Michaël (M.J.) van Basten Batenburg

Attorney at law/partner

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Michaël is the civil cassation lawyer within Delissen Martens and also works within the employment law practice group. As an employment lawyer Michaël focuses on the directors of companies.

His approach

Michaël is a trusted advisor for his clients. He devotes attention to their interests, their thoughts and wishes. “It is important that a lawyer is not only legally knowledgeable, but it is also necessary to be able to lend a listening ear. I take time to get to know my clients.”

In addition, Michaël looks beyond the legal conflict as such. He also devotes attention to the emotional aspects. “I often conduct cases in which emotions and feelings play an important role. I am interested in the psychology behind a problem, which often enables me to trace the cause of the problem. In so doing I quickly come to a solution of the legal conflict.”

Michaël also stands out due to his experience and expertise. He has over 25 years of experience in the legal profession. He has extensive knowledge of procedural law and litigation strategy, which is very useful in a negotiation process. He likes taking on a challenge. “I am a competitive person. Clients need a lawyer who does his utmost for a case. He will see to it that the problem will be solved and that the client can walk out feeling better.”

Please see Michaël van Basten Batenburg (michaelvanbastenbatenburg.nl) for further information. 

Michaël characterized in three words

Committed, creative and competitive

Curriculum of Michaël


University of Leiden, 1991 
University of Bologna, 1990 

Professional Associations

  • The Hague Association of Employment Lawyers (VHAA)
  • Vereniging Civiele Cassatie Advocaten (VCCA)
  • Dutch Association of Procedural Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Procesrecht NVvP)


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