Roel completed his study at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010 specialising in commercial and corporate law. While at university Roel also worked for the commercial law department as research assistant and participated in the Liability and Insurance Masterclass.
He was sworn in as a lawyer in 2010. After working in the corporate sector for an interval period of one year, he specialised in insurance and liability law handling matters in the fields of professional and directors' and officers’ liability, among others. He joined V&A Advocaten in March 2017.
Roel completed the Grotius Academy Enterprise and Liability post-graduate specialist course in 2016.
Roel is a member of the Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap (Dutch Association of Insurers) and the Vereniging voor Aansprakelijkheids- en Schadevergoedingsrecht (Dutch Association of Liability and Compensation Law).