Firm Profile > Russell Advocaten B.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Russell Advocaten B.V.

Industry focus: retail Tier 3

At Russell Advocaten B.V., Reinier W.L. Russell and Jan Dop advise retail sector clients on employment, real estate, tax and commercial agreement mandates. The team's most recent work includes advising a global fashion company on its corporate structure; assisting a client with leasing matters, and acting for a number of clients including luxury goods companies on a variety of employment issues.

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Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

The 'experienced and dedicated team' at Russell Advocaten B.V. is singled out as the 'best Dutch firm specialised in art law', providing 'specialist knowledge', as well as 'in-depth advice'. The practice advises clients, among them art dealers and auction houses, on matters regarding trade and ownership of works of art. Other sector specialisms include fashion, luxury goods, and real estate. Practice head Paul Russell is 'a best-in-class art lawyer' with a wealth of experience in international litigation.

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Experienced and dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in every field. They stand out from other firms with their efficiency, professionalism and co-operation.

Individuals are responsive in a way which shows that they really understand the matters at hand and thus are able to provide in-depth advice. They are true professionals in the process.

Best Dutch firm specialised in art law.

Paul Russell is an art lover and a best-in-class art lawyer.

Employment Tier 5

The employment team at Russell Advocaten B.V. is particularly experienced in boardroom issues, including executive hirings, dismissals, and non-compete clauses. Jan Dop heads the team, and is particularly notable for his work with embassies, consulates, and other foreign governmental entities on their employment issues. The firm is also instructed on a wide range of dismissal, works council, and market entry matters for both foreign and domestic clients, as well as individual employees or groups.

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Experienced and dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in every field. They stand out against other firms in efficiency, professionalism and partnership.

The team is hands on, knowledgeable, and handle and incredibly dedicated to achieving results in every case!

Individuals are responsive in way that they really understand the matters at hand and thus are able to provide in-depth advice. They are true professionals and partners in the overall process.

For expert advice in any employment matter we instruct M.r. Jan Dop!

Real estate Tier 5

The 'very efficient' team at Russell Advocaten B.V. provides 'a personal touch' and is 'simply a pleasure to work with'. The practice has a niche specialisation in matters concerning embassies and residences of ambassadors. Other work includes assisting with the purchase and lease of premises, and permits and zoning for clients including leading enterprises, Dutch and foreign public authorities, and affluent individuals. Key names to note are 'open and directReinier W.L. Russell, who 'understands the business of clients', and Jan Dop.

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Excellent expertise.

Pro-active approach.

In particular the actual knowledge of legislation combined with knowledge, clear analyses, and a personal touch and approach. We are interested in short analyses, provided with specific advice.

A very good protracted professional relationship based on trust, integrity and respect.

The unique thing about Russell Advocaten is the honest and quality service you get. You work with a small team, that is very efficient and high standard. They can guide you through difficult proceedings and help you perfectly get the right answer to your questions. Simply a pleasure to work with.

Reinier Russell (Managing Partner) is always a very open and direct person, whom will give you always a straightforward answer. A perfect combination with his knowledge of the subject. I also love the business man in Reinier, he understands the business of clients. Ynze Kliphuis (associate) is a very solid lawyer. He is young, but already very experienced. Not afraid to say his mind and to defend a difficult case in front of the courts. Exceptional.

The law firm of Russell Advocaten focuses on the corporate sector. The lawyers provide legal advice mainly for management boards, shareholders, directors, works councils, inhouse counsels and supervisory directors. Through the international Primerus network (3,000 lawyers in 40 countries) Russell Advocaten can also assist its clients with cross border legal issues.

Advice and litigation: The services of Russell Advocaten are based on the general principle “prevention is better than cure”. By providing individual coaching, regular information and tailored courses, seminars, and publications the lawyers indicate possible legal issues to their clients at an early stage and, if possible, assist in preventing them. However, if legal proceedings have to be initiated, the firm assists its corporate clients from start to finish. Where required to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

Areas of expertise: Corporate law: Russell Advocaten assists its clients with all aspects of their day-to-day business operations. Whether it concerns the corporate structure of their business, disputes with shareholders, or directors’ or supervisory directors’ liability, the specialized lawyers of Russell Advocaten have extensive experience and enjoy an excellent reputation.

Labour and employment law: Russell Advocaten advises companies on all aspects of employment law regarding Dutch and European employment law as well as international employment law. The highly experienced lawyers assist clients in negotiations and legal proceedings. They also offer support when it comes to personnel administration and reorganization.

Real estate and lease law: The firm offers the best possible service in project development of real estate, and buying, leasing and letting accommodation and business premises. Russell Advocaten’s real estate department is also specialized in all aspects of administrative law pertaining to real estate, such as zoning plans, government planning and development, and permits.

Litigation: Russell Advocaten has a strong team of specialist litigators (corporate litigators). The firm assists clients when disputes have arisen or are likely to arise, both at national and international level. Russell Advocaten is also highly specialized in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as arbitration and mediation.

Fashion and Retail: Russell Advocaten has extensive expertise in the sectors of retail and fashion. The firm has a special focus on luxury, premium brands and hotels. Clients include international and national chain stores in the fashion and luxury (food) sector, specialty stores, and four and five-star hotels. Russell Advocaten also represents and advises international brands and importers. The lawyers are specialized in issues concerning franchise, distribution and agency agreements.

Art and law: Russell Advocaten is internationally renowned for being one of the most important experts in the field of art and law ( International art dealers, collectors, and museums from around the world seek the support of Russell Advocaten in disputes relating to authenticity of works of art, such as paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures of both old and modern art. Clients often approach the company with questions about auction purchase, consignment, or resale right. The art law specialists are also experienced in dealing with war-looted art.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law
Arbitration and ADR
Art law
Aviation, shipping and transport
Commercial law and insurance
Commercial litigation
Corporate and M&A
Dispute resolution
Distribution, agency and franchise
Environment and planning
Family law and estate planning
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual property and information technology
Media and entertainment
Professional liability
Real estate, property and rent
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jan Dop  photo Mr Jan Dop Jan Dop is a lawyer and partner at Russell Advocaten. He is…
Mr Ynze Kliphuis  photo Mr Ynze Kliphuis Ynze Kliphuis advises businesses, government authorities and individuals on all aspects of…
Ms Eileen A. Pluijm  photo Ms Eileen A. Pluijm Eileen Pluijm advises national and international entrepreneurs and organisations on disputes concerning…
Mr Paul W.L. Russell  photo Mr Paul W.L. Russell Paul Russell is the senior partner of the law firm of Russell…
Mr Reinier W.L. Russell  photo Mr Reinier W.L. Russell Reinier Russell is the managing partner of the law firm of Russell…
Ms Priscilla C.X. de Leede  photo Ms Priscilla C.X. de Leede Priscilla mainly advises entrepreneurs in issues regarding dismissal, restructuring, and employee participation.…
Mr Guus van Lieshout  photo Mr Guus van Lieshout Guus van Lieshout provides legal advice to international and national business entrepreneurs.…
Number of lawyers : 15
Contact : Reinier W.L. Russell