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Alter Mutua complaint leads to Mutualidad General de la Abogacía probe

 |  May 13, 2012

The Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC) has opened formal proceedings against Mutualidad General de la Abogacía for potential abuse of dominance. The CNC will investigate possible anti-competitive acts blocking new entrants from the market for social benefit services to bar association members and their families.

The probe is prompted by a complaint filed by Alter Mútua de Previsió Social dels Avocats de Catalunya a Prima Fixa. Alter Mutua alleges that Mutualidad General de la Abogacía blocked the spread of information about Alter Mutua as an alterative to the Special Social Security Scheme for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) in Spain. It is further claimed that Mutualidad General de la Abogacía refused to allow members to switch to Alter Mutua.

Full content: Comision Nacional de la Competencia


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