Mr Rafael Lafont > Holland & Knight > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Holland & Knight
Carrera 7 # 71-21
Torre A, Piso 8
Bogotá, DC, Colombia

Work Department

International and Cross-Border Transactions | Tax Credit Transactions | Tax | Clean Technology




Rafael Lafont is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office and a member of the firm’s International and Cross Border Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Lafont focuses his practice in tax and corporate law.

Mr. Lafont has extensive experience on the international and national tax and foreign exchange consultancy, as well as the planning and execution of inbound and outbound investment projects, focusing on the areas of planning, consulting, foreign investment, litigation and on the application of agreements to avoid double taxation.

Mr. Lafont has participated in tax and custom advisory for local and international companies. In addition, he has been part of restructuring processes in important Colombian companies.

He often attends local and international conferences and seminars related to local and international taxes. Currently, he is a member of the Colombian Institute of Taxation Law and of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) in Colombia.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lafont worked as a senior attorney in one of the most important taxation consulting firms in the world.


English, Spanish


  • Fundación Universidad del Norte, J.D.
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Corporation Law Specialist
  • Universidad de los Andes, LL.M., Tax Law Specialist
  • University of Florida, B.A.
  • Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Tributario, Diploma, International Taxation
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation of Cross-Border Investment

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Tax

Holland & Knight’s tax group remains in growth mode, following the June 2022 arrivals of Gustavo Pardo Ardila and associate José Alejandro Vivas — who both joined from Pardo’s former boutique Gustavo Pardo y Asociados. The tax team was further augmented in May 2023 with the firm’s absorption of Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez (CCG). Among the new additions is senior counsel Juan Camilo Riveira, who was director of the tax practice at his former firm. The department continues to make inroads into the market, due to its broad experience in transactional tax, tax planning, and tax litigation, with an orientation towards investment structuring between Colombia and the US. Pardo co-heads the department together with tax litigator Juan Carlos Valencia and transactional tax partner Rafael Lafont.