Russell Advocaten is a full-service law firm based in Amsterdam, the capital city and the business and financial heart of the Netherlands. In 2010, Russell Advocaten joined the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (www.primerus.com), a society of top-rated independent boutique law firms around the world. Thus, Russell Advocaten is part of a global firm with 200 independant member law firms and nearly 3,000 lawyers in 40 countries.
Our lawyers provide prompt, high-quality legal service for the corporate sector. Russell Advocaten offers professional assistance and personal attention to its clients, which results in first-class legal advice. We are proactive legal advisors and approach each matter with a sense of urgency. We sustain long-standing trusted advisor relationships with many of our clients. We are dedicated to our clients and assist them with enthusiasm and persistence in legal issues that arise in their day-to-day business operations. Our solutions are practical and immediately applicable with a focus on our clients' interests. With two lawyers working on each case, we can ensure high quality and hour-to-hour continuity. Therefore, clients praise our firm for our all-round one-stop-shop capabilities, our strategic thinking and our commercial expertise.
One of our clients from the art sector (Sotheby's) illustrates our approach as follows:
'Their strategies are sound, and the service is prompt and efficient. In addition, they keep their clients informed of all kinds of legal developments. I appreciate their proactive approach. Finally, I like the work atmosphere, it feels good, and that's important.'
At Russell Advocaten, we continuously work on improving our service quality. We make a difference by being well-acquainted with our clients and the fields in which they work. Being business owners ourselves, we can relate to our clients' problems. This enables us to provide them with thorough legal advice and practical solutions for their everyday business needs, especially in today's economic turbulence.
Another leading client within the fashion industry appreciates our expertise:
'Their strength lies in their expertise, they go deeply into a subject and know what it is all about. And even if I come back to it months later, they know exactly what I'm talking about.'
Our clients include Dutch companies, foreign companies based or active in the Netherlands, local and national authorities, Embassies and Consulates, and, to a limited extent, well-to-do private individuals. Our main practice areas are corporate and M&A, contract law, employment law, commercial litigation, environment & planning, real estate law, administrative law, shipping, aviation & transport, family law and art law. This enables us to offer full service to our entrepreneur clients.
Our firm and/or our lawyers are a member of the following associations:
- The International Bar Association (IBA)
- The Dutch Association of Commercial Law
- The Dutch Association for Labour Law
- The Amsterdam Association for Labour Law
- The Dutch Bar Association
- The Dutch Association for Litigation
- The Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators
- Stichting Register Mediator
- The Dutch Maritime and Transport Law Association.