Dr. Yozua Makes is the Founder and Managing Partner of Makes & Partners a member of WPG, and an award-winning law firm  in Southeast Asia, located in Jakarta.

He has more than 30 years of experience across corporate law, transnational mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, project finance, foreign investments, and a broad range of complex cross-border commercial transactions. He is astute in advising investors, and domestic and foreign-owned companies in cross-border project developments, including providing strategy and assistance in negotiating and drafting transactional, corporate, and commercial agreements spanning across various industries & sectors. Dr. Makes is commended by clients for being a “razor sharp” lawyer with comprehensive skills, adept in addressing legal, commercial, operational, financial, and even optical issues. He is also recognized as a “pre-eminent lawyer” equipped with “the gravitas, knowledge and network to drive commercial outcomes” (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2019). A client also cites that Dr. Makes is “one of the best lawyers in Indonesia” and is able to “explain fully in the eyes of business” (Legal 500,2022).

In 2020, Dr. Makes was directly appointed by none other than the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, as one of the 5 highly distinguished members of the supervisory board of the Indonesian Investment Authority (Lembaga Pengelola Investasi or “LPI”), the first ever Indonesian sovereign wealth fund tasked to manage the investments of the central government and optimize economic growth. The board is composed of the Minister of Finance as chairperson, with the Minister of State- Owned Enterprises and three (3) private professionals as members, and only Dr. Makes being from the legal profession. Dr. Makes was also recently appointed as a member of the supervisory board of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“KADIN”).

Dr. Makes’ other professional achievements include being one of the first members of the National Committee on Corporate Governance, a member of the Board of Experts of the Indonesian Publicly Listed Companies Association, and a registered Capital Market Lawyer with the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or “OJK”).

Dr. Makes is a distinguished associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the prestigious University of Indonesia and University of Pelita Harapan. He is also the CEO of Plataran Indonesia, an Indonesian luxury hospitality group.  

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  • Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific- Indonesia Chapter on Capital Markets (2021-2022)
  • International Law Reviews- Indonesia Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions (2021-2022)
  • Getting the Deal Through - Indonesia Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions (2019-2021)  

Yozua is consistently recognised as a leading Tier 1 capital markets lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business; IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms; Asian Business Law Journal Top 100 Best Lawyers in Indonesia; asialaw Leading Lawyers – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers; asialaw Profiles – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Law Firms; Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Capital Markets; and The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession.

He was also Southeast Asia's Most Commended External Counsel at the Southeast Asian Mena Awards 2017, and consistently shortlisted as Southeast Asia Managing Partner of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards.