Infrastructure & Construction
In the last five years, the Government has been boasting about the development of infrastructure projects; such projects having been expedited for the last four years after the current Government regime effectively started function. The projects include the development of toll road systems in Java and Bali, Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Trans Papua road systems in Indonesian Papua, railroad and train systems, power plants, airports and seaports, water dams, telecommunication, clean water, and others. These massive multi-project planning and execution require multi-disciplined approaches, including legal approaches that include introduction of new or amendment of existing laws and regulations, setting up standards for Government Guarantee Scheme and positioning the Government and project companies in the planning and execution of the projects, doing public tenders, negotiation and contract drafting, reviewing financial viability of the projects and contracting parties, risks identification, mitigation and management, and many aspects of the project planning and execution.
LGS has had the privilege of working together with the Indonesian Government and State-Owned Companies that are mandated to plan and execute these projects in the formulation of relevant policy issues, and planning and execution of the projects. The knowledge and experience we gained and are gaining from the Government’s assignments have enriched our lawyers in providing a much better strategy for private investors in these projects. This has and is carefully done while observing rigidly the principles of conflict of interests that may arise from private investors’ assignments to LGS.
LGS has been and is currently working in the toll road, power plant, water, telecommunication, sea port, property and other infrastructure projects either for Government regulators, project companies or private investors. The assignments include also legal work for the financing or re-financing for the projects, either involving corporate, project, public offering or other types of financing. Due to certain laws and regulations within current infrastructure development not being sufficiently comprehensive, many legal innovations have been created by LGS to make the projects legally feasible and enforceable.