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Welcome to my website!

I have been a corporate banking and investment management lawyer with global banks for 25 years, currently based in Abu Dhabi.

I have a passion for writing and publishing and have written, edited, founded and published a variety of publications – some published by leading publishers, some crowdfunded and self published.

I aim to entertain, sometimes thrill and in any case interest an audience of likeminded people in finance, law and business around the world with unusual fiction publications. I believe that when I have fun and/or thrill writing them and touch on some interesting topics, the same should apply to a large group of these likeminded people out there.

My greatest reward so far has been to have seen this be confirmed by many spontaneous reviews and feedback from a diverse group of international readers.

My fiction includes a legal business thriller debut – WHITE INK – that became one of the ‘most remarkable thriller debuts’ in the Netherlands in 2013 (WITTE INKT), published as only work of fiction of the oldest publishing house of the Netherlands. The English crowdfunded translation became a no. 1 fiction publishing project on Kickstarter, and sold in over 30 countries. It was sponsored by Montblanc.

In order to create a magical (looking) publication and to have written fairy tales at least once, I also crowdfunded and self published ONE BILLION AND ONE DIRHAM – FINANCIAL FAIRY TALES – a collection of short financial fairy tales, based mostly on the world’s famous fairy tales, turned into a financial setting. It also became a no 1 fiction publishing project on Kickstarter, selling in nearly 25 countries.

The book

White Ink

2028. WILL EUROPE’S NO. 1 (LEGAL) IT FIRM CONQUER THE U.S., IN SPITE OF ITS BOORISH BILLIONNAIRE BOSS?

A thriller about entrepreneur dillemmas, the (legal) world after the financial crisis, culture clashes and dependence on IT.

Teasers

The setting

2028:

Two of the most revolutionary decisions of the 21st century are taken by women. One of them is the first black female U.S.  President. A Republican.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

Rights Management is the most profitable technology sector in the world. MRM-boss Henk Vis ranks no. 9 on the Forbes World’s Billionaires. Google’s Larry Page ranks 17th.

The setting

2028:

The new province of The Netherlands is attractive, and not just because of the Olympic Games or its chauvinist tulip fields.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

GALILEO navigation sattelites of the European Space Agency track the movements of 730 million Europeans to determine the rules and regulations whose application are based on location.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

European tax havens cease to exist. Tax free islands and peninsulas live on.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

The European central Bank abolishes Euro banknotes and coins as legal tender. Only giral payments in Euro remain possible from then on.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

As of midnight, all 740 citizens, companies, institutions and governments of the EU only  have rights and obligations if they have been registered with Euregist.

The setting

May 26, 2018:

European Commission President Neelie Kroes announces the completion of Europe’s most important European integration project ever.