Marike Bakker is a partner in NautaDutilh’s Litigation Department. She focuses on government and internal investigations and matters related to regulatory enforcement, litigation and compliance, including improper payments, insider trading and market manipulation. Recognized for her experience in the areas of white collar and business defense, Marike is regularly engaged by corporations, directors, and officers to advise and defend in complex criminal and regulatory investigations.
Marike graduated from Utrecht University in 1994. She joined NautaDutilh as a partner in 2016. She is described in Legal 500 as ‘recognized for showing impressive expertise in several high profile cases’ and 'highly recommended and experienced in high-profile fraud and bribery investigations’. Who's Who Legal ranked Marike as a "Thought Leader" in Business Crime Defence - Corporates, Business Crime Defence – Individuals and Investigations in 2020.
Marike is a member of the Advisory Board on criminal law of the Netherlands Bar Association, the Netherlands Association of Defence Counsels and the International Bar Association. She is also a member of the Social Advisory Council of the Faculty of Law of the Utrecht University. Marike is a deputy judge at the District Court of The Hague. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of financial crime and regulatory compliance.
Marike regularly blogs on the NautaDutilh Compliance & Business Integrity blog.