Huib Lebbing

Advocaat | Partner

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Huib staat aan het hoofd van Houthoffs Public Law, Investigations & Corporate Crime praktijk.

Hij is gespecialiseerd in civiele aansprakelijkheidszaken, voornamelijk in het kader van Health and Safety law. Hij procedeert, adviseert en voert vertrouwelijke interne onderzoeken uit bij cliënten in verband met compliance op het gebied van health & safety regulations. Huib is een ervaren litigator en treedt als 'defence counsel' op in mediagevoelige en complexe zaken, voornamelijk op het gebied van gezondheid- en veiligheidclaims, o.a. in collectieve acties ('class actions'), maar ook met betrekking tot product liability en compliance op het gebied van werkgeversaansprakelijkheid. Hij adviseert brancheorganisaties en bedrijven die geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van een grootschalig ongeluk of calamiteit.

  • "A client mentions that Huib is 'a legal expert in his field of expertise, but also brings in-depth knowledge on other aspects of the case'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2023 Edition)
  • "A client mentions: 'Huib is good at high-level summaries and drilling deeper if needed'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2023 Edition)
  • "A client says: 'Huib is articulate and clear'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2023 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Insurance (2023 Edition)
  • “One client describes him as ‘a knowledgeable insurance litigation partner with a relentless focus on delivering the right results’.”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2022 Edition)
  • “A client regards Huib Lebbing as ‘the go-to lawyer for any type of complex multi-party conflict’.”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2022 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Insurance (2022 Edition)
  • Recommended

    Legal 500, Insurance (2021 edition)
  • “One client calls him ‘an absolute delight to work with,’ going on to add that Lebbing is ‘knowledgeable in terms of legal experience and also very practical.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2021 Edition)
  • “He is the lawyer that sets the right tone needed in a multiparty dispute to get a resolution. Lebbing is easy-going and very approachable.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “A client endorses that ‘he truly can answer all questions related to liability matters.’”
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
  • “Huib Lebbing is an excellent lawyer, with whom it is a pleasure to work.”
    Legal 500, Insurance (2020 Edition)
Huib heeft veel ervaring met (collectieve) acties waar al dan niet sprake is geweest van blootstelling aan gevaarlijke stoffen op de werkvloer. Ook treedt hij op namens bedrijven die geconfronteerd worden met een gebrek in hun product en product recalls die daarvan het gevolg kunnen zijn. Zijn ervaring met autoriteiten als de Voedsel- en Waren Autoriteit (NVWA), de Inspectie SZW, de Onderzoeksraad voor de Veiligheid (OVV) is hierbij van grote waarde. Huib is lid van Houthoffs Diversiteits- & Inclusiviteitscommissie.

Opleidingen

  • Nederlands Recht (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Advised the on the Toronto Stock Exchange listed WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms providing engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power&Energy, Resources and Industry sector as well as offering strategic advisory services, on the acquisition of multidisciplinary consultancy- and engineering firm Lievense

     

  • Assisting Verwater Group in their crisis management and legal affairs in the acute phase of a huge asbestos contamination involving delivery of asbestos' contaminated grit
  • Counsel to the Dutch Association of Insurers to advise the industry and the Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering on strategic matters concerning occupational exposure to Chrome-6 
  • Defense counsel to Waagner Biro,  the design-build contractor for the machinery of the Botlek Bridge in the Netherlands, which is the world's biggest vertical lift bridge, and its insurers in liability issues against a joint venture consisting of a.o. Strabag, Strukton and Ballast Nedam 
  • Advising the world's largest privately owned global tank container leasing company in dealings with the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT).
  • Represented a.o. Alcodis S.A. in an agrifood product liability matter involving product recalls in several countries worldwide.
  • Represented Goodyear Dunlop in litigation resulting from a series of incidents.
  • Defense counsel to Vetropack Holding AG in a product recall claim against a Dutch worldwide Brewery.