Paola Aldrete

Galicia Abogados


Mexico - LatAm

Mexico City

Commercial and investment arbitration. Special focus on energy, construction, corporate, M&A and infraestructure related disputes.

Spanish - Native
English - Advance
France - Begginer

Georgetown University International Legal Studies LL.M. with Studies with International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Certificate (2016-2017)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Law Degree (J.D. equivalent)(2009-2013)

International Chambers of Commerce Diploma in International Arbitration (2013-2014)

• Moderator of the Arbitration Funding: an innovative approach to disputes, Galicia Abogados, 2022;
• Speaker in the webinar of “the interim measures in arbitration”, ICC YAF, 2021;
• Speaker in the webinar of the panel “Transformation and development of international arbitration through soft law”, Central American Young Arbitrator Congress, 2021;
• Professor at the “Eiplomado en Medios Alternativos de Solucion de Controversias”, UASLP, 2021;
• Moderator at the 6th CISG Congress, UP GDL, 2021;
• Participated in several practical sessions of the International Chambers of Commerce Diploma in International Arbitration (2020);
• Speaker in the webinar of “how to issue an award”, Foro CAM/CANACO, 2020;
• Speaker in the webinar of “the future of arbitration”, Colegio de Abogados de la Libertad de Perú, 2020;
• Professor at the seminar of arbitration, Guatemalan Young Arbitrators, 2020;
• Interviewer of Eduardo Zuleta at the Arbitration Coffee Breaks series, MXVYAP & MADVYAP, 2020;
• Co-author of article “publicity of commercial arbitral awards”, Themis, 2020;
• Speaker at the conference “Arbitraje y Derecho del Arte” YAF –ICC (Mexico, 2019);
• Moderator at the conference “The role of precedents in arbitration” ICDR Y&I, MXVYAP and ITESM (Mexico, 2019);
• Co-author of article “Arbitrators and Law Clerks: Authorities in an Amparo proceeding?”, published in Galicia’s Newsletter, Vol. II, Litigation & Arbitration, 2019;
• Speaker at the “Second International Congress on Current Challenges faced in International Arbitration” RLJA (Peru, 2019);
• Co-author of article “When, how and what of the Prague Rules”, published in Galicia’s Newsletter, Vol. II, Litigation & Arbitration, 2019;
• Speaker at the “First International Congress on the 60 years of the NY Convention”, RLJA (Costa Rica, 2018);
• Co-author of article “Mexican Investment Protection Update,” published in the LatAm DLA Piper Blog, 2018;
• Speaker at the conference “Litigio y Arbitraje: Un Paralelismo” YAF –ICC (Mexico, 2018);
• Editor of the book “Legislación Mexicana de Arbitraje,” Editorial Porrua, 2015;
• Speaker in the conference “Pathological Arbitration Clauses” YAF –ICC, (Mexico, 2014);
• Coach of the TEC Santa Fe for the XXI and XXII Willem C. Vis Moot editions; and
• Coach of the TEC Guadalajara for the XX edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot.

• Steering committee member of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Bar Association (since 2021);
• Representative of Mexico at the ALARB Siguiente Generación (since 2021);
• Arbitration ICC Task Force addressing corruption member (since 2021);
• Founding member of the Georgetown Law Association of Mexicans (since 2016);
• Member of the ICCA forum for young professionas (since 2016);
• Founding member of the Mexico City Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (since 2015);
• Member of the Youth’s Forum in Arbitration in the Arbitration CAM and CANACO (since 2015); and
• Member of the Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC (since 2013).

I have focused my practice in arbitration for over a decade. I put all my effort and mind to every case that I handle. No matter the amount in dispute, I manage my cases as if they worth millions of dollars. My mind is set to obtain the outcome that the client pursues. Several of the cases that I had worked on have been successfully settled, as the instruction or best-case scenario of the client was settlement. I consider mysefl to be a lawyer that listens to the clients to fully understand their needs and goals. In other words, I try to focus on the persons and on obtaining a favourable result that will be tailored made to my client.

To contribute to the younger generations has been always a priority to me, that is why I co-founded the Mexico Very Young Arbitration Practitioners with the mission of helping younger generations to understand the arbitration community and the arbitration field and to bring them into play.

As a true believer of arbitration, I am currently a representative of Mexico at ALARB Siguiente Generación, board member of the Mexican Bar’s Arbitration Committee and member of the Anticorruption Task Force of the ICC Arbitration Commission.

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