Marcel ReursAttorney-at-law, partner
Marcel is a partner and co-head of the firm’s corporate immigration practice. He brings over 22 years’ experience across all immigration routes with a particular emphasis on employment-related and business-related categories, including but not limited to highly-skilled migrant, intra-corporate transfer, European Blue Card and the self-employed and investor categories. He has significant experience in handling immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructuring, compliance with sponsor duties and cross-border service provision involving the posting of workers with customers in the EU.
Marcel’s clients range from long-established international companies across the globe in need of high-volume application work to start-up companies and entrepreneur-investors.
He is a contributing co-editor to the leading commentary on the Dutch Immigration Act, editor-in-chief and case annotator to the Journal on Immigration Law and chief of the editorial board of Jurisprudence on Immigration Law, the Dutch immigration jurisprudence series. He has developed the Dutch Bar Association’s course on immigration law for trainee attorneys and served the Ministry of Justice as an expert adviser in the immigration policy reform, Modern Migration Policies. Marcel regularly speaks at national and international conferences.
Marcel has been a partner since 2002 and is the current executive chair of the firm’s board. He is an active member of the International Bar Association and an active international associate with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he is the current chair of the Global Migration Section’s Analytics Committee. He is a member of the Dutch specialist associations for immigration attorneys, SVMA and WRV.
Marcel has a very extensive and international network. His trusted, long-term personal contacts enable him to arrange for assistance in obtaining work permits in almost every country.
He is named as a leading individual in Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law who in 2018 ranked him amongst the ten most influential corporate immigration attorneys in the European Region.