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Adella Kristi

Adella Kristi is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Jakarta office.

On 5 October 2020, the Parliament approved the job creation law (RUU Cipta Kerja, commonly known as the “Omnibus Law”), which introduces key amendments to several sectors, including the environment and forestry sectors by amending Law No. 32 of 2009 on Environmental Protection and Management (“Environmental Law”) and Law No. 41 of 1999 on Forestry (“Forestry Law”)[1].

[1] The Omnibus Law also amends Law No. 18 of 2013 on Prevention and Eradication of Forest Destruction in relation to certain adjustments regarding sanctions for various violations in forest areas.

With the Indonesian government set to pass new regulations affecting the energy sector, and, we hope, open up more opportunities for foreign investors, Japanese investors should take careful note of recent regulatory changes to the business license application procedures and tax compliance obligations. The Indonesian government has been ramping up…