Juris Doctor, Leyden University, Netherlands, 1984. Master of Laws, Cornell University, 1988.
Associate Debrauw/Linklaters, Rotterdam, The Netharlands, 1984-1997. Management trainee Ing Bank Nevada, United States and The Netherlands, 1988-1990. Vice president sales National Research Council Movies, Curaçao, 1990-1991.
Accountant manager J&H, New York City, 1991-1993. Senior associate Loeff Clares Verbeke, Rotterdam, 1994. Partner Andersen Legal, since 1995.
Lecturer Amsterdam University, since 2001.