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



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.

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Netherlands > Insurance

Berry van Wijk and Hans Londonck Sluijk co-head the insurance practice at Houthoff, which is widely hailed as a market leader among domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies. The team is highly active in large and groundbreaking M&A in the industry, and it has also seen an increase in outsourcing transactions, as well as bankruptcies and Brexit-related mandates. On the contentious side, the group is prominent in high-end insurance litigation, including international coverage disputes, D&O matters and professional indemnity cases. The firm also fields a dedicated team of regulatory experts, which handles a wide ambit of issues for clients. Huib Lebbing and Lucas Dröge are representing global steel manufacturer Fasé & De Heer Crone in a cross-border dispute arising from a fatal workplace incident in Mexico. Counsel Roel Theissen (who is a prudential regulatory expert) is also recommended, as is senior associate Gijs Hamelijnck.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Under the leadership of Weyer VerLoren van Themaat and Freeke Heijne, the healthcare practice at Houthoff acts for some of the largest healthcare providers in the Netherlands and has considerable experience of advising hospitals and private clinics. Key areas of focus for the practice include M&A, competition, governance and litigation. Heijne offers clients broad knowledge of healthcare laws and board-room level advice on regulator matters and Huib Lebbing is a key name for contentious matters and contractual liability issues.