Theodoor Bakker (65) graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands and is a registered foreign lawyer under the Indonesian Advocates Law. He has worked in South-East Asia since 1984. Since the Asian financial crisis, he has remained involved in restructuring and insolvency, including foreign law issues of bankruptcy reform in Indonesia.

He has served on arbitration panels in UNCITRAL and ICC arbitrations, and is now increasingly active in all aspects of international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. He is the co-chair of the Arbitration & ADR Commission of ICC Indonesia. He is a fellow of the CIArb, and is listed with BANI, SIAC and HKIAC.

He has published articles on insolvency and cross-border investment issues, and teaches at the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia, the National Law Development Agency and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He is referred to as a leading lawyer in various publications including IFLR1000, Chambers, The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Asialaw Profiles.