Mr José Alejandro Torres > Posse Herrera Ruiz > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52

Work Department

Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure and Public Law


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 Torres is a partner in Posse Herrera Ruiz. Jose Alejandro is an active member in the transactional practice and in general corporate counseling to the firm’s clients.

In his transactional practice, over the years Jose Alejandro has accumulated experience in multiple sectors, including specifically the development and financing of real estate projects, hospitality, shopping centers and infrastructure projects, both public and private.

In his corporate practice Jose Alejandro has been involved in complex corporate reorganizations (national and international), and in advising on the set up of programs for the prevention, management, and defense of compliance issues, also at anational and international level


He speaks Spanish and English.


• 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

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

José Alejandro TorresPosse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz impresses sources with its ability to ‘combine the network, resources and sophistication of a top-tier firm, with boutique-level personalised service’. The comprehensive practice covers the waterfront on corporate and M&A issues and is active across all industry sectors, with particularly strong recent performances in the energy and natural resources, life sciences, and construction and infrastructure spheres. High-profile founding partner Jaime Herrera secures praise for his ‘dedication in every part of the process’; he recently acted as Colombian counsel to Cinven on the acquisition of Bayer Environmental Science Professional. José Alejandro Torres co-heads the team alongside Herrera, and also heads the infrastructure and public law groups; he advised Unilever Colombia on the sale of a food-processing factory and business located in Cali to the local subsidiary of Upfield. Jaime Cubillosconstantly explores alternatives for the client’ and paired up with recently promoted partner Susana Gómez (‘a tremendously skilled attorney’) to advise Better Schools, the majority shareholder in Redcol Holding, on an investment and strategic alliance with Cognita Holdings. Gómez also paired up with Gabriel Sánchez to act as Colombian counsel to CorpGroup on the share-purchase agreement to sell its stake in Itaú CorpBanca Colombia. Other senior names include Oscar Tutasaura, whose practice spans a mix of transactional, and compliance and white-collar crime work. The department additionally draws on the growing expertise of several corporate and M&A-focused associates, including Catalina Noreña, Christian Diaz Ordoñez and Camilo Lovera; Santiago Osorio left to undertake his LLM in August 2023.

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime

Concerned with understanding the real and specific needs of the client’, Posse Herrera Ruiz fields an increasingly broad practice in this sphere. Historically better-known for its robust compliance expertise, the group continues to strengthen its white-collar crime offering. Most notably, in September 2022 it added new associate and former prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Office Camila Páez, who is singled out as ‘an expert in criminal procedure and criminal justice’. Corporate partner Oscar Tutasaura remains the key contact for compliance matters and continues to co-lead the department together with infrastructure and public law head José Alejandro Torres. Other names to note include junior associate Jordi Buitrago, who is highlighted for his ‘excellent work’. Associate Luis Miguel Russi left to join Halliburton in September 2022.

Colombia > Public law

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s public law practice demonstrates ‘clear knowledge and understanding of the public and administrative legal environment’, according to sources. Primarily recognised for its work in the public procurement and projects spheres, the group also advises on contentious matters, including sanctions proceedings. The multidisciplinary group is co-led by infrastructure, projects and public law partner Cristina Vásquez, alongside dispute resolution expert Daniel Posse. Other senior-level contacts include litigator Carolina Posada and transactional infrastructure specialist José Alejandro Torres. Associate Juan David Fiallo, who specialises in dispute resolution, provides support.