Leading finance lawyer Onno Bakker to join DLA Piper
15 Nov, 2012
DLA Piper has announced that leading specialist finance lawyer, Onno Bakker, is joining the firm as a partner in early 2013. He is joining DLA Piper’s Asia Pacific Finance and Projects practice and will be based in the firm’s Sydney office. Onno joins the firm from Linklaters where he was partner and Head of Finance in Amsterdam.
Onno Bakker is dual Australian and English law qualified, having previously worked at Clayton Utz in Australia before joining Linklaters in London in 2002 and then Amsterdam in 2004.
Onno specialises in syndicated finance and (leveraged) acquisition finance, as well as trade finance and asset finance. He regularly advises major international investment banks and sponsors on complex cross-border finance matters.
Tony Holland, Managing Partner, Australia at DLA Piper said: “Onno’s Australian and international finance experience is a perfect fit for the firm. He also brings his practical and commercial approach and a strong commitment to top quality client delivery and service, both of which are important to our business and to our clients.”
Damian McNair, Asia Pacific Head of Finance and Projects, said: “We’re very happy that Onno wanted to join DLA Piper in Sydney and his appointment represents a strategic addition to our offering to our major domestic, international and investment banking clients. His specialist experience brings an additional skill set and depth of capability to further build our Finance and Projects practice locally in Sydney, across Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.”