Julian Pena


AAI International Advisor for Argentina. Julian Pena joined Allende & Brea in 2004 and became partner in 2006. He graduated from the Universidad Catolica 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 of Competition Law at the graduate program of Universidad de Buenos Aires since 2004 and was 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 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. Pena is also founder and moderator of “ForoCompetencia”, an e-group focused on competition issues with approximately 500 members from 25 countries, as well as organizing monthly meetings of members of the Argentine antitrust community. He was selected as of one of the 40 under 40 antitrust lawyers in the world by the Global Competition Review in 2008 and 2012.