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 District Court in Indonesia recently held that a loan agreement executed in English only was invalid, being in breach of the 2009 Language Law..
By June 2013, Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) had apparently introduced an undocumented policy which further restricts foreign....
Kresna Panggabean, Rick Beckmann, Robert Milbourne and Wang Yi have contributed to an article on resource nationalism in Indonesia..
Rick Beckmann and Kresna Panggabean have written an article on recent developments for Indonesia’s mining industry..