Bumi Serpong Damai v. Swiss German Uni (Part I)

The Swiss German University, an entity managed by PT Swiss German Union (SGU), has been facing a tort lawsuit filed by its partner PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk (BSDE) since May 2016. BSDE filed the lawsuit because, SGU allegedly never paid their lease. On December 17, 2016, BSDE sealed SGU’s building. SGU’s attorney asked the Court to order BSDE to unseal their building, but at the trial held on December 21, 2016, the judges of the Tangerang District Court rejected SGU’s request. Teaching activity at the Swiss German University has been halted. Before we discuss the subject of dispute, the following is a brief profile of the parties involved.

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