Yozua Makes is senior and managing partner at Makes & Partners Law Firm, a Jakarta-based law firm focusing in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking and foreign investments. He has over 25 years of experience in these areas and has handled a broad range of complex cross-border commercial transactions. He is an alumnus of the faculty of law at the University of Indonesia, the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), the Asian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School. Yozua is currently enrolled in, and is the first participant of, the dual doctorate research programme by the University of Maastricht and the University of Indonesia. Yozua was conferred a PhD degree in law by the University of Indonesia, Faculty of Law in 2016.
Yozua is also actively involved in various professional and social organisations. He was the first appointed member of the National Commission of Good Corporate Governance and is a member of the board of experts of the Indonesian Publicly Listed Company Association. He is a registered legal consultant with the Indonesian Capital Market and Financial Institution supervisory board (Bapepam), has formerly worked as special adviser to the Minister of Defence, and is a distinguished associate professor at the faculty of law at the University of Indonesia and the University of Pelita Harapan. Yozua was a member of the expert staff of the Minister of the Cooperatives, medium-sized and small-scale industries; the steering committee for Indonesian State Policy Guidelines and the steering committee for the Jakarta Stock Exchange/Surabaya Stock Exchange merger. He is on the board of trustees of World Vision Indonesia.
Makes & Partners:
Makes & Partners is a fully independent law firm, with a history of forward thinking. As a trendsetter we have achieved a number of “firsts” in Indonesia. We advised on the first IPO of an Indonesian real estate investment trust on the Singapore Stock Exchange, the first privatization of an Indonesian State-Owned Company, first Voluntary Tender Offer, first non-cash settlement Rights issue and many others. Our track record shows a propensity for innovation and groundbreaking achievement. Makes & Partners is, undeniably, in the forefront of the Indonesian corporate legal profession.
We are a law firm of business-minded and result-oriented lawyers. Our passion in Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate and Financial Law drives us to achieve the best for our clients. We undertake your projects and transactions with a sense of urgency, and with thorough process, resulting in better speed-to-completion with unwavering quality.