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.
Recent blog posts
- 2023-11-doc1 Sovereign Wealth Fund shares – Immune from execution?6 November 2023Under international law, a presumption of immunity applies to goods of a foreign state, which makes them untouchable by seizure. This rule has an exception in the event it has been established that the goods in question are being used by the foreign ... Read More »
- 2023-10-doc1 Who it the “foreign representative” under the Model Law (MLCBI)?1 October 2023On 29 August, Global Restructuring Review (GRR) reported that the Zeeland-West-Brabant District Court in the Netherlands had given its reasons for granting a “worldwide stay” (“Dutch court issues reasons for unprecedented Ch11-style stay”). To avoid ... Read More »