Farah Torres

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Senior Associate
ftorres@dlapiper.pe

Professional Experience

Farah focuses her practice on regulatory advice specifically in matters pertaining to the financial system, stock market and insurance, in financial transactions, which include financing and debt issues. Recently she has participated in the structuring of various loans, public debt issues, refinancing, constitution of supervised companies, regulatory compliance consultancy and implementing FinTech businesses.

In addition, she has a significant experience as an in-house legal advisor in supervised companies and in the Peruvian securities market supervisor. Farah also has international experience in DLA Piper’s office in Frankfurt (Germany) with the Project, Finance & Restructuring Team.

Credentials

Studies

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main – Institute for Law and Finance (2020)
LL.M. Finance.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2013)
Lawyer.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2012)
Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Specialization Studies

Instituto de Studies Bursátiles, Madrid (2015)
Banking and Finance Specialization.

Recognitions

The Legal 500: Recognized in Banking and Finance (2021 - 2023) and Capital Markets (2022).
Chambers & Partners: Capital Markets (2024).

Memberships

Lima Bar Association.
Banking and Finance Columnist at The Key Perú.
Derecho y Sociedad Civil Association (President - 2010).

Events

He associate Farah Torres participated in the "FINANCIAL TALKS: Analysis and expectations of the bicentennial era" organized by La Clave Peru on November 10 and 11, with the round table: "Impact of the policies adopted by the fed and the BCRP in an inflation context"
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“Las Criptomonedas: Nueva Tecnología y desarrollo legal en el Perú", organized by Advocatus, Universidad de Lima, Law School, August 2022
“Curso de Especialización en Derecho Bancario y Financiero”, organized by Be Lawyer, accredited by Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Huánuco, August 2022,
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"Regulatory modifications from Law No. 31143: new interest rate regime and other relevant modifications". The Civil Law and Society Association presented the "I International Congress on Corporate, Business and Financial Law" that took place on November 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2021.
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“Protección al consumidor en el sector financiero” Consumer Protection Course organized by Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, May and November 2021.
“Implementación de negocios Fintech en Financiamiento e Innovación Empresarial", organized by Taller de Derecho Empresarial Ulises Montoya Manfredi from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, April 2021
Perspectivas del Sector Bancario Peruano en la 2da edición de “Financial Talks: Los mercados bajo incertidumbre”, organized by The Key Peru, November 2020.
Regular speaker at seminars and workshops related to the financial system, the securities market and insurance.
Recently, she has participated in diferente events organized by Equipo de Derecho Mercantil of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Asociación Civil “Derecho & Sociedad” of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Asociación Civil “Derecho & Sociedad; the Key Perú, Taller de Derecho Empresarial "Ulises Montoya Manfredi" of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Grupo de Estudios Sociedades of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Grupo de Estudios de Derecho Corporativo of Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal; Instituto Peruano de Ciencias Sociales, among others.

Areas of focus

Banking and Finance.
Fintech.
Capital Markets.
Insurance.

News / Insights

“Peru’s Grupo Coril acquires majority stake in Alfin Banco”. Leaders League, November 2022.
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DLA Piper Peru advised Agrícola y Ganadera Chavín de Huántar, in the guaranteed financing granted by Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, which was highlighted in the following article published in SE Semana Económica. The team involved: associates Melissa Padilla, Farah Torres, Ricardo Mercado and Partner Sergio Barboza.
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Senior Associate, Farah Torres, comments on the publication of the Sandbox regulation to incentivize financial innovation for Diario Gestión.
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Publications

“Comisiones y gastos aplicables a los Servicios financieros” By Farah Torres. The Key Peru, October 2022.
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“Delegación de facultades para adecuación de normativa para mejoramiento de composición de patrimonio efectivo al estándar de Basilea III” The Key Peru, march 2022.
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“Cryptoactives: What entity should be competent in an eventual regulation of its exchange platforms?" By Farah Torres, Senior Associate (Lima). Monthly Newsletter - Legal Sector of the Service Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, pages 4-5. February 2022.
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“Aproximación regulatoria a los criptoexchanges en el Perú”, EDM Magazine. Edition No. 1, January 2022.
“Subordinated debt as a component of effective equity and its risks for investors” By Senior Associate Farah Torres for The Key | Corporate Law & Finance.
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“Regulatory Sandbox in Perú: towards a path of financial technological innovation” By associate Antonella Tirado. Monthly Newsletter - Legal Sector of the Service Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, pages 9-10. October 2021.
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“Aproximación regulatoria a los criptoexchanges en el Perú”, to be published in Revista EDM Edición N° 1.
“Perspectiva regulatoria del crowdfunding en el Perú”, published in Temas de Protección al Consumidor y Regulación Financiera (October 2018) (coautoría).
“Protección de accionistas minoritarios: tutela en la entrega de acciones, dividendos y demás derechos”, published in Revista Actualidad Empresarial Edición No. 318 (January 2015) (coautoría).
“La regulación del Representante de los Obligacionistas en el ámbito del Mercado de Valores”, published in Revista Derecho & Sociedad No. 41 (December 2013).
“El Fondo de Seguro de Depósitos como herramienta de protección al sistema financiero peruano”. Published in The Key Peru (April 2021).
“Los desaciertos en la regulación de la prohibición de la publicidad de los activos financieros no supervisados del artículo 2 de la Ley No. 30050”. Published in Polemos (March 2021).
“Las clasificaciones de fortaleza financiera en el sistema financiero peruano”. Published in The Key Peru (February 2020).
“El desarrollo de las finanzas sostenibles en el mercado bancario peruano”. Published in The Key Peru (June 2019).

Admissions

Perú.

Languages

Spanish.
English.
French.