Polibio Valenzuela

Polibio Valenzuela
Socio Banca y Finanzas, Energía, Inversión Extranjera, Ocio y Turismo, Fideicomiso, y Corporate/M&A 

T. +1 (809) 289-2343

Polibio is partner in the areas of Banking & Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, Foreign Investment and Special Regimes, Leisure and Tourism, Trust, and Corporate/M&A at ECIJA Dominican Republic.

Polibio focuses his practice in financial and banking services, advice on capital markets, mergers and acquisition matters, international business transactions, development and operations of hotels, and conventional and renewable energy.

Represents on a regular basis lenders and borrowers in working capital loans, asset-based financings and project financing; issuers and underwriters in securities offerings and securitizations; private entities in restructurings and reorganizations; financial institutions, including banks, exchange bureaus, broker/dealers and investment funds, in transactional and regulatory matters. He also represents sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions of business entities and assets, in areas that include banking and financing, retail, utilities and hospitality services, and assists producers, developers and investment funds in the development of energy projects.

Polibio, who is admitted to practice law in the Dominican Republic and New York, has worked as attorney in the Dominican Republic, Houston, Texas and Washington DC; in preeminent global firms and in the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Likewise, he regularly participates in discussion forums on securitizations, trusts, public offerings, restructurings and due diligence processes.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Finance & Securities Committee of the American Bar Association, where he has been a member since 2009, and is also Vice-President of Centrocámara de Comercio de la República Dominicana, the chamber of commerce of all the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic. Polibio is also an independent Board Member of several corporations.

He obtained an MBA from Barna Management School, an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University, a Master Degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), and an LL.B., summa cum laude, from PUCMM.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs, Enlaces, Angeles Investors Network, Inc., and the Willem C. Vis Moot Alumni Association.

Polibio speaks Spanish, English and French (professional knowledge).


Chambers Latin America: Leading Individual in “Corporate/Commercial”, year 2021

Chambers Global: Leading Individual in “Corporate/Commercial”, year 2020

The Legal 500: Recommended Lawyer in “Corporate and Finance” and “Real Estate and Tourism”, year 2020

IFLR 1000: Highly Regarded in “Financial and Corporate”, year 2020

“He has in-depth knowledge of the law and he is always available – we feel very confident working with him.” He offers ample expertise in the area, and regularly advises leading financial institutions as well as major hospitality companies”, Chambers and Partners Ranking 2018

“Polibio Valenzuela heads an ‘agile, client-oriented, impeccable practice’”, The Legal 500