February 23, 2020

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Seminar Russell Advocaten

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…

Less restrictions to work for family members of expats

By Ynze Kliphuis. As of 1 January 2020, family members of self-employed expats do no longer require a work permit for non-EU nationals (TWV) to work as an employee. Self-employed expats in the Netherlands cannot work as employees without a work permit. This also applies to the expat’s family members. If they still wish to work as an employee, the intended employer will first have to apply for a work permit. The requirements for a work permit are very strict. This additional threshold makes it less attractive for expat-entrepreneurs to come and work in the Netherlands. As a consequence, they…

New Dutch labour law: the Labour Market in Balance Act

By Priscilla C.X. de Leede, employment lawyer at Russell Advocaten.  In general, Embassies and Consulates with local employees fall under Dutch law and are treated like any other employer in the Netherlands. This means that the new Labour Market in Balance Act, that will be effective as per 1 January 2020, will also apply to Embassies and Consulates. What are the fourmost important changes? I. Contracts 1. Extension of provisions for consecutive fixed-term employment contracts (chain provision) As per 1 January 2020, employers can conclude three fixed-term employment contracts in three years instead of two years, without an employee being entitled…

Diplomats only seminar

On 2 October 2019, in collaboration with Diplomat Magazine, Russell Advocaten hosted a – diplomats only – seminar in The Hague. The subject of this well-attended event was “Dutch labour law and investing in the Netherlands – an update for Diplomats”.  Agenda The agenda contained the following: (New) Dutch dismissal law Labour Market in Balance Act Employee illness Investment in the Netherlands The highly interactive meeting focused in particular on Dutch dismissal law and the mandatory transition compensation.  Key issues Key issues for Embassies include: As from next year, every employee who does not quit himself is entitled to a…

Dutch Labour Law and update for Diplomats

Diplomats only seminar In the picture Dr. Hayder Al Tamimi, Legal adviser, Embassy of Iraq and Jan Dop, Russell Advocaten. On 2 October 2019, in collaboration with Diplomat Magazine, Russell Advocaten hosted a – diplomats only – seminar in The Hague. The subject of this well-attended event was “Dutch labour law and investing in the Netherlands – an update for Diplomats”. The agenda contained the following: (New)Dutch dismissal law Labour Market in Balance Act Employee illness  Investment in the Netherlands The highly interactive meeting focused in particular on Dutch dismissal law and the mandatory transition compensation.  Key issues for Embassies…

Facade advertising: Permit or notification necessary?

There are no general rules for facade advertising. The rules are determined by each municipality independently. However, the more prominent and invasive the advertising is, the sooner a permit will be required. Therefore, first check the rules in your municipality or ask legal advice before placing facade advertising.  Local Each municipality determines separately in its general municipal by-law whether, and under which conditions, facade advertising is allowed. Many municipalities have a permit system: facade advertising without a permit is prohibited. In some cases, submitting a notification form is sufficient. A notification might be sufficient if the facade advertising requires no…