"I have worked with Bas for many years and do trust and tremendously value his honest feedback and his reliable in-depth knowledge on all related legal employment matters."
Bob Rogmans, HR Business Partner - Commercial (Senior HR Director) at Norgine
"Working with Bas is a rare opportunity to come across, a salutation focussed client driven lawyer. Over the past years I worked as an HR Director on multiple cases with him spanning from simple labour disputes through to supporting the board of directors and me in a very precarious organisational situation. Bas has the ability to summarise complex organisational situations into simple legal terms without losing sight of the client's interests, as a result providing a choice of legal options to resolve these situations. If you find yourself in a complex legal situation where you need solid advice or you need someone to bounce your (legal) options of, I recommend his excellent legal and problem solving skills."
Mark de Bruin, HR Manager Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Technische Universiteit Delft
" It was a pleasure to work together with Bas. Through many years we worked together, he has displayed great leadership abilities, demonstrated high level of ethics and integrity. He proposed solutions rather than focusing on the problems. He is well organised, fast-thinking, critical and analytical. He is an effective professional to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed my many years of collaboration with him."
Valerie Tan, HR Manager within Group Commercial at IKEA Group
"I know Bas as a trusted and experienced in-house lawyer of labour law from my time as HR Director of Royal BAM Group and Linde Group. He works from long-term relationships and knowledge of the organisation and therefore adds a lot of value. He has a good and preventive approach to labour law issues, with practical and appropriate solutions. He thinks and helps actively and also works proactively to prevent labour law issues. He always offers practical and fitting solutions."
Erik Gelderloos, Senior HR Professional / Change & Learning Consultant
"I recommend Bas. I have engaged Bas to support me in a labour case. Bas is a thoughtful and professionally sound lawyer, and a recognised expert in labour law. He is also a good listener, friendly and service oriented. He goes the extra mile even if this is not always contractually covered. From own experience I would hence certainly recommend using the services of Bas and in particular in labour law cases."
Jan de Graaf, Consultant at Cargill
"Bas knows how to get to the core of the matter with short wording. He is smart, nuanced and, where necessary, uses mirroring."
Jan Huib Pannekoek, Senior policy officer sector organisation of cinemas and film theaters NVBF
"Bas is an extremely professional lawyer with whom I have worked very well for many years in various major reorganisation projects. He also handled individual employment law files in a thorough and honest way for all parties. Bas believes in the strength of good relationships and believes that a good atmosphere and mutual respect in cooperation is important. We have always worked in a nice atmosphere - even if we sometimes disagreed - and worked with a lot of humor. Bas summarized in a few words: reliable, honest, 'knowledge base', professional, result-oriented, nice person."
Gisèle Touboul, Senior Manager Talent, Learning & Development at Royal BAM Group nv
“Bas Westerhout has been advising us for years on complex labour law issues. He is clear in his communication, has vision and always knows how to propose the right solutions to solve the case.”
Richard Boske CEO, Boorwerk B.V.
"I have come to know Bas as a very trusted adviser in the area of employment law and employment relations. He has the ability to combine deep legal knowledge with a very good sense of relationships and is able to really help the client with creative solutions. A lot of experience in the field of reorganisations and employee participation. Value for money and also very pleasant to work with."
Peter Lindenbergh, member of the board pension fund foundation Ahold