Dr. Yozua Makes, S.H., LL.M., M.M.

Founder and Managing Partner

Yozua is the Founding and Managing Partner of Makes & Partners Law Firm.


He has more than 35 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 global companies in complex cross-border project developments, including providing strategy and assistance in structuring, negotiating and drafting transactional, corporate, and commercial agreements spanning across various industries and sectors. Yozua is commended by clients for being a ‘razor sharp’ lawyer with comprehensive skills, adept in addressing legal, commercial, operational, financial, and even optical issues.


Yozua’s extensive educational pursuits include a Master of Laws Degree, from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, a Doctorate and Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Indonesia, a Master of Management Degree at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and completion of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


On 27 January 2021, Yozua was directly appointed by no other than 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. Only Yozua comes from the legal profession.  


Yozua’s 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”). Yozua was recently recognized in the 2021 Hall of Fame of Legal 500 for capital markets. He was recognized as the Most Commended External Counsel in South East Asia at the Asian-Mena In House Community Awards and was 2019 Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Awardee and is in the top 100 Lawyers List in Indonesia 2020 by the Asian Business Legal Journal.