Key Takeaways “ADCOTalks – Nickel & Dime: Opportunities for Chinese Investors”


Indonesia, with its substantial nickel reserves, plays a pivotal role in the global mining industry as the country is an important resource to meet international demand. This undeniable reality has attracted the interest of foreign investors, particularly those from China, to enter the Indonesian market.

To effectively navigate this dynamic market and to maneuver through the complexities and intricacies essential in the industry, businesses need professional guidance that extends beyond legal considerations to encompass a broader spectrum of perspectives.

During the ADCOTalks discussion, several noticeable points were addressed, beginning with theoretical aspects such as the selection and establishment of suitable business entities, vital licenses, and lastly a discussion on divestment obligations—a constant concern for both existing and potential Chinese investors. The event also delved into recent legal changes relating to production mining plans.

Moreover, ADCOTalks also provided real-world insights and practical tips for businesses entering the nickel mining sector. This session explored common challenges frequently encountered by nickel mining companies and offered risk mitigation strategies to address those potential issues.

Recommendations for Investors

The following are recommendations highlighted during the ADCOTalks event:

  • Conduct due diligence on all transactions in the mining sector.
  • Maintain effective communication with relevant authorities, especially in dealing with issues or obstacles.
  • Understand regulatory risks, changes in battery technology, and potential challenges in the electric vehicle industry.


In conclusion, the speakers emphasized that delving into Indonesia’s nickel industry unveils enormous possibilities. However, success in this venture hinges on a profound understanding of the intricacies of this complex industry. Seeking professional advice, guidance, or a reliable legal partner in Indonesia is pivotal to assisting investors in achieving their ultimate goals.


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