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New English Legal Literature Helps Mining Companies in Indonesia Unravel Mass Legal Red Tape

Monday, August 19, 2013 8:08 am EDT

The introduction of the new mining law (Law no. 4 of 2009 re Minerals & Coal Mining) for the development of mines in Indonesia on January 2009 does not deal comprehensively with all aspects of the requirements for exploring, developing, and building new mines. With a number of inconsistencies and contradictory statements causing confusion among existing and potential new mining entrants, Mining Law & Regulatory Practice in Indonesia: A Primary Reference Source is an attempt to unravel the multi-complex rules, regulations, and reporting requirements proposed by the new mining law.

For the first time in English, bringing together in one publication, all of the important laws and regulations relevant to mining, Mining Law & Regulatory Practice in Indonesia: A Primary Reference Source (Wiley; July 2013; ISBN: 978-1-118-61318-4) provides a basic reference source for business people, legal and other professional advisers. Written by William A. Sullivan, a licensed foreign advocate with Christian Teo Purwono & Partners, this book helps readers maneuver their way through the multiplicity of regulations that currently exist.

“New laws, regulations and policies impacting the local mining industry generally appear in official Bahasa Indonesia versions only, with foreign mining companies and foreign professional advisers being left to rely on occasional, poorly written, and inconsistent unofficial English translations prepared by non-lawyers and people with no understanding of the mining practice,” Sullivan said.

Mining Law & Regulatory Practice in Indonesia: A Primary Reference Source provides a thorough coverage of everything from price setting to the processed minerals VAT, land use regulations to investment regulations, rent use permits to forest area utilization. In addition to providing detailed reviews of the laws and their various interpretations, Sullivan supplies in-depth analyses of potential legal pitfalls for domestic and foreign operators and investors.

The 509-page book is now available at all major bookstores in both hardcover and various e-book formats. For more information, visit the publisher’s website at:

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