Fabiola Medina Garnes is the founding partner of Medina Garrigó. She has ample experience in public administration and in private practice. Ms Medina served as head assistant to the chief legal adviser of the president of the Dominican Republic (1982-1985); she has practised as associate and partner of renowned law firms, in areas of administrative law, finance law, contractual law, litigation and business law, among others; likewise, she occupied the position of vice president legal-regulatory of Verizon Dominicana (1996–2004) and secretary of its board of directors (1996–2004).
Renowned as one of the major leaders in the field of arbitration in the Dominican Republic, she has been arbitrator, expert and lawyer in well-known international and national cases, including commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. She presided over the centre of alternative resolution of controversies of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo (CRC). In addition, she is co-author of the arbitration regulations and the complementary rules of the CRC, and had a prominent role in drafting and sanctioning commercial arbitration law of the Dominican Republic and the amendment of the arbitration chapter in Law 50-87 on Chambers of Commerce. She was a member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) between 2005 and 2012.
Fabiola Medina graduated from a bachelor’s degree in law from the school of law of the National Pedro Henríquez Ureña University (UNPHU), Summa Cum Laude. She received her Masters of Law in international law from the Free University of Brussels, receiving Grande Distinction as well as Plus Grande Distinction in her paper for the doctorate candidature, in the same university.