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Asset Recovery Middle East
13-15th November 2022
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah BeachDubai, UAE

Stephen Baker
Senior Partner at Baker & Partners (Jersey)

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Stephen Baker is Senior Partner of Baker & Partners.  He is an English barrister and a Jersey Advocate. 

Baker & Partners is an independent specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey, Channel Islands.  In 2020 Baker & Partners established a presence in London and the Cayman Islands.  Many of the senior team are called to the bar in several offshore jurisdictions as well as England and Wales.

Stephen specialises in complex trust and commercial litigation with an emphasis on asset recovery.  Stephen is a leading anti-corruption expert.  He acts or has acted for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan National Accountability Bureau, the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission, the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Municipality of Sao Paulo in corruption cases.  Cases in which Stephen has been instructed include Brazil v Durant and Kildare, (Bagudu, Bhojwani (re Nigeria), Bhutto and Zadari, Ul Haq, Minwalla (Pakistan), Gichuru, Okewu, Windward Trading (Kenya).

Stephen’s work has significantly contributed to the return of billions of dollars of stolen assets to victim states.  He is expert in the interaction between criminal and civil asset recovery actions.

Stephen was the Chairman of the International Bar Association Corruption Sub-Committee on Asset Recovery for two years from January 2018.  Stephen is the Chairman on the Institute of Law in Jersey.

Stephen is the only Jersey member of the International Chamber of Commerce Fraudnet group which enables teams of lawyers across some 70 jurisdictions to work together.