Lars Bakers

Lars Bakers began practising as a lawyer in 1999. His early career began with Stibbe. In 2009, together with Saar van Waegeningh, he established the law firm of BINGH Advocaten. Lars conducts a broad litigation and consulting practice, specialising in intellectual property law, information technology law and corporate litigation. He also has extensive experience in the area of (international) contract law, liability and  credit insurance. Lars represents a broad range of clients. They include companies conducting business nationally and internationally, as well as various cultural institutions.

Areas of expertise

  • Advice and litigation in safeguarding rights and intellectual property
  • ICT and privacy contracts
  • Trade and business related law disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • (International) contract law and contractual disputes

Degree programmes

  • 1999: Leiden University, Law;
  • 1999: Leiden University, International Relations;

Other activities

  • Legislation Committee of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Designlaw, member (2019-present)
  • ISH Dance Collective, Amsterdam, Supervisory Board / Chairman (2014-2020)
  • Rien Poortvliet Museum, Tiengemeten, Supervisory Board, member (2009-2018)
  • Stichting ScherpteDiepte, Leiden, member of the board (2010 – 2016)
  • ISH Dance Collective, Amsterdam, member of the board (2011 – 2014)
  • Editorial office Advocatenblad, editorial member (2007 – 2011)

Memberships

  • Member of the Attorneys of Association for Intellectual Property Litigators (VIEPA)
  • Member of the Corporate Litigation Association
  • Member of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Member of the Copyright Law Association (VvA)
  • Member of the Media & Communication Law Association (VMC)
  • Member of the Sport and Law Association (VSR)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Danish

Endorsements

Lars comes recommended by the Legal 500 and the World Trademark Review 1000:

“Lars Bakers is appreciated for his direct but personable approach and his commitment to pushing the envelope in order to bring about the best results. The service he provides is truly outstanding.” (World Trademark Review 1000, 2021)

“BINGH Advocaten has a reputation for intellectual property litigation and regularly represent clients during court proceedings.”(Legal 500, 2020)

“Bringing the heat in the courtroom is co-founder Lars Bakers – “a collegiate practitioner, who is always willing to open a dialogue with opponents but is not afraid to do what is necessary when the tough gets going”.” (World Trademark Review 1000, 2020)

“Founding partner Lars Bakers is appreciated for his ‘proactive and client-focused approach’ and for being able to ‘take a helicopter view of a case.’” (Legal 500, 2019)

“Lars Bakers is a hard but fair fighter at BINGH Advocaten.” (World Trademark Review 1000, 2019)

“ The ‘clever, driven, creative and strategic’ Lars Bakers leads the team at Bingh Advocaten, which frequently handles trade mark, copyrights and design rights cases.” (Legal 500, 2018)

“ A co-founder of Bingh Advocaten, Lars Bakers is a slick litigator who has tasted success before the highest courts.” (World Trademark Review 1000, 2018)

Blogs and publications by Lars Bakers