Press Room

2 October, 2020

Polibio Valenzuela, a partner in ECIJA’s Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic office has been appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the International Finance & Securities Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. Polibio Valenzuela will be exercising this role for the third consecutive year, appointment that runs for a one-year term and began in the month of August.

Mr. Valenzuela’s Finance and Securities practice encompasses the representation of banks and financial entities, borrowers, underwriters, issuers, broker/dealers and investment funds, in connection with financings, public offerings, compliance and regulatory matters, and transactional matters. He is a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown University Law Center (LLM Securities and Financial Regulation), Barna Management School (MBA) and is a member of the American Bar Association since 2009. Most of his work is focused in the Dominican Republic and Northern Latin America.  He is admitted to practice law in the Dominican Republic and New York.

Regarding his appointment, Polibio, commented: “I am very honored to continue to serve in this role the members of the International Finance & Securities Committee and the Section of International Law of the ABA. The section is an unparalleled organization aimed primarily at designing public policy, the promotion of the rule of Law and the offering of continuing legal education. Together with my colleagues Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu, Manfred Ketzer and Malini Mukhopadhyay, we plan to continue supporting our members amidst the always changing regulatory and practice landscapes, through webinars, conferences, newsletters and publications, as well as promoting networking and collaboration among our members”.



ECIJA DVMS is a full-service law firm with experience in all areas of law and special recognition in the areas of Financial Services, Corporate Law, Real Estate and Tourism Law, Labor, Dispute Resolution and TMT. The Firm has been recognized by the most prestigious international rankings, such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. In addition to its Dominican Republic offices, the firm also has a presence in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and Mexico.


About the ABA Section of International Law

 The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 17,000 members in 100 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. It focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.  The Section seeks to promote and further the development of interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to promote knowledge and formulate professional opinion of international law among members of the legal profession and others; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to advance the rule of law in the world.  The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees within 12 divisions — Africa/Eurasia, Americas, Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law, International Treaties, and Tax, Estates & Individuals — to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice. With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.




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