Advocate Madeleine Molster > Sagiure Legal > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Sagiure Legal

Work Department

Employment and Labor Relations


Managing Partner


Co-founder of SAGIURE, Madeleine began her career as a corporate finance lawyer at CMS in Amsterdam, an alliance of major law firms, later specializing in employment law with a focus on international, cross-border employment. In 2008, she moved to Bird & Bird LLP in The Hague, an international law firm with offices across Europe, China and the Middle East. In January 2014, Madeleine joined forces with her former CMS and Bird & Bird colleagues to established SAGIURE. At SAGIURE Madeleine is valued for her counter-balancing role ensuring a solid foundation for further growth and consistent commitment to our firms core values.

Understanding linguistic and cultural differences is pivotal in cross border and international business and legal matters. Having lived in Switzerland for over five years and in South Africa for a year Madeleine has worked and engaged with a variety of internationally oriented companies, institutions and individuals. This experience proves valuable in her legal profession within the truly international practice of SAGIURE. Madeleine’s expertise in both corporate and employment law enables her to advise our clients beyond the borders of employment law. Madeleine is an all-round business partner with vast experience in litigation matters, cross border restructuring, M&A transactions, business immigration, HR services and corporate housekeeping matters including board appointments and dismissals. Her dedication, drive and pragmatic approach are the foundation for her long standing relationships with clients and business partners. As such Madeleine forms the foundation of SAGIURE since its establishment.

Madeleine provides training on various employment matters for her peers, in-house counsels and leading legal institutions, including the Johan Cruijff Institute, the Centre for Postgraduate Legal Education (CPO) and the Academy for the Legal Practice (Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk). In addition, Madeleine is a regular contributor of legal articles in the Fiscal Practice Journal.


Dutch, English, German


American Chamber of Commerce
Dutch Bar Association
IR Global
VAAN (Dutch employment expert association)
Royal Industrial Club


Free University of Amsterdam, law degree
Stellenbosch University, LLM
Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Post Academic Course on Employment and Pension

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Employment boutique Sagiure Legal provides a full service across both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including industrial relations, restructuring and mass redundancy, transferring of undertakings, and compliance and policy advice. The ‘client-focused‘ firm is led by the ‘no-nonsense‘ Rachida el Johari and ‘top-class‘ Madeleine Molster, both founding partners, with the latter being particularly recommended for clients dealing with the employment aspects of corporate transactions.