Russell Advocaten: if you suffer damage or are held liable

Russell Advocaten assists entrepreneurs, employers, shareholders, supervisors, and directors in disputes on liability issues, for instance in the event of damage, duty of care to employees, and shareholder claims.

Do you have questions about?

  • Corporate litigation
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O)
  • Professional liability
  • Business liability
  • Contract liability
  • Product liability
  • Government liability
  • Traffic
  • Personal injury
  • Health Law
  • Environmental liability

Are you looking for a good lawyer in Amsterdam who knows his way around damage and liability?

Call us at +31 20 301 55 55 without obligation or send us an e-mail.

Our lawyers for liability and damage

Meet our specialists in liability and damage


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:


Liability news

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

  • Contracts

Consequences of a “403 statement”

10 December 2020

Exemption from publication of annual financial statements of part of a group is possible by making use of a “403 statement”, in which the mother company accepts liability for the subsidiary. Dutch subsidiaries with a mother company from the United Kingdom have to be attentive regarding Brexit.

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  • Contracts

Punitive damages: well known in the United States but unrecognized in the Netherlands

19 October 2020

Punitive damages in US lawsuits attract a lot of attention. But the Netherlands does not have punitive damages. What does this mean for Dutch companies operating in the United States? And for US companies claiming damages in the Netherlands? Priscilla de Leede of Russell Advocaten and Kathleen Hugo of the American law firm Mateer Harbert discuss these questions in their article for Stare Decisis, the magazine of the Young Lawyers Section of Primerus, the World’s Finest Law Firms.

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  • Corporate law

Directors’ liability

29 September 2020

When can directors be held personally liable? What can directors do to prevent being held personally liable?

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  • Expats
  • Contracts

Q&A coronavirus for company owners in the Netherlands

16 April 2020

Follow our coronavirus blog. Today, among other things: I no longer have work for my employees, what does the new scheme entail regarding compensation of their wages? What credit options does the government offer?

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  • Contracts

Q&A coronavirus for company owners in the Netherlands (2)

2 April 2020

We assist our clients with legal advice on how to limit the impact of the coronavirus crisis. In our blogs we respond to questions about the government measures to tackle Covid-19, working from home, privacy, fulfilling commercial contracts, force majeure and travels to the Netherlands. We are also easily accessible during the coronavirus crisis to help you limit the damage to your business.

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Contracts

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: measures companies can take

20 March 2020

The measures introduced to control the spread of the coronavirus are becoming increasingly strict. What do you, as an employer, have to take into account? More than you think! Read our article in the newsletter for SMEs by Ondernemersbelang.

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  • Art
  • Contracts

Rijksmuseum Twenthe pays into a fake bank account. What are the options?

6 February 2020

The Rijksmuseum Twenthe paid almost EUR 3 million into a fake bank account. Hackers had taken over the correspondence between the museum and an art dealer on the purchase of a painting by Constable. Who pays for the damage? The museum or the art dealer?

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  • Retail
  • Corporate law

The strength of Russell Advocaten. What do our clients say?

31 January 2020

Quality, promptness and personal attention is of paramount importance to us. Read in this newsletter the experiences of five clients. Why do they engage our law firm? What do they think is the strength of Russell Advocaten and, above all, what do they get in return?

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