Marike has 26 years of experience in corporate crime and heads NautaDutilh's Corporate Crime & Investigations practice in Amsterdam. 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 government and (cross border) corporate investigations and matters related to regulatory enforcement in the financial sector, the professional services industry, litigation and compliance & business integrity. Areas of focus include AML, anti-corruption, (tax-)fraud, environmental criminal law and on site dawn raid assistance.
Marike graduated from Utrecht University in 1994. She joined NautaDutilh as a partner in 2016. Marike is a member of the Netherlands Association of Defence Counsels, the International Bar Association and the Women's White Collar Defense Association. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Financial Crimes Cambridge Forum and the Social Advisory Council of the Faculty of Law of the Utrecht University.
Marike and the team are described in the relevant league tables as 'An experienced and dedicated team who are serving the client efficiently and effectively with a strong focus on delivery. Energetic, well-educated, eager, go the extra mile and strive to win. Top-notch quality in various areas of economic crime. Strong international background, very well connected with authorities. Intelligent and strategic thinkers who make the right decisions for the benefit of their clients. Constructive attitude, pragmatic thinking within the limits of the law, approachable and social. Marike Bakker is an excellent lawyer with tremendous experience that allows her to give on-point commercial and practical advice.'
Marike regularly blogs on the NautaDutilh Compliance & Business Integrity blog.