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SPUISTRAAT 8-10, 1012 TS AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 20 760 43 70
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http://www.sagiure.com
Sagiure Legal, Rachida El Johari, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Rachida El Johari

Tel:
Work +31 20 760 43 70
Email:
Sagiure Legal

Work Department

Employment law

Position

Co-founder of SAGIURE. Specializes in Employment law in its broadest sense with a focus on legal HR management, M&A transactions, cross-border restructurings and transfer of undertaking (TUPE) .

Career

Rachida began her career as a lawyer in 2002 with CMS in Amsterdam, an alliance of major European law firms. Together with Jos Pothof, head of the International Employment Group, Rachida focused on the firm’s major clients and cross border work. At CMS Rachida was an active member of the firm’s works council in order to gain practical experience in dealings with employee representation. In 2008 Rachida continued her career with Bird&Bird LLP in The Hague, an international law firm with offices across Europe, China and the Middle East. At Bird&Bird Rachida led and managed a team of associates in servicing the firm’s multi-national clients. In January 2014, Rachida joined forces with her former CMS and Bird&Bird colleagues to establish SAGIURE. At SAGIURE Rachida is considered the firm’s driving force in the firm’s accomplishments, ambitions and consistent commitment to delivering top quality service. Rachida has been a member of the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) People Platform Committee since 2012. AmCham is the main voice of US business in the Netherlands and strives to improve the investment climate in the Netherlands. Since 2015 Rachida acts as chairman of the People Platform Committee.

Languages

Dutch, English and Arabic

Member

Rachida is a regular lecturer on various Employment Law topics organized by Kluwer Law, the Radboud University and the Dutch Bar Association, and a member of various associations for employment law experts including the VAAN (Dutch employment expert association) and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Rachida studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam (1998 - 2002). Furthermore, Rachida completed the postgraduate specialist course in Employment Law (Grotius) at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (2008 – 2009) as well as the postgraduate specialization course Labor, Enterprise and Co-determination at the University of Amsterdam (2014 - 2015).


Netherlands

Employment

Within: Employment

Rachida el Johari and Madeleine Molster are the key contacts at ‘customer-oriented, immediately responsive’ employment boutique Sagiure Legal. ‘Dedicated, passionate, well-informed and well-connected’, both partners advised Ecofys on the employment aspects of its acquisition by Navigant. El Johari also represented NG Europe in a dismissal case.

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