Mr Huib Lebbing > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Houthoff
GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50
1082 MA AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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Position

Huib specialises in civil liability matters, mainly in the context of health and safety law. He litigates, advises, and conducts confidential internal investigations for clients in relation to compliance with health and safety regulations. Huib is an experienced litigator and acts as a defence counsel in complex, media-sensitive cases, particularly relating to health and safety claims. His work involves class actions, as well as product liability and compliance in the area of employer liability. Huib advises industry organisations and companies faced with the consequences of a large-scale accident or disaster.

He has considerable experience with class actions involving exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Huib also acts for companies confronted with product defects and possible product recalls. His experience with authorities such as the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, the SZW Inspectorate and the Dutch Safety Board is extremely valuable in this context.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Insurance

Houthoff ‘has an effective network enabling it to receive quick and efficient advice in the other jurisdictions – it is expensive but certainly worth it when you have an important dispute’. Senior advisors include Hans Londonck Sluijk,  ‘who is an outstanding strategist and litigator‘, and Huib Lebbing, who ‘understands the problem very quickly – negotiations were very difficult but he managed to get the result we wanted‘. Berry van Wijk also offers a wealth of experience. The team is acting for Nationale Nederlanden in ongoing, multibillion-euro class actions regarding millions of unit-linked insurances sold in the Netherlands in which the insured seek compensation for alleged mis-selling.