Rachida el Johari  |  Advocaat / Attorney-at-law

Rachida specializes in Employment law with a special focus on legal
HR management.

A co-founder of SAGIURE, Rachida began her career as a lawyer in 2002 with CMS in Amsterdam, an alliance of major law firms. Together with Jos Pothof, head of the International Employment Group, Rachida focused on the firm's major clients and cross border work. 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. 

Rachida joined forces with her former head of department at CMS and colleagues from Bird & Bird to establish SAGIURE in January 2014. Her background in International Trade & Company law is a key element of her business oriented HR approach, 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.

She has contributed to the books 'Cross border Transfers and Redundancies' published by Tottel, and the 'International Expatriate Employment Handbook' published by KluwerLaw, and was also part of the Dutch team that advised the European Commission on the main legal and technical challenges associated with cross border transfers and redundancies as included in Directive 2001/23/EC.

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. She is also an active member and co-chair of the People Platform Committee of the Dutch American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) that focuses on improving the investment climate in the Netherlands for US investors and multi-nationals.