Wessel Geursen is Senior Legal Adviser at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam specialised in EU and competition law. He is also an affiliated PhD-Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and researches the territorial scope of EU-law (for example in relation to the continental shelf, territorial and international waters, overseas countries & territories (OCT) and outermost regions).
Wessel is member of the editorial board of a Dutch competition law journal and researches and publishes on both EU-law in general and also more specifically on the freedom of establishment, the free movement of persons and capital, and competition and state aid law. He completed a post graduate degree in European Law, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) at the Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and a master's degree in tax law from Leiden University.
He also lectures on EU-law and competition law at postgraduate level for lawyers, judges, other lecturers (train-the-trainer) and also to non-lawyers such as economists. Throughout his career he has been giving guest lectures to master and bachelor students at various universities in Dutch, English and French at Tilburg University, University of Groningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Curacao and Université Nancy 2, next to his regular lectures to students at Leiden University and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.