Russell Advocaten specializes in disputes about contracts

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Russell Advocaten specializes in drafting various types of contracts (agreements), as well as in handling issues arising from the conclusion and non-performance of contracts (agreements).

You need advice on?

  • Corporate Litigation
  • Buying and selling of Real estate
  • Letter of intent
  • Sales purchase agreement
  • Agency
  • Distribution
  • Franchise
  • Employment contract, hiring of personnel
  • Renting, leasing and letting
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Interpretation of contracts
  • Non-performance, liability and damages
  • International contracts
  • Insurance
  • Obligations in the negotiation process (pre-contractual liability)


Russell Advocaten is a member of the Koninklijke Vereeniging ‘Handelsrecht’ (Royal Commercial Law Society).

Our contract lawyers

Meet our specialists in contracts and general terms and conditions


Our offices

Russell Advocaten focuses on entrepreneurs, director and major shareholders, managers, supervisory board members, affluent individuals and expats. We will gladly assist you on all fronts in your daily business operations. We provide legal advice, mediate between different parties and assist you in legal proceedings.


Our hourly fees are in line with the market. Costs due to third parties under the mandate (such as charges, bailiff’s costs and court fees) will be discussed with you in advance.

In addition, we are prepared to agree on fixed rates for certain services. Following a personal meeting with you, we will determine whether your case is suitable for this as this concerns usually cases that are relatively easy to understand from a legal point of view.

No legal aid (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand)

We do not provide state funded legal assistance, what is referred to as “toevoeging”. You can find out whether you are eligible for a “toevoeging” on the website of the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand:


Contracts news

Our lawyers regularly publish blogs, newsletters, articles and books on contracts. We also regularly organize seminars and workshops for entrepreneurs. Below you will find an overview of our publications and events.

  • Retail
  • Employment law and dismissal

Questions and challenges during COVID-19: Dutch employment law, tenancy law and contract law

13 September 2021

In this article, we will discuss several questions and challenges in the field of Dutch employment law, tenancy law and contract law during COVID-19.

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  • Corporate law

Is a management agreement an employment contract or a contract for services?

26 August 2021

Do the new rules of the Supreme Court for the assessment of employment contracts also have consequence for management agreements? Case law has not decided yet. This can be seen from the judgments of the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal and the District Court of Midden-Nederland about the management agreement of the CFO of Volksbank.

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  • Franchise, distribution and agency
  • Contracts

Beware of vague wording in franchise agreements

24 June 2021

It is important to use clear and unambiguous language in agreements. This has once again been demonstrated by a recent judgement of the Supreme Court. Because of ambiguities in franchise agreements, franchisees of Albert Heijn may have lost millions.

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Litigation

The advantages of arbitration

19 May 2021

Proceedings do not always have to be in court. There are other ways to resolve legal disputes. An important and often also appealing alternative is arbitration. In particular if you are doing business internationally. What are the advantages of arbitration?

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  • Expats
  • Employment law and dismissal

Watch our webinar “COVID-19: Reorganization, Job Loss & Stay”

30 March 2021

We have hosted a special webinar “COVID-19: Reorganization, Job Loss & Stay” in cooperation with IN Amsterdam on 23 March. During the webinar, we discussed issues that employers and international employees face due to the impact of the coronavirus. Watch the video today!

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Contracts

Distribution & Agency in the Netherlands

25 February 2021

The expert lawyers of Russell Advocaten contributed the chapter on the Netherlands to the Lexology Guide Distribution & Agency. Lexology is the most comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights for law firms and in-house counsel.

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  • Embassies
  • Corporate law

Webinar “COVID-19: Reorganization, Job Loss & Stay”

11 February 2021

We are hosting a special webinar “COVID-19: Reorganization, Job Loss & Stay” in cooperation with IN Amsterdam on 23 March. During the webinar, we will discuss issues that employers and international employees face due to the impact of the coronavirus. Register today!

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Contracts

Contracts: How to restrict internet resale?

5 February 2021

Internet sale offers a wide range of possibilities to reach consumers, but how can suppliers control the Internet resale of their products? What is permitted? And what isn’t? What are the rights of your distributors?

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