Rick Beckmann is a Senior Foreign Legal Counsel at Susandarini & Partners, in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. Rick has worked as foreign legal counsel in Jakarta for 15 years. His main focus is mining and resources, with expertise in various minerals and, in particular, coal. Rick advises both purchasers and vendors of mining projects, mining companies at both exploration and exploitation phases, mining service companies, mining equipment suppliers, and financiers of mining operations. He also has a large plantation practise, advising both foreign investors and Indonesian plantation companies. Rick regularly writes articles for mining journals and speaks at mining conferences. He speaks Japanese and Indonesian.
A draft new law on plantations is now in circulation that would limit foreign shareholdings in Indonesian plantation companies to a maximum of 30 per cent..
December 08, 2014
The Indonesian Parliament rushed through a controversial new law on plantations at the end of September 2014..
October 06, 2014
Rick Beckmann and Aldi Rakhmatillah author an opinion piece about the tighter legislation and increased scrutiny of Indonesia's palm oil sector.
October 23, 2014
Senior Foreign Counsel Rick Beckmann and Senior Associate Aldi Rakhmatillah author an opinion piece about Indonesia's plantation war with foreign conglomerates.
October 16, 2014