and publications of the Legal Advisory Agency Indonesia
Since, to do business in Indonesia, besides the economic
aspects, the legal aspects cannot be overseen, for reason
that without legal certainty and proper transparent legal
regulations it will be very difficult to perform activities
in this field. The L.A.A.I. can be of assistance in this
The activities of the L.A.A.I. come down to the following:
The rendering of advices
concerning almost each aspect of the Indonesian law,
like a.o. the investment law and related aspects, the
agrarian law, immigration law, labour matters, the administration
of justice through arbitration, contract law, regional
autonomy, general mining, oil and gas affairs, the establishment
of a Limited Liability Company (the P.T.), the transfer
and encumbrance of immovables and many other matters
of the Indonesian law, with the exception, however of
the tax law.
As example of the investment law
can be mentioned, the numerous advices rendered
to enterprises that want to set up a project in Indonesia.
This comes down to preparing the documents needed for this
purpose and/or adapting these documents to the objective
of the potential investor as well as being of assistance
during the further development of the project. Within this
framework advices rendered concern legally related
aspects in different fields, e.g. agrarian law, labour
manpower, immigration law and the like.
Besides the rendering of advice, the L.A.A.I. also issues
two kinds of publications:
The Circular Letters,
issued about 4 times
a year, which contain a thorough and extensive explanation
concerning a certain legal subject, which can be an
issue constituting a topic in Indonesia like the occurring
elections, or a newly promulgated legal regulation like
Act No. 13 year 2003 concerning manpower, to be considered
an overall basic regulation in the field of Manpower.
The Legal Newsletters,
which give a survey of
important events in Indonesia, like political, economic,
financial issues, regional autonomy, investments and
the like, that have taken place during a certain period,
usually a month. Said Legal Newsletters can be useful
in the form of background-information not only for Indonesian
or foreign enterprises in Indonesia but also for enterprises
doing business with Indonesia or which are intended
to do so.
The director of the L.A.A.I.
also visits Indonesia on a regular basis, maintaining relations
with different official agencies. There she finds important
information, first of all explanation of existing regulations,
if necessary, secondly information on new regulations. She
also meets different agencies and relations to discuss current
problems in Indonesia and to promote the activities of the
She also visits several seminars
and meetings in the Netherlands to inform the members of
relevant issues. The L.A.A.I. has an agreement of cooperation
with the Indonesian Netherlands Association (INA), which
is the official bilateral Chamber of Commerce between the
Netherlands and Indonesia. This means that our publications
are also promoted by INA.
Current participants of the L.A.A.I.
are besides enterprises, several embassies and universities
in the Netherlands as well as in the rest of Europe and
in Indonesia and Singapore.