Yozua Makes is senior and managing partner at Makes & Partners Law Firm, a Jakarta-based boutique law firm focusing on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and foreign investments. He has more than 30 years of experience in these areas and has handled a broad range of complex cross-border commercial transactions. He has often been recognised as a leading corporate lawyer in Indonesia, most recently as the Most Commended External Counsel in South East Asia in the 2017 Asian Mena In House Community Awards in Hong Kong in October 2017.
Yozua is an alumnus of the Faculty of Law at University of Indonesia, University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), the Asian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School. In 2015, he obtained his doctorate decree from University of Indonesia after successfully defending his dissertation on the takeover of public companies under Indonesian securities regulations.
Yozua is 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-LK, now OJK), has formerly worked as a special adviser to the Minister of Defence and is a distinguished associate professor at the Faculty of Law at University of Pelita Harapan. Yozua has been 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 Jakarta Stock Exchange/Surabaya Stock Exchange merger. 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 published by University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review.