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 > Industry focus: retail

Russell Advocaten B.V. has a client roster that includes major players in the luxury goods and fashion sector, which it acts for in regards to corporate and commercial matters, contractual and employment issues and real estate. The team is led by Reinier Russell, who advises on corporate law and issues affecting the day-to-day running of retail businesses, and Jan Dop, whose focus is on employment and real estate law.

Netherlands > Employment

The employment practice at Russell Advocaten B.V. is led by Jan Dop, who specialises in advising foreign authorities, embassies, and consulates on employment matters. The team assists with a range of employment law issues, but is particularly strong in the retail sector, including acting for fashion and luxury brands, as well as IT. The practice offers day-to-day employment advice to clients from these sectors, including at boardroom level. Priscilla C.X. de Leede is also noted.