University of Utrecht (Master of Laws, 1959). Doctor of Laws Catholic University Nijmegen, for doctoral dissertation "Biba Willem Sassen," June 1986. Founder and Editor of the legal magazine, JUSTICIA. President, Netherlands Antilles Bar Association.
Former Professor of Civil Law, Law School of the Netherlands Antilles.
Knighted by H. M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, April, 1981 and awarded the rank of Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
Working as a partner of SJIEM FAT & SJIEM FAT. Admitted to the bar, 1950, Netherlands Antilles.
American Society of International Law (Foreign Associate Member). United States Trademark Association. World Peace Through Law Center (National Chairman).