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Mahardikha Sardjana

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Mahardikha K. Sardjana is a partner in the Finance & Projects Practice Group of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners. He has been specializing in banking and finance matters for more than nine years. Mr. Sardjana has been leading the group's M&A projects on financial institutions for the past eight years. He has been involved in several projects relating to derivatives, commission sharing, securitization, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions of banks and general banking and finance transactions. Mr. Sardjana has also assisted due diligence projects for acquisitions, mergers, rights issues, companies going private, bond transactions, and in the drafting of the legal due diligence reports for the transactions.

Happy New Year 2021! We hope that this year things will get better.

Bank Indonesia has issued Regulation No.22/23/PBI/2020 on Payment Systems (“Payment System Regulation”), which is an “umbrella” regulation for the payment system industry. The issuance of this regulation is an implementation of the 2025 Indonesia Payment System Blueprint, which we outlined in our previous client alert. This “umbrella” regulation restructures the regulatory framework of payment systems, including the reclassification of activities of payment system operators. Bank Indonesia’s approach in outlining the rules introduced in this regulation appears to be principle-based and strategic. The technical and operational details of how the rules are supposed to be observed will be outlined in future Bank Indonesia implementing regulations. We anticipate that those will be issued in the coming months, so keep an eye on this space.

In this recording of our introductory workshop, Baker McKenzie FinTech Legal Accelerator: Cracking the Legal Code, held as part of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020, our lawyers across Asia Pacific give an overview of key fintech issues that start-ups or scale-ups need to know as they grow and expand…