Mr Jan Dop > Russell Advocaten B.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Russell Advocaten B.V.
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Work Department

Corporate and commercial law; Labour/Employment law; Administrative and Real Estate law; Retail; Litigation.


Jan Dop is a lawyer and partner at Russell Advocaten. He is an experienced lawyer combining substantive legal expertise with the knowledge of his clients and their businesses. As a result, he succeeds in turning complex legal problems into efficient and practical solutions and adequate advice. As Head of the Embassy Desk at Russell Advocaten, he assists embassies and consulates in all aspects of their day-to-day business in the Netherlands. Jan Dop advises and represents entrepreneurs in national and international disputes on undertaking, personnel, and real estate. His clients include international fashion businesses, IT businesses, and wholesale traders. He regularly publishes articles on employment law in legal journals.


1995: lawyer at Russell Advocaten. 2011: partner of Russell Advocaten. 2012-: Commentator of “JAR – Jurisprudentie Arbeidsrecht”. 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 Uitgevers, 2012, 2nd edition (1st edition: 2009). De Regelen der Onderneming (The Rules of the Enterprise), Amsterdam, Russell Advocaten, 2008. De Regelen der Arbeidsverhouding (The Rules of Labour Relations), Amsterdam, Russell Advocaten, 2004.


Dutch, English.


Dutch Bar Association, Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), the Dutch Labour Law Association (VVA) and the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers’ Association (VAAA).


1995: LL.M. in Civil Law, VU University Amsterdam.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Independent Dutch firm Russell Advocaten B.V. is notable for its experience of advising foreign authorities, embassies and consulates on employment issues. It also acts for large international brands on day-to-day employment issues and immigration matters. Jan Dop heads the practice and handles employment, corporate and real estate work, and also litigation.

Netherlands > Real estate

Independent Amsterdam firm Russell Advocaten B.V. acts for leading enterprises, Dutch and foreign public authorities, and individuals on a range of real estate matters. It handles contentious and non-contentious matters, and has niche experience in advising embassies on acquisitions and disposals, leasing issues and renovations. Reinier Russell and Jan Dop head up the team.

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail

Focusing on corporate, labour and real estate law, Russell Advocaten B.V. handles a range of retail matters, including those related to employment and contractual matters. It also assists clients with real estate issues, notably the purchase and lease of shop premises and agency contracts. Managing partner Reinier Russell co-heads the team with employment, corporate and real estate law expert Jan Dop.