Prof. Dr. Bob Wessels
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Independent legal counsel and advisor.
Professor of International Insolvency Law, University of Leiden, since 2007
Professor of Civil Law and Commercial Law at the Vrije University Amsterdam (1988 – 2008).
Counsel for (the predecessors of) Holland Van Gijzen Attorneys and Civil Law Notaries since 1991, partner for the same from 1993. Retired as partner at the end of 2005.
As of 2003 visiting Professor (international insolvency law) at universities in Frankfurt, Pretoria, New York and Riga.
Deputy Justice at the Court of Appeal in The Hague (since 1987).
Ph.D. 1988 entitled ‘Natural obligations. Civil law and Tax Law views concerning legally non-enforceable obligations’ / ‘
Natuurlijke verbintenissen. Civiel- en fiscaalrechtelijke beschouwingen over rechtens niet-afdwingbare verbintenissen
1978 – 1988 lecturer / assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Vrije University, Amsterdam.
1974 – 1977 In house legal counsel.
Master of law (1974, Dutch law; 1977, Notarial law).