Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek

Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek

Marieke specialises in the area of international competition litigation with a focus on follow-on damages claims.

Furthermore, Marieke assists high-profile clients in litigation cases concerning claims in tort and contract, mainly as defence counsel. She also represents clients in proceedings before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.

From 2007 until 2009, Marieke worked in Stibbe’s EU, competition and regulation practice group, moving to commercial litigation in 2009. In 2010, she practised in a London law firm in their competition litigation practice. In 2012, Marieke was seconded to a client working as an in-house competition counsel.

Marieke has a membership with the Dutch Competition Law Association and the Dutch Association for European Law. She regularly publishes on competition litigation and competition law.

Marieke has a master’s in company law from the University of Rotterdam.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2007


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07.10.2021 NL law
Court of Appeal provides guidance for further course of proceedings in prestressing steel litigation

Short Reads - On 27 July 2021, the Court of Appeal of Den Bosch issued an interim judgment in the Dutch prestressing steel litigation, ruling on three issues: (i) the obligation of claimant to furnish facts; (ii) the assignment of claims; and (iii) the liability of the parent companies. In short, the Court of Appeal allowed the claimant Deutsche Bahn another opportunity to supplement the facts needed to substantiate its claims in the next phase of the proceedings.

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05.08.2021 NL law
Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules on the applicable law to air freight cartel damages claims

Short Reads - On 6 July 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal had to decide whether the pragmatic approach of the Amsterdam District Court, which had applied Dutch law to all air freight cartel damages claims, could be upheld. The Court of Appeal ruled that the claims relating to flights falling within the scope of the European Commission’s decision are governed by Dutch law. 

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05.08.2021 EU law
CJEU clarifies jurisdiction for follow-on damage claims

Short Reads - The Court of Justice of the European Union recently further clarified which courts within the EU have jurisdiction to hear follow-on damage claims. This can be either the court of the place where the claimant purchased a cartelized product, or where the claimant has its registered office (domicile), or at a centralized court designated by the EU member state for specific types of cases.

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03.06.2021 NL law
First material judgment in Dutch damages proceedings in trucks infringement

Short Reads - In its judgment of 12 May 2021, the Amsterdam District Court ruled that it has not been established that it is definitively excluded that the trucks infringement led to damage to the claimants. However, this does not alter the fact that it must still be assessed for each claimant whether the threshold for referral to the damages assessment procedure has been met. For this to be the case, it must be plausible that a claimant may have suffered damage as a result of the unlawful actions of the truck manufacturers. The Amsterdam District Court has not yet ruled on this issue.

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05.08.2021 NL law
Court assesses threshold for substantiating cartel damage plausibility

Short Reads - On 23 June 2021, the Rotterdam District Court rendered two (final) judgments regarding damages claims following the European Commission’s decision on an alleged elevators cartel. The first proceedings were initiated by Stichting Elevator Cartel Claim (''SECC''), while the second were initiated by Stichting de Glazen Lift (''DGL''). The claim vehicles sought a declaratory judgment that the elevator manufacturers acted unlawfully and were liable for the damage suffered as a result of the cartel infringement.

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04.03.2021 NL law
Amsterdam Court of Appeal accepts jurisdiction in competition law damages case concerning Greek beer market

Short Reads - On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) set aside a judgment of the Amsterdam District Court (the District Court) in which the District Court declined jurisdiction over the alleged claims against Athenian Brewery (AB), a Greek subsidiary of Heineken N.V. (Heineken), in a civil case brought by competitor Macedonian Thrace Brewery (MTB).

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