Fashion and luxury

At Russell Advocaten, we work with many clients from the fashion industry and the luxury sector

At Russell Advocaten, we work with many clients from the fashion industry (international brands, importers, chain stores) and the luxury sector (premium brands, food & beverage, four and five star hotels). We can assist you in all aspects of your business operations:

  • Protecting your brand and reputation
  • Liability
  • Real estate: retail and business premises
  • Permits
  • Personnel
  • Structure of your enterprise

You can find more information about our services in our brochure Fashion and retail.

Our lawyers for fashion and luxury

Meet our specialists in fashion and luxury


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:


Fashion and luxury news

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

  • Retail
  • Real estate and rent

Calculation of rent reduction due to lockdown

16 September 2021

How does the court calculate a lower rent due to the lockdown? Does online turnover count? Does it matter whether the tenant or landlord is large or small?

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  • 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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  • Expats
  • Employment law and dismissal

17 June 2021: Employment Webinar “Tricky sickness issues”

17 June 2021

If your employee reports sick, this may raise many difficult questions. What are your reintegration obligations during the sick leave period? What are you allowed to record about your sick employee with regard to the privacy legislation? We answered these and other questions during a webinar. Watch the video!

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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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  • Art
  • Employment law and dismissal

Russell Advocaten recommended by The Legal 500 2021

20 April 2021

Russell Advocaten has for the 17th consecutive year in a row been included in The Legal 500. We are pleased with the recognition for the quality of our legal services by experts and clients. Please read what they say about us:

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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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  • 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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  • Retail
  • Contracts

What will be the changes for entrepreneurs and employers in 2021?

16 December 2020

Like every year, on 1 January there will be the necessary changes in laws and regulations. In this blog, we will give you the most important changes for entrepreneurs and employers.

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