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Challenges Facing International Creditors in Indonesian Court Supervised Restructurings

September 13, 2016

O’Melveny partner Andrew Hutton and associate Wincen Santoso recently co-authored the article “Indonesia Court Restructures Challenge International Creditors” for the September 2016 issue of International Financial Law Review.

Indonesian debtors are now more willing than ever to use the protections afforded by a domestic PKPU (a court supervised restructuring process) to achieve a binding rescheduling of their debts.

Several recent controversial decisions by the Central Jakarta Commercial Court or by the court-appointed PKPU administrators have left certain international creditors unable to prove their claims or enforce their rights.

The article tracks these recent developments and suggests a useful approach to allow international bondholders and trustees to participate and enforce their rights.

This will interest lenders, bondholders, and trustees with exposure to Indonesia, as well as their financial and other advisers. The full article is available here, and we welcome you to get in touch with the authors should you wish to discuss further.


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