Julián Peña is a partner and heads the Antitrust Practice Group at Allende & Brea in Argentina. He graduated from the Universidad Católica Argentina in 1995. He was legal adviser to the Ministry of Economy between 1996 and 2004, having advised different Ministers and Secretaries of Trade. He has also worked at the Argentine Antitrust Commission from 1999 until 2001. Previously, he was a stagiaire at the European Commission in Brussels in 1996.
He is currently Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Peña was Professor at the graduate program of Universidad de Buenos Aires (2004-2018) and Visiting Professor at the University of Florida in 2009. He has lectured on antitrust and trade issues at various universities and in numerous conferences in Argentina and abroad.
He co-edited the book “Competition Law in Latin America. A Practical Guide (with Marcelo Calliari, Kluwer, 2016) and is author of the book “Merger control” (2002) and of numerous articles, chapters and columns on antitrust and trade law both in foreign and local legal journals and newspapers.
Mr. Peña is founder and moderator of “ForoCompetencia” (www.ForoCompetencia.com), an e-group focused on competition issues with more than 600 members from the public, private and academic sectors of 25 countries. Peña is also officer of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee; a member of the International Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law; member of the Advisory Board of the Fordham Competition Law Institute, and an international advisor of the American Antitrust Institute.