Law student examination (Referendarexamen), University Hamburg, 1972. Judge examination (Assessorexamen), Supreme Court of Hamburg, Germany, 1976. Juris Doctor summa cum laude, University Bremen, Germany, 1978.
Vice president Staff-Cou.l Supreme Court of Hamburg, 1974—1976. Director Institute for Comparison of Labor and Industrial Relations, 1998. Owner VAR Public House, Cadenberge, Germany, 1984.
Lecturer University for Economy and Politics, Hamburg, 1977—1979. Lecturer German Unions Federation, Berlin, 2000, ICOLAIR, Hamburg, 1997, Institute for Business and Research, Poona, Maharashtra, India, 1996—1997, Labor Institute, Yangminshan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996.
Country delegate German Labor Party (Social Democrats), Hamburg, 1996—1998. Member of German Labor Court Association, German Philippine Law Association (president 1998), German Chinese Association (vice president 2000).
Married Janet Din-Javier. Married Gisela Huettner (divorced August 25, 1986). 1 child Jens.