Alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") has been long recognised and practiced in Indonesia. The promulgation of the Indonesian Arbitration Law has encouraged the business community to increase the use of arbitration over other dispute resolution options. The legislative framework and the growing trend towards arbitration as an ADR option has resulted in the development of reliable and professional arbitration firms in Indonesia.
In this Update, we examine the framework of arbitration in Indonesia with reference to the:
- applicable legislation;
- timeframe for arbitration;
- involvement of the courts;
- types of disputes that may be resolved by arbitration; and
- arbitration institutions within Indonesia.