Combining corporate and employment law, Madeleine sees legal matters in a broader context.
A 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.
Understanding linguistic and cultural differences are essential for cross border and international business and legal matters. Living in Switzerland for over five years and following an LLM exchange program in South Africa has helped Madeleine to easily adapt to and work together with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Her combination of expertise in both corporate and employment law enables Madeleine to advise companies on cross border restructuring, M&A transactions, business immigration, HR services and litigation. With her long-term and pragmatic approach, clients perceive Madeleine as an integral part of their team and commend her personal involvement. She is valued for overseeing legal matters in a broader business context.
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), the Academy for the Legal Practice (Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk) and the Legal Academy (Juridische Academie).
Madeleine is a member of various employment law associations, including the VAAN (Dutch employment expert association) and the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA). She is also a member of the Dutch American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).