Paul Russell

Paul Russell is a lawyer for international and national businesses, art dealers, museums, and affluent individuals. He specializes in corporate governance, contracts and corporate litigation. He has been a lawyer at Russell since 1976.

Paul Russell is senior partner at Russell Advocaten. He assists entrepreneurs in national and international disputes on corporate governance, contracts, and corporate litigation. Paul is a seasoned litigator, combining tenacity and creativity with profound legal knowledge. This enables him to find the desired solution for his clients, even if it does not seem to be quite possible at first.

In addition, he specializes in divorces involving large assets and enterprises. He also advises and litigates in art related cases for art dealers, museums and collectors.

And besides…
Paul was a member of the Dutch Senate for many years. He currently serves on the boards and supervisory boards of various charitable organizations.


  • Corporate law
  • Corporate litigation
  • Art and law
  • Real estate

Paul W.L. Russell, LL.M. has registered the following legal areas in the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar:

  • Corporate law
  • Civil litigation

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


  • 1976 LL.M. in Civil Law (VU University Amsterdam)

Social commitment

  • Chairman of the Roman Catholic Foundation for the Promotion of Welfare Work
  • Former member of the Dutch Senate


Inter alia:

  • Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands)
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (France)