31 October 2016 – To advance our commitment toward enhancement of legal awareness in Indonesia, Kantor Hukum Lontoh & Partners participated in discussion “Cross-Border Shareholder Disputes: Making Up or Breaking Up”. Held by Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) in October 31, 2016, this event discussed the options and processes in shareholder disputes resolutions. The speakers of this discussion have extensive experience and a solid track record acting for both foreign and Indonesia joint venture parties. They are: Edward N. Lontoh (Partner of Lontoh & Partners Law Firm, Vice-chairman of the Indonesian Bar Association in charge of Government and Inter-Organisations Relations and Chairman of the Basic Education Department of the Capital Market Legal Consultant Association (HKHPM)), Tandip Singh ( Head of Corporate Practice of RPC Premier Law ), and Siraj Omar (Head of Dispute Practice of RPC Premier Law). Read more

Pada tanggal 29 – 31 Oktober 2010, Karyawan Lontoh & Partners melakukan Gathering to Jogyakarta.

Perjalanan meliputi : Candi Prambanan, Borobudur dan posko pengungsian (Bakti Sosial) di Sleman Jogyakarta.

Pada tanggal 4-6 Desember 2009, Karyawan Lontoh & Partners melakukan Employee Gatering di Bali dimana bertujuan untuk memperkuat kebersamaan antar Karyawan dan tentunya refreshing bagi Karyawan.

Selama di Bali, kami mengunjungi beberapa tempat wisata seperti Pura Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun Mengwi, Bedugul, Dream Land, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, serta tidak lupa menonton tari kecak di Pura Uluwatu dan makan malam di Jimbaran.

Jakarta. New research by a prominent watchdog reveals an alarming trend in the fight against graft, showing that well over half of corruption suspects tried in court in the first half of the year were acquitted. Released on Sunday, Indonesia Corruption Watch data showed that 54.8 percent of defendants facing charges of corruption in regular courts — including district or municipal courts, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court — ended up walking free. Of those who were convicted, 8 out of 10 received sentences under five years.

“This is an indication of how our courts do not show seriousness in punishing corruptors — 54 percent is a huge number,” said Donal Fariz, an ICW law researcher and head of the watchdog’s court monitoring division. The first six months of the year saw 166 graft defendants tried in 103 cases in various courts, with district courts handling 82 cases, he said. Bureaucrats topped the list of defendants, followed by lawmakers and counselors, local government officials, teachers, lecturers and a former minister.

Cases largely involved school and local government spending. “We need to watch our appellate courts, because their trend is pretty different from our antigraft court’s,” Donal said, adding that in 17 cases handled by the Anti-Corruption Court over the same period, no defendants were acquitted. Alongside the 54 percent of defendants acquitted, the data shows that 22.9 percent of defendants were jailed for up to two years, and 18 percent for two to five years. The average sentence was 12 to 13 months. Read more

Jakarta. A heavily criticized and costly new office building planned for Indonesian lawmakers promises to have every available comfort, including a swimming pool, a gym and spa facilities, the lead architect said on Tuesday. Budi Sukada, who heads the team overseeing the design, told the Jakarta Globe that the facilities were in accordance with city bylaws that “a building occupied by more than 500 people must provide public facilities and social facilities.”

However, he stressed that unlike similar facilities in five-star hotels, designers were aiming at the functionality of the pool and the spa “for health” reasons. “We know the lawmakers sit in meetings for hours, so they need facilities to get their blood flowing,” Budi said. The architect denied rumors that the lawmakers’ spacious, 120-square-meter offices would include bedrooms.

They would, however, have en-suite bathrooms and meeting room lounges for guests, as well as work space for staff members and experts, he said. But House Speaker Marzuki Alie, from the ruling Democratic Party, said the builders were “talking rubbish,” as they had never reported the planned amenities to him. Marzuki said he would summon them to ask for a clarification, and promised the building would have no such facilities. “The design still can be changed.” Read more

Jakarta. The House of Representatives on Monday celebrated its 65th anniversary with a muted response to mounting public criticisms of its recent performance. House Speaker Marzuki Alie, addressing a plenary session called to mark the occasion, only touched on the issues affecting the legislature during his speech.

“The House completely understands the people’s criticisms of its legislative functions, seeing the small numbers of bills we have deliberated,” he told a nearly half-empty chamber. “Therefore, various efforts have been undertaken to confront this challenge and look for breakthroughs.”
Since starting its tenure in October, the House has only managed to pass seven bills, already forcing it to halve its initial target of completing 70 bills this year. Marzuki, who is from the ruling Democratic Party, asked the public to understand that the House also had to deliberate with the government over bills, and the process was invariably a long one.

“The people need to be informed of this so there will be no more talk about the legislature not being serious enough when deliberating bills,” he said. House Deputy Speaker Pramono Anung, from the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), conceded the work of the current legislature left much to be desired. Read more