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Managing Partner

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yohanes.aples@yohaneslaw.com

Dr. Yohanes Aples, S.H., LL.M.

Mr. Aples leads the corporate, financial, and commercial law practice groups. He has more than 16 years of experience in capital market, transnational mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, foreign investment, joint venture, and a broad range of complex cross-border commercial transactions and commercial litigations. He also gained international exposure as an international lawyer by working in one of the world’s largest law firms located in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, which consists of more 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers across the globe. 

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia, and an LL.M. in finance law from the Institute for Law and Finance, University of Goethe, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2016. Mr. Aples completed his Doctor of Law with magna cum laude predicate from Pelita Harapan University, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2020. 

 

He serves as Vice Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Business Law Consultants (Asosiasi Profesi Konsultan Hukum Bisnis Indonesia, APKHBI) and Head of Treasury Department for Indonesian Construction Dispute Resolution Institute (Lembaga Penyelesaian Sengketa Konstruksi Indonesia, LPSKI). He is also a member of Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants Association (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal Indonesia, HKHPM) and registered as capital market legal consultant with Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, OJK).

Education

Doctor of Laws, Pelita Harapan University, Jakarta, 2020, magna cum laude

Magister Legum (LL.M.) Finance, Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, 2016

Bachelor of Laws (S.H.), Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Trisakti, Jakarta, 2006

Credentials

Vice Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Business Law Consultants (Asosiasi Profesi Konsultan Hukum Bisnis Indonesia, APKHBI)

 

Head of Treasury Department for Indonesian Construction Dispute Resolution Institute (Lembaga Penyelesaian Sengketa Konstruksi Indonesia, LPSKI)

Licensed advocate registered in Indonesian Advocates Association (Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia, PERADI)

Member of Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants Association (Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal Indonesia, HKHPM) and registered as capital market legal consultant with Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, OJK)

Member of Bali International Arbitration & Mediation Center (BIAMC)

Selected Representations

Successfully represented PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada Tbk in the negotiation and drafting of the Design & Build Construction Contract for the HBR II Elevated Toll Road with PT Wijaya Karya Tbk as the main contractor. The HBR II Elevated Toll Road will complete the full circle of JORR 1 toll road and interconnect with JIUT toll road

 

​Successfully represented one of Indonesian tycoons in the acquisition of sea sand mining located in Riau and two nickel mining concessions in Sulawesi

Successfully assisted in the establishment of PT Raja Gas Kharisma, a joint venture company between PT Raja Rafa Samudra and Concord Group Sdn Bhd, for the construction of the first Methane Compressed Natural Gas Plant or Bio-CNG Plant in Indonesia. Located within the plantation area of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk in Muara Wahau, East Kalimantan and having a capacity of 280 cubic meters per hour, this plant is able to produce power output of 1.2 Megawatts. 

Successfully represented PT Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industry (TKPI), a subsidiary of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk, in solar panel construction and installation agreement with a solar panel service provider to develop a solar power plant utilizing the Norwegian technology. The solar panels will be installed on the rooftop of TKPI’s factory with a coverage area of 16,000 m2 and can generate 2 Megawatts of electricity at its peak capacity

 

Successfully assisted in the preparation and establishment of a joint venture agreement to source Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) from Southeast Asia to fuel the biomass power plants operated by PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk and erex Co. Ltd., a Japan-based power producer and supplier

 

Legal counsel for Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. in ensuring regulatory compliance and providing advice on legal questions related to procurement and construction law, contract development, dispute resolution, and internal corporate actions

Assisting PT Andalan Sakti Primaindo with its initial public offering in the property sector, including drafting all necessary corporate documents and resolutions, contributing to the due diligence review, making the prospectus, liaising with the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK), Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX/BEI), and other authorities

Legal counsel for one of the biggest Indonesian investment vehicles in the (i) debt and share restructuring with a combination of settlement between land and shares (debt vs. asset settlement), (ii) acquisition of an Indonesian public company, and (iii) acquisition of thousand of hectares of land located in Banten

Legal counsel for PT Perintis Kapital Nusantara in a series of investments, pre-IPO structures, and corporate transactions involving equity and debt

Retainer counsel for all legal and corporate matters of Seascape Survey Indonesia

 

Retainer counsel for MRA Group on all legal matters of Ferrari Indonesia, Bvulgari Hotel & Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Haagen Dazs, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar

Legal counsel and representing Dapur Solo in its shares and asset acquisition by Falcon Group

Legal counsel for PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk in right issue and securitization of future-based revenue (the first in Indonesia)*

Legal counsel for PT Marga Lingkar Jakarta (subsidiary of Jasa Marga) on the issuance of toll project bond for a particular toll road consession (the first in Indonesia)*

Legal counsel for Pemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta in the preparation of design and build construction master agreement for school, hospital, and flats*

Legal counsel for RHB Bank Berhad as creditor in connection with term loan facility transaction granted to PT Renuka Caoalindo Tbk*

Legal counsel for PT Logindo Samudramakmur Tbk in the (i) initial public offering, (ii) rights issue, and (iii) joint venture agreement with a Singapore entity for FSRU and LNG carries in Indonesia*

Legal counsel for Agung Podomoro Group in its initial public offering*

Legal counsel for Morgan Stanley in the establishment and licensing standards required to operate as an underwriter by OJK and in the capacity of an underwriter for the initial public offering of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri Tbk*

Legal counsel for Royal Bank of Scotland in the asset acquisition by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), specifically on the manpower matters*

Legal counsel for PT Sugih Energy Tbk in its acquisition of PT Resources Mineral Indonesia, an oil and gas drilling company operating in West Java, Indonesia, handling confidential matters in dealings with OJK and IDX/BEI*

Legal counsel for Metropolis Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Plaza Medan Fair, the largest shopping center in Medan, North Sumatera*

Legal counsel in the initial public offering of PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk, a subsidiary of Sinar Mas Group*

Legal counsel on the issuance of bonds for PT Metrodata Electronics Tbk*

*previous work experience

Publications, Engagements, and Academic Activities

Mr. Aples is a keynote speaker for various law courses held by the Center for Indonesian Business Law Development (Pusat Pengembangan Hukum Bisnis Indonesia, PPHBI), among others:

‘Understanding and practice of syndicated loan facilities in Indonesia’, In-House Training for PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk in co-operation with PPHBI, October 14, 2021

‘The ins and outs of nominee agreement and nominee arrangement issues in investment practices’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, July 26, 2019


‘Foreign investment and its relevance in limited liability companies’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, March 29, 2019


‘Drafting a successful legal due dilligence and audit report’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, 21 December 2019


‘Mortgage: problems and solutions’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, November 9, 2019


‘Contract drafting in practice’, Schinder Business Center, September 28, 2018


‘Legal aspects of restructuring in limited liability companies’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, May 25, 2018


‘Mortgage: all its problems and legal solutions’, Ashley Hotel Jakarta, March 9, 2018


‘Legal aspect and settlement: corporate guarantee and personal guarantee’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, November 24, 2017


‘Tips on the legal practice: acquisition, consolidation, and merger of limited liability companies’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, November 10, 2017


‘Excellent in arranging legal due dilligence in Business Sector’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, October 27, 2017


‘Legal aspects of corporate group in Indonesia’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, August 11, 2017


‘Foreign investment and its relevance in limited liability companies’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, July 14, 2017


‘One day workshop: corporate legal document (Part 2)’, Hotel Mercure Sabang Jakarta, 9 Juni 2017


‘Intensive training on the making of LDD in mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation’, Kampus IPMI International Business School, May 24, 2017