Liliana Rodriguez

Commercial Attorney

Liliana has more than 20 years of experience in Competition, Due Diligence, Anti-Money Laundering AML/CFT, and OFAC advising American, British, Chinese, Indian and Colombian firms. Maritime, Banking and Finance lawyer and arbitrator. Liliana is an alliance builder, a leader with superb track record and significant transactional experience in major finance and infrastructure agreements, including Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). She is an expert negotiator in international trade with the United States, the European Union, the European Free Trade Area and the Andean countries and has conducted research surrounding Technology and Privacy Law at UCLA Law and authored the research paper “Algorithms and Democracy”.



Previous employers

European Union (Business & Strategies in Europe S.A.)

The World Bank

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of Los Andes

Rodríguez Retamoso & Associates

National Planning Department (DNP)

Flota Mercante Grancolombiana S.A. (FMG)

Colombian Constitutional Court

The Andean Community

Education and degrees

 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) –

Conducted research and authored “Algorithms and Democracy”. LL.M. Secured Transactions, International Arbitration.


Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

LL.M. in Banking, Finance and International Arbitration


University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

LL.M. in Maritime, EU and International Trade


University of Los Andes, Bogota D.C., Colombia

Master in Commercial Law

(M&A, Antitrust, Competition, IP and International Transactions)

LL.B. (J.D. equivalent)

Additional areas of study: Economics, Finance and Accountancy

Certificates earned

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

“UC Cybersecurity Awareness Fundamentals”


USC Gould School of Law / JAMS Arbitration Institute

“The Future of U.S.- China Commercial Dispute Resolution”

Prestigious awards/rankings/client reviews

Chamber of Commerce of Bogota – Arbitrator – Member of the Rosters of Finance and Commercial Law

Solicitors Regulation AuthorityCertificate of Eligibility – October 2013

European Union – Alban Scholar

Model WTO – 2004


Cherie Blair FoundationMentee


“Algorithms and Democracy” – Article published in “Portafolio” on September 24, 2020.


“The Coalition for Apps Fairness” – Article published in “Portafolio” on October 12, 2020.


“Foreign Investment in Colombia: Maverick at ICSID? Some thoughts on the impact that the Abaclat case may have on the Bilateral Investment Agreements (BITs)” – Comment published in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog in 2012.


“Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade: Is this a U.S. strategy for a new WTO?” – Article published in Legiscomex on October 10, 2013.


“United Kingdom and Colombia: A relationship of Trade and Investment” –

Article published in Legiscomex on July 15, 2013.


“The Revaluation in Colombia: Is this a side effect of the quantitative easing policy in the US?”

Article published in Legiscomex on June 1, 2014


Dissertation “Free Trade between Colombia and the European Union”

Alban Scholarship for Latin American Students – European Union 2003.

Languages spoken

English and Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Data Protection
  • Banking Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Information Technology
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Competition Law
  • Maritime Law

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