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.

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Recent blog posts
  • 2022-01-doc4 Handboek IPR
    Het Nederlandse internationaal privaatrecht kent haar kernregeling in Boek 10 BW. Daarnaast bestaat een palet aan relevante regelingen. Deze zijn nationaal, bijvoorbeeld in het Wetboek voor Burgerlijke Rechtsvordering (Rv), maar vooral ... Read More »
  • 2022-01-doc3 How are the Dutch doing with cross-border insolvency law?
    During the last four weeks I received several references and comments on my draft-texts for 5th edition of Wessels International Insolvency Law Part I. For my descriptions of cross-border insolvency law, your views and comments were sought for ... Read More »