Julián Peña joined Allende & Brea in 2004 and became partner in 2007. 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, when the merger control regime was introduced until 2001. Previously, he was a stagiaire at the European Commission in Brussels in 1996.
He is professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella’s Masters on Law and Economics and was professor at the Graduate Program of Universidad de Buenos Aires (2004/2018) and visiting professor at the University of Florida in 2009. Peña has lectured on antitrust and trade issues at various universities and in numerous conferences in Argentina and abroad.
Mr. Peña is founder and moderator of “ForoCompetencia”, an e-group focused on competition issues with approximately 700 members from 25 countries, as well as organizing monthly meetings of members of the Argentine antitrust community.
Peña is also Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee; a member of the International Developments & Comments Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section; member of the Advisory Board of the Fordham Competition Law Institute, and an international advisor of the American Antitrust Institute.
He co-edited the book “Competition Law in Latin America. A Practical Guide (with Marcelo Calliari, Kluwer, 2016) and is the 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.