HPRP has longstanding and extensive experience and has also developed integrated legal strategies for encouraging the development of almost all aspects of the resources and infrastructure related sectors throughout Indonesia. We have the excellent combination of past experience and present knowledge to help our clients implement proven strategies that have been adjusted to fit the current legal trends.
Our Firm can assist in various stages of businesses in Indonesia, which includes rendering preliminary advice to clients with no experience in investing or doing business in those sectors; establishing foreign investment companies and/or joint ventures in those sectors; obtaining licenses and fulfilling registration requirements for clients establishing businesses in those sectors such as regional autonomy aspects, environmental aspects, and other aspects surrounding the business; and advice on tax and employment related issues as well as dispute settlement in relation to those sectors.
As a full service law firm equipped with our knowledge and expertise of the community and the country, prevailing laws and regulations, governmental system, and current practices in the field, HPRP has expanded this practice group to cope with the potential increase of workload in the below-mentioned areas of practice.
HPRP is known as one of the best Indonesian legal counsel in the plantation sector where our Firm has extensive experience in covering clients’ needs in all aspects of Indonesian regulations, policy, and common structures used in the plantation industry, which includes the forestry sector.
Members of this practice have engaged in various types of work, starting from the due diligence examination; dealings with officials in the relevant multiplicity of central and provincial government institutions; structuring the best possible scheme regarding the investment in and/or the acquisition of and the disposal of the ownership and/or assets; and applying for licenses required and assisting in daily operational aspects.
We represent foreign investors and domestic clients, many of which are high profiles Malaysian companies engaged in these businesses, including those involved in the rapidly expanding palm oil market, and have assisted various plantation companies to put nearly 100,000 hectares of new land into production.
In the mining sector, our Firm provides legal assistance and has encompassed a wide variety of mining business activities in Indonesia, which include: acquisition of mining companies; establishment of mining service companies for structure purposes; legal due diligence exercises on mining business permits (previously known as mining concession and coal contract of work (CCOW)); and operational regulatory needs of mining and mining service companies.
In the oil and gas sector, our Firm’s legal assistance includes of the following: advising on several important aspects, assisting in negotiations, and/or obtaining various contracts, licenses, and registrations with the Indonesian oil and gas state owned company (Pertamina), the government body designated to supervise and control the activities of the upstream oil and gas, and/or contractors (KKKS) such as production sharing contracts (PSC) and KSO agreements (formerly known as technical assistance contracts (TAC)) including joint operating agreements (JOA) and farm-in and farm-out agreements, and gas sale agreements.
In the power sector, our Firm has assisted foreign investors, local shareholders, and/or government institutions in the preparation, negotiation, and provision of regulatory advice relating to the incorporation and the development of power projects such as geothermal, coal, gas-fired, gas-fuelled combined cycle gas-fired power station; high voltage transmissions; and general operational matters for both upstream and downstream activities.
In the infrastructure sector, our Firm has assisted clients in several government and regional government projects and in entering into joint ventures with foreign investors for the development of infrastructure such as public transportation, toll roads, electricity, and water management.
Progress and modernization have brought significant growth to the Indonesian telecommunication sector as well as essential expansion on the development of IT, i.e., technology in the field of information covering among others hardware, software, networking software and hardware, databases, and info-ware. Thus, the integration of telecommunication and IT into practice in the form of current business activities has become an important matter, and in responding to this, our Firm provides legal services in this area of practices such as: rendering regulatory advisement on the prevailing laws and regulations relating to telecommunication and IT; drafting, preparing and/or reviewing legal documents relating to telecommunication and IT; acquisition of satellites; development of KSO projects; GSM turnkey projects; negotiation on the implementation of the use of IT from both sides, the owner/creator and the user; and operational regulatory needs of telecommunication and IT companies.
HPRP’s longstanding experience and expertise covers all every aspects of the aviation industry, ranging from representation in aircraft and engine leases; representation in financing, restructuring, and acquisition of airline companies; forming the right employment scheme and resolving any employment disputes; assisting airline companies with aircraft and engine maintenance agreements; and regulatory advice on licenses and operational issues with the relevant authorities. Our Firm has been providing the general counsel for the Indonesian national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia and currently represents other Indonesian airlines, i.e. Sriwijaya Air and Citilink as well.
HPRP also has considerable experience in assisting clients to enter the shipping industry in Indonesia and its related activities, such as rendering preliminary advice to clients with no experience in investing or doing business in the shipping and port sectors in Indonesia, structuring the scheme in establishing joint ventures with Indonesian parties, fulfillment of licenses and registration requirements in the shipping and port sectors, negotiation in ship acquisition including change of flag procedures, representation in financing of shipping companies including ship hypothecations.