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Makes & Partners

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Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and 2 more

The firm: Makes & Partners is an independent, innovative and creative Indonesian law firm and a leader in the Indonesian corporate finance and corporate commercial legal services market. The firm promotes the commercial interests of clients by providing high-quality legal services to Indonesian and international clients.

The market recognises Makes & Partners as a strategic leader for integrated commercial business and legal solutions. Since its inception, the firm has adopted and inculcated the philosophy: ‘solving a legal problem means more than knowing the law’, to achieve a result-oriented commercial approach and high-completion rate for all of its transactions.

The firm adopts a practical business approach in all its dealings with clients in order to provide meaningful legal solutions. Established in the early 1990’s, Makes & Partners maintains solid relationships with the government, as well as legal and business communities in Indonesia. It currently has approximately 30 lawyers, including foreign attorneys. Its lawyers are also assisted by special counsels who have previously served in senior capacities in the academy, private practice and with various government ministries and institutions and the Indonesian Supreme Court. The lawyers’ work is based on a co-ordinated team approach and its client’s personnel are considered integral members of our team.

Makes & Partners welcomes the era of greater ASEAN and pan-Asian economic cooperation and integration with leading Singapore firm, WongPartnership LLP. Through its recent strategic alliance, the excellent legal services of the firm complemented by WongPartnership’s strengths will reach far and wide into ASEAN and beyond. Recognising the increasing number of deals taking advantage of Indonesia’s burgeoning investment climate and China’s position as one of the world’s largest economic powers, Makes & Partners has established a China desk for corporate and commercial legal services, with a dedicated team especially tasked to provide assistance to Chinese investors for complex transactions developing within the Indonesian business landscape. It’s strategic alliance with WongPartnership, with its award-winning China practice, also boosts its resources in providing support for cross-border matters.

Makes & Partners, in partnership with WongPartnership, is also most pleased to announce the opening of its new litigation and dispute resolution practice, to assist clients in the full spectrum of their legal needs, both in Indonesia and overseas.

Makes & Partners is comprised of Indonesian and international lawyers (on full employment and not on a seconded basis) who work as a team. It has a wealth of experience in international work, having represented major multinational companies and international strategic and institutional investors in connection with their investments in Indonesia. Several of its practitioners have lived, studied and worked in the United States, Europe and various parts of Asia,

Makes & Partners represents major multinational companies, strategic and institutional investors, banks and investment houses in connection with their investment in Indonesia. The firm’s portfolio of clients also includes Indonesian and international issuers, underwriters, banks and investors, as well as Indonesian borrowers, the government of Indonesia and other public entities.

Areas of practice: Capital markets; corporate finance and banking; mergers and acquisitions; privitisations and divestments; capital investment (including joint ventures); energy, resources and mining (including power plants); project finance, public utilities, and infrastructure; restructurings, reorganisation, workouts and bankruptcy; real property development; media and broadcasting; telecommunications and information technology; environment; general corporate and commercial; international trade; corporate governance; anti-monopoly and competition; and litigation and dispute resolution.

  • Contacts

  • Yozua Makes SH, LLM, MM, PhD (managing partner)

  • Iwan Setiawan SH (senior partner)

  • Ms Fransisca SH (partner)

  • Number of lawyers: 30+
  • Languages
  • English
  • Indonesian

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