"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, Labour Law and Labour Relations advisor
"I have known Thijs for a number of years and have worked with great pleasure on a number of complex labour law cases. Thijs is characterised as decisive, thinking along with the customer and always exploring the road to the best solution. I hope to be working together with Thijs for a long time to come."
Peter Peddemors, CEO at Waysis BV
"Thijs is a thorough lawyer, I have been working with him for quite some time now and he stands out for his knowledge of the case and his involvement in it. He fills his advisory role well, but also takes initiative when a case is on the verge of getting stuck. He negotiates sharply but remains realistic. A balanced person.
"Ronald van Hulst, Director at BAM Infra
"Thijs provided me with legal advice in a number of “old” dissolvement cases, all of which have been satisfactorily resolved. His way of working is to the point, using his extensive knowledge to find the right balance between the law, business and personal interests of all those involved. Thijs has a pleasant and accessible way of working together."
Bianca Hartman, HR Business Partner at Johnson Controls and Coach by Hartman Equine Coaching
"The collaboration with Thijs can be described as: long, pleasant and successful, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it."
Leendert Klink, Global HR Director at Van Hessen
"We let Thijs handle a lot of labour law matters, Thijs is pragmatic and realistic, he thinks and acts in the interests of the customer and quickly resolves a case with an impressive file knowledge."
Xavier Tilman, Founder/Owner at Ngage Media
"Thijs supervised me with regard to the settlement of my employment. The guidance was in all respects of an extremely high level, very knowledgeable, pro-active and professional. In short, an employment law lawyer that I more than recommend."
John de Munck, Account Director at AON
"Thijs has assisted us in a number of matters in the area of labour law. I look back on a very pleasant and good cooperation. Thijs has solved these issues perfectly and I was pleasantly surprised by his passion, accuracy and clear communication. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who has a labour law issue and wants to be sure of the best possible outcome."
Marcel Rutten, Managing Director at Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda
"Together with Thijs you work together to achieve results. We have worked successfully on complex issues, but also on smaller labour law issues, always with Thijs contemplating the relationship, the possibilities and the risks to be considered."
Alice Pirnay, HR Business Partner at T - Systems Nederland
"With Thijs, I have worked together with pleasure for many years on both complex and less complex matters. Thijs always had an eye out for the customer, thinks along with solutions, acts quickly and pragmatically. He is also a pleasant and honest man. I recommend him wholeheartedly!"
Chantal Keulen, Owner HRizons I human being management I senior consultant & certified coach
"For several years now, I have been working with Thijs to my full satisfaction where employment law advice is concerned. Thijs assists our organisation with advice and action, where his pragmatism, clarity and speed of action stand out positively. Thijs is involved in what we do and shows interest, after which suitable solutions are developed, which also consider the human dimension of the issue."
Robin Peters, Managing Partner at Virtual Affairs/Partner at We are You
''There are very few lawyers who, besides professionalism and professional knowledge, also have excellent communication skills and empathy. Gé Lieshout is one of them. Creativity is central to solving the many issues at hand, as well as loyalty. Honest, transparent and clear - even if something is not possible - Gé makes a very pleasant conversation partner who works in an equal but highly skilled manner. Listens well and knows how to get the to the core of the problem quickly and effectively. A lawyer who is easily accessible and does not stop until the issue, problem or idea has been successfully completed. Humor and putting things in perspective are very positive qualities within his field and Gé has these traits by nature. During the years that I have been able to work with Gé, he is not only a reliable professional but also a good friend!"
Véronique Oudkerk , Jury Member VentureKick And Investor ( Medical & Real Estate)
" I was lucky to be working with Nienke on a legal matter which she expertly handled in a fast an efficient manner. Above all, I was impressed with Nienke's professionalism and expertise and how well she was able to explain complex legal terms for me. She has my heartfelt recommendation."
Judit Bogos-Harts, COO at Limitless