October 18, 2017

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Jan Dop and Reinier Russell. By Roy Lie A Tjam. The Embassy desk of Russell Advocaten hosted a seminar on Employment Law and Real Estate at their Amsterdam office on 12 June 2017.The goal was to present the Diplomatic community with valuable information in an easily accessible manner. During the seminar, practical legal questions and developments have been discussed in two parallel sessions. Workshop 1: Employment Law This workshop focused mainly on the effect of a personnel handbook in preventing employment-related legal issues. Topics discussed included: Content and drafting of a personnel handbook Which rules on, for example, employee absenteeism,…

Russell Advocaten hosts interactive Embassy seminar

On the picture Jan Dop and Rainier Russell. On 22 September 2016, Russell Advocaten hosted an interactive seminar for Embassies and Consulates in the Netherlands. The meeting was a great success and attended by many different Embassies. The seminar consisted of three parallel workshops on the most important topics pertaining to international diplomatic missions in The Netherlands, namely: Employment Law Real Estate (buying, selling, investments, permits) Dealing with the Dutch – Investment in the Netherlands Using practical examples, including cases presented by the participants, the specialist lawyers of Russell Advocaten identified key issues of every topic that Embassies and companies…

Nigerian Bar Association @ Russell Advocaten

On the picture from left to right: Mr. Jurjen S. Pen, Mr. Paul W.L. Russell, Mr. Augustine Alegeh SAN, and Mr. Pieter van Regteren Altena.   On 24 February 2016 a delegation of 40 members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) visited Russell Advocaten in Amsterdam for a seminar featuring prominent speakers, such as the President of the Amsterdam District Court and the Dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association. Russell Advocaten hosted this incoming trade mission upon request of the Embassy of Nigeria in The Hague. During the interactive Nigerian-Dutch Lawyers seminar, Paul Russell (senior partner at Russell Advocaten and…

Russell Advocaten’s seminar for the Nigerian Bar Association

Jan Dop, LL.M., Head of the Embassy Desk. Russell Advocaten a Dutch  full service law firm, will host a seminar for a (40 persons) delegation of the Nigerian Bar Association, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Subject: Seminar for the Nigerian Bar Association Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 Program: 10:00    Coffee/tea 10:30 Opening speech Paul W.L. Russell (Senior partner Russell Advocaten / former Senator) 10:40 Opening speech Augustine Alegeh SAN (President of the Nigerian Bar Association) 10:50 Opening speech Mr. P.N. van Regteren Altena (Dean of the Bar Association Amsterdam) 11:00 Lecture H.E. Mr  H.C. Naves (President of the Amsterdam District Court) regarding The…

Russell Advocaten hosts interactive lunch meeting on: “Employee sickness”

On Wednesday, 28 October 2015, Russell Advocaten hosted the interactive lunch meeting on: “Employee sickness” for Embassies. For a photo album on the seminar, please click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157660742872392 This seminar covered the most important topics pertaining to sickness of employees: • Prevention of sickness • Medical statements and reporting sick (protocol) • Company doctor of Arbo service (re-integration) • (non) payment of salary • Termination during sickness.   Using practical examples, including cases presented by the participants, the specialist employment lawyers identified key issues that HR-responsibles at Embassies should be aware of to prevent problems with sick personnel. Russell Advocaten…

Seminars: Employment Law and Real Estate

On the picture is Mr Jan Dop, head of the Embassy Desk, and experienced lawyer and partner at Russell Advocaten. The Embassy Desk of Russell Advocaten, a corporate full-service law firm in the Netherlands that is well-established within the diplomatic world, is hosting two seminars for Ambassadors and Embassy staff on Monday the 12th of June between 12:00 and 14:00 in Amsterdam. Two parallel sessions will focus on Employment Law (personnel handbook, illness, etc.) and Real Estate (government permits, environment, (sub)lease etc.). During these interactive sessions, practical legal questions and developments will be discussed. The aim of the event is…

New Japanese Honorary Consul General for Amsterdam

‘ A civilize society, ready to genuinely serve you” The Embassy of Japan has formally introduced the newly appointed Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Amsterdam. He is Mr. Jos ter Avest. A special ceremony was held at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan. For additional Kim Vermaat’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157680949352123 The Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Hiroshi Nomura, welcomed the guests to the special ceremony and subsequently invited H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata to deliver his remarks. The Ambassador indicated that he deems it appropriate for a newly appointed Consul General to be formerly introduced. In fact,…

How to act in case of an ill employee?

By Jan Dop, employment lawyer at Russell Advocaten. Every Embassy and Consulate will at some point be confronted with ill employees. Since Dutch employment law regarding employee illness is quite complex, Russell Advocaten is often asked by Embassies and Consulates what to do in case of an ill employee. In general, Embassies and Consulates, as employers of local employees, are treated like any other employer in the Netherlands. In the following, Russell Advocaten will discuss frequently asked questions regarding employee illness in the Netherlands. How to report employee illness? Just as any other employer in the Netherlands, Embassies and Consulates…

For Ambassadors and Embassy staff only

On Thursday 22 September 2016, Russell Advocaten will organize a free seminar exclusively for Ambassadors and Embassy staff. The three parallel sessions we will focus on:   Employment Law Real Estate Dealing with the Dutch – Investment in the Netherlands. Please register at http://www.embassydesk.nl/seminar-22-september-2016/ In collaboration with Diplomat Magazine    

Diplomatic Immunity and how it is applied in The Netherlands

By Jan Dop. Introduction Embassies and Consulates have to deal with the Dutch when they represent their country in the Netherlands. Embassies and Consulates, however, enjoy a special status because they are considered to rule under their own flag and not under that of the country of residency. Nevertheless, on occasion they do have to deal with Dutch law, for example with regard to their locally hired personnel working in the Netherlands, when buying or selling property (residence, Embassy) or concluding any other commercial contract. This chapter will discuss the limits of diplomatic immunity and how said limits are defined,…