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REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IN INDONESIAN INSURANCE M&A

27 September 2016 | London
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It has been almost two years since the Indonesian Insurance Law (“Insurance Law 2014”) was passed into law by the Indonesian House of Representatives (click here for our e-bulletin of 2 October 2014).

The Insurance Law 2014 envisaged that regulations setting out detailed rules for implementing the new requirements would be issued within two and a half years of the law being promulgated. To date, however, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (known locally as the “OJK”) has yet to issue a number of key implementing regulations.  That said, in the period since the Insurance Law 2014 was passed into law, a number of important market and (often unwritten) regulatory practices have developed which impact on the execution of insurance M&A transactions in Indonesia.

 

In this briefing, we highlight four key areas which are often given careful consideration when insurance M&A transactions are undertaken in Indonesia:

  • Foreign ownership limit for Indonesian insurance companies; 
  • Definition of “controller” of an Indonesian insurance company and applicability of “fit and proper” test; 
  • OJK’s “single presence policy” in the Indonesian insurance sector; and 
  • Bancassurance arrangements, in particular whether exclusive arrangements are permissible.

Please click here for our briefing.

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