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Sagiure Legal, Advocate Rachida el Johari, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Advocate Rachida el Johari

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Sagiure Legal

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Employment and Labor Relations


Partner, Head of Section


Co-founder of SAGIURE, Rachida began her career as a lawyer in 2002 working at an international law firm with global reach. Rachida helped develop the International Employment Group for the Dutch office and focused on the firm's major clients and cross border work. Next to offering legal assistance to corporate clients, Rachida has also gained experience in dealings with employee representation bodies such as the works council and trade unions in M&A transactions, restructurings and mass redundancies.  Since 2008 Rachida has led and managed a team of associates in servicing multinational clients in all corporate labor matters both contentious and non-contentious. Effective January 2014, Rachida joined forces with her former colleagues and established the niche employment law firm SAGIURE. At SAGIURE Rachida is considered the driving force in the firm’s accomplishments, ambitions and consistent commitment to delivering top quality service.

Her background in International Trade & Company law is a key element of Rachida’s business oriented approach to legal challenges, and her primary goal is to achieve solutions that promote and support the business endeavors of her clients. She acts as a trusted and valued strategic business partner for her clients' legal and executive teams who value her pragmatic approach and quick grasp of their business models and key objectives.

Rachida is a regular lecturer on various Employment Law topics and has contributed to legal publications.


Dutch, English and Arabic


American Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the People Platform Committee since 2012
Dutch Bar Association
IR Global
European Employment Lawyers Association
VAAN (Dutch employment expert association)
Royal Industrial Club


University of Amsterdam, Master of Law degree – Specialization in International Trade and Company Law
Radboud University Post Academic Course Specialization in Employment Law

Univeristy of Amsterdam, Post Academic Course Employment, Enterprise and Employee Consultation

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