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Doorberekening van kartelschade

Doorberekening van kartelschade

21.04.2017 NL law

In het arrest Tennet/ABB laat de Hoge Raad voor het eerst zijn licht schijnen over doorberekening van kartelschade. Meer in het bijzonder geeft de Hoge Raad antwoord op de vraag op welke wijze een doorberekeningsverweer (‘passing-on defence’) naar Nederlands recht kan worden vormgegeven.

De Hoge Raad oordeelt dat een dergelijk verweer zowel mogelijk is in de vorm van een beroep op het ontbreken van schade (art. 6:95-6:97 BW) als in de vorm van een beroep op voordeelstoerekening (art. 6:100 BW), en dat de rechter voldoende ruimte heeft om in beide gevallen tot eenzelfde stelplicht- en bewijslastverdeling te komen. De Hoge Raad komt terug van eerdere rechtspraak ten aanzien van het vereiste van ‘een zelfde gebeurtenis’ bij voordeelstoerekening.

Dit artikel is gepubliceerd in het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (NTBR) 2017/8.

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