Renée Sauer

Renée works as a lawyer within the Employment & Pension section, specialising in Dutch and international employment law. Renée has been a lawyer since 2006 and worked for several years independently under the name Sauer Arbeidsrecht before joining GMW lawyers in 2018.

Renée offers a great deal of experience in the area of individual and collective dismissal law, including: drafting (custom) employment contracts and employment conditions regulations, (changes to) employment conditions, collective agreement law, and non-competition (clauses), as well as illness and reintegration. She is also regularly involved in employment law issues with regard to bankruptcies and transfers of undertakings.

A thorough and conscientious worker, clients characterise Renée as down to earth, realistic and honest. She ensures that she is always well informed and keeps personal contact with her clients at all times. Renée enjoys both the challenge of solving complex legal puzzles and the pleasure of dealing with people.

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.”