International Court of Arbitration (Paris): Deputy Councel

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel for one of its case management teams for a team dealing principally with common law jurisdictions.

As a leading international arbitral institution, the ICC Court attracts a growing caseload from all over the world. The cases are administered by specialised teams with knowledge and experience of the major legal and cultural traditions. Each team is headed by a Counsel and includes two or three Deputy Counsel. The post is based at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris.

The role involves both legal and administrative tasks including:

− Reviewing and processing requests for arbitration and other documents filed by parties,
arbitrators and others during arbitration proceedings
− Preparing agendas (memoranda) briefing the International Court of Arbitration on decisions it
is required to take
− When Counsel is absent, replacing Counsel at sessions of the International Court of
− Correspondence and telephone conversations with parties and arbitral tribunals concerning
all aspects of case management
− Answering general queries about the ICC arbitral process by telephone and in writing
− Monitoring the financial aspects of the arbitrations handled by the team

Successful applicants may also prepare notes or articles for publication, and represent the Court and its Secretariat during seminars and conferences.

Applicants should be recently qualified lawyers with professional experience in a legal environment. A formal legal qualification (i.e. Bar exam or equivalent) is not, however, essential if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient legal training and experience in international arbitration, international and/or commercial law. A professional or academic experience in a common law jurisdiction is an advantage.

Candidates must be well organised, have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to work effectively in a multicultural team.

Oral and written English at native level is essential. Fluency in French and other languages is desirable but not required.

Terms and conditions

Applicants should mention whether they are legally entitled to work in France.
Location: The position is located in Paris, France.
Availability: As soon as possible.
Department: Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Contract type and duration: 4-month CDD (minimum) – Maternity leave cover
Remuneration: According to experience
How to apply: Please send your curriculum vitae and a one-page cover letter in English by
email to
Closing date for applications: 7 August 2020

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