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Tel:
Work +31 20 301 5555
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Fax +31 20 301 5678
Email:
Web:
www.russell.nl

Reinier W.L. Russell

Tel:
Work +31 20 301 55 55
Email:
Web:
www.russell.nl
Russell Advocaten B.V.

Work Department

Corporate and commercial law; Labour/Employment Law; Litigation; Mediation (trained NMI Mediator); Boardroom counseling; Distribution and agency.

Position

Reinier Russell is the managing partner of the law firm of Russell Advocaten, which he joined in 1990. He represents the interests of large Dutch companies, foreign companies based or active in the Netherlands and domestic and foreign government authorities. His main practice areas are corporate litigation, drafting contracts, boardroom counselling and employment law. In addition, Reinier is certified as a mediator.

Career

1990- Lawyer at Russell Advocaten. 1999- Partner of Russell Advocaten. Major publications: Dealing with the Dutch. An introduction to Dutch business law, Amsterdam, Russell Advocaten, 2015, 3rd, revised edition (1st edition: 2006). Handboek ontslagrecht (Handbook on the Law on Termination of Employment Contracts), Antwerpen/Apeldoorn, Maklu, 2012, 2nd edition (1st edition: 2009).

Languages

English, Dutch, German.

Member

International Board of Directors, International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Dutch Bar Association. Trade Law Association. Dutch Association for Litigation Law. Honorary Consul of Brazil in Amsterdam. Chairman of the Netherlands Consular Association. Board Member of the Holland America Friendship Foundation. Founder and President of the Network Young Philanthropic Professionals. Board member of several charitable organisations.

Education

1990 LL.M. in Civil Law, VU University Amsterdam. 1990 M.S.L., VU University Amsterdam. 2001 Mediation training (NMI).


Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&a

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a

Managing partner Reinier WL Russell is the highly experienced head of Russell Advocaten B.V.. Russell's skills include corporate restructuring and mediation in addition to more general corporate work. Together with Guus van Lieshout he advises a well-known international luxury goods client on day-to-day corporate matters and most recently assisted it with a cooperation agreement. Jan Dop is also a key member of the team.

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Industry focus: retail

Within: Industry focus: retail

Managing partner Reinier WL Russell heads the Russell Advocaten B.V.  practice together with Jan Dop. It undertakes a range of employment work for high-end clients as well as real estate matters. It is advising an international client on the requirements of the fourth anti-money laundering directive as it applies to various EU states and is assisting another retail client on corporate structuring. It counts a number of luxury goods companies among its clients.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Russell Advocaten B.V. provides day-to-day advice to both local and overseas clients in a range of sectors and has a track record advising embassies on matters including sales, acquisitions, and leasing matters. It also advises on disputes over leases and easements. Reinier WL Russell and Jan Dop offer a blend of corporate and real estate expertise.

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