Marike Bakker

Portrait of Marike
Marike Bakker is a managing partner at our firm, together with Sjoerd Meijer and Lieke van der Velden. Marike has 28 years of experience in corporate crime and co-heads NautaDutilh's Corporate Crime & Investigations practice in Amsterdam. Recognised for her experience in the areas of white collar and business defense, Marike is engaged by financial institutions, accountancy firms, corporations and its managing and supervisory boards to advise on AML and ABAC compliance and other business integrity matters and to defend in complex government and conduct (cross border) corporate investigations.

Areas of focus include AML, anti-corruption, (tax-)fraud, environmental criminal law and on site dawn raid assistance.
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  • Work highlights
    • Representing Rabobank in the ongoing AML-investigation
    • Acting for the former CEO of ABN AMRO in the ongoing AML-investigation
    • Representing NAM in the criminal investigation into the gas production from the Groningen gas field causing earthquakes
    • Counselling Albemarle through the OM portion of its foreign bribery investigation
  • What others say

    ‘Marike Bakker is a very intelligent and clever lawyer. She has in-depth knowledge of the case, and she walks the extra mile for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with.’
    Legal 500 2024

    ‘Marike Bakker stands out as a very knowledgeable and strongly engaged partner of NautaDutilh’s Fraud and White-Collar Crime practice. Marike’s skill set and experience in handling challenging and complicated regulatory investigations is exceptional.’
    Legal 500 2024

    'Marike Bakker stands out as practice head of Nauta’s fraud and white-collar crime department. She is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and has a great strategic mind.'
    Legal 500 2023
    'The advice has been accurate, timely and pragmatic. The service is fantastic and always timely, despite deadlines often being tight.'
    Chambers Europe 2023
    'Very responsive and constructive to work with.She thinks in terms of solutions and not problems.'
    Chambers Europe 2022
    "Marike Bakker is one of the top lawyers in the field of white-collar criminal defence; she has loads of experience and knows what is important to her clients."
    The Legal 500 2022

  • Ancillary functions

    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 Cambridge Forum on Financial Crime & Sanctions Risk Management.

  • Qualifications

    Marike graduated from Utrecht University in 1994. She joined NautaDutilh as a partner in 2016.

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