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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sander Groen is highlighted as a top name for compliance issues, as well as complex immigration matters, with an excellent track record advising clients in connection with highly skilled migrant visas.


According to his clients, Sander Groen is “the best corporate immigration lawyer in the Netherlands”. Sander’s clients praise his profound knowledge, thorough analysis, practical hands-on advice, communication skills, and responsiveness to any queries when it comes to arranging visas and work permits. He combines vast legal knowledge on immigration law with over 20 years of practical experience.

He is on top of all changes in Dutch and EU immigration law, and uses these changes to the benefit of his clients. As a result, Sander successfully arranged the following in the Netherlands: the first EU Blue Card permit; the first high-net-worth individual permit; the first point-based visa for entrepreneurs; and the first judgment on suspension of “naming and shaming” of a company.

Sander’s clients are multinationals, publicly listed companies, large (family-owned) companies and SMEs from around the globe. Together with the global mobility officers of these corporations, Sander develops immigration policies that ensure his clients remain compliant with Dutch immigration rules and regulations.

Sander is a standout attorney who is highly sought after by clients for his vast experience in litigation before the district courts and High Administrative Court on large penalty cases. These penalties are imposed for violations of the Employment of Foreigners Act. Sander has won a widely published High Administrative Court case in which a penalty was imposed of over €2.5 million for the posting of third-country workers within the EU without a work permit. The Court ruled that no violation had occurred and that the penalty was unrightfully imposed.

Sander regularly contributes to various legal publications and frequently lectures.

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