Despite being the world’s largest archipelagic state and fourth most populous country – it is estimated to be home to over 255 million people – Indonesia is not yet a major player on the world stage. Indonesia presents huge opportunities and challenges to businesses, international investors and its government alike and the country has seen a considerable shake-up in the past 12 months with President Joko Widodo enacting substantial changes since entering office in October 2014. Earlier in 2015 Who’s Who Legal travelled to Jakarta to meet some of the country’s leading lawyers and to find out more about this future superpower.
From this emerging market we highlight 17 of the leading firms, recognising both independent local practices and those affiliated to foreign entities. Leading the way we have Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners and SSEK, an affiliated firm and independent firm, respectively. These firms prove that regardless of international connections and affiliations, it is the ability to offer market leading legal advice and local market insight that is still paramount to clients.
By Stefano Sbordoni of Studio Legale Sbordoni "Now we await the conclusions of the advocate general on 29 November 2015 and the nth judgment, which will be particularly important in view of the imminent call for tenders, given that the natural expiry date of all the brick-and-mortar licences and a good part of the online licences is 30 June 2016. The judgment will certainly impact the entire public gaming network".
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