Emerging Markets Webinar: Indonesia's Legal Framework and Investment Climate
[On Demand - DL1064]
Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: No Charge
Duration: 60 minutes
This webinar provides insight into Indonesia's legal framework and investment climate. In addition to key development projects in transportation and infrastructure facilities, there will be a focus on the parliamentary, financial and legal systems of Indonesia. Elaboration on the recently implemented "separation-of-power concept" will be included, as well as the Indonesian foreign investment climate - which has seen many new regulations - namely the newly issued Bank Indonesia regulation mandating use of the rupiah in all transactions. The program also includes highlights of the Indonesian investment protection to include export incentives and guarantees, as well as tax incentives and other investment facilities provided in investment law.
What You Will Learn:
- A general overview of the current Indonesian investment climate;
- Awareness of changes to principal laws on foreign investment and investment protection and incentives;
- Key insight to the newly issued Bank Indonesia regulations regarding the rupiah.
Mr. Theodoor Bakker FCIArb graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands, is admitted to the Amsterdam bar and is a registered Foreign Lawyer under the Indonesian Advocates Law. He has worked in Southeast Asia since 1984, over time building up extensive experience in foreign direct investment, project finance, including private power, aircraft finance, infrastructure development and general manufacturing investment. During the Asian financial crisis he was involved in many aspects of restructuring and insolvency and has advised on foreign law issues of bankruptcy reform in Indonesia. His practice now also encompasses structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is an international commercial arbitrator registered at BANI, SIAC and HKIAC. He has published various articles on insolvency and cross-border investment issues and teaches at the Faculty of Law of University of Indonesia and at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
Before joining ABNR, he worked for a law firm and for PT Asuransi Winterthur Life Indonesia (or now known as PT Asuransi Aviva Indonesia) in Indonesia. He also worked in the Netherlands, as foreign trainee with Loyens & Loeff, an international legal and tax consultants in Rotterdam, and thereafter with a Dutch Bank in Amsterdam. He has extensive experience in matters involving corporate law, foreign investment, intellectual property and project finance, and has been actively involved in infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
He returned to ABNR after a few months post with a major Indonesian power company as its senior legal manager, and currently heads the ABNR team which monitors regulations in connection with energy and mineral resources projects.
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