Mr. Theodoor Bakker

Mr. Theodoor Bakker FCIArb 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, over time building up extensive experience in foreign direct investment, project finance, including private power, aircraft finance, infrastructure development and general manufacturing investment. He specializes in restructuring and insolvency and has advised on foreign law issues of bankruptcy reform in Indonesia. His practice now also encompasses structured finance and mergers and acquisitions.


In addition, he is an international commercial arbitrator registered at BANI, SIAC and HKIAC. He is Vice Chairman of the EU-ASEAN Business Council, where he represents EuroCham Indonesia, on whose Executive Board he has functioned since inception.  He has published articles on insolvency and cross-border investment issues and teaches at the Faculty of Law of University of Indonesia and at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He is the coach to University of Yogyakarta’s team (Faculty of Law) to the Washington D.C. finals of the William C. Jessup Moot Curt Competition.


Note: Mr. Bakker’s practice does not include the administration of escrow funds.