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The outcome of legal proceedings, both in the US and the EU, is often determined by the quality of evidence. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to collect as much evidence as possible before initiating legal proceedings. But what if a third party refuses to give you relevant documents? Eileen Pluijm of Russell Advocaten and Kelsey Weiss of U.S. law firm Mateer Harbert explain which options you have. Read more
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. Read more
On 10 November 2020, the Dutch Senate adopted the bill on the management and supervision of legal entities. This affects all associations and foundations, but, above all, nonprofit organizations. As an officer of a sports club, are you now more likely to be liable? Do you have to meet additional requirements when you are a member of the supervisory board of a school? Read more
Can the employer change an employment contract unilaterally? Not without good reason. Is the coronavirus crisis a compelling reason? Does it make any difference if you have agreed to a unilateral changes clause? Read more
Exemption from publication of annual financial statements of part of a group is possible by making use of a “403 statement”, in which the mother company accepts liability for the subsidiary. Dutch subsidiaries with a mother company from the United Kingdom have to be attentive regarding Brexit. Read more
Russell Advocaten noticed in its proceedings before the Dutch Restitutions Committee that the committee increasingly attached importance to the interest of the current owners. This is contrary to the Washington Principles. The committee appointed to evaluate Dutch restitution policy agrees with us in its “Striving for Justice” report. Read more
Even if the Restitutions Committee recommends to return looted art, it is not certain that the work of art will actually return to its rightful claimants. It could be that the work of art is irreplaceable and indispensable to Dutch cultural heritage and may not leave the Netherlands. Read more
As of 1 January 2021, the statutory minimum wage and minimum youth wage will be increased. What are the new amounts of the minimum wage? Read more
At the online symposium of the Vereniging Kunst Cultuur Recht on the Heritage Act and the protection of cultural goods, Paul W.L. Russell, LL.M. threw a few stones into the pond. How useful are protective measures to keep cultural heritage in the Netherlands without making underlying purchase funds directly available? Is the designation procedure necessary? Read more
There are still fewer bankruptcies than expected due to the coronavirus crisis. Many shops are still keeping their heads above water thanks to the government support. There is, however, a good chance that they will crash when the support is over. Especially if the second wave will be followed by a third wave. As a lessor, what do you have to pay attention to if a lessee goes bankrupt? Read more

Areas of expertise

Do you have any questions about mergers, takeovers, restructuring, corporate governance, and insolvency? Russell Advocaten offers sound advice to entrepreneurs, shareholders, supervisors, and directors.


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Do you  have any questions on employment contracts, employee sickness, working conditions, or dismissal? Russell Advocaten helps employers and HR managers with legal issues related to personnel. We also assist directors and managers in questions about their own employment contract.


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Do you have any questions about zoning plans, lease, tender, and permits? Russell Advocaten advises project developers, retail chains, lessors, and real estate agents. You can contact us for all the legal aspects of real estate.


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Russell Advocaten can provide assistance in all legal proceedings: before the District Court (including the Sub-district Court), the Court of Appeal, and also the Supreme Court. We will also gladly assist you in binding-opinion proceedings and arbitration. At our law offices, a registered mediator offers mediation services.


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Russell Advocaten is internationally renowned for being one of the most important specialists in the field of art and law in the Netherlands. We advise and litigate for museums, art dealers, and collectors on issues concerning purchase of art, art forgery, error of substance, and restitution of war-looted art.


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At Russell Advocaten, we have a special Embassy Desk for Embassies, Consulates, Diplomats and expats. You can come to us with questions about consequences of immunity and inviolability, contracts with employees, lessors, and Dutch government authorities.


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Russell Advocaten assists entrepreneurs and companies in drafting contracts, agreements, and General Terms and Conditions. We also help you in disputes about failure to perform, breach of contract, and international contracts.


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Retail chains, importers and software suppliers have us check their agreements and look after their brand interests or the interests of the brands they represent. We will gladly answer your questions about exclusivity, licenses and their termination.


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Do you have questions or need advice about joint property, division of estates, maintenance(alimony) or custody rights? Do you need mediation for your divorce settlement?
Our divorce lawyers can help you.


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