René previously worked as a trainee at an international law firm, where he supported the international trade law section. Prior to his traineeship in Brussels, René also spent time with the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN in Jakarta. At the Delegation, he focused primarily on EU – ASEAN cooperation. René earned a LLM in public international law from the University of Edinburgh. During his bachelor degree, he spent a semester abroad at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. A native Dutch speaker, René also speaks English and French and possesses a good level of proficiency in German.