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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
  • 2023-film04 International Insolvency Law Film number 4 (from eight). These short films relate to my writing for over twenty years of the 10 Volume Dutch series ‘Wessels Insolvency Law’. Again I speak with Gert-Jan Boon, Leiden University, ... Read More »
  • 2023-film03 Developments in Dutch Insolvency Law In this third out of eight short films about the Dutch series ‘Wessels Insolvency Law’, I am again speaking with Gert-Jan Boon, Leiden University. We discuss: Towards less formalism, experiences as a ... Read More »