Bullard Falla Ezcurra Abogados has announced the promotion of senior associate Lucía Villarán, who becomes the firm’s fifth partner, and who is focused on antitrust and compliance.
Lucía has been with the Lima-based firm for four years as a member of its regulatory and antitrust practice, advising companies in the energy, telecommunications and transportation infrastructure sectors.
“We are enthusiastic and proud to have Lucía’s skills and ability in this new role,” the firm said in a statement.
Prior to joining Bullard Falla Ezcurra, she worked for four years as part of the global competition policy team and trade and competitiveness practice of the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she contributed to the implementation of antitrust norms, regulatory reforms and the elimination of barriers to competition in the transport, telecommunications, online payments and digital commerce sectors in more than 15 countries.
She has also held the position of senior associate in the energy practice at law firm Santivañez Abogados, and as a legal analyst for Peru’s telecommunications private investment regulator OSIPTEL.
She holds an LLM from the University of Michigan after having won a scholarship, and a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú.
She has held the post of professor of regulation of public services at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and in the economic administration law master’s degree course at Peru’s Universidad del Pacífico.
She has also taught courses in regulatory and antitrust law at government institutions in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Kenya and Zambia. In addition, she was awarded by the World Bank for her work in implementing a program to eliminate regulatory barriers to competition in Mexico.