"Indonesia's Corruption Fight Weakened by New Law"

Reuters - September 30, 2009

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP Partner Michael DeSombre was quoted in a Reuters article about Indonesia's new corruption court law that may set back the region's recent economic growth and improvement in its handle on corruption. "What matters at this stage in Indonesia is not what the law says, but what the actual level of corruption is," Mr. DeSombre said. "Although this development looks like it is potentially a step in the wrong direction, I do not believe at the end of the day that it would actually make much of a difference," he added.