Renée Sauer

Renée works as a lawyer within the Employment & Pension section. She specialises in Dutch and international employment law and is a member of the VAAN specialisation association. She also focuses on (work-related) immigration law. Renée has been a lawyer since 2006 and before she joined GMW lawyers in 2018, she worked independently for a number of years under the name Sauer Arbeidsrecht.

Renée has a lot of experience in the field of individual and collective dismissal law, drawing up (custom) employment contracts, employment terms and conditions, (changes in) employment conditions, collective agreement law, illness, reintegration and non-competition (restrictions), specifically in cases where there is or must be a seizure of evidence. Renée knows how to combine her knowledge of (work-related) immigration law with her specialisation in employment law. As a result, she can give both employers and employees cutting edge advice on employment and immigration law.

Renée works thoroughly and meticulously. She enjoys both the challenge of solving complex legal puzzles and the pleasure of dealing with people. She ensures that she is always well informed and keeps personal contact with her clients at all times. Clients characterise Renée as a person of integrity, down to earth and realistic.

Netherlands Bar – register of legal practice areas

Renée Sauer has registered the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Employment law
  • Immigration law

This registration obliges her to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Curriculum Vitae

Lawyer/ Associate partner

International labour law

Lawyer at GMW lawyers
Lawyer at Sauer Arbeidsrecht
Lawyer at Buren N.V.
Lawyer at ’t Regtshuis advocaten

Master’s degree Dutch Law, Tilbury University (2006)
Individual Language Training Course English, Regina Coeli (2011)
Postgraduate training Employment Law, Grotius Academy (2012)
Individual Language Training Course Spanish, Regina Coeli (2013)
Postgraduate training employment law (PALA), Erasmus Academy (Erasmus University Rotterdam) (2017)

The Hague Association of Labour Law attorneys
Association of Dutch Labour Law attorneys (VAAN)


What clients say about Renée

“I highly recommend GMW and specifically Renée Sauer for any matters related to employment law. As an expat, navigating through the Dutch legal system can be complicated. Renée was able to provide me with prompt and accurate advice, in a very professional manner.”

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