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Bob Wessels made honorary member of NACIIL

At its Annual conference in Amsterdam, November 6, 2014, the members of the Netherlands Association for Comparative and International Insolvency Law (NACIIL) have unanimously elected professor Bob Wessels as Honorary Member.


Comparative and International Insolvency Law

Prof. Wessels has countributed greatly to the success of NACIIL. Its goal is to promote the interest for and the knowledge of comparative and international insolvency law. The association has for this purpose held conferences and organised lectures and courses, initiated student initiatives and the publication and distribution of reports. As many of the initiatives are in English, the association also reaches out to professionals, scholars and students (with their COMI) outside the Netherlands in an aim to further jointly the development of comparative and international insolvency law.

Bob Wessels and NACIIL

Until his retirement early 2014 Bob Wessels was professor of international insolvency law, University of Leiden (Netherlands), and initiator, joint-founder and the first Chairman of NACIIL (2011-2014), which presently has close to 200 members. In 2011 the Council of INSOL Europe elected professor Wessels as Honorary Member for his contributions as Chairman to the development of INSOL Europe’s Academic Forum (2007-2010), including the creation of the Younger Academics Network. As chair of NACIIL he has been succeeded by prof. Michael Veder (Radboud University, Nijmegen).