Paola M. Canela Franco


  • Master’s Degree in Civil Procedure. Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Dominican Republic. (2020).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law [Magna Cum Laude]. Universidad Acción Pro-Educación y Cultura (UNAPEC), Dominican Republic. (2015).


She joined the firm in 2017. A lawyer actively practicing law, conducting herself in an honest and efficient manner, and adhering to the values and principles that guide her as both a person and a professional. With academic experience in various areas and additional courses such as: Trainee Justice of the Peace Diploma. FUNJEPRO. 2016, Diploma in Public Speaking: “National School of Broadcasting Prof. Otto Rivera”. 2013, Dominican Model United Nations in New York: (NYDMUN) – distinguished delegation award, Republic of El Salvador-. FUNGLODE 2013, internship at the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, Legislative Oversight Department, among others.

She has acted on behalf of various Financial Intermediation Entities in the Dominican Republic, handling multiple civil and commercial litigation cases.

She has represented national and international companies in institutional arbitrations before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) involving claims of US$8 million.


  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Execution proceedings
  • Labor Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration – Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • The ratio decidendi of the judgments of the Constitutional Court and their binding nature on the Dominican civil procedure. Master’s Thesis (2020).


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French (basic knowledge)

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