José Adolfo Torres Lemus

Founding Partner LatinAlliance El Salvador
  • Fields of expertise: Corporate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Insurance
  • Languages: Spanish - English

Professional experience

Mr. Torres Lemus is a founding partner at LatinAlliance. He has ample experience in the field of Salvadoran Law and is noted for having participated in important merger and acquisition processes, such as the Grupo Banistmo purchase of the Inversiones Financieras Bancosal, S.A. conglomerate; the acquisition carried out by Banco G&T Continental de Guatemala of the Banco Americano, S.A. conglomerate; HSBC’s purchase of Grupo Banistmo and Inversiones Financieras Bancosal, S.A.; the purchase of insurance companies carried out in Central America by Aseguradora Mundial, today known as Mapfre, and other important operations in the Central American area.

Also, he has participated in the purchase of stock brokerage houses, in structuring syndication of credits, and in securitizations and authorizations for the country’s regulatory entities.

He is a an advisor for banks, insurance companies and other financial entities.

Academic background

He has a degree in Legal Sciences from the Dr. José Matías Delgado University and a Master’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the El Salvador Technological University. He holds a diploma in International Business Legislation from Georgetown University Law Center – INCAE, Nicaragua.


  • International arbitrator designated by the Government of El Salvador before the Secretariat for the Central Economic Integration (SICA) since 2003.
  • Member of the arbitration panel of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador, since 2004.
  • Member of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador (AMCHAM).
  • Guest columnist on the main newspaper in the country, La Prensa Gráfica.