Market Entry Services


Every company is different. We know that. Thus we provide a network of business service providers to choose from in order to create a stable foundation for your company. Whether it comes to registering your business, securing accounting, legal, printing, or relocation services… fear no more. We’ve got you covered. Below you can read more about the different business services we provide to our clients.

Tax Consultation

Tax legislation in Indonesia is becoming increasingly complicated. This is particularly concerning for small businesses that don’t necessarily have the means or know-how on the best ways to navigate through these responsibilities.

At Greenhouse we understand the obstacles that small businesses face, and are committed to providing our clients with innovative tax consulting services.

Our top-notch consultants will guide your business through the variety of taxes such as Goods and Service Taxes (GST), Payroll Taxes, and Income Taxes. Similarly, they can assist your company with overall financial structuring and demonstrate how to properly declare taxes.

Tax Reporting

Driving value out of tax reporting while complying with strict tax laws is crucial to optimize your company’s revenue. A lack of understanding in the changing tax laws can result in a failure to comply with government regulations. This can lead to steep fines and penalties against your business, which could easily be avoided.

Our consultants provide tax compliance services regarding strategic forecasting, financial planning, and the best procedures to use when filing monthly and annual taxes.

The premium service provided by our specialists will streamline and simplify tax-reporting processes, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Tax Identification Number

The Indonesian Tax Office (Direktorat Jenderal Pajak) requires all Indonesian residents to apply for individual NPWP Tax File Numbers (Nomor Pendaftaran Wajib Pajak).

Before applying for your NPWP, it is paramount to correctly determine your projected revenue, which determines how much tax you are required to pay to the Government. Miscalculations can lead to hefty fines for your company, or conversely to being over-taxed for your revenue/income bracket.

Our Tax Consultants at Greenhouse will assist you in determining your projected revenue/income bracket and will direct you throughout the NPWP registration process.

Company Establishment

At Greenhouse, we understand that launching licensed businesses is never an easy feat. Without adequate support, precious resources like time and capital can be wasted if Government procedures are not followed correctly. Our Team is focused on streamlining your structuring process to minimize risk and get you off the ground as quickly as possible.

Establishing your business is only the first step to legitimizing your company’s operations. Our partners at Greenhouse are at your full disposal to guarantee that you can lead your team optimally and effectively.

To get functioning, a variety of documents need to be procured first. Our consultants can assist you in obtaining these articles and will keep you on track during the formation process. Examples of necessary documentation include:

  • Certificate of Company Registration
  • Issuance of Trade Business License
  • Construction Service Permit
  • Corporate Business Certification

In addition to proper certification, you need to establish the most appropriate business structure for your company. The four most common business types in Indonesia include:

  • Limited Company (PT / LLC)
  • Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV)
  • Foundation
  • Cooperative

Our skilled professionals will recommend suitable models based on your company’s configuration and main objectives, ensuring that you are on the right trajectory for growth.

Limited Company (PT)

The most prevalent business structure in Indonesia is Perseroan Terbatas (PT), or a Limited Company (LLC). A PT business stands as its own legal entity, meaning there is a clear distinction between the owner’s finances and the company’s finances.

Similarly, the owner(s) can decide to form a private limited company or public limited company. The primary difference regards if the business shares are held privately or can be sold to the general public.

This structure is often confused with sole trader businesses. Sole traders do not have financial independence from their company, making them liable for any debts or losses incurred by the business. Conversely, since limited companies are legally distinct from its owners, individuals are not held personally accountable for business losses or bankruptcy.

The ability to identify the most suitable structure for your company is a time consuming process that can prevent individuals from achieving their goals on time.

At Greenhouse, we understand that time is of the essence and that these challenges should not be faced alone. Our consultants are experienced in company creation and can advise you through this process. We work extensively with both local and international companies to help them decide if the PT structure is the most appropriate model for them. Similarly, we walk you through the steps of registering your business to ensure that everything is properly legitimized.

Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV)

A Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV) company is commonly referred to as a limited partnership business that is often held between two individuals. The main element of this partnership is that one entity is classified as the active partner and the other as the sleeping partner.

The active partner assumes the entrepreneurial role and is heavily involved with growing the business. They often start off as sole traders, investing minimally when they first launch their company until scaling the business seems viable. At this point, a sleeping partner is brought on-board to finance the company. Once the CV is established, the sleeping partner has little involvement with day-to-day happenings and bears less overall risk. Typically their authority over decision-making is limited and they have little association with the company.

This option proves to be the most favourable for many small companies that lack necessary capital for growth but also want to retain autonomy.

While establishing a CV is common, individuals considering this option should perform a risk-benefit analysis before moving forward. Greenhouse consultants are trained in decision-making strategies that will help you make the right choice for your company.

Foundation

Foundations in Indonesia are legally categorized as non-profit organizations, often called charitable foundations. Foundations are non-government entities that are further classified as being a private foundation or a public foundation, commonly called public charities.

Private foundations finance their efforts internally, and have a principal fund managed by trustees. These foundations typically make donations towards specific causes that hold personal significance to the founders. An example of a private foundation is the Susan G. Komen Organisation that focuses on curing breast cancer. These foundations raise community awareness and making sizeable contributions to research programs or other non-profits supporting similar causes. Further funding is often received from individuals or large corporations who receive tax deductions for their contributions.

Public Foundations raise capital from the public to donate to charitable purposes. They also receive grants from the government or private businesses, which they use to provide relief-work, provisions, and educational support pertaining to their cause. An example of this is Habitat For Humanity, who provides sustainable housing internationally for marginalized communities. Habitat receives volunteers from around the world to participate in their house-building missions. They have sponsored over 9.8 million individuals with affordable housing since launching in 1976.

While differing in their internal structuring, both forms of partnerships are not-for-profit and back specific altruistic causes. At Greenhouse we are deeply passionate about organizations that inspire hope and will assist you in selecting the most suitable model for your charitable ambitions.

Cooperative

A cooperative (Co-op) is a private organization that involves shared ownership and governance between the members who utilize its services, supplies, or products. While co-ops vary by classification and membership size, they are formed to serve the shared objectives of its members. Unlike most businesses that are influenced by stockholders, co-ops retain full control either within its member group, or through an elected board of representatives. Lead through a democratic style of management, co-ops encourage sharing responsibilities evenly between its members.

Cooperatives came to exist as a way to promote the interests of the less powerful members in society. Labour workers and farmers found that they could accomplish much more collectively than they could individually. In Indonesia, the two main types of co-op organizations include individual co-ops and business co-ops.

Individual cooperatives are enterprises owned and managed by individual members that directly serve the collective needs of those people, such as in a Credit Union. Business co-ops are comprised of both individuals and independent businesses. Their objective is to share the burden of purchasing products in bulk, or in acquiring shared services regarding marketing and administration.

Despite these distinctions, all cooperatives reinvest their profits back into the co-op or distribute it amongst its members. Understanding these nuances and the regulations behind establishing a co-op in Indonesia, especially in regard to tax laws, can be challenging.

Our Greenhouse advisors will aid you in forming your co-op business and assist you in acquiring the necessary documentation to support your exact needs.

Patenting

A patent is form of IP where the Government grants exclusive rights to an inventor, permitting them to bar others from making, selling, or using their invention for a period of time.

For an invention to be successfully patented, it must fulfil strict criteria that can sometimes take years to obtain. The proposed product or process must be ‘useful’, ‘novel’ and ‘non-obvious’. This means it must be different from other similar inventions, and also considered as an unexpected development or solution to an existing problem.

Patents can protect an advanced method for producing results, such as creating new investment strategies or developing innovative computer software. Patents can also protect manufactured items (ex. voltage converters), a composition of matter (ex. new pharmaceutical drug), an innovative machine (ex. sewage treatment system), or designs (ex. iPhone).

To obtain an official patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application. If the patent is successfully granted, the owner is allocated a specified amount of time in which they retain full ownership over the invention. At this stage, the patent owner can license non-owners to utilize their invention, usually in exchange for financial compensation. Similarly, they can sell their ownership rights to another party who then inherits the patent for the remainder of the licensed period. Once a patent expires, the invention enters the public domain allowing it to be freely accessed and commercialized.

Applying for a licensed patent is never a straightforward process as minor technicalities regarding the specifications of the patent often delay the process. Our IPR Consultants at Greenhouse counsel clients on the patentability of their invention well before the application process commences. They are fully versed in these dealings and can streamline the registration process for your company once the product is ready for assessment.

Similarly, our advisory sessions range from the inception of an idea all the way to introducing the invention to the greater market.

Our consultants can also provide the following Patent Services:

  • Intellectual Property Advice and Counselling
  • Patent Licensing and Acquisitions
  • Utility Patent Applications and Registration
  • Provisional Patent Applications and Registration
  • Patent Searches and Usability
  • Violation Enforcement and Prosecution Methods
  • Patent Portfolio Management

Trademarking

A trademark is a form of intellectual property unique to a company or product that intentionally differentiates itself from competitors in a given market.

Trademarks must be distinctive instead of descriptive, and properly registered in order to obtain legal ownership and protection rights. Trademarks are identified as a slogan, symbol, catchphrase, design, or image used to identify a company, distinguish their brand, and advertise their products and services.

Trademarks are often used as marketing devices to visually set a company/product apart from competitors vying to gain market share. They are also marketing strategies that encourage user-recognition, familiarity, and association with certain levels of quality amongst consumers.

Trademarks are granted for up to 20 years, but unlike patents, can be renewed indefinitely. Registered trademarks warrant fair, competitive practices in the market that safeguard owners against competitors from copying or wrongfully using their trademark(s). Owners have the legal right to prevent the unauthorized use or infringement of their IP, often resulting in legal action against violators. These rights are upheld worldwide through international intellectual property treaties, allowing brands to further protect themselves from competitors.

Jakarta is highly competitive and at Greenhouse we understand the difficulties of distinguishing your company from the crowd. Developing catchy slogans and unique logos is an extensive process that our Team is prepared to support you in. Company branding can add significant value to your organization, and we want to ensure that all of your creative work is fully protected.

Our consultants can also assist with:

  • Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Monitoring
  • Corporate Style Guides
  • Portfolio Management
  • Domain Names and Cybersquatting
  • Trademark Violations and Prosecution

Industrial Design Rights

This form of intellectual property, often called a design patent, legally protects the ornamental, aesthetic, and visual aspects of a creation. This pertains to both three-dimensional features (ex. shape of article), and two-dimensional features (ex. patterns, colours, lines). Design patents safeguard a variety of products including packaging labels, product containers, jewellery, and textiles.

The owner of a registered design patent can legally prevent third parties from producing or selling articles that substantially copy or imitate their protected design.

In Indonesia, protection is deemed The Right to Industrial Design and is granted to novel designs for only ten years. This patent is non-renewable and annuities are suspended after the time period elapses.

The importance of this lies predominantly in correctly determining the commencement or filling date for the 10-year duration. For example, if the design is used for official Government work or displayed in a national exhibition in Indonesia, the filing date can be altered advantageously or even overruled altogether.

Our consultants at Greenhouse will support your company across the board of services concerning ID rights. We will assist you in legally registering your design, and will guide you through the government limitations and loopholes. Similarly, organizations within our network can monitor for unauthorised copies and imitations of your design to ensure your patent is properly upheld.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) simply defined is the consolidation process of companies. Mergers happen when two companies combine to form one. An acquisition on the other hand is when one company is taken over by another company. M&A can also involve the procurement or sale of assets and shares. The general reasoning behind M&A is that two separate companies together can effectively increase value compared to standing individually.

M&A plays a major role in corporate finance allowing companies to evolve by evaluating potential opportunities with the objective of wealth maximization. M&A allows companies to transform their business through purchasing or divesting products, by streamlining supply chain, and by entering or exiting markets.

Companies constantly weigh the best options to remain innovative, competitive, and profitable in a globalizing market. M&A offers strategies to keep up with fast-changing technologies, shifting market trends, and economic fluctuations.

At Greenhouse, our Consultants can advise your company on a variety of matters relating to mergers and acquisitions both in Indonesia and abroad, such as:

  • Pre-acquisition reviews
  • Sourcing, screening, and valuing potential targets
  • Legal due diligence reporting
  • Debt and Equity Financing
  • Post merger integration

Corporate Counsel

Corporations are faced with a myriad of regulatory and compliance challenges. Not only must they comply with their own constitutive documents, but must also operate within the boundaries of increasingly complex Government laws.

Our Partners at Greenhouse advise clients on the best practices to implement in order to boost compliance. They directly counsel corporate directors and managerial teams on how to build trust and enforce compliance measures with your company. They work closely with you to develop protocols, policies, and procedures, and then will show you how to successfully implement and maintain them.

Similarly, they are able to assist with ERM, especially in the case of suspected misconduct. Their team will conduct internal investigations to identify the factuality, nature, and scope of the alleged misconduct, reducing corporate liability.

Entity Formation and Corporate Structuring

At Greenhouse, we understand that launching licensed businesses is never an easy feat. Without adequate support, precious resources like time and capital can be wasted if Government procedures are not followed correctly. Our Team is focused on streamlining your structuring process to minimize risk and get you off the ground as quickly as possible.

Establishing your business is only the first step to legitimizing your company’s operations. Our partners at Greenhouse are at your full disposal to guarantee that you can lead your team optimally and effectively.

To get functioning, a variety of documents need to be procured first. Our consultants can assist you in obtaining these articles and will keep you on track during the formation process. Examples of necessary documentation include:

  • Certificate of Company Registration
  • Issuance of Trade Business License
  • Construction Service Permit
  • Corporate Business Certification

In addition to proper certification, you need to establish the most appropriate business structure for your company. The four most common business models in Indonesia include:

  • Limited Company (PT / LLC)
  • Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV)
  • Foundation
  • Cooperative

Our skilled professionals will recommend suitable models based on your company’s configuration and main objectives, ensuring that you are on the right trajectory for growth.

Corporate Litigation

Corporate Litigation falls under the general umbrella of business law pertaining to all disputes that can arise in a business context. Corporate litigators provide counsel and legal representation over a variety of issues including contract breaches, joint venture disputes, class actions, and shareholder disagreements.

The Litigators we work with at Greenhouse are equipped to handle every legal matter that a company many face over the course of its life, including:

  • Securing compliance within new corporate accounting and governance laws
  • Managing corporate tax regulations
  • Mediating shareholder-based lawsuits and derivative action
  • Intellectual property infringements
  • Breach of contract disputes, particularly with other business
  • Securities litigations
  • Partnership disputes
  • Defending companies against wrongful termination suits
  • Corporate property i.e. premises liability, contract management, and landlord disputes

Our partners have ample experience in defence and prosecution within the sphere of corporate business. Similarly, they acknowledge the benefits of avoiding costly litigation, and can utilize negotiation tactics to achieve favourable settlements. Our partners develop appropriate mediation strategies and respond accordingly to all dispute types to ensure the best results for your company.

Commercial Business Transactions

Commercial Business Transactions are defined as the interaction between two or more parties in which goods, services, or other items of value are exchanged for remuneration. Simply put, these transactions serve to transmit economic value between two entities.

Commercial Business Transactions fall under the core category of legislation governing all business dealings. Transactions between two parties must thoroughly define the scope of the deal, and highlight the respective responsibilities and conditions of each party. Litigators craft agreements between parties and ensure that the form of the transaction meets regulatory requirements.

Our Consultants at Greenhouse supply a full range of commercial legal services, including:

  • Negotiating and formalizing agency, distribution, and supply agreements
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Disposals
  • Conditions of trading
  • Sale of goods and services
  • Franchising and outsourcing documentation
  • Counterparty and transactional due diligence
  • Vendor and supplier contracts
  • Commercial and Industrial property developments
  • Intellectual Property contracts
  • Joint venture and partnership management

Our partners guide your company through the full process of commercial transactions. They provide advisory opinions and counsel on all aspects of the deal-making process. They draft agreements, facilitate negotiations, and oversee all dealings to ensure your company achieves the most desirable outcomes.

Contracts and Agreements

One of the most essential components of business negations involves the creation and execution of legal documents. Contracts and Agreements are the crux of a company’s formation, development, and growth. These documents are legally binding, making it imperative that all parties involved are fully aware of the risks, responsibilities, and repercussions of the arrangements.

These contracts serve as official documentation of the terms of agreement and also establish the course of the relationship between the involved parties.

Our consultants at Greenhouse grasp the significance of these contracts and focus on eliminating ambiguity that could compromise the success of your business. They work closely with you to ensure that all agreements are advantageous, fair, and compliant with government legislation.

Provided services include:

  • Legal counsel and guidance over deal-making processes
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Counterparty and transaction due diligence
  • Contract disputes and infringements

Tax Consultation

Our Business Tax Consultation Service connects you with experienced accountants that will assist you in matters such as:

  • National Tax Debt Resolution
  • Tax Negotiation and Settlements
  • Tax Collection
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Goods and Service Taxes
  • Income / Revenue Taxes

In addition, they can also generate the best strategy for your business to manage taxes and achieve your financial goals.

Intellectual Property Rights Registration

Intellectual Property falls under the general category of property, characterized by the fact that it pertains to intangible creations made by individuals rather than to products or goods. The three main areas of IPR Registration include copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

At Greenhouse, we combine Intellectual Property knowledge with deal-making experience to advise clients on the best strategies to ensure the protection of their creations. Whether it’s through brand protection, licensing, or portfolio management, we offer a comprehensive range of services to meet your Intellectual Property needs.

Our skilled team works closely with legal advisors and IPR registrars to ensure that your most valuable assets are safeguarded.

Corporate Governance Risk and Compliance

The focus of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is to coordinate strategies regarding processes, technology, and employees within a company.

Governance regards how a company’s executives implement ethical and effective management techniques across their business and employees. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) identifies how potential risks relating to the organization’s operations and competitive positioning can be cost-effectively mitigated. Lastly, compliance relates to how effectively the company can comply with regulations that govern data retention and general business operations and practices.

Establishing strong Corporate GRC permits a company to:

  • Prioritize and comprehend the expectations of stakeholders
  • Set objectives that consider potential risks and are congruent with company values
  • Achieve goals while optimizing risk profiles and the company’s mission
  • Operate within internal, ethical, contractual and legal boundaries

At Greenhouse, our Partners help companies minimize operational and regulatory risks, providing them with ongoing advice. They understand local legislation and provide strategies for appropriate corporate governance. Subjects like company law, corporate policies, codes of conduct, and shareholder engagements are all part of their extensive range of focuses.

Three focuses of Corporate GRC involve:

  1. Corporate Counsel
  2. Entity Formation and Corporate Structuring
  3. Corporate Litigation

Tax Consultation

Tax legislation in Indonesia is becoming increasingly complicated. This is particularly concerning for small businesses that don’t necessarily have the means or know-how on the best ways to navigate through these responsibilities.

At Greenhouse we understand the obstacles that small businesses face, and are committed to providing our clients with innovative tax consulting services.

Our top-notch consultants will guide your business through the variety of taxes such as Goods and Service Taxes (GST), Payroll Taxes, and Income Taxes. Similarly, they can assist your company with overall financial structuring and demonstrate how to properly declare taxes.

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Contact Us


To be frank, we do not do much outbound marketing. If you give us your name, company and email we will send you the latest stuff written just for businesses looking to expand in emerging markets exactly like you.

Send us a message


Opening Hours
Weekday 9AM – 8PM