Deputy Counsel (CDI) with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Singapore

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel to assist its case management team dealing principally with cases connected to Asia and the Gulf region.

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally.

We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity and expertise.

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 Counsels.

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel to assist its case management team dealing principally with cases connected to Asia and the Gulf region.

The post will be based at the ICC office in Singapore.

Role responsibilities

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 Arbitration
  • 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 the Secretariat during seminars and conferences.

Requirements

Applicants should be 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.

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 one or more Asian languages may be considered as an advantage.

Terms and Conditions

 Estimated start date: As soon as possible

Department: Dispute Resolution Services

Contract type: Permanent

How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications by email at courtapplications@iccwbo.org and specify “Court vacancy [DC Singapore_2022]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 20 May 2022

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