29 November 2021
This article, published by the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA”), provides a brief overview of the Indonesian legal framework pertaining to maritime matters, as well as arbitration proceedings under Indonesian law as one of the means of dispute resolutions available in the country. This article also discusses the enforceability of foreign arbitral awards in Indonesia.
Maritime-related disputes are settled through court proceedings or via arbitration, subject to the parties’ agreement on a dispute resolution mechanism stipulated in their contractual documents. While foreign court judgments are not enforceable in Indonesia, foreign arbitral awards - including awards from SCMA - are enforceable to the extent that local requirements and procedures under the Indonesian Arbitration Law have been duly complied with.