ICC’s Law Enforcement Activities to be Conducted Electronically in the Midst of Covid-19.

Law enforcement activities conducted by ICC have recommenced as of April 7, 2020.  Letter of Decision Number 12/KPPU/Kep.1/IV/2020 regarding Case Handling in Disease Outbreak Disaster Emergency Conditions posed by Corona Virus in Indonesia has revoked and declared the invalidity of Letter of Decision Number 11/KPPU/Kep.1/III/2020 regarding Amendment to Decision of the Indonesia Competition Commission Number 10/KPPU/Kep.1/III/2020 regarding Suspension of Law Enforcement Activities within the Secretariat of Indonesia Competition Commission.

With the coming into effect of the latest Decision, all law enforcement activities which include assessment of notifications, partnership supervision, handling of business competition cases, examination of delayed notification cases, examination of partnership cases, and hearings of the Commission Panel are conducted again.

In line with the policy on the prevention of the spread of the Covid-19, especially within the ICC, namely to work from home and minimize physical meetings, the effectiveness of law enforcement activities will be maximized through the use of electronic media such as electronic mails, telephones, or teleconferences. This has been specifically provided for by virtue of Commission Regulation Number 1 Year 2020 regarding Electronic Case Handling as issued by ICC on April 6, 2020. Consequently, it is expected that the parties involved in the law enforcement proceedings can take a cooperative attitude in the proceedings for the purpose of requests for data, information, and clarification as needed.