Lucía Villarán


Lucía Villarán
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Lucía Villarán


Lawyer. Master of Laws (LLM) at University of Michigan Law School, United States. Graduated from the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

Practice areas: competition law and policy, regulation of network industries (energy, telecommunications, and public transportation infrastructure), concessions and administrative law. Has held positions at multilateral organizations working in implementing pro-competitive reforms and enhancing antitrust frameworks in more than 12 countries (World Bank Group) and at the telecommunications regulatory agency in Peru (OSIPTEL).

Academic Activity

Professor of Competition Law at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Law School.

Teaching assistant of Competition Law at Universidad Catolica, Law School.

Teaching Assistant of Regulation and Competition course at UPC Post-Graduate School.

Professor at Specialization program sponsored by the Peruvian Telecommunications (OSIPTEL) and energy regulators (OSINERGMIN).

Previous Professional Experience

Legal specialist at the Competition Policy Team, Trade &Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group, Washington DC.

Senior Associate at the Network Industries and Competition Area in Santivañez Abogados

Legal Advisor at the Competition Division of the Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment in Telecommunications (OSIPTEL).


Scholarship awarded by the University of Michigan to study the Masters of Law (LLM).

It has received the “Associate to watch” in the area of energy during the years 2012 and 2013 in the ranking prepared by Chambers & Partners for Latin America.


Breaking down barriers: unlocking Africa’s potential through vigorous competition policy. World Bank Publication. Co author with Martha Martinez Licetti, Tania Begazo and Sara Nyman.

Competition Reform in Tabasco State: Metodología para eliminar regulaciones que restringen la competencia a nivel sub-nacional en México. World Bank Publication. Co- author with Martha Martinez Licetti and Tanja Goodwin.

The procedure of renewal of telecommunications concessions from the perspective of the balance between persuasion and punishment. Journal of Administrative Law No. 10 (2011). Co-author with Eduardo Quintana.

On the prohibition of acts of abuse of position of dominion without necessity of proving relation of competence.

Magazine Derecho & Sociedad Nº 31 (2008). Co-author with Eduardo Quintana.