Jan Dop

Jan Dop combines profound legal knowledge with the knowledge of his client and its business

Jan Dop is a lawyer and partner at Russell Advocaten. He is an experienced lawyer combining profound legal knowledge with the knowledge of his client and its business. Thus he succeeds to turn complex legal problems into efficient and practical solutions and adequate advice. As Head of our Embassy Desk, he assists Embassies and Consulates.

Jan advises and litigates for entrepreneurs in national and international disputes on undertaking, personnel, and real estate. His clients include international fashion businesses, IT businesses, and wholesale traders. He regularly publishes articles on employment law in legal journals.

And besides…
Jan is an enthusiastic sailor. In 2013, he took part in the ‘Atlantic Rally for Cruisers’.


  • Corporate law and corporate litigation
  • (Collective) labour law, employment law and dismissal
  • Participation (works council)
  • Director (under the articles of association)
  • Real estate
  • Embassies and consulates

Jan Dop, LL.M. has registered the following legal areas in the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar:

  • Employment law

According to the standards of the Netherlands Bar the registration obliges me to obtain ten training credits per year in each of the registered legal areas.

Specialist memberships

  • Dutch Bar Association
  • Association of Employment Lawyers Amsterdam (VAAA)
  • Dutch Employment Law Association
  • VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers)
  • Commentator of Jurisprudentie Arbeidsrecht


  • 1995 LL.M. in Civil Law (VU University Amsterdam)

Social commitment

  • Board member of the Vrienden van St. Johannes de Deo Foundation
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Publications by Jan Dop

Jan Dop regularly writes about current legal developments. Below is an overview of his blogs, newsletters, books and articles.

  • Employment law and dismissal

Statutory minimum wage as of 1 July 2021

2 June 2021

As of 1 July 2021, the statutory minimum wage and minimum youth wage will be increased. What are the new amounts of the minimum wage?

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  • Works Council
  • Employment law and dismissal

Works council

4 May 2021

Is there already a works council in your company? Are you a member of your company’s works council? What are the advantages of having a works council in your company? Jan Dop and Priscilla C.X. de Leede explain the role of the works council and give an overview of the works council’s most important rights.

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  • Employment law and dismissal

Dismissal and expiry periods

8 April 2021

Expiry periods in employment law are strict. If you are too late, you cannot take action against the dismissal and forfeit the right to compensation. What are the deadlines you have to keep in mind?

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  • Employment law and dismissal

Personnel: Statutory minimum wage

29 March 2021

The statutory minimum wage and minimum youth wage change every six months. What are the new amounts as of 1 July 2021?

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  • Employment law and dismissal

Dismissal and notice periods

22 March 2021

Employment contracts cannot be terminated with immediate effect except for an urgent cause. Which deadlines do you, as an employer, have to take into account?

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  • Employment law and dismissal

#MeToo, racism and harassment on WhatsApp: Five points of interest for employers

16 March 2021

A WhatsApp group of Special Enforcement Officers ranted about their manager and colleagues. Insults such as “berk”, “hog”, “idiot”, “downer” were reason for dismissal with immediate effect by their employer. Yet the court reversed this. However, sexual harassment by the female manager of a childcare organization on WhatsApp was not acceptable. Why this difference?

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  • Expats
  • Corporate law

Abrindo uma Empresa na Holanda

17 February 2021

A Russell Advocaten trata de tudo o que é necessário para a abertura de um negócio na Holanda.

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  • Employment law and dismissal

Legislative Proposal “Work Where You Want”

4 February 2021

In times of COVID-19 almost everyone will be confronted with working from home. But can employees also enforce working from home after COVID-19? The legislative proposal “Werken waar je wil” (Work Where You Want) reinforces the employees’ right to choose their place of work.

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