Current position: Foreign legal counsel
Practice area/industry focus: Project finance, insolvency and restructuring, capital markets, M&A
Career highlights: Theodoor Bakker graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands, is admitted to the Amsterdam bar and is a registered foreign lawyer under the Indonesian Advocates Law. He has worked in Southeast Asia since 1984, building up extensive experience over time in direct foreign investment, project finance work, aircraft finance, infrastructure development and general manufacturing investment. During the Asian financial crisis he was involved in many aspects of restructuring and insolvency and has advised on foreign law issues of bankruptcy reform in Indonesia. Theodoor has advised the International Finance Corporation, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Chase and Société Générale on structured products and insolvency issues. His practice now also increasingly involves acting as international commercial arbitrator. He is an international commercial arbitrator registered at the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI), SIAC and HKIAC. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He has published various articles on insolvency and cross-border investment issues and teaches at the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and at the Department of Law and Human Rights. He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Indonesia Netherlands Association, member of the Executive Board of EuroCham Indonesia and Vice Chairman of the EU-ASEAN Business Chamber.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Banking and Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency