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

Russell Advocaten B.V.

Industry focus: retail Tier 3

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.

Real estate Tier 5

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.

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 7

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.

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
Mr Ynze Kliphuis  photo Mr Ynze Kliphuis
Ms Eileen A. Pluijm  photo Ms Eileen A. Pluijm
Ms Siroon Richtersz  photo Ms Siroon Richtersz
Mr Paul W.L. Russell  photo Mr Paul W.L. Russell
Mr Reinier W.L. Russell  photo Mr Reinier W.L. Russell
Ms Priscilla C.X. de Leede  photo Ms Priscilla C.X. de Leede
Mr Guus van Lieshout  photo Mr Guus van Lieshout
Number of lawyers : 15
Contact : Reinier W.L. Russell