Seminar 12 June 2017

The Embassy desk of Russell Advocaten regularly organizes seminars and workshops for Embassies and  facilitates legal lectures for incoming trade missions. In June, we will focus in two parallel sessions on:

  • Employment Law (personnel handbook, illness, etc.)
  • Real Estate (government permits, environment, etc.)

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During these interactive meetings, practical legal questions and developments will be discussed. Our aim is to present relevant information in an easily accessible way.


Date: Monday, 12 June 2017
Time: 12:00h – Registration, coffee / tea / lunch
  12:30h – Workshops
  13:30h – Questions and discussion
14:00h – Closing
Location: Russell Advocaten
  Reimersbeek 2
  1082 AG Amsterdam

Workshop 1: Employment Law

This workshop will focus mainly on the effect of a personnel handbook in preventing employment related legal issues. We will discuss the importance of applying rules and instructions and the positive effects thereof. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Content and drafting of a personnel handbook
  • Which rules on, for example, employee absenteeism, sick leave and reimbursement of (travel) expenses should be included?
  • Rules for the use of e-mail, Internet and social media?
  • Misconduct and sanctions
  • How can the personnel handbook be amended?

Speakers: Jan Dop, LL.M. and Roos Inklaar, LL.M.  Jan Dop, LL.M, Head of Embassy Desk 

Workshop 2: Real Estate

This workshop will provide an introduction to Dutch Real Estate Law, with a focus on government permits and building restrictions for Embassies and their neighbours. Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to get a government permit to build, expand or adjust a building for your residency or Embassy
  • What to do against infringing building plans of your neighbours?
  • Environmental plans and zoning plans: restrictions and possibilities
  • How to deal with nuisance in the neighbourhood
  • Lease, sublease

Speakers: Reinier W.L. Russell, LL.M. and Ynze Kliphuis, LL.M.  Reinier W.L. Russell, LL.M  Ynze Kliphuis provides legal assistance to ambassades, consulates, foreign companies and individuals in real estate and lease matters and in disputes involving zoning plans, construction projects and permits.

Please register for a workshop by filling out the form below. Registration for our workshops is open and free of charge. Please feel free to bring a colleague or invite.

For further information, please contact:
Kim Hogewoning (T: 020 – 301 55 55) or e-mail us at

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