Madeleine specializes in (international) employment and contract law.

Madeleine is an active legal business partner for the firm’s clients and tailors her legal advice according to their business objectives. The clients consider her as an integral part of their team, rather than an external adviser.


Madeleine began her career as a lawyer in 2005 in the Amsterdam office of CMS where she initially was a corporate finance lawyer and later specialized in international and cross border employment and contract work. In 2008 she joined The Hague team of Bird & Bird LLP where she has worked until February 2014, when she launched Sagiure together with her former colleagues. 


Madeleine holds a masters degree in Civil and Corporate Law (2004) from the Vrije University of Amsterdam, and a Postgraduate Degree in Employment Law from the University of Rotterdam (2010, PALA). She also has a LLM (Master of Laws) in Advanced Company Law from the Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2003).

Additional Information

Madeleine is fluent in Dutch and English and proficient in German.

Having previously lived in Switzerland for several years attending international schools, being part of an LLM exchange program in South Africa, and after extensive travelling, Madeleine enjoys adapting her style of collaboration to people with different cultural backgrounds. Having innate diplomatic qualities and being a patient and flexible person, Madeleine is solution oriented and used to tough negotiations, whether it is working with government agencies, individuals, or corporates. 

Madeleine has  been a member of the Dutch American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) for many years. Since 2022 Madeleine has taken an active role  in the People Platform Committee effective 2022. 

Madeleine also actively participates in IR Global, a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides legal, accountancy, financial advice to corporations around the world.Madeleine has  extensive experience as lecturer and provides training on various employment matters for her peers, in-house counsels, and leading legal institutions, including the Academy for the Legal Practice (Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk).

Memberships & Associations

Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland (VAAN)

European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

American Chamber The Netherlands (AmCham – People Committee)

Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk (AVDR)

The Netherlands Legal Bar Association (NOvA)

IR Global