Yozua Makes is senior and managing partner at Makes & Partners Law Firm, a Jakarta-based boutique law firm focusing in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, 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.
Yozua 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. In early 2015, he obtained his doctorate decree in the University of Indonesia after successfully defending his dissertation on the takeover of public companies under Indonesian securities regulations. Yozua is also actively involved in various professional and social organisations, 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-LK, now OJK), 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 Pelita Harapan. Yozua was a member of the expert staff of the Minister of the Cooperatives, Medium and Small-Scale Industries, the Steering Committee for Indonesian State Policy Guidelines and the Steering Committee for the merger of the Jakarta Stock Exchange and Surabaya Stock Exchange. He is on the board of trustees of World Vision Indonesia. Yozua’s paper, ‘Challenges and Opportunities for the Indonesian Securities Takeover Regulations: General Framework and Analysis from Dutch Law and Theoretical Perspectives’ has been recently published by the University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review. Yozua has been nominated as ‘South East Asia Managing Partner of the Year’, and his law firm, Makes & Partners, was nominated as ‘Indonesian Deal Firm of the Year’ at the 2013 South East Asia – Asia Legal Business Legal Awards.