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Nigerian Bar Association @ Russell Advocaten

Publication date: 24 February 2016
On 24 February 2016 a delegation of 40 members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) visited Russell Advocaten in Amsterdam for a seminar featuring prominent speakers, such as the President of the Amsterdam District Court and the Dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association.

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During the interactive Nigerian-Dutch Lawyers seminar, Paul Russell (senior partner at Russell Advocaten and former member of the Dutch Senate) gave a brief overview on the Dutch legal system and the international legal profession.

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, mr. Augustine Alegeh SAN, introduced the participants to the Nigerian judicial system. The Dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association, mr. Pieter van Regteren Altena, and the President of the Amsterdam District Court, mr. Henk C. Naves, as well as mr. Jurjen S. Pen, criminal defence lawyer, addressed the audience on the Dutch legal system. The lectures were followed by a broad discussion and an exchange of experience on international legal practice.

This visit was part of the NBA delegation’s five-day-trip to the Netherlands to study the Dutch legal system. During the trip, the delegation visited the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace in The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Russell Advocaten is member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, with appr. 200 law firms and 3,000 lawyers in 40 countries.

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