Jan Dop


Jan is a specialist in employment law and corporate law

+31 20 301 55 55

Reinier Russell

managing partner

Reinier advises national and international companies

+31 20 301 55 55

Embassies and Consulates

Legal 500 2021 | Russell Advocaten leading firmRussell Advocaten has served as trusted advisor to many Embassies, Consulates, Diplomats and expats over the past decades. We regularly organize workshops on Dutch law for Embassy personnel and expats. We gladly provide legal advice to Embassies, Consulates and diplomats on:

  • Diplomatic immunity
  • Diplomatic inviolability
  • Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations
  • United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property
  • Employment law and dismissal of personnel hired in the Netherlands
  • Sick personnel (rules, procedures, arbo-contacts)
  • Buying, selling and leasing of Embassies and Ambassadors’ accommodation
  • Attachment, garnishment, execution
  • Legal position of expats in the Netherlands

Besides, we work for companies from the sending state in corporate legal issues.

Rendering legal advice to Embassies requires specialized knowledge which is part of the standard service at Russell Advocaten. We know from experience what problems foreign Embassies and Consulates in the Netherlands might have to face. More information can be found at our website for Embassies and Consulates, www.embassydesk.nl.

Our specialized workshops for Embassies have become well-known and much frequented by representatives from diplomatic missions of all continents.

Russell Advocaten contributes regularly to Diplomat Magazine. Here you can find our publications.

Embassy desk

If questions or issues arise, you can contact the specialized embassy desk at Russell Advocaten: embassydesk@russell.nl; +31 20 301 55 55. If you would like to meet one of our specialist lawyers, we will gladly arrange a meeting at your offices.