Paola M. Canela Franco



  • Law degree from Universidad Acción Pro-Educación y Cultura (UNAPEC), 2015.
  • Master in Civil Procedure at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), 2020.



Joined the firm in 2017. Lawyer in full practice of law, in an honest and efficient manner, and in accordance with the values and principles that govern her as a person and professional. With academic experience in different areas and complementary courses such as: Diplomado Aspirante Juez de Paz. FUNJEPRO. 2016, Diploma in Public Speaking: “Escuela Nacional de Locución Prof. Otto Rivera”. 2013, Dominican Model United Nations in New York: (NYDMUN) – Distinguished Delegation Award, Republic of El Salvador-. FUNGLODE 2013, internship in the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, Department of Legislative Comptroller, among others.

She has acted on behalf of several Financial Intermediation Entities of the Dominican Republic, in multiple litigations in civil and commercial matters. Also 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 MM.



  • Civil and commercial litigation.
  • Enforcement proceedings.
  • Labor Law.
  • Real Estate Law.
  • Family Law.
  • Arbitration – Alternative Dispute Resolution.



  • “La ratio decidendi de las sentencias del Tribunal Constitucional y su carácter vinculante sobre el procedimiento civil dominicano”, Master’s thesis, 2020.



  • Spanish
  • English
  • French (basic knowledge)

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