Carolina O. Soto Hernández

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Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña 157
Santo Domingo 10108 Distrito Nacional DO

Carolina Soto Hernández focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She represents multinational clients in collection, breach of contract and damages claims, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, agency law matters (Law 173), insurance claims, compliance, foreclosures, and others.

Carolina has developed significant expertise in arbitration matters and analysis of contingencies on litigation and compliance matters in due diligence processes for local and international transactions.

Prior to completing law school, Carolina was a law clerk in the district attorney’s office. She was also an assistant for Justice Luz Berenice Ubiñez de Barinas of the Superior Land Court, as well as for Justice Samuel Arias Arzeno of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of the Court of First Instance of the National District.

As an adjunct professor at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Law School, she teaches classes on alternative dispute resolution. Since 2012, Carolina has been an arbitrator for the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo.

She also teaches commercial arbitration as part of the Masters in business law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions in the Dominican Republic as part of the Masters in business law and international litigation jointly offered by the PUCMM and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member, Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (Dominican Republic)
  • Member, Legal Committee of ArbitralWomen
  • Member, editorial board of the National Association of Young Attorneys’ magazine / bulletin


  • University of Alcala de Henares, Post Graduate Degree in Spanish Law for Foreign Lawyers, 2012
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LL.M., 2007
  • Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, LL.B., cum laude, 2002


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Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña 157
Santo Domingo 10108 Distrito Nacional DO
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