NautaDutilh strengthens its litigation team
Marike Bakker, who specialises in Fraud and White Collar Crime, will be joining NautaDutilh’s litigation team on 1 March. She has been appointed partner at NautaDutilh. She will be assisting clients dealing with investigations in the field of financial and economic criminal law, compliance issues, internal investigations and market abuse.
Marike Bakker (46) has been practising law since 1995 and has spent the last seven years leading the White Collar Crime practice at Ploum Lodder Princen. She has a great deal of experience of advising companies in criminal investigations that touch on a variety of industries, such as the financial sector, the construction, chemical and petrochemical industries, and the ICT sector. Her profile is in line with those of the other members of NautaDutilh’s current litigation team.
Associate partner and counsels
The team was strengthened earlier this year with the arrival of Francien Rense (41) as associate partner, on 1 January. Francien, too, assists clients in their dealings with authorities, in relation to both compliance and sanctions. She also advises on prevention, internal/external investigations, enforcement and financial/economic criminal law matters.
Frans Overkleeft (33) and Philip Malanczuk (34) of our litigation team have been appointed counsel. They have both been with NautaDutilh since completing their studies. Frans specialises in corporate law disputes, director liability and internal investigations. He also advises on matters relating to corporate governance, takeovers and joint ventures. Philip specialises in commercial litigation. He represents and advises clients with regard to a wide range of commercial matters, including commercial contracts, post-takeover disputes, civil liability and cartel damages actions.
‘Our litigation team has seen an ever-continuing increase in clients’ demands. They are calling on us to handle international disputes about public tenders and other transactions, but also major liability cases, such as those involving the recovery of cartel damages, and cases involving director liability. More and more often, our clients in our home countries and abroad are calling on us to conduct internal investigations into possible irregularities. That is why we are so delighted that these professionals are joining our litigation team and expanding both the breadth and depth of our expertise’, says Erik Geerling, chairman of the Board of NautaDutilh.