1983 Van Doorne & Sjollema Rotterdam (later to be merged into Trenité Van Doorne and Simmons & Simmons)
1990 Partner in Trenité Van Doorne (from 2002 onwards: Simmons & Simmons)
1995-1997 member of the management committee of a group of lawyers and other experts advising the Latvian government on the transition from a plan economy to a market economy under a program of EC PHARE
1997-1999 Resident partner in Havana (Cuba) of Trenité Van Doorne’s office in Cuba
2002-2012 Secretary and board member of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam
2010 Of counsel in Simmons & Simmons (Amsterdam)
2016 C-Legal Amsterdam
2017 Jonker Abeln Advocaten Amsterdam
2020 Bitter Advocacy, The Hague


1970 – 1971 French language at Caen University (France)
1977 Law degree at Leyden University
1979 – 1981 Researcher at the European University Institute (‘EUI’) at Florence, Italy
1989 Ph. D. at the EUI on treaty making in Span (1967 – 1984) under the direction of professor Joseph H.H. Weiler and Antonio Remiro Brotons

Dutch: (mother tongue)
English: excellent
French: excellent
German: excellent
Italian: fair working knowledge
Spanish: fair working knowledge


AIGLI (Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana)
GTCI (Groupe de Travail Contrats Internationaux
ICC section Commercial Law and Practice
NVIR (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht; Netherlands Association for International Law))

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