Centre for Law, Economics and Society


Competition Law and Policy in Latin America

23 September 2010–23 September 2017, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

Event Information

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UCL Centre for Law and Economics


Bentham House, Bloomsbury, London

About this event

This event was divided in two parts. Part one provided a critical assessment of the enforcement of competition law in some key jurisdictions in Spanish-speaking Latin America focusing on cartel enforcement (in particular leniency policy), abuse of dominance, the intersection of competition law and regulation, merger control, private enforcement (including private actions for antitrust damages).

The second part discussed horizontal approaches, including convergence and harmonisation of competition laws across Latin America, the influence of European and US models of Competition law (substance and enforcement) and the development of specific Latin American models.

Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL)

Speakers include:

  • Paulo Montt (University of Santiago, Partner: Ferrada Nehme) 
  • Julian Pena (University of Buenos Aires, Partner: Allende & Brea)
  • Javier Tapia (University College London, OFGEM) 
  • Juan David Gutierrez (Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia))