Areas which Production Sharing Contract Will Expire dated April 24, 2018 (“MEMR Reg 23/2018“).
Bank Indonesia (“BI“) has issued a long-anticipated regulation on e-money that stipulates a number of requirements and prohibitions that were previously unregulated. The new regulation, BI Regulation No. 20/6/PBI/2018 regarding Electronic Money (“BI Reg 20“), revokes all existing BI e-money regulations.
Fahrul S. Yusuf, a partner at SSEK, and Saprita Tahir, an associate of the firm, were quoted extensively in a Bloomberg BNA article on data privacy in Indonesia in the wake of the Facebook data privacy scandal, which may have affected more than one million Indonesians.
The Indonesian government issued Law No. 33 of 2014 concerning Halal Product Assurance (the “Halal Law”) in 2014. This was seen as an important piece of legislation, considering that Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population and halal refers to what is permissible under Islamic law.