Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker

Senior Partner
Baker & Partners

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Professional profile

Stephen Baker is Senior Partner of Baker & Partners. Baker & Partners is a specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Jersey, Channel Islands. Stephen is an English barrister and a Jersey Advocate. In 2018 he founded Baker de Kluiver PLLC, together with Jack de Kluiver, a law firm based in Washington DC which specialises in asset recovery and anti-money laundering/CFT financial regulation.

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).

His 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 is the Chairman of the International Bar Association Corruption Sub-Committee on Asset Recovery.

He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Fraudnet group which enables teams of lawyers across some 70 jurisdictions to work together. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Law in Jersey.