After completing his studies in Utrecht (Dutch Civil Law) and internships with The American Bar Association, Section Dispute Resolution (Washington DC), Intermediate Tech Inc. (Front Royal) and JAMS/Endispute (New York), John started in 1999 as a lawyer/attorney at Van Doorne in Amsterdam and Nysingh Lawyers – Notaries in Apeldoorn. Specialism: liability, insurance and real estate (technical-, and industrial) affairs.
In 2007 John initiated an international real estate fund (Papillon) and started working in addition (end of 2007) as a legal freelancer for several large international insurance companies.
Next to new business projects: setting up an energy (solar) co-operative and as initiator of a platform for professionals in the Netherlands (professionalxs.com), is John working as a lawyer (Kopp Juridische Dienstverlening).
John is living with his girlfriend and their two children in Amersfoort (The Netherlands).