Liliana V Farfan

International Associate
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Liliana V. Farfan is a member of the International and Cross Border Transactions Group in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Farfan services clients in a wide range of areas, including cross-border investment and international disputes. Her cross-cultural training, extensive experience in legal matters relating to Latin America and language skills provide her with the unique ability to advise clients in transactions involving numerous jurisdictions.

Ms. Farfan has experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing various types of agreements, including energy transaction contracts, as well as operating, financing and corporate governance agreements in the U.S. nuclear power industry. She has advised multilateral institutions in credit operations and assisted clients in connection with corporate acquisitions, government contracts and concessions in Latin America. She also works frequently with foreign counsel on cross-border transactions and multijurisdictional research projects.

Her work in the field of international arbitration centers on disputes between investors and states before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She has also served as assistant to a member of an ad hoc committee in an ICSID annulment proceeding and has worked on international arbitrations administered by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Ms. Farfan has experience conducting sensitive internal investigations, in English and Spanish, as well as investigations related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. She has also worked on import compliance matters including customs rulings, classification and explanatory letters to regulatory authorities.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Farfan practiced law in Ecuador for more than five years. She was an associate lawyer in one of Guayaquil's leading law firms and was appointed external legal advisor to the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in 2007.  From 2002 to 2003, she clerked for the Superior Court of Guayaquil.

While at University of Pennsylvania, she served as an international editor for the Journal of International Law and was a member of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) where she was active in fostering diversity and campus internationalization.

Ms. Farfan is admitted to practice in New York and Ecuador, and she is licensed as a Special Legal Consultant in Washington, D.C. with respect to the laws of New York and Ecuador. 


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • Penn Alumni Association