Theodoor Bakker has worked in South East Asia since 1984. During the first 10 years of his work in Indonesia he gained considerable experience in Indonesian project finance work and foreign direct investment, including private power and petrochemical projects, ship finance, infrastructure development and general manufacturing investment. Since Indonesia’s economic recovery around the turn of the century, Mr Bakker’s practice has centred on competition law, banking and structured finance. His regular clients include International Finance Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas.

Mr Bakker now regularly serves on international commercial arbitration tribunals and is registered with BANI, the Indonesian National Arbitration Board. Mr Bakker graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar. He has published various articles on insolvency and cross-border investment issues, has taught at the Faculty of Law of University of Indonesia and at the Department of Law and Human Rights, and is a regular speaker at conferences on Indonesian legal issues.