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

Avocat à la Cour IN Aix-en-Provence

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).
  •  President of the International Wine Law Association, IWLA ( Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin, AIDV) for the period 2014 -2016.
  •  Correspondent for France of the Dutch Intellectual property review “ Berichten Industriële Eigendom” since 2002. Writes in the French wine law review “Jus Vini“. 
  •   Co-editor and co-author of “Global Wine Law-An AIDV Guide“, Helbing-Lichtenhahn, 2021


  • 2002 – present : Avocat à la Cour, Aix-en-Provence Bar
  • 2001 – 2002 : Advocaat/Avocat, Paris (partner Latham & Watkins)
  • 1995 – 2001 : Advocaat/Avocat, Paris (Stibbe Simont Monahan & Duhot law firm)
  • 1988 – 1990 : Advocaat /Avocat, Brussels Bar (Stibbe Simont law firm)
  • 1986 – 2001 : Advocaat , Amsterdam Bar (Stibbe law firm, partner from 1993)


  • 1996 – 2000: Lecturer at ESSEC Business School, MBA “International Luxury Brand Management”. 
  • Since 2019: gives lectures at the University of Reims Champagne Ardennes.


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




French, Dutch and European business law & practice, with broad experience in the following fields:

  • Intellectual property (trademarks, trade and domain names, patents, designs, copyrights, protected geographical indications)
  • Wine and vine law
  • Competition and unfair competition, 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:

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

One stop shop

    Relying on a network of trusted specialized firms and lawyers in various European countries, the firm can also assists clients in many other fields, such as construction law, corporate law, tenders, subcontracting, real estate, insurance law, transport law. In such cases the firm will remain the client’s only contact, organizing, coordinating and translating for the client.