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Russell Advocaten provides comprehensive legal assistance.


Russell Advocaten: comprehensive legal assistance

Russell Advocaten provides comprehensive legal assistance. Do you want to know what we offer in the field of corporate law, employment law, dismissal, and real estate? Are you interested in our specialist areas art and law, and embassies and consulates?



Russell Advocaten mainly assists leading Dutch companies, foreign companies in the Netherlands, foreign and domestic authorities and, to a lesser degree, affluent individuals. Our clients’ sectors include: retail, fashion and luxury, IT and ICT, and the world of fine arts and cultural sphere. We also provide services for embassies, expats, and works councils.

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Are you looking for a lawyer who speaks your language and who can help you getting settled and staying in the Netherlands? Russell Advocaten is an internationally oriented law firm with long-time experience regarding immigration, setting up a business, personnel, real estate, contracts and family law. Our lawyers speak and write English, German and Dutch.

Russell Advocaten is official partner of IN Amsterdam, the expat center of the Municipality of Amsterdam.

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Embassy Desk

Russell Advocaten is a corporate full-service law firm in the Netherlands that is well-established within the diplomatic world. The specialized lawyers of the Embassy Desk at Russell Advocaten have been providing Embassies, Consulates, diplomats, expats and companies from around the world with assistance, legal advice and litigation services for decades. As a consequence, our law firm is familiar with the specific legal needs of Embassies, including: diplomatic immunity, buying and selling Embassy buildings and residences, compliance with Dutch employment law and dispute resolution.

More information can be found at our website for Embassies and Consulates, www.embassydesk.nl.

Visit the Embassy Desk

Russell Advocaten has a special website for foreign entrepreneurs! This website contains information on what you should know when you start a business in the Netherlands, which steps you have to take, and what we can do to help you.

Do you intend to start a business in the Netherlands or have you started a business already?

  • Take a look at our website
  • Read the questions we are asked by other entrepreneurs
  • Receive a free draft memorandum of association including articles of association, and
  • Contact us if you have any further questions!
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