Jan Dop

Jan Dop assists national and international enterprises in all facets of their day-to-day business operations. He specializes in personnel, real estate and issues involving public authorities. Jan is Head of our Embassy Desk, that serves Embassies, Consulates, diplomats and expats. He has been a lawyer at Russell since 1995, and became a partner in 2011.

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