Master in Business Law, University Paris, 1972. Diploma, School Oriental Languages, Paris, 1972. Degree (honorary), Institute Higher Studies National Defense, Paris, 1983.
Private practice, Paris, since 1973. Defense counsellor adviser to prefect of Paris, 1993-1994. Judge Consultant Prud'hommes, 1992-2002.
Served with French Navy, 1974. Member International Union Lawyers, International Bar Association, Amnesty International, Racing Club France, Yacht Club France, Wig and Pen Club (London).
Married Valérie Constant, October 1, 1977. Children: Gwendoline, Tiffany, Soazic.