José Alejandro Torres

José Alejandro Torres

Mergers and Acquisitions



Phone: 57 - 1-3257300

José Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He is the head of the Infrastructure and Public Law area. His practice focuses on Infrastructure and Public Law as well as Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Real Estate Structures and Compliance.

José Alejandro has experience representing several local and international clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financial structures and foreign investment matters. He has specific experience in the design, structuring and development of real estate projects including shipping centers, hotels and resorts, agricultural projects and housing developments, among others. Furthermore he has advised clients in the design, writing and implementation of corporate compliance manuals and policies and conducting internal investigations for clients related with this matters.

He has an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London, and a Graduate Degree in Financial Law and a JD from Universidad de los Andes. He speaks Spanish and English.

Recent experience

  • Legal advisor to Davivienda in the acquisition of 100% of the Corredores Asociados stock.
  • Legal advisor to Acess Seaf a private equity fund in their investment in a holding company that controls fast food chain Kokoriko and Mimos, ice cream retail chain.
  • Legal advisor to the shareholders of Frayco S.A. (fast food chain -Presto, BBQ, Wimpy and Tacos & BarBQ) in the transfer of 100% of their shares to entities controlled by investment fund Mesoamérica.
  • Legal advisor to International Finance Corporation IFC in the structuring of a loan agreement to finance the corporate expansion, and a subscription agreement for non voting preferred stock in Productos Naturales de la Sabana S.A, “Alquería”.
  • Legal advisors to the Cencosud Group in Chile in connection with the international merger process whereby the Colombian affiliate Grandes Superficies de Colombia, Easy Colombia, Supermercados Mayoristas, along with 5 Dutch affiliates companies, which merged into a single entity.
  • Legal advisor to Corpbanca in the acquisition of Banco Santander and its subsidiaries in Colombia.
  • Legal advisor to Bolivar in connection with a co-investment with Grupo Sura in the acquisition for funding of the AFP Companies formerly owned by ING in Latin America.
  • Project advisor in the Viva Colombia, the first true Colombian low-cost airline.
  • Legal advisor in the structuring, finance and construction of more than 10 power generation projects in Colombia.
  • Legal advisor to the International Finance Corporation in the structuring and assignment of the three sectors of "Ruta del Sol" project; and in the financing for the corporate expansion of Productos Naturales de la Sabana S.A, "Alquería".
  • Legal advisor to Easy-Cencosud in their investment in retail stores in Colombia and in their day to day operations.
  • Legal advisor to hotel and resorts projects, tourist developments and multiple use projects including Holiday Inn, Grand Hyatt, Hilton Blue Gardens and JW Marriott.


  • London School of Economics and Political Science Master of Laws – LL.M., 1998 London, U.K.
  • Universidad de los Andes Specialist in Financial Law, 1995 Bogota, Colombia.
  • Universidad de los Andes J.D., 1993 Bogota, Colombia.

Practice Areas

  • Infrastructure and Public Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Law & Capital Markets
  • Compliance and Internal Investigations
  • Agribusiness
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use, Urban Planning and Development