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Armand Harahap

Armand Harahap is an Associate in Baker McKenzie Jakarta office.

Under Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (Omnibus Law), which came into force on 2 November 2020, the government is mandated to promptly issue implementing regulations of the Omnibus Law. To have Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund (Lembaga Pengelola Investasi or LPI) up and running, the government has issued two government regulations on LPI. The first one1 is on state participation in LPI’s capital, and the other one regulates governance and operational matters of LPI.2

With the required government regulations already in place, LPI, which may also use the name “Indonesia Investment Authority” or INA, is expected to commence its activities within Q1 2021.

To see our previous client alert on LPI, please click here.

On 5 October 2020, the Parliament approved the job creation law (RUU Cipta Kerja, commonly known as the “Omnibus Law”). As an effort to foster more investment opportunities from offshore investors into Indonesia, especially from other sovereign and private funds, the central government will establish an Indonesian sovereign wealth fund (“SWF”) under the Omnibus Law.

Indonesia’s SWF will be officially named “Lembaga Pengelola Investasi” (“LPI”) but has been widely introduced as the “Indonesia Investment Authority”. This institution should not to be confused with the existing Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), which is a regulator overseeing domestic and foreign capital investment in Indonesia.