Saar van Waegeningh

Saar began practising law in 1997. She worked for the first nine years at the State Advocate’s office of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn in The Hague. In 2006, Saar transferred to Amsterdam. In 2009, together with Lars Bakers, she established the law firm of BINGH Advocaten. Saar specialises in Employment Law, both in the private and public sector. She has extensive experience in representing large and small(er) companies in issues relating to employment law, ranging from individual dismissal cases to major reorganisations and co-determination processes. Saar often represents either side in disputes between legal entities and their directors. She also acts for various (semi) government agencies in disputes on issues concerning public service law. In addition to her work in employment law and public service law, Saar works on projects that are governed by subsidy regulations. She acts for various institutions that are confronted with issues and/or problems in securing subsidies. Her multifaceted practice involves providing legal advice, negotiating and litigating.

Areas of expertise

  • Complex individual dismissal processes
  • Reorganisations and collective redundancy
  • Legal status of director under the Articles of Association
  • Co-determination processes
  • Transfer of company
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement (CAO) related issues
  • Objections and appeal proceedings
  • Subsidy provision
  • Subsidy reductions and termination
  • Frictional costs

Degree programmes

  • 2006: Grotius Academy, specialist course in Employment law (with distinction)
  • 1996: Leiden University, civil and criminal law

Memberships and other activities

  • Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Employment Law Association (VvA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association Amsterdam (VAAA)
  • European Employment Law Association (EELA)
  • Lecturer, Post-academic Studies in Employment Law (PALA)
  • Lecturer in Employment Law; Social Law Course (OSR), assisting lawyers and other jurists
  • Supervisory Board, Public Service Broadcasting System, Amsterdam


  • Dutch
  • English

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