Bernardus Billy, S.H.


Billy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Parahyangan, in Bandung, Indonesia. Billy began his career as junior associate in a prominent law firm in Jakarta with intensive focus on civil and commercial litigation and general corporate matters. He joined Makes & Partners Law Firm in 2012 and, in 2017, became its youngest partner. Billy has handled many international and cross-border commercial transactions and is specializing in international capital market transactions (144a and Reg S transaction) such as global notes offering, medium term note offering, international private placement and initial public offering.

Billy also handles various domestic capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investments, and project financing for domestic and international clients.

Billy has been involved in a number of significant global notes offerings and private placements, including in the issuance of US$300 million 5.95% senior notes due 2024, issued by APL Realty Holding Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk., issuance of US$425 million 6.75% senior notes due 2026, issued by Theta Capital Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk. and the US$1.3 billion private placement of shares in PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. This last deal made Makes IFLR’s Indonesia National Law Firm of the Year in 2014.

Billy is also a running enthusiast and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pelita Harapan.