• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.


A while back, I arbitrated a dispute over mining concessions between an Indonesian company and their foreign counterpart. The foreign firm made major investments to get the concessions, and then after a few years decided to cancel the transaction and pull out of Indonesia. They filed an arbitration case to reclaim their investment. The...


Amid increasing awareness of the significance of intellectual property (IP) in today’s digital economy, we have witnessed some promising developments in Indonesia’s IP regulatory framework in recent years.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Indonesia 2018

This chapter examines Indonesia’s legal system, focusing on laws passed to enhance trademark protection; procedural changes set to speed up the registration process and other major developments.

It also contains a viewpoint from Todung Mulya Lubis, Founder and Senior Partner, Lubis Santosa & Maramis.

With investment in industrial zones, SEZs, infrastructure and priority industries set to increase in the coming years, Indonesia remains extremely well positioned to capitalise on its position as a regional leader.


Early in 2017 the federal government of Nigeria began a reform process for commercial entities by setting up the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). Its immediate aim is to improve Nigeria’s ranking in the next edition of the World Bank’s “Doing Business” report by at least 20 positions, up from its current position of...