Facultes Universitaires Saint Louis (Bachelor of Philosophy, 1980). City of London Polytechnic (European Business Law, 1981). University of Louvain (Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of European Studies, 1983).
Georgetown University, Washington, Doctorate C. (Master of Comparative Law, 1985).
Working as a partner of RYCKEN, BURLION, BOLLE & HOUBEN. Admitted to the bar, 1986, Brussels.