The Spanish Competition Commission renders legally binding commitments offered by a professional association in the market for expert reporting in occupational hazards (UICM)

On 19 February 2013 the Spanish Competition Commission (“CNC”) adopted a resolution rendering legally binding the commitments offered by the Inter-Professional Union of the Community of Madrid (“UICM”) in order to alleviate the anti-competitive allegations raised against it. The CNC initiated its investigation following the complaint of an engineer who claimed that the UICM restricted competition by imposing additional requirements to those of simply being a member of a professional association and holding the title of Superior Technician in Prevention of Labour Hazards in order to be included in the List of Experts specialised in Occupational Hazards (“PESL”). In order for an expert to be included in such list, the UICM further required that the individual had followed a training in

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Andrea Redondo, The Spanish Competition Commission renders legally binding commitments offered by a professional association in the market for expert reporting in occupational hazards (UICM), 19 February 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Economic assessment of damages, Art. N° 51622

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