Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek

Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek

Marieke creates close working partnerships with her clients guiding them through every stage of proceedings in her specialist area of competition litigation. 

In this complex field, Marieke is primarily focused on international competition litigation handling matters for many high-profile clients.

Furthermore, Marieke assists 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, she was seconded to a client working as an in-house competition counsel.

Marieke has a membership with the Competition Law Association.

She 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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