• 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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Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Egypt 2019

This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Egypt, in partnership with Helmy, Hamza & Partners. It also contains a viewpoint with Mohamad Talaat, Managing Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners.

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.


Indonesia has been identified as one of Asia’s upcoming economies for quite some time. The political reforms of 1998 and the legislation of economic policies and business incentives that followed have brought us closer to that expectation, and the current administration has aimed to go further by bolstering foreign direct investment (FDI). In...


Fulfilling its commitment to simplify business licences in order to foster investment, in June 2018 the government issued Regulation No. 24 on Electronic Integrated Business Licensing Services (GR 24). GR 24 follows the 2017 Regulation No. 91 on Acceleration of Doing Business. Referred to as the online single submission (OSS) system, it...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Indonesia 2019

This chapter examines the legal system of Indonesia, focusing on the issuance of Regulation No. 24 on Electronic Integrated Business Licensing Services. Under this regulation, a single online submission system was created to streamline the licensing process, combining licences for various regional and national institutions across a range of business sectors under one electronic system, and...

The Indonesian economy had a strong year in 2018, with growth of 5.2% marking the fastest pace in half a decade. This came on the back of robust domestic consumption, increased foreign investment and continuing efforts to reform policy and simplify investment procedures, and despite challenges including a falling rupiah, a trade imbalance and global political issues.