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Norman S. Bissett routinely handles project and finance matters. He currently serves as a foreign legal consultant in the Finance and Projects Group of HHP, working specifically in the Energy and Resources practice. Mr. Bissett is admitted to practice in England and Wales and Scotland, and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales as well as the Scottish Law Society.

Indonesia’s state-owned power utility, PT PLN (Persero) (PLN), recently issued two invitations for renewable developers who want to be included in the list of selected developers (DPT) for solar PV and bioenergy (biomass and biogas) projects. Developers that pass the prequalification process will be eligible to be invited to participate in future PLN bids for those types of IPP projects.

In brief Indonesia’s state-owned power utility, PT PLN (Persero) (PLN), recently issued two invitations for renewable developers who want to be included in the list of selected developers (DPT) for solar PV and bioenergy (biomass and biogas) projects. Developers that pass the prequalification process will be eligible to be invited…

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.

The use of technology in industrial mining has been developing since its inception: dynamite helped clear tunnels and reach greater depths at a much faster rate than could be done with a pick and hammer; the industrial revolution catalyzed the mechanization of equipment; and electric conveyor belts made it easier…

The Indonesian government has announced plans to install rooftop solar panels on at least 800 public buildings across the country this year, according to news sources. This is a positive step in its efforts to reduce Indonesia’s reliance on fossil fuels. Sources suggest that in order to achieve this target,…

Stakeholders demand mining companies be not only profitable and productive but also responsible and sustainable The mining industry is facing new challenges. In the past, mining companies simply had to plan their production on the basis of “highest volumes at the lowest production cost” to keep stakeholders happy. Today, mining…

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…

The energy transition from fossil-based fuels to lower carbon alternatives is underway. While it is a threat for the fossil fuel based energy sector, it is also driving significant new opportunities, including demand for reliable and cost effective energy storage and, with it, demand for different types of minerals, such…

A new Minister of Public Works and Housing (“MOPWH”) regulation, Regulation No. 9 of 2019 on Guidelines for Foreign Construction Services Business Entities (“Regulation 9”), came into force on 13 June 2019. Like previous regulations on similar subjects, Regulation 9 requires foreign contractors to engage as their business partners 100%…