Carmen Bakas is an international corporate lawyer with over 25 years of legal practice in Amsterdam, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Houston. She holds a double master’s degree of law from Leiden University, The Netherlands, and is qualified as a Dutch lawyer. Prior to moving to China and joining Da Wo Law Firm as Counsel, Carmen worked at firms in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., and served as an associate professor of International Contracting at the University of Houston Law Center. She currently teaches at the law faculty of Fudan University, Shanghai, as an associate professor.
Carmen has extensive experience in multiple jurisdictions and in various industries, including energy and finance. Her focus is mainly on foreign investment law. She was appointed as a substitute judge in the Netherlands. She regularly speaks at conferences about creating awareness and understanding of legal empowerment. She is fluent in Dutch and English, conversational in Hindi.