Universite Catholique de Louvain (Bachelor of Philosophy, 1976. Juris Doctor, 1979; Bachelor of Arts, cum laude. Economics, 1980; Master of Arts, cum laude, Economics, 1981).
Georgetown University (Master of Laws, 1982). George Washington University (Master of Business Administration, 1982). Phi Alpha Delta. Fulbright Scholar.
Spoken languages: English.
Worked at Stewart and Stewart (Washington, DC) specializing in General Practice before the Civil Courts, Federal Government Departments and Independent Agencies, and Congressional Committees. International Trade and Investment Law. Customs Law. Unfair Competition Law.
International Transactions Law. Domestic and International Corporate Law. Admitted to the bar, 1979, Belgium (Not admitted in the United States).
Phi Alpha Delta. Fulbright Scholar. Co-Authored with Alexis Jacquemin: "Economic and Legal Aspects of Cooperative Research: A European View," CEPS Working Document No. 16 (Economic) (Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, November 1985).
Collaborated with Alexis Jacquemin, Compétition Européenne et Coopération entre Entreprises en Matiére de Recherche-Development (Luxembourg: Office des publications officielles des Communautés européennes, 1986), 124. Member: American Bar Association. International Bar Association.
American Society of International Law. Military: ge">(Master of Business Administration, 1982) (Also practicing individually at Charleroi, Belgium). The firm was founded in 1958 by Eugene L. Stewart to specialize in the representation of domestic producers, labor unions, trade associations and ad hoc committees of domestic interests in countering unfair import competition by the use of domestic law and international trade agreement remedies against dumping and foreign government subsidization of exports.
The firm continues to have a major role in such proceedings and in representing domestic interests before Congressional Committees in their consideration of Customs and Trade legislation, and before the Executive Branch of the Government in hearings and consultations concerning preparations for trade agreement negotiations and enforcement of United States. rights under GATT/WTO and other trade agreements. The firm has maintained this specialization while broadening its practice to include representation of client interests in the establishment of multinational trading relationships and the advancement of such client interests before the regulatory bodies of other nations, including the European Community, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. The firm has expanded its representation of clients in international investment and transactions law in Eastern Europe and the independent republics of the C.I.S. It has an associate law office in Belgium to support through Belgian counsel admitted to practice in Belgium and before the organs of the European Community representation of client interests within the E.U. The firm's field of interest in international trade, investment and transactions law now includes most geographical areas.
Member: American Bar Association. International Bar Association. American Society of International Law.
Military: ge">(Master of Business Administration, 1982) (Also of Counsel to Stewart & Stewart, Washington, D.C.).