Bob Wessels


My name is Bob Wessels. I have been an independent legal counsel, advisor and arbitrator, with 45 years of business experience. For over 25 years I acted as a deputy justice in the Court of Appeal in The Hague. From 1988-2014 I was a law professor (civil law, commercial law, insolvency law) at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and the University of Leiden. This website illustrates a number of my past and present activities.

You can follow me through my blog. You can also find me on: For further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Recent blog posts
  • 2020-10-doc3 On insolvency books and other sources
    On my website you will find a reference to ‘foundation’, see It will bring you to a Dutch legal foundation carrying my name (‘Stichting Bob Wessels Insolvency Law Collection’), with the aim to promote ... Read More »
  • 2020-09-doc5 Nieuwe druk van Het akkoord
    Deze week verscheen Wessels Insolventierecht VI, 5e druk, 2020. Hierin staat het akkoord in faillissement centraal. Het boek bevat een commentaar op art. 138-172 Faillissementswet, de wettelijke regeling van het faillissementsakkoord. Doordat ... Read More »