33 4 86 91 60 48 prins@prins-avocat.com

Avocat - member of the Aix-en-Provence bar

Rein-Jan Prins




  • Independent French attorney ( Avocat à la Cour), member of the Aix-en Provence Bar since 2002, in partnership with the local French firm LSCM & Associés since 2013 (see: lscm-avocats.fr).
  • Vice-president of the International Wine Law Association Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin (AIDV), former President (2014 – 2016).
  • Correspondent for France of the Dutch Intellectual property review “BIE” since 2002.
  • Invited teacher at the Reims Champagne Ardennes University since 2019
  • Writes in the French wine law review “Jus Vini“.  
  • Co-editor and co-author of “Global Wine Law-An AIDV Guide“, Helbing-Lichtenhahn, 2021


  • Partner of Latham & Watkins, Paris office
  • Partner of Stibbe Simont Monahan & Duhot, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris offices.
  • Lecturer at French ESSEC Business School, MBA “International Luxury Brand Management”. 


    • French and Dutch (native)
    • English (fluent)
    • German (working proficiency)
    • Spanish (limited working proficiency)




    French, Dutch and European business law & practice,  experienced in the following fields:

    • Intellectual property (trademarks, trade and domain names, patents, designs, copyrights, protected geographical indications and denominations)
    • Wine and vine law (regulations, contracts)
    • Competition and unfair competition law, economic regulations, trade law, EU law
    • Agency and distribution, selective distribution, franchising, licensing, merchandising
    • Information technology, e-commerce and e-marketing
    • Service contracts, advertising
    • International commercial contracts such as R&D agreements, industrial cooperation contracts

    Main sectors:

    • Food and beverages, wine making and wine trade
    • Design, fashion, cosmetics and luxury products
    • Pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology
    • Industrial R&D and production
    • Environmental protection, water treatment
    • Advertisement and marketing, internet trading
    • Art and art trade, publishing, architecture

    One stop shop

      Relying on a network of trusted specialized firms and lawyers in the Netherlands and most other European countries, Canada, the US, Australia and a number of other countries, the firm can not only assist clients in abovementioned fields of law, but it can also assists them in many other fields of law. 

      In such cases the firm will remain the client’s only contact, organizing, coordinating and translating for the client.