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Paula Duque

Paula Duque

She/Her/HersJunior Associate

Paula Duque is experienced in local and international arbitrations. She advises on cases administered by the ICC, AAA, ICDR and LCIA, among others. 

Bar admissionsMexico


  • Assisted in an arbitration proceeding under the LCIA Arbitration Rules regarding a dispute between a consortium and its subcontractor and the termination of their agreement
  • Assisted in an arbitration proceeding under the ICC Arbitration Rules involving a dispute that arose from a breach of contract within the energy sector
  • Assisted in an arbitration matter under American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules within the telecom sector
  • Representing the claimant in an ICC Arbitration seated in New York. The dispute arose from a breach of a sponsorship agreement
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Law Degree, 2020 

Pro Bono

  • Assists in research in relation to informal life imprisonment through DLA Piper’s New Perimeter program
  • Appleseed – Board Grupo Mexico’s train “Dr.Vagon” to assist in providing free legal advice to vulnerable communities in Mexico.
  • Serves on the board of Appleseed Mexico, helping provide free legal advice to vulnerable communities in Mexico through the Dr. Vagon health train

Prior Experience

Before joining the firm, Paula worked as a law clerk in an international corporate law firm in the areas of infrastructure, energy and capital markets. She collaborated in the development of contracts related to the sale and distribution of hydrocarbons, as well as in infrastructure deals such as the construction of pipelines for the transportation of natural gas. She additionally assisted in due diligence, asset sales, legal audits, company constitutions, stock issues and the creation of equity securities.

Paula additionally worked as a law clerk in a boutique law firm dedicated to dispute resolution in family, civil and commercial litigation. She visited courts and followed up regarding ongoing disputes, regularly assisting clients and defining strategies and solutions.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young and International (Y&I)
  • International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)