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IBA Asset Recovery Conference

6 Dec - 8 Dec 2023

Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria

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Stephen Baker


Stephen Baker is an English barrister, Jersey Advocate and is called to the Bar in BVI. He is Senior Partner at Baker & Partners. He specialises in complex international financial litigation including trust and commercial disputes as well as civil fraud. He is expert in unravelling complex offshore trust structures and resolving the issues which arise from such structuring. He is frequently instructed to advise on the strategic approach to be adopted to cross border litigation. Stephen regularly acts for foreign governments in asset recovery actions. He acts for the liquidators of the offshore structure used to launder the proceeds of the 1MDB fraud. He has also acted for the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Kenyan Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission. Stephen is an expert on the interaction between the civil and criminal law in fraud cases including those seeking to evade judgement debts. Stephen was former Chairman of the IBA Anti-Corruption Asset Recovery Sub-committee and is Vice Chair of the IBA Asset Recovery Committee. Stephen works regularly with the World Bank Financial Market Integrity Division, including the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative. The World Bank book entitled ‘Going for Broke – the Use of Insolvency Tools in Corruption Cases’ was published in December 2019. Stephen regularly participates in a wide variety of international events with a focus on fraud, asset tracing and anti-corruption.