University of Leuven, Belgium (Bachelor of Philosophy, 1957. Doctor Juris, cum laude, 1960. Bachelor of Science, Economics, cum laude, 1962).\r\nUniversity College, Dublin, Ireland (1959).
University of Texas Law School, United States of America (1963). Universitaire Faculteiten Saint Aloysius, Fiskale Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium (Corporate Tax Management, 1977).\r\nSpoken languages: Dutch, English, French, German.
Worked at Rycken (Brussels) specializing in General, Business and Corporate Practice, International Trade and European Union Antitrust Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Arbitration and Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1960, Antwerp. 1975, Brussels.\r\nVisiting Professor of European Law, Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1984.\r\nLecturer, Contract Law, University of Leuven, Belgium, 1985-1988.
Trainee, European Commission, Luxembourg, 1960. Associate, European Law, Antwerp, 1960-1962.\r\nEuropean Counsel, Brussels, 1963-1975. Partner, 1975. Treasurer of the Scholarship Committee, 1965-1975, National President, 1975-1976, Fulbright Alumni Association in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Director and Secretary-General, Foundation for Scientific Research and Educational Exchange, 1979-1989.\r\nVice Chairman of Competition Policy Subcommittee, 1980-1990, American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. Membership Secretary, European Trade Law Association, 1989-1991. Military: ius, Fiskale Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium (Corporate Tax Management, 1977).