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Marcel Reurs

attorney-at-law, partner

+31(0)20 752 32 16

Marcel brings over 25 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.

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 Decree and chief of the editorial board of Jurisprudence on Immigration Law, the Dutch immigration jurisprudence series. He is also a teacher in immigration law in the Professional Education Programme for trainee attorneys.

Marcel has been a partner since 2002 and is the current chair of the firm. He is an active member of the International Bar Association and an active international associate with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he is a member of the Global Migration Section’s Steering Committee. He is a member of the Dutch specialist associations for immigration attorneys, SVMA and WRV.

Marcel has an extensive international network. His trusted, long-term personal contacts enable him to arrange for assistance in obtaining work permits in almost every country.

For a list of publications in Dutch please refer to the Dutch profile page.


Marcel is annually listed as a leading individual in Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law (WWL: Corporate Immigration).

He is an exclusive contributor to The Legal 500: Corporate Immigration Country Comparative Guide for the chapter on the Netherlands.


Netherlands Bar registration

Marcel Reurs has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Immigration law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Memberships and ancillary positions

VAR – Vereniging voor Bestuursrecht
SVMA – Specialisten Vereniging Migratierecht Advocaten
WRV – Werkgroep Rechtsbijstand in Vreemdelingenzaken
AmCham – American Chamber of Commerce
EILN – European Immigration Lawyers Network
IBA – International Bar Association
AILA – American Immigration Lawyers Association – International Associate
AILA Global Migration Section – Member, Steering Committee
NOVA – docent en examinator Regulier Migratierecht