Riki & Fernandes provides advice to foreign companies on investment regulations, sectorial caps and regulatory issues relating to various sectors in Indonesia. The team actively advises and opines on barriers to entry, which include foreign investment regulations, policies, and specific commitments under various trade agreements, customs duty etc.
The team actively takes part in consultation processes with Government of Indonesia and related ministries on policy related issues and submits proposal, papers on required changes in the extant policy.
The team advises clients on entry strategy, business and legal options of doing business in Indonesia, setting of up a company and related labor law and/or employment laws. The firm also advises clients on issues relating to employment and long term visas for their expatriates (employees).
The firm assists and represents foreign companies before the regulatory authorities including Bapepam, Ministry of Law and Human Right Republic Indonesia and helps companies in getting necessary approvals/ clarifications/ registrations/ licenses.
The team has advised clients from almost all sectors including telecommunications, technology and e-commerce, entertainment, media & broadcasting, education, pharmaceutical, defense, trading (retail and wholesale), real estate and construction among others.
We have significant experience in dealing with mergers & acquisitions, private equity, joint venture agreements, international securities, foreign exchange regulations and capital markets transactions. The lawyers of the firm can assist in understanding the types of barriers faced by the foreign investors and the recourse to be taken.
The firm actively advises clients on trade related issues which directly impact foreign investments in Indonesia. Such issues may include preferential market access to Indonesia companies, localization of technology, compulsory transfer of technology etc.